Blissful Marriage - A practical
Dr. Ekram Beshir, M. Rida Beshir
Publisher: Amana Publications
This book provides the tools to achieve blissful marriage in a pragmatic and graceful way. Readers will find the following prominent features:
Dr. Ekram Beshir and
Mohamed Rida Beshir are a Husband Wife Team
Dr. Ekram Beshir is a medical doctor by profession. She was born in Egypt and has been living in Canada sicnce 1975.While rasing her four children, she has developed excellent knowledge of and experience in child psychology. Currently, she is volunteering her time as the director of Rahmah school in Ottawa, Canada, a weekend Arabic and Islamic school. She is very active with the Muslim community in Ottawa in the areas of study circles, children and youth camps, sisters programs, and marriage counseling. She has trveled within North America presenting parenting and stress management to Muslim communities.
Muhamed Beshir is an engineer by profession. He has over 20 years of experience in da'wah work-having held various positions with MSA and ISNA on both the national and local levels, and participated as a speakers in ISNA conventions as well as the English program of MAYA conventions. He may be seen regularly delivering Friday Khutbahs in Ottwa-area mosques and Islamic schools. He is the current vice president of Muslim American Society(MAS) for canada (a society that promotes self-improvement and dedication to Islamic work)and a member of its traning programs to Muslim communities in North and South America in the areas of time management from the Islamic perspective, strategic planning, and tarbiyah. He has traveled all over the world participating in various Islamic workshops and programs.
send apostles before thee, and appointed for them wives and children: and it was
never the part of an apostle to bring a sign except as Allah permitted (or
commanded). For each period is a Book (revealed)'
A wonderful, practical book that offers insight from the Qur'an, Sunnah and the experiences of Muslim marriage in North America. This book provides the tools to make marriage filled with love, blessings and patience. Some of the book's features are the following:
The husband and wife are viewed together, as a team, instead of as two separate individuals.
Practical life examples are and case studies are provided, on topics such as learning to compromise, sharing, visiting in-laws and so much more.
Common marriage problems are discussed with proven solutions.
Guidelines for finding the right person are provided. The book contains the right mix of theory and practice due to the authors' wealth of experience in marriage counseling in North America. All its contents are based on Islamic references from Qur'an and Sunnah and their applications to the contemporary environment.
CONTENTS (A Partial List)
I. Family Crises in North America and Their Impact on Muslim Families Shocking Facts from U.S. and Canadian Marriages
II. Main Objectives of Marriage
Examples from the Life of the Prophet (Abu Addahdan and Um Addahdah) Satisfying the Parenthood Instinct Fulfilling the Sunnah
III. The Process of Selection
Sample Questionairre's for Men and Women
Advice from the Quran
Advice from the Life of the Prophet
IV. Proven Recipies for a Successful Marriage
The Seven Essential C's: Commitment, Courtesy, Communication, Care, Contentment, Contribution, Compromise
The Seven Magical S's: Sensitivity, Sincerety, Security, Support, Satisfaction, Sharing, Sexual Gratification
The Five Wonderful A's: Adaptation, Accommodation, Appreciation, Anticipation, Acceptance
V. Family Dynamics and Family Atmosphere
Things to Do and Things to Avoid
VI. Essential Spousal ObligationsProvide Good Companionship
Fulfill Each Other's Physical Needs
Treat Each Other with Respect, Kindness and Compassion
The Husband as the Primary Supporter of the Family
VII. Tazkiyatun Nafs (Purifiying the Self)
Making a Commitment "Moahada"
Watching Over Oneself "Moraqabah"
Islamic Guidelines for Conflict Resolution
VIII. Case Studies
'I'd love to help my husband be a greatful son to his mom, but!"
"I feel like we are growing apart"
"He only thinks of his parents"
"Where did my wife go?"
"I can't enjoy a thing around him"
IX. The Husband Wife Relationship at Different Stages of Marriage
The Sweet Stage
The Empty Nest: Children Leaving Home Weight: 465
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