Author: Omar Zaid, MD
Publisher: A.S. Noordeen (2011)
Pages: 330 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
I prose that male-female dialogue is even more essential to a nation’s success than that of inter-faith discourse. I also propose that the chauvinist accord in Islamic jurisprudence essentially caused the decline of Islam because without the equal treatment of feminine wisdom and intuition in the affairs of marriage and community, civic unity imbued with the grace of true piety cannot be maintained well enough to establish the regency of truth and justice.
..Stereotypes need to be abandoned and replaced by the reality orientation of scientific knowledge in conjunction with Fiqh Jurisprudence of the highest caliber.
..The Basic Needs and Responsibilities of the Virtuous Spouse are seven in number…but how does one qualify for the blessings of that holy moment when the covenant is consummated …and what is the authentic nature of the covenant of marriage?
One cannot truly be a Muslim until he/she desires for their neighbors what they desire for themselves – and in marriage, your spouse is your nearest neighbor.
Marriage has become a kind of ‘trench warfare’ with spouses dug-in on either side of the gender-line. In-between lies ignorance of the “other” as kind of no-man’s land where insults are traded and frequent devastating assaults are launched. What has happened to the estate of marriage that it has become such a cause of despair for so many these days?