The Art of Succesful Marriage
Islam is a complete and natural way of life which provides guidance in all walks of human life. It is a complete code of life and demands the followers to adhere to it in all of their activities. A special feature of Islam is that it takes care of all the instincts and demands of human nature. By way of prescribing dos and don'ts, the lawful and unlawful, slam gives a complete and excellent shape to all desires. Marriage, Nikah is the best and civilized way of meeting an important urge in human being. Islam gives a lot of importance to it. It is termed as a shield for the chastity and purity of heart and sight. It is a source of peaceful abode, foundation for a pleasant family and evils free and dignified society. Islam prescribes perfect guidelines to achieve this noble objective. It has detailed out the teaching for this vital aspects of life signifying mutual rights and duties of spouses and advised manner, par excellence.
Sadly, a great chunk of the community is ignorant of these beautiful teachings; hence it is engulfed with complications and worries. Firstly Nikah is a grance and compassions. Islam simplified it but we have complicated with un Islamic rites and rituals like dowry, extended and lavish dinners and all sorts of extravaganzas. Consequently the number of unmarried persons is increasing constantly leading to immoral and shameful acts like illegitimate relations. The epidemic is fast spreading rendering the protection of chastity difficult task.
On the other hand even in married life unpleasant and distasteful enentualities and quarrels are on rise. rights are suppressed. Torture and presecutios are common.the spouses have became cause of agony and sufferings instead of being a sourc of solace and satisfaction. Relations are breaking and divorces are on rise leading to hatred, enmity tussles and court complications; costing honour and wealth heavily on both sides.it ir a matter of great distress to every sensible and concerned Muslim.
That's why different individuals and organisations are trying their best to set the house in order. Unfortunately every attempt is going in vain and situation is going from bad to worse. It is this pain that has compelled an individual to establish the DMS Human Rights Foundation along with his likeminded friends.The idea behind is to educate married couples and even the to be married persons about etiquettes of marital life in the light of Shariah and train them in this regard. For this a week long course is designed in modern method. It is a fact that youths, hardly attened the religious sermons. Those who happen to attend by chance lack the sensethat they are the actual address, hence they neither lend ear nor inculcate the teachings in life.
If they are impressed through special classes and audio visuals, hopefully they may heed. It is essential to clarify that this Organisation conducts its reformative programmes with the patronage and ratification of ulema of bangalore city. The services of ulema will be sought in training the youths of the community.The members of the Organisition are educated youths and experienced people with islamic bent of mind. Two Ulema, including this humble servant are on board.This book is a basic step in this reformative movement. It is compiled in the light of Quran and Seerah. various topics related to marital life are covered briefly. Rights and duties and limitations of spouses are explained. Important tips are given frr pleasant and harmonious atmosphere at home. In view of the curtailment of the rights of prents these days, it was felt necessary to mention the status and rights of parents at the end. Moulana Mahamood Ali Mazahari, former Khateeb-e-Imam of Masjid-e-Mua'azzam,B.T.M, Bangalore has compiled this book and I have assisted him in upgrading it.
God willing, booklets on various topics will also be brought out. The founder of this Foundation has initiated this task at his own expense for conveying its reward to his deceased father Danyal Mahaboob. Supplications are solicited for the acceptance of this noble service by Allah and His Forgiveness for the deceased. May Allah Guide and motivate the community and nation to benefited by the book.Amen.
Abdus Sattar Qasmi
IV Block Jayanagar,Bangalore