The Muslim Marriage Guide,
*[A5] Paperback 170 pages,
by : Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood
Published by Quilliam Press.
Back in Stock July 2019,
This well acclaimed book fills the need as a guide for Muslim couples, married or are planning to get married. The author draws on the Holy Qur'an and Ahadith
to discuss the main emotional, social and sexual problems that can afflict relationships, suggesting many practical ways in which these can be resolved.
Presently in the West where 4 out of 5 marriages split-up, this book not only comes highly recommended but offers the sort of advice which is a must for couples' looking to tie the knot, in particular with living in the west. This hands-on book offers simple but practical advice on the genuine issues that concern couples today.Table of Contents
]. Getting Married,
]. The key to a Happy Marriage,
]. What is a good Muslim marriage like?
]. A sign and foretaste of Paradise,
]. The Blessed Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, & his Wives,
]. The Good Husband,
]. Celebrating the difference,
]. A bank balance in Heaven,
]. How to turn sex into Sadaqa
]. A short A to Z of Marriage,
]. A few Rules for a Happy Marriage.
"Islam teaches that marriage is ‘half of religion’ because it fulfils so many
basic needs of individuals and of society, it is the cornerstone upon which
the whole Muslim life is built. Modern life brings strains and pressures
which can upset even the most compatible relationship. This means that
nowadays, to protect the spirit of co-operation and happiness which is
the sign of the true Islamic marriage, careful thought needs to be given to
the mechanisms which help husband and wife to live together and respect
each other’s rights.''
"This highly-readable book takes the reader through the relevant passages
in the Qur'an and Hadith
, and goes on to discuss the main social and
emotional problems that can afflict relationships, suggesting many practical
ways in which these can be resolved."About the Author
: Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood is the author of many books on Islam and other subjects. She gained her honours degree in Theology in 1963, and Post Graduate Teaching Certificate in 1964, with distinctions in theory and practice. Her professional life was spent as Head of Religious Studies at various UK inner city secondary schools, until she retired in 1996, to concentrate on writing and lecturing.
Brought up as a a devout Christian, but converted to Islam in 1986. Already established by then as an author of books on Christian and educational topics, she has since devoted her time to writing on Islam and doing dawah
work to both Christian and Muslim audiences. She regularly addresses school and church groups, and has a keen interest in presenting Islam as a world faith, especially raising the awareness of Muslims in the traditional Islamic societies of the western and northern hermisphere converts to Islam (with cultural backgrounds totally different from Muslims of the Middle East and equatorial countries).
Ruqaiyyah's main interests lie in the Madinah period, the genealogy of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
, and his Companions, the importance of re-establishing good relationships between the Peoples of the Book (as opposed to rather ignorant hostility), and the battle to preserve Islam as the one true faith, tolerant, noble, and compassionate - in face of the growth of the 'other Islam' which is extremist and intolerant, and which she regards as both false and dangerous.
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