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Marital Success and Happiness


This is a compilation of knowledge and advice given by various great scholars and teachers, including one of the top students of Allama Tabatabai (the author of Al-Mizan), on the subject of marriage. These invaluable suggestions and recommendations were noted by my former roommate, a current student named Yusef Toureh, from Turkey. He is amongst the best foreign students in Qom today. This priceless information has been compiled over the course of approximately ten years. Insha'Allah we can implement this knowledge and in turn accordingly construct and build our marriages, lives, and Islamic communities.

One of the explanations for what is meant by ‘marriage is half of your faith’ is that anyone who gets married and can overcome the trials and tribulations of marriage in an Islamic manner has then and only then accomplished reaching half of his or her faith.

This has much to do with the fact that through marriage our own self-image of what or who we are, or at least what we think we are, is constantly being tested. This is one of the ultimate trials Allah has set before us. For example, someone may think that patience is an attribute of their character, but once he get married, he may encounter situations with his spouse and family that may cause him to realize perhaps he is not as patient as he envisioned himself to be. These ordeals that you will undergo will help you to get to know yourself and your spouse better, and as a result, this builds your faith.

In the Quran, Allah states that He test us only within the capacity of our hearts, meaning He does not give us any burden which we cannot bear.



Born in the United States, Shaikh Husayn El-Mekki Abdullah-Aziz moved at an early age with his parents to the seminary in Iran, where he studied Islamic jurisprudence, philosophy, and exegesis. He is a popular speaker among the youth in several Shia communities around North America.

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