Joining us on the show today is Sheikh Musleh Khan. Sheikh Musleh serves as one of North America’s youngest Imams at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and does a wide range of work including relationship and marriage counseling.
In this interview, we tackle the million dollar question – how to get married along with related topics such as readiness for marriage, what to look for, managing pressures associated with this search and more.
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“Marriage is a beautiful thing, if it is done right. To have that kind of companionship and support, it will literally feel like a precursor to paradise in this world”. – Sheikh Musleh Khan
- Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
- How do you know you are “ready” for marriage?
- The great search – how do we find someone to get married to?
- Why is it that we struggle to get married in the first place?
- How does dishonesty play into finding a spouse?
- How can we cope with the pressure and expectations to get married?
- How do you deal with comments such “you’re getting old, expiring, when are you getting married” etc?
- There may be conflict between parents and child, preventing them from getting married, what are your thoughts on this?
- If someone comes up to you asking whether they should get married or complete their studies, what would you say?
- So you are talking to a potential spouse, are there any signs of dishonesty that you should look out for?
- Top 3 recommended books
Books and Resources:
- Surah Barakrah (later portion on this chapter)
- Chapters of marriage in the authentic books of Haddith and Sunnah