Winter is here, and so is the marriage season. Nikah contracts are in the air!
For us at YouthClub, 2013 has been an extraordinarily beautiful year, with many of the YC brothers and sisters getting married! It sure is a promising prospect for the future of the Ummah when Dawah carriers, with noble ambitions and goals, say their “Qabool Hai” (“I do”) and settle down!
On the one hand, we have the pristine institute of marriage. On the other hand, we have the non-stop onslaught of messages from advertisements, movies and social media, telling us to fall head over heels in love and have all the fun before marriage. Even sex before marriage is now seeping into our society.
The propagandists of this agenda portray marriage as a drab ‘stuck-with-one-person-for-the-rest-of-your-life’ situation. They fail to realize that every time they promote this way of thinking, they are slowly chipping away at the building block of any human civilization: the family!
Caught between a rock and a hard place are those single Muslims who are struggling to preserve their modesty and get married, in the face of unhealthy social and cultural practices. How do you deal with a delayed marriage and ensuing social pressures? What is the right way to find Mr. Right or Ms. Right? How do you simplify things and tie the knot without creating a Bollywood extravaganza?
And after you get married, and the honeymoon ends and life starts, how do you keep the spark alive? What are the tips and tricks to make your marriage a success?
This December, the Youth Clubbers, are utilizing their God-given talents to explore these questions, to find solutions, and to counter the unhealthy media onslaught by promoting the beautiful institution of marriage (all this while we also attend the Walimas and eat the biryanis)!
Let’s do this together! Let’s promote marriage for the beautiful Sunnah and amazing journey that it is. Let’s curb this filthy and nonsensical trend of having boyfriends and girlfriends. Be a part of our latest campaign. Be the reason to encourage ‘halal love’. Be a means to influence two amazing people getting together in Islamic matrimony and producing amazing Muslims for the next generation.
Use the hashtag #QaboolHai in your articles, blogs, status updates, tweets and conversations at your campuses! Enjoy the marriage season!
“Our Lord! Bestow on us from our spouses and children the coolness of our eyes, and make us leaders of the righteous.” (Surah al-Furqan: 74)