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.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

In Saudi Arabia, Mawlid is Bid'ah, the King's Birthday is Fine

Singapore Bans Ismail Menk from Entry

Some Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) in Art