Beyond the confusion and cloud surrounding marriage, this course gives us beautiful clarity: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers 40 Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad on (1) getting married, (2) how to choose a prospective spouse, and (3) upholding good character and sincerity in marriage.
Shaykh Faraz begins by covering the Prophetic encouragement for whomever is able to do so to get married. However, he also points out that marriage—while generally praiseworthy—is not obligatory or even always recommended.
Shaykh Faraz highlights that the basis for choosing in marriage is religion: other reasons could be secondary considerations. In addition, he explains that the indicator of faith is good character, as mentioned by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in the hadith.
One of the points that Shaykh Faraz greatly emphasizes is the sincerity in marriage. He narrates the hadith of intention, one of the most important hadith about marriage. Anyone going into marriage should intend to seek Allah’s pleasure and closeness by getting married. All other reasons are means—not an end on their own.
Shaykh Faraz closes by discussing some of the challenges facing those getting married, such over-complicating weddings. He also warns against conducting private marriages. Finally, Shaykh Faraz provides some key advice, through the prophetic example, of best practices to uphold in a marriage.
- Virtues of marriage and when to get married
- Key Prophetic guidance related to initiating and upholding marriage
- How relationships will test one’s sincerity and good character.
- Overcoming challenges facing those getting married
- Expressing love within the relationship
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