السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 12 Muḥarram 1444H.
It is nice to see that weddings are taking place in abundance. Last Saturday, I was invited to 2 Nikāḥ ceremonies, both taking place at Masjid-e-Tauḥeedul Islām here in Blackburn, one after the other. The respected Imām, Mawlānā Suhail Manya (aka MS), gave a number of very precious advices to the grooms and the brides.
MS mentioned that the verses of Qur’ān recited at the time of Nikāḥ are all to do with Taqwā (fear of Almighty Allāh). How does this relate to Nikāḥ? MS explained it beautifully by saying that if the wife falls ill or has an illness, if the husband is God fearing then he will look after and care for his wife, instead of going out with friends and neglecting his wife and family duties.
Similarly, due to hardships, if the husband cannot afford a holiday, if the wife is God fearing, then she would not make extra unnecessary financial demands on her husband. MS said that such an understanding between the couple is a sign of true love and affection.
MS concluded by saying that if we all stopped making demands and started to forego our rights, etc., then all our homes will turn into places of happiness and joy. There will be turbulence in this temporary life. However, the rewards in the Hereafter will be happiness and joy for ever and ever.
May The Almighty strengthen the bonding and relationship of all married couples and keep all of them on the Straight Path, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala