Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Finding A Husband

Abu Hurairah RA narrates that Rasulullah SAW said:

"When a person proposes a marriage to you (for a female in your family) and you are happy with his religion and character, then marry him (accept his proposal). If you do not do that, there will be corruption and widespread evil on earth." (Mirqaat)

The above hadith provides two guidelines for a female to consider a proposal:

1. The males adherence to Deen
2. The males good character

In order to establish and maintain a successful marriage, both guidelines - adherence to Deen and good character are equally important. Obviously the concern of the female's guardians would be mainly peace and prosperity.

A man came to the grand Tabi'in, Hasan Basri RA and said:

"I have only one daughter and received many proposals for her. Which proposal should I accept?"

He replied:

"Accept the proposal of a person who fears Allah..." (Mirqatul Ali-ibn Sultan)

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