A wonderful, practical book that offers insight from the Qur'an, Sunnah and the experiences of Muslim marriage in North America. This book provides the tools to make marriage filled with love, blessings and patience. Some of the book's features are the following:
- The husband and wife are viewed together, as a team, instead of as two separate individuals.
- Practical life examples are and case studies are provided, on topics such as learning to compromise, sharing, visiting in-laws and so much more.
- Common marriage problems are discussed with proven solutions.
- Guidelines for finding the right person are provided. The book contains the right mix of theory and practice due to the authors' wealth of experience in marriage counseling in North America. All its contents are based on Islamic references from Qur'an and Sunnah and their applications to the contemporary environment.
CONTENTS (A Partial List)
I. Family Crises in North America and Their Impact on Muslim Families Shocking Facts from U.S. and Canadian Marriages
II. Main Objectives of Marriage
Examples from the Life of the Prophet (Abu Addahdan and Um Addahdah) Satisfying the Parenthood Instinct Fulfilling the Sunnah
III. The Process of Selection
Sample Questionairre's for Men and Women
Advice from the Quran
Advice from the Life of the Prophet
IV. Proven Recipies for a Successful Marriage
The Seven Essential C's: Commitment, Courtesy, Communication, Care, Contentment, Contribution, Compromise
The Seven Magical S's: Sensitivity, Sincerety, Security, Support, Satisfaction, Sharing, Sexual Gratification
The Five Wonderful A's: Adaptation, Accommodation, Appreciation, Anticipation, Acceptance
V. Family Dynamics and Family Atmosphere
Things to Do and Things to Avoid
VI. Essential Spousal Obligations
Provide Good Companionship
Fulfill Each Other's Physical Needs
Treat Each Other with Respect, Kindness and Compassion
The Husband as the Primary Supporter of the Family
VII. Tazkiyatun Nafs (Purifiying the Self) Making a Commitment "Moahada"
Watching Over Oneself "Moraqabah"
Islamic Guidelines for Conflict Resolution
VIII. Case Studies
'I'd love to help my husband be a greatful son to his mom, but!"
"I feel like we are growing apart"
"He only thinks of his parents"
"Where did my wife go?"
"I can't enjoy a thing around him"
IX. The Husband Wife Relationship at Different Stages of Marriage
The Sweet Stage
The Empty Nest: Children Leaving Home