This book is compiled for those intending to marry in the near future or the newly married people.
What does it take to stay Muslim, married and extremely happy today? As oxymoronic as that just sounded, believe it or not, it’s absolutely possible!
Marriage, especially for Muslims, is a lot more than having someone to call a husband or wife. The marital relationship is an incredible blessing and divine sign, as Allah says in the Qur’an:
“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” [Qur’an: Chapter 30, Verse 21]
The whole purpose of having a spouse is to find tranquility in and with them; and our relationships with our spouses have signs that Allah is asking us to give thought to.
How are some Muslim couples finding this tranquility in their marriage while many others seem to be having a miserable time? What are those couples whose eyes exude deep love and contentment doing right in their relationships?
Here are the top 5 Recommended Islamic Books on Marriage for Muslim couples who’ve found tranquility and happiness in their marriage:
This book, truthfully, is an ideal gift to Muslim sisters (brides), as this book mainly deals with the concerned affairs of newly married life according to the Qur’an and Sunnah; touching upon topics like the excellence of a righteous wife, her attributes and duties to her husband. The book also contains stories of some exemplary women, advices and other precious parting advices as a light of guidance. By practicing them, a home can become a garden of Jannah. This book should be read in sequence cover to cover and pass the advices on to other Muslim sisters.
It also contains stories of exemplary women, advices and other preciuos parting advices as a light of guidance. By practicing them, a home can become a garden of Jannah (Paradise). This edition in hand has been improved and revised, with authenticated sayings and references for readers to gain beneficial insight into maintaining a beautiful marital life. Islamic book from muhammad haneef abdul majid
The book “A Gift for Muslim Groom” is the English translation of the famous Urdu Book “Tohfa-e-Doolha” by Muhammad Haneef Abdul Majeed.
The book deals with; identifying the Islamic responsibilities of a husband towards his wife, persuading him to pay heed to her rights, loving and respecting her, pleasant ways of ignoring her mistakes and saving his wife from the disobedience of Allah, the topic assigning her thoughts for all the relatives and women of the area to act upon the complete religion. Likewise laying down Muslim psychological principles to escape all the tensions, worries and confusions between the husband, wife, mother, daughter, sister-in-law in such a way so as to create prosperous and satisfied society.
A Message Exclusively to the Husbands by Shaykh Abu Furayhaan Jamal Ibn Furayhaan al-Haarithi
The husband seeks from his wife that she should be an ideal wife: affectionate, kind, receptive, obedient to his command, attractive, enticing, charming and other than that. However, on the other hand some husbands dishonor their wives and neglect the obligatory rights that have been placed upon them.
Yes, there are rights belonging to the husband that are binding upon the wife to uphold, but where are the wife’s rights that are binding upon the husband?
A Message Exclusively to the Muslim Woman is a letter filled with heartfelt advice from Shaykh Jamal al-Harithit to each and every Muslim Woman-young or seasoned, married or single, widowed or divorced. in this advice, Shaykh Jamal narrates two classic stories from our salaf that detail how the believing woman should interact with her husband; @The Story of Zaynab bint Jarir” and”A Mother’s Advice To Her Daughter Before Marriage.”
What Allah the Most Exalted and the Most Mighty said concerning the meanings of love between spouses precedes what psychologists do say today. The psychologists emphasize the necessity of love in the human life and the need for every human being to love and feel the love of someone else. They assert that this human need is the foundation of rest of mind for an individual
Daughter of American converts to Islam, Umm Zakiyyah, also known by her birth name Ruby Moore, is the award-winning author of the If I Should Speak trilogy, Muslim Girl, A Friendship Promise, Realities of Submission and now, His Other Wife.
Jacob and Deanna are a power couple. Aliyah is Deanna’s best friend…whom Jacob wants to marry.Expanded and continued beyond Umm Zakiyyah’s popular online series by the same name, His Other Wife is a story about love and betrayal, faith and personal crisis, and withstanding deep emotional wounds.
Sex, intimacy, and love remain taboo topics in many Muslim circles today. Some believe such intimate subjects should not be discussed at all, and others see no need for restrictions being placed on either their discussion or practice.
