Author: Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine
Publisher: Izza Publishing (2006) Second Edition
Pages: 112 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Before the Wedding contains thought-provoking and challenging questions that will inspire potential couples to gain a deeper understanding of each other. The 150 questions included will help you clearly determine your own beliefs and values as well as the qualities you are seeking in a spouse. Topics include: profession, education, personality, finances, Islamic ideology, home life, family, friends and children. In a series of structured conversations, you and your potential spouse will sharpen your communication skills and gain valuable insight that will boost your confidence in making the best decision for you.
table of contents
CHAPTER 1 Marriage Preparation
CHAPTER 2 How to Use this Book
CHAPTER 3 Self-Reflection
CHAPTER 4 The Person & Personality
CHAPTER 5 Islam & Ideology
CHAPTER 6 Finances
CHAPTER 7 Life at Home
CHAPTER 8 Friends & Community
CHAPTER 9 Family
CHAPTER 10 Children
CHAPTER 11 Questions for Friends & Family
CHAPTER 12 After the Wedding: Sexual Relations
1. Which do you think should have the final say in decisions - logic or emotions? Why?
2. Is it ever appropriate for someone to express anger in a physical way? If so, when and how?
3. How strongly do you identify with your cultural background?
4. Do