A question often asked when times are tough. A question that occupies our time and our minds. A question that often confuses us, despite the simple answer. How can we understand the wisdom behind the actions of Allah ﷻ, His qadar, and His rules? How can we understand the wisdom behind facing hardships? How should we balance between submitting to Allah’s ﷻ decrees and exhausting our resources in pursuit of changing our tough reality?
Why is it we study to become a doctor, a scientist, a businessman, and even working in a restaurant there is training, but we do not do anything or prepare ourselves for marriage? Dunia Shuaib explains the problems and solutions of marital discord.
Ustadha Dunia Shuaib, a marriage educator and author, gives an insightful talk about the Sunnah and science of marriage and ways we can incorporate faith-based approaches to strengthen our marital love and manage conflict in a healthy way.
Usthadha Dunia’s talk was created after years of research she conducted across communities via surveys and interviewing imams across the country. Inspired by the Qur’an and Sunnah, and by the research of John Gottman and others, this is a summary of a larger weekend workshop lecture she developed to help Muslims in their marriages.
Her talk was given at the MCC East Bay in Pleasanton, California on December 2, 2016. Ustadha Dunia visit is part of MCC’s monthly Friday Family Night series when we invite insightful American-Muslims who are making a positive impact on our community.