Looking for a Spouse: Ramadan Twist.

Looking for a spouse these days is quite a challenge for most people, males and females alike, especially those who try their best to live within the dictates of Islam following the Quran and Sunnah as much as they could. The fact that Islam governs their lives, practicing Muslims would stay away from the opposite gender to avoid free mixing and if they must interact with the opposite gender, it is mostly business-like, short and straight to the point without lingering on.

For these practicing Muslims, when it’s time for marriage the family comes handy in looking for a suitable spouse for them. But because we live in a closed society where no one knows their neighbour, it’s even more difficult even with the help of a family. Some don’t even have any family to help for whatever reasons or circumstance they may have to deal with that exclude their family, just imagine how harder it would be for this kind of people.

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Differing Muslims

Subhanallah !, how come everywhere I turn, I always come across people going on, don’t associate with that person or that group of people because they are this and that or their aqeedah is this and that. Why can’t we learn to accept each other simply as Muslims and nothing else? Don’t we all profess the Shahadah, isn’t this the basis of our aqeedah? Don’t we all claim to follow the Quran and Sunnah? Don’t we all belong to this same Ummah, Ummah Muhammed (saw)? Why are people so bent on dividing this Ummah and creating partisanship of all forms? Hasn’t Allah (swt) told us in the Quran to hold on to the rope of brotherhood and not be divided amongst ourselves?

And hold fast, all together by the ROPE which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make his signs clear to you: that ye may be guided. (Quran 3:103).

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