Volume 10, October 2009
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful
FOCUS OF THE WEEK:
GEMS FROM THE HOLY QURAN:
(1) Surah Al-Baqarah 2:230
GEMS FROM HADITH: SAYINGS OF PROPHET MOHAMED (pbuh)
APPLICATION OF ISLAMIC GEMS IN MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS:
In an increased Islamophobic era, it is all the more important for the Muslim husbands to truly practice what Islam is, in terms of their respectful and caring relationship with their wives.
Unfortunately for the Islam bashers some of whom are myopic, they don’t see the difference. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the Muslim husband to have a sound knowledge of Islam in terms of the above and clearly be able to distinguish and separate out the cultural from the Islamic value system and practice what is Islamic and weed out the negative cultural practices.
Needless to say, one of the most important aspect of husband-wife relationship is the communication between them. Towards this end, it is important that the husband ensures that he understands and communicates with his wife in a way that strengthens their relationship.
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION will always be there in relationships whether it is employer-employee, husband-wife, father-daughter, brother-sister or between friends. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS HOW ONE RESPONDS TO DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONS. Such a response may MAKE OR BREAK A RELATIONSHIP. Divorce and the end of relationship occurs not because of the common points between the couple but because of the way they or one of them responded to difference of opinions between themselves.
(Husband and wife Justin Valanzola and Sarah Boyle read the Quran soon after getting home from work. The couple converted to Islam while attending the university).(yahoo.news)
Last but not the least; make regular duaa to Allah to assist you both in bringing lasting peace of mind and happiness in your marital life.