By Salma Elkadi Abugideiri LPC and Imam Mohamed Hag Magid. Marriage is a natural developmental stage for most adults but the process of getting married and achieving a successful, long-lasting marriage can be fraught with challenges for the general population now and especially for Muslims in North America seeking to fulfill half their deen. The authors present a unique approach that reflects 40 years of combined experience in counseling couples. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2014), English, Paperback: 347 pages.
Comprehensive premarital advice is at your finger tips for anyone seeking marriage, as well as for parents who are involved in their children’s marriage process. Those getting re-married after a divorce or death of a spouse will also find this book extremely useful. The authors raise thought-provoking questions to help readers increase self-awareness, clarify what is desired in a spouse and in a marriage, and help them get to know a potential spouse.
Topics include: Finding a spouse, the marriage contract and wedding, intimacy, spirituality and finances. Sensitive issues are addressed including mental health, domestic violence and the role of family and in-laws.
About the Authors: Mohamed Hag Magid is a prominent imam at one of the largest mosques in the US, and Salma Elkadi Abugideiri is a licensed mental health professional. The two provide an Islamic framework for the entire marriage process and present marriage as a partnership while underscoring the ingredients for successfully finding a spouse, as well as for establishing and maintaining a healthy marriage.