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Relationships are like the tides: they ebb and flow. And when that tide is high, it’s utter bliss—every moment is filled with smiles and laughter and tenderness. But if that tide starts to flow back out? Well, in those moments, you could probably use some much-needed inspiration words from Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani delivers a series of workshops about the joys and challenges of family life and the critical matters in family that we can leverage as a means to draw closer to God and attain God’s pleasure.
In this four-part series, Shaykh Faraz covers:
1. The purpose and potential of married & family life
2. The perfect model of a successful marriage based on Prophetic teachings
3. Keys to successful parenting
4. Insightful Prophetic teachings to overcome common challenges in married and family life
This workshop was delivered at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California.
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.
How would we react when a false accusation is made against you or your loved one? Ustadha Yasmin reminds us of the story of Ifk and the accusation made against the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her). How did the Prophet (s) react? What did Aisha (ra) do?
We claim to follow the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, but do we truly follow him? Do we truly listen to what he said? Mufti Menk discusses the character and example of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, specifically in relation to marriage and spousal relations.
Our families are broken. Our youth are facing issues we’ve never seen before. There are many struggles in this world for the family. How do we overcome these tests and save ourselves. Dr. Suzy Ismail reminds us on ways we can protect ourselves and our families.
Problems related to marriage in today’s society and their solutions. Discuss the process of choosing the right spouse, understanding the rights and responsibilities of spouses and how to bring harmony to one’s home. The session will elaborate on concepts such as “Mawaddah”, “Sakeenah” and “Rahmah”. The session will also address questions such as: – Why young men and women, these days, don’t want to get married. They site reasons such as: – Fear of divorce – I need to complete my education and start a career before I can get married – Uncomfortable and fearful of a life long commitment – Fearful of not being able to choose the right spouse. – Worrying about the cost and finances – The search for Mr. or Miss Perfect !
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.
Dr. Zainab Alawani’s lecture entitled “A Mother’s Advice to Her Children: The Catastrophe of the Breakdown in Marriage” from the 2nd Annual United For Change Conference themed “Our Families: Our Foundations Conference” in Montreal, Canada.
This is a lecture given by Ustatha Iesha Prime during the Acting Single While Married Conference at Sister Clara Muhammad School (Philadelphia Masjid) in Philly. During her talk she elaborated on areas of the marriage many women fall short.
“If you want your marriage to be to the tee, here are some of the Ts to watch:
Taqwa (consciousness) of the Almighty
Trust one another. Don’t give reason to mistrust
Time spent with one another maximised. Don’t be late to come home unnecessarily
Tongue must be used to say the kindest words. Never vulgar or abusive
Talk to one another & communicate properly
Temper must always be controlled
Truthfulness never to be compromised
Tolerance of the differences here and there
Thanks & gratitude must be shown clearly and repeated verbally
Thoughtfulness & Tact in your actions & words especially when correcting one another
Troublemakers should never be a part of your friends.
Technology must be used to enhance your marriage, not to break it as many do
Tea and meals at home with family – absolutely priceless
Tahajjud (prayer) adds great value & spirituality whilst protecting from Satan”
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at the key elements of a successful marriage. By looking at the the Qur’an, Prophetic teachings, and scholarly wisdom, Shaykh Faraz shares clear and practical guidance that we can uphold to have marriages that fulfill the worldly and spiritual potential of what the Prophet (peace be upon him) referred to as “Half the religion.”
Mufti Nazim Mangera discusses the important topic of domestic violence from multiple Islamic sources. Everyone needs to hear this lecture. In it, he also clarifies some misconceptions about a Quranic verse which is misinterpreted by some Muslims. Also, he strongly encourages the listeners to never hit their wife. The best of us are those who will NEVER hit their wife.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spoke on the absolute impermissibility of domestic violence, the importance of the rights of others, the grave consequences of wrongdoing, and upholding the excellence of character in his Friday Sermon at the Brampton Islamic Centre, December 09, 2011. He shows clearly how there is absolutely no place for domestic violence–nor any unjust or wrongful conduct–in the religion of Islam; and that the Prophetic way is to uphold excellence of character, as a means of seeking the acceptance and pleasure of God.