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Sunday Open Thread – Halal Love is in the Air

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Alhamdulilah Spring is upon us! The birds are chirping, the trees are blossoming and wedding bells are ringing…and walima duffs are beating!

It’s not all non-Muslim marriage ceremonies this time of year.  Three of my friends have had nikahs/walimas in the past few weeks – with more to come inshAllah! My family in Alexandria live across the street from a photo studio, and it seems that EVERY NIGHT from April ‘till Ramadan there’s a couple taking wedding pictures complete with accompanying orchestra. The MM universe, too, is no stranger to marriage fever.

Imam Zaid’s cross-post has definitely produced some lively discussion. Among the many thoughtful comments on gender norms and marriage, Br. Yawar’s stood out. His 25 years of marriage (25 years!!!) certainly gave him some insight into the “best practices” (a nod to the MBA minded brothers out there) between a husband and a wife. His recollections, too, were quite genuine:

I remember the strange warm glow when I was introduced for the first time as, ‘This is my husband.’ Never knew that there was so much pleasure in being ‘owned.’ My husband. Hmm!!

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This quote reminded me of the famous hadith that all of us (non-married brothers especially!) are familiar with:

When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allaah with regard to the other half. (Al Bayhaqi)

As Yawar alludes to throughout his post, it’s the simple moments with your spouse that are so powerful. They give you greater consciousness of your deen and the strength to better implement the sunnah in your life.

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Youssef Chouhoud is an assistant professor of political science at Christopher Newport University, where he is affiliated with the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Youssef completed his PhD at the Political Science and International Relations program at the University of Southern California as a Provost’s Fellow. His research interests include political attitudes and behavior, survey methodology, and comparative democratization.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Hafsa

    April 4, 2010 at 7:19 AM

    Mabrook! May Allah bless you both and grant you lots and lots of happiness in this life and the next!

  2. Yahya Ibrahim

    April 4, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    Alf, Alf Mabrook.

    I pray to Allah to add Baraka to you, your family and bless your life together.

    Three words of advice.

    1- Enjoy
    2- Guard
    3- Synergy

    Allah yetaamim bi Khair

  3. Amatullah

    April 4, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    may Allah bless you both :D

    baarak Allahu lakuma wa baarak alaykuma wa jama’a baynakuma fee khayr!

  4. Abu abdullah

    April 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    May Allaah accept and shower his mercy and unite you both with Barakah. Ameen to all duas here.
    Truly happy for you mashAllaah.

    Wassalam,
    Mirza

  5. UmmD

    April 4, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    The katk kitab was beautiful, alf mabrouk!
    May Allah bless you both and bless you with a long and happy marriage inshAllah!

  6. AnonyMouse

    April 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Mabrook! BarakAllahu lakumaa wa barakAllah ‘alaykumaa, wa jam’a baynakumaa fee khair :)

  7. ASAWB

    April 4, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    We need someone else to make fun of now.

  8. abu Abdullah

    April 5, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    http://wikileaks.org/

    WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff.

  9. abu Rumay-s.a.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    Mabrook and May Allah bless the newlyweds. ameen.

    other interesting news;

    Saudi scholar intends to visit Jerusalem
    http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article39586.ece

  10. umm hurairah

    April 20, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    barakallahuma.. :)

  11. Sarah

    May 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    I’m quite late but I wanted to say jazaakum Allahu khairan to everyone for their beautiful du’aas. Ameen! :)

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