If you have been following The Matrimony Series on clubhouse, you know this month has been packed!
The Matrimony Series, pioneered by Saf and Co-moderated by J & J, attempts to explore the ocean that is Matrimony.
In the past three weeks, we have been honored to have hosted Amazing amazing Muslim women including Aisha Dahiru, A Muslim premarital coach and Author of An Affluent Heart: The power of dua to enrich your Marriage; Wajeeha Amin, A premarital coach who helps Muslim Men & Women not only marry, but marry well and co-host of weekly rooms on clubhouse where they discuss Life, Love & Muslim Dating; Afshan Malik, Director of Development at Rabata & Author of Young Adult Novel, She’s also a Mum of 5+ and has been married for over a decade; Fatima Hamza, our resident “village aunty”, is an Educator through & through, with a wealth of experience being in the Matrimony business for 20+ years.
So you see, it’s been all gems and wisdom this month, Alhamdulillah!
On the topic of gems, here are a few we picked up from the previous sessions:
Begin with Allah: let the foundation of your love be divine, for Allah and through Allah.
Begin with yourself: know yourself, love yourself, teach yourself love so that you may recognize it when it is given to you.
Fix your intentions: marriage in Islam is an act of worship, do not waste a good deed with corrupt intentions.
Begin with the end in mind: what are your goals? Let your answer guide the process.
Love is a verb, not a feeling — it requires you to do the work.
Marriage is a journey and it does not end after the wedding, that is where it begins.
Finally, a beautiful Analogy of what LOVE means — as shared by Sis. Wajeeha -
L - Listen to understand
O - Observe
V - Verify responses
E - Empathy (for others, your partner and especially yourself)
We also got some great book recommendations from the sessions.
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Love & Salām,
TEA DUA LOVE