Monday, February 16, 2009

Love Before Marriage

Assalammualaikum.
Last two days, my mother told me an important fact, which i had never been bothered with before.
She said,
"Do u know that it was the westerns that teach us about love before marriage?"
"Marriage had been arranged by parents or the elderly for diplomatic, business or convenience reasons"
"Hence the love blossoms only after marriage"


Then i started to think, I have been reading a lot of stories about China dynasty, or Malacca Sultanate, princes and princesses have been sent to other countries to marry them with the princesses or princes or the neighbouring countries.

I can't remember any story that happens in our beloved Rasulullah S.A.W era where a couple was in love before marriage. But there are abundant of stories describing about love between husband and wife. The greatest example is of course, the love between Rasulullah himself and his wife, Aishah r.a.

Westerners started off with Romeo and Juliet (i havent done any research but this is one of the 'greatest love story' by the westerners) to show just how great love is.

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