Indian Muslim Association (IMA)-English Unit in coordination with ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Masjid Al-Kabir began a new journey by starting a series based monthly lecture for the Indian English speaking community in Salmiya on Thursday, 26 November.
Part one of the series was titled, 'What husbands needs to know about their wives', which was presented by Sharafuddin B.S, a well-known speaker among the Indian community in Kuwait. During his Presentation, he shed light on psychological aspects of wives and their expectations from husband.
He said the best example for an ideal husband is the life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, while talking about how prophet PBUH used to involve his wives he said: Prophet used to ask wives for suggestions. He narrated a story of a running race the prophet had with his wife Aisha RA, adding further he said, Prophet used to help wives in their household affairs. He used to show love and affection by eating from the same side where Aisha RA ate.
Mr. Sharafuddin continued his presentation by saying, "Wives likes to be consulted in matters like naming their children, changing job, making an investment, going on a trip or ordering from restaurant." He further explained things wives disliked, "A wife does not like a reference to religion to prove husband’s authority." He concluded his presentation with a hadith from Sahih Bukhari which said, “Women was created from a bent rib, If you want to enjoy her, you enjoy her while she is still bent, if you will try to straighten her, you will break her."
The event continued with a panel discussion on the topic 'Family Life: Challenges and Solutions'. Two panelists, Dr. Irfanullah and Dr. Teresa Lesher headed the panel discussion. Panelists shed light on the day-to-day challenges of family life and answered question raised by the audience.
The event began with the recitation of verse from Holy Quran by Br. Mustafa Iftekar Ahmed while Bashar Khan the convened the event.
Second part of the of the three part lecture series will be on Thursday, 24 December titled, 'What wives should know about their husbands'.
IMA LAdiesWing conducted a parallel event for teenage girls under the title 'Learn Deen with Fun' at a nearby venue. The event focused on bringing Islamic values at the early age. Highlight of the event was a speech by Dr. Nida Musharraf on the topic 'Lessons from Surah Luqman', where she narrated the story of Luqman AS who advised his son to be good to parents and to respect them. The lecture was followed by an Islamic quiz with instant gifts and the teenage girls participated with much enthusiasm. Sister Heena Parkar conducted the quiz.
For more information about this monthly lecture series, contact IMA at 67696747.