Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullah wabarkatuh!
This is the first segment of MARRIAGE IN TWO MINUTES
Part 1: Marriage – what’s the point?!
We spend a lot of time and energy on marriage. We are either thinking about it, searching for a spouse, preparing for it or managing the daily stress and routines of married life. You look at this and can’t help but ask sometimes: What’s the purpose, what’s the point, is it even worth the hassle?
Let’sake a step back and look at the big picture.
Imagine your life is a blank wall. Written on that wall, in the middle of it, is Allah’s name. On the rest of wall is written every encounter, experience, connection with others, accomplishment and disappointment you’ve ever had from your birth until now.
At the centre of your life is Allah. We come from Him and to Him is our return. Marriage is just one step on our journey back to Allah. It is a pivotal step so should not be handled lightly. However, its importance is tied to our purpose on earth i.e. to serve Allah and return to Him with sound hearts. So no matter your marital status or the state of your marriage – sad or blissful – you must always keep the big picture in mind: stay conscious of Allah and return to Him with sound hearts.
Future posts of MARRIAGE IN TWO MINUTES: How to build and maintain healthy marriages so that our marriages can support us on our journey back to Allah.
The audio version of this segment will be uploaded soon, inshaAllah. Watch this space!!!