Marriage Today
Helping Muslim Marriages Thrive & Grow
June 16, 2010
Marriage Today Team
Editorial Team:
Dr. Aneesah Nadir, MSW
Bonita McGee
Meha Ahmed
Samana Siddiqui
Taha Ghayyur
Zarinah Nadir

Sound Vision Board of Directors:
Abdul Malik Mujahid, President
Muhammad Khalid Riaz, Md. Secretary
Ahmed Murad, Director
Taufiq Ahmad, Treasurer
Muhammad Fuad Lashkarwala, Director
Janaan Hashim, Director
Hanna El-Amin, Director

ISSA USA Board of Directors:
Aneesah Nadir, President
Mohammed Hoque, Vice President
Bonita McGee, Treasurer
Zarinah Nadir, Secretary
Networking Session for Domestic Violence Activists

On Friday, July 2nd, 2010, Sound Vision would like to invite all social service providers, activists, and Imams dealing with Domestic Violence issues to attend a networking session at the ISNA Convention.

Time: 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel (Artistry Room)
, Chicago, IL- Courtesy of Zakat Foundation.

RSVP to confirm your attendance:

Divine Advice

One day Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it and he asked the Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?"

The Bedouin answered, "I put my trust in Allah." The Prophet then said, "Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah" (At-Tirmidhi).

It is important to prepare for marriage and family life just as we prepare for our careers. It is as crucial to secure our marriage and family life just as much as it is important to secure our means of transportation, cars and our homes.

Dr. Aneesah’s Tip for Marriage Preparation

“Prepare!” Just as you would prepare for your career, prepare for your marriage. A successful marriage and family require preparation, education, knowledge, and skills. Make a pledge to educate yourself about what it takes to make a happy marriage filled with love, mercy, compassion and sakinah/tranquility, before you sign the Nikah.



Aneesah NadirWhy "Marriage Today"?
By Aneesah Nadir
At the launch of our initial issue we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the online newsletter, “Marriage Today”.

The challenge today is that approximately half of U.S. marriages and 34 percent of Muslim marriages end divorce. Domestic violence is all too common. Sadly approximately 1 out of 10 women experience domestic abuse in Muslim homes. Too many couples are unhappy and are in violent marital relationships.

The tranquility (sakinah), compassion (mawadah) and mercy (rahmah) that Allah tells us should be in marriage is not there for too many of us.

We look forward to providing you information about marriage, ways to strengthen marriage, tips for couples facing challenges in marriage and plain ole testimonials of how couples have established successful bonds overtime. Read More >

Sakinah ProjectBuilding Healthy Marriages and Families Among Muslims in America

Sakinah Healthy Marriage Initiative (SHMI) by ISSA is calling on national and local organizations and mosques to mobilize and empower local Muslim communities throughout America to make healthy marriages a top priority and to ensure a married life that reflects the essence of Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Read More >

Preparing For The Wedding: A Short Wedding Checklist
By Samana Siddiqui
Wedding Checklist"When you fail to plan, you plan to fail"-Anonymous. There is probably no social event more difficult and stressful to organize than a wedding.

The aim of this is to make sure that you've got at least the very basics of planning a wedding covered before you take the leap to marriage. Read More >

Preparing Muslims for Marriage
By Aneesah Nadir

Preparing for MarriageMarital problems among Muslims in America are of increasing concern.

Issues like divorce and domestic violence are taking their toll on Muslim families throughout America. Imams, Muslim Social Workers, helping professionals and volunteers are concerned about the consequences of these problems on the very foundation of our community, the family. Read More >


9 General Wedding Tips
General Wedding TipsThere are plenty of things to consider in wedding planning and arrangement. These are a few things which are either unknown or forgotten.

For instance, do you plan to invite the poor and disadvantaged in your community?

According to one Hadith, the worst meal is the feast of a Walima in which rich people are invited and poor people are left out. Don't let your Walima be a class-based affair! Read More >


Family Quality Time: Tips of the Month

  1. Schedule Regular Quality Family Time.
  2. Engage in Family Star Gazing.
  3. Pray together. “A Family that Prays together Stays together.”
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