The definition of ungratefulness is never being appreciative of all the gifts Allah gave us and taking them for granted. In Surat Ar-Rahman, explains Nouman Ali Khan, Allah tells us to be grateful or else you would be defying Him, and the punishment for that may not be in this world. You will not get away with such transgressions and if you think you can escape on judgment day, you are mistaken. The more grateful you are to Allah’s many blessings, the more doors he will open for you.
Love is extremely powerful. Love can transform people. Love can destroy people, communities and societies. Love is the the single greatest motivator. What exactly is it and how can we use it to please Allah alone?
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.
Allah says in the Holy Qur’an about Prophet Muhammad, “A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering distresses him: he is deeply concerned for you and full of kindness and mercy towards the believers.” (9:128). Ustadh Usama Canon expounds on this Quranic statement.
Take the time to watch this lecture all the way through and share it. It deals with the difficult question of why some people do not feel any sort of love for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as well as an academic approach to ways we can attain his blessed company in Jannah.
Yasmin talks about the concept of love in Islam, how love for Allah triumphs over anything else. She also touches upon Brotherhood / Sisterhood familial love, maintaining Gender relations the permissible way, how to determine who is the right partner and when to make that call.