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Miftah-ul-Janna (Booklet for way to Paradise)

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make thorough investigations about the youngsters, which is sunnat and will help the continuation of marriage. According to scholarly statements, this will yield three benefits: First, there will be lifelong affection between the couple; second, there will be barakat (abundance, divine fruitfulness) in their rızq (living, sustenance, daily food); third, they will have done something which is sunnat. Thereafter, legal matrimonial procedures in the municipality should be completed. It will be gravely sinful not to make a (marriage contract called) nikâh compatibly with the Sunnat. And it will be a guilt not to complete the legal matrimonial procedures. After nikâh is performed in a manner agreeable with the Sunnat, the man’s family should send beautiful and valuable gifts to the girl’s family; it will cause affection to do so. It is permissible for the wife to adorn herself well for her husband; it will yield much thawâb (rewards in the Hereafter). It is sunnat to give a feast on the nuptial evening. [The dinner meal should be eaten after evening prayer, and after night prayer the bridegroom should be taken to the bride’s place, and after the dictated prayers and benedictions the group should disperse. An act of sunnat to be performed the first night is for the bridegroom to wash the bride’s feet and sprinkle the water all around the house. He should perform a namâz of two rak’ats and and say prayers. Any prayer said on that night will be accepted (by Allâhu ta’âlâ). People who see the bridegroom should remind him of this. They should say, “Bârekellâhu lek wa bârekellâhu ’alaihâ wa jeme’a beynekumâ bi-l-khayri,” which means, “May Allâhu ta’âlâ bless you with it and may your wife be blessed with it, and may He unite you two with khayr!” Some people congratulate a newly married couple by saying, “May you get on well and may you have sons and servants!” It an ignorant and useless statement. It is sunnat to say the prayers prescribed for that time. You should know the necessary religious teachings and teach them to your wife. For, you shall be questioned on them in the Hereafter. Not to know will not be an acceptable excuse. [It is farz to learn the farzes and the harâms and the tenets of Ahl as-sunnat belief and to teach them to your wife and children. And it is sunnat to learn the sunnats and to teach them to them.] You should not take or send your wife to a place not permitted by Islam! You should not take her out or let her go out without covering herself properly. For, our blessed Prophet ‘’alaihis-salâm’ – 246 –

stated: “If a woman comes to our mosque with a pleasant smell on her to perform namâz, that woman’s namâz shall not be accepted (by Allâhu ta’âlâ) unless she goes home and makes a ghusl like making a ghusl to get out of the state of junub.” Since it is not permissible for them to go to a mosque with pleasant smells on them, then we should make a mental picture of the gravity of the sin of going elsewhere and showing herself to people. We should make a comparison and then try to imagine the torment that she will be subjected to! Our blessed Prophet states in one of his hadîth-i-sherîfs: “Most of the people of Paradise are people who were poor (during life in the world), and most of the dwellers of Hell are women!” Thereupon Hadrat ’Âisha ‘radiy-Allâhu ’anhâ’ inquired: “What is the reason for Hell’s being occupied mostly by women?” The Rasûl-i-ekrem ‘sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam’ explained: “They do not show patience when a disaster befalls them. When someone who has always been good to them and who has done them, (say,) ten favours behaves sourly towards them, they always mention that sour behaviour, completely forgetting about those old ten favours. They love worldly ornaments and do not work for the Hereafter and are particularly fond of gossipping.” All people with these evil habits are people of Hell, men and women alike. Hadrat ’Alî ‘kerrem-Allâhu wejheh’ narrates: One day a woman entered the blessed presence of Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ and said: “Yâ Rasûlallah (O you Messenger of Allah)! I want to marry a man. What is your blessed opinion?” Said the Most Happy creature of Allâhu ta’âlâ: “A man has a number of rights over his wife. Will you manage to observe them?” The woman said: “Yâ Rasûlallah! What are a husband’s rights?” “If you hurt him you will have revolted against Allah, and your namâz will not be accepted,” was the blessed answer. The woman said: “Are there other rights?” “If a woman goes out of her house without her husband’s permission, a sin for each step will be recorded (in her book of deeds),” replied Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam’. The woman said: “Are there others?” “If a woman hurts her husband with bad words, one the Rising Day they will make her tongue jut out from the back of her neck,” was the Rasûl-i-ekrem’s, the most beautiful, reply. The woman said: “Are there others?” “A woman who has property and yet will not minister to her husband’s needs will rise in the Hereafter with a black face,” replied the Rasûl-i-ekrem (Blessed Messenger). The – 247 –

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