Islam teaches that marriage is ‘half of religion’. Because it fulfills so many basic needs of individuals and of society, it is the cornerstone upon which the whole Muslim life is built.
Marriage in the modern world is in crisis. To protect the spirit of cooperation and happiness which is the sign of the real Islamic marriage, careful thought needs to be given to the practices which help husband and wife to live together and respect each other’s needs and rights.
This very readable book takes the reader through the relevant passages in the Quran and Hadith, and goes on to discuss the main social, emotional and sexual problems that can affect relationships, suggesting many practical ways in which these can be healed.
Ruqaiyyah Maqsood is a former Head of Religious Studies at William Gee High School, Hull. Among her twenty-three books on many aspects of religion she has written three GCSE course books, a book on counselling for Muslim teenagers, and a book on early Christianity, The Mysteries of Jesus.