Allah’s (swt) creations are generally in pairs, whether it is the night or the day, or the Sun or the Moon. And the obedience, precision, beauty, efficiency of their performance is astounding. It only overwhelmingly signifies Allah’s (swt) wisdom, knowledge and perfection in the great plan of creation.
These creations work in partnership and reach their potential through complete obedience to the Creator. And none of them interferes in the partner’s roles nor tries to overtake them. Imagine the Sun overcoming the Moon or the night preceding the day. It will spell destruction. Hence, harmony and success lies in honouring your own role diligently.
We too are the most important part of this creation plan, with our purpose being to obey, worship and submit entirely to Allah (swt). However, Allah (swt) has greatly honoured us by promising to us Jannah – the ultimate abode of believers for all the strife we endure. We have also been assigned roles on this earth, with marriage being an essential part of our life. How well are we performing in this arena?
“Hiba” interviewed some notable personalities regarding their own marriages and the advice they can offer to others, based on their experiences.
Married for approximately nineteen years, Mr. Asim Ismail is the founder of “Tarbiyah International” and “Al Wasila Trust”. How does he see his own marriage?
“In the first week of marriage a rule was set at home that we all will submit to the Quran and Sunnah. That maintained us with almost no conflicts. My wife and I both had different roles, so I cannot say who contributed more, but I guess my wife was more humble.
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