Sunday, 25 December 2011
An Amal to Get Married
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Once, I visited Maqam Habib Nuh (q.s.), which I do whenever I can. On that day, I happened to spend the entire afternoon there. And by the time I finished my homework, it was time for maghrib. I was going for a majlis and it so happened, that the habib I knew, was also going to that same majlis. So we they went together and I sat in this habib’s car.
As we drove along the expressway, Habib ThaHa asked me if I was married, and I essentially told him, I was not looking: “I’m happily divorced.”
Habib ThaHa said: “In my time at the maqam, I’ve met so many people. They come with all sorts of situations. Once, a lady came and said she was worried that her two daughters are unmarried. But she was told to recite Surah Thaha:125. al-Hamdulillah, within a month, both her daughters, someone had asked for their hand.”
They drove along. It was quiet for a while. And then Habib ThaHa turned to me and said with emphasis, “I strongly recommend it.”
He will say, “O my Lord! Why hast Thou, Raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)?” (Surah ThaHa:125)
I thought about it, and left it. The ayat is not exactly one I would associate with marriage. Certainly there is a tafsir behind it that needed pondering. About a year or so later, I remembered. I read it once. I got married soon after.