UK: MQI Bradford holds programme on rights and responsibilities of husband & wife

Minhaj Women League Bradford had the opportunity to host their monthly program on the 13th April 2014. The theme of the program was ‘Rights of husband and wife’. The program started at 3.30 pm and was hosted by sister Jannat. The schedule of the program is as follows: Tilawat e Quran(Sister Iman Fatima ), Hamd (Sister Rubina), Daroud Sharif :(Sister Shaheen), Naat (Sister Shaheen , sister Ameeriah , Sister Asma , Sister Fazilat, Sister Ameeirah)

After the Naat session, sister Rubina spoke about the rights and responsibilities of both husband and wife. She cleared misconceptions people had regarding this topic. Sister Rubina emphasised that gaining knowledge is good but what makes that knowledge excellent and worthwhile is to put it into practice. She said those people who have knowledge but do not implement it just like donkeys carrying books. As the donkey carries the knowledge but it is of no use to him. Hence sitting in this gathering today will be of no benefit if we do not put what they have learnt into practice.

Sister Rubina then explained that marriage is the foundation of attaining peace and tranquillity. As the wife can create paradise in that house or turn it into hell depending on how she fulfils her responsibilities. The husband and wife are source of peace for each other as they share each other’s sorrows and happiness. She gave practical examples to make the women understand how it relates back to their daily routine. Such as if the husband comes back tired from work then the wife should create an atmosphere for him where he can relax not that were the wife says I am also tired I have been working as well etc. She said that this attitude creates conflict. Marriage is about give and take hence both parties have to compromise and understand for a successful marriage. Relationships are successful when respect and understanding exist. When these two aspects exist in a marriage, then love is generated. Sister Rubina then spoke about the importance of legitimate and legally permissible money because where ill-gotten money is used to feed the needs of the family it creates negative effects on the family and the children’s lives.

Sister Rubina explained the qualities of an ideal wife in the light of the holy prophet Muhammad’s (saw) teachings. She said that inside beauty is what should be looked at rather than her appearance. The wife should be loving, child bearing, and able to hide the bad qualities of her husband etc.Sister Rubina then spoke about the rights of a wife and what responsibilities the husband has towards her. She spoke about this in reference with surah al Nisa. She then answered questions and issues the women had regarding this topic. After the interactive speech the program came to conclusion with Zhikr by sister Rehana, Salam by sister Fazilat and Dua by sister Rubina. Food was served at the end of the program which concluded at 6:30. The estimated amount of women attending the program was about 80.

Reported By: Gazala Zaman