Let’s Talk About Sex and Muslim Love is a collection of some of the most widely read essays and reflections written by Umm Zakiyyah, internationally acclaimed author of If I Should Speak and His Other Wife, as she directly confronts the taboo while offering a refreshing perspective that balances frank honesty with religious sensitivity. The essays include “Good Muslims Don’t Think About Sex,” “She Couldn’t Have Sex,” “Gay and Muslim?” and many others. The book tackles topics ranging from false modesty that leads to unnecessary sexual shame and the inability to enjoy or have sex even within the confines of marriage, to the conundrums of polygamy and divorce, as well as forbidden relationships and same-sex attraction.
Marriage, at its best, is a source of peace, strength and security to the couple. It is from this foundation of love and mercy that children are brought into this world. The family unit provides a cushion to each other from the harshness of the outside world. It covers each others’ faults, it protects, it cherishes and loves, gives confidence and self-esteem. Unfortunately, this ideal doesn’t come ready-made. It has to be achieved through hard work by both partners in a marriage, starting from before the couple even get married.
SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE is an invaluable guide written by a qualified and experienced Islamic relationship counsellor. Divided into four main parts, it offers:
• Pre-marriage advice including what factors to consider when searching for a spouse and advice on how to make a smooth transition from single to married life
• Practical, everyday tips on keeping the love alive
• Guidance on how to get through those minor rough patches with greater understanding and how to communicate effectively with each other
• A look at a range of issues that can give rise to conflict, how to recognise the signs of conflict and conflict resolution
AFSHAN KHAN (UMM ASIM), founder of Sukoon Healing, shares the benefit of her thirty years’ experience and wisdom in this book that is packed with common sense, actual case studies and practical to-do lists.
A blissful marriage is both stable and peaceful; it abounds with mutual love, compassion and mercy, while disagreement and discord are reduced to a minimum level. This book contains the foundations for a happy marriage; it calls attention to the most common marital problems that people complain about, and then after that diagnosis, it contains an important discussion on how couples can best deal with and solve marital disagreements.
Marriage is a natural developmental stage for most adults but the process of getting married and achieving a successful, long-lasting marriage can be fraught with challenges for Muslims in North America. The authors present a unique approach that reflects 40 years of combined experience in counseling couples. Mohamed Hag Magid is a prominent imam at one of the largest mosques in the US, and Salma Elkadi Abugideiri is a licensed mental health professional.
The two provide an Islamic framework for the entire marriage process and present marriage as a partnership while underscoring the ingredients for successfully finding a spouse, as well as for establishing and maintaining a healthy marriage. This book is invaluable for anyone seeking marriage, as well as for parents who are involved in their children’s marriage process.
Those getting re-married after a divorce or death of a spouse will also find this book extremely useful. The authors raise thought-provoking questions to help readers increase self-awareness, clarify what is desired in a spouse and in a marriage, and help them get to know a potential spouse. Topics addressed in detail include finding a spouse, the role of family and in-laws, the marriage contract and wedding, intimacy, spirituality and finances.
Marriage is the path of the prophets, the custom of the Messenger of Allah, the well spring of new generations, the honour of man and woman, the castle of chastity and the privilege of human beings over the rest of creation.
After that, family is an indispensable means for reaching the love of Allah. This is the reason why Shaykh Osman Nuri Topbaş Hoca Efendi give the affirmation demonstrated in this book that A peaceful home leads to a sort of Paradise on Earth.
“A Piece Of Advice & Admonition For The Women” is a short treatise that includes some advice and words of direction that are specific to the Muslim woman. The origin of much of this advice and many of these directives are from sermons that Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzaq ibn ‘Abdul Muhsin al-Abbaad delivered at different times.
Can a Muslim woman have a role beyond the domestic realm? For a variety of reasons, ranging from the financial to the intellectual, many Muslim women choose to work in fields that take them beyond the domestic realm, in many cases enhancing their roles in the home with their families.
Beyond the Kitchen draws upon the real-life experiences of working Muslim women and discusses their challenges, from juggling domestic chores, family commitments and workplace demands to dealing with challenges such as wearing hijab in the workplace and deciding whether or not to attend the office Christmas party. Muslim women and girls who want to explore the world of work will find a wealth of ideas in this book. About Author: Huda Khattab is a British-born Muslim writer who holds a BA (Hons.) degree in Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University). She is the author of The Muslim Women’s Handbook and Stories from The Muslim World, and has also translated several books from Arabic. Huda Khattab is married, and lives with her husband and children in Toronto, Canada.