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The Divine Essence of Marriage!

The profound union of tradition, contemporary dynamics, and divine guidance!
The Divine Essence of Marriage!
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May Peace be Upon You!

Have you ever wondered about the true essence of marriage? It's more than just a social contract or an emotional bond. It's a profound spiritual journey, a harmonious partnership ordained by God Himself!

In this issue:

  • Unraveling the divine blueprint of marriage
  • Debunking modern society's misconceptions
  • Essential criteria for choosing a spouse
  • Navigating youth challenges
  • Facilitating marriages in the Ahmadiyya Muslim community

An interactive English talk show series exploring various matters relating to Islam, the beacon of truth. This episode discusses "Dating and Marriage"

The Divine Blueprint of Marriage

According to the Ahmadiyya Muslim faith, marriage isn't merely a contract. It's a profound spiritual partnership that leads to inner tranquillity. A beautiful verse from the Holy Quran encapsulates this perfectly, "He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts…” (30:22).

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Modern Society's Misconceptions

Today's world is filled with illusions about marriage. Many believe that deeply 'knowing' their partners before marriage ensures success. But as highlighted by Ousman Mbowe, this doesn't guarantee a happy ever after. It's not about finding someone to live with, but finding someone you can't imagine living without!

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Criteria for Choosing a Spouse

When it comes to choosing a life partner, the Ahmadiyya teachings emphasize faith and character over superficial attributes. The Holy Prophet Muhammad(sa) guides us that these qualities endure beyond physical attractiveness or wealth, aiding in spiritual elevation.

His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad's guidance for young Ahmadi Muslims regarding marriages

Why do I have to have an arranged marriage? Why can’t I choose my own spouse?

Challenges Faced by Today's Youth

Today's youth often find themselves torn between societal pressures and their spiritual inclinations. Achieving financial stability and societal norms often delay marital decisions. However, the teachings of the Islam Ahmadiyyat remind us to trust in God and prioritize the sanctity of marriage.

Challenges in finding a Rishta (spouse)

Facilitating Marriages

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a dedicated department, Rishta Nata, to facilitate the process of finding righteous spouses. The community pairs individuals based on faith, character, and righteousness rather than materialistic criteria.

His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad (a.b.a) has emphasized the importance of developing piety.

Marriage is a sacred journey, a partnership of love, understanding, and spiritual growth. Embrace the divine wisdom and embark on a fulfilling marital voyage.

Happy soul-searching!