Author: Mufti Ismail Menk
A delightful poem about marriage shared by Mufti Ismail Menk.
“Marriage is a school where you get the certificate before you start.
A school where you will never graduate.
A school without a break or a free period.
A school where no one is allowed to drop out.
A school which you will have to attend evey day of your life.
A school where there is no sick leave or holidays.
A school founded by the Almighty:
1.On the foundation of love,
2.The walls made of trust,
3.The door made of acceptance,
4.The windows made of understanding.
5.The furniture made of blessings.
6.The roof made of faith.
Before you forget, you are just a student not the principal. The Almighty is the principal.
Even at times of a storm, don’t be unwise and run outside.
Remember this school is the safest place to be.
Never go to sleep before completing your assignments for the day.
Never forget the C-word, communicate, communicate, communicate with your classmate and with the Principal.
If you find something in your classmate (spouse) that you do not appreciate, remember your classmate is also just a student not a graduate. The Almighty is not finished with him/her yet, so take it as a challenge and work on it together.
Do not forget to study, study, study the Noble Book (the main textbook in this school).
Start each day with a sacred assembly and end it the same way.
Sometimes you will feel like not attending class, yet you have to.
When tempted to quit find the courage and continue.
Some tests and exams may be tough but remember the Principal knows how much you can bear.
Still, it is one of the best schools on earth; joy, peace and happiness accompany each lesson of the day.
Different subjects are offered in this school, yet love is the major subject.
After all the years of being theoretical about it, now you have a chance to practice it.
To be loved is a good thing, but to love is the greatest privilege of them all.
Marriage is a place of love, so love your spouse but remember: “This class doesn’t involve a person who is not permitted into it”! If you invite your mother or father or your friends to this class, or anyone who is not allowed to be there, you will fail the exam.
It is you who should attend and it is you who will pass.
….Where Practice Makes Perfect
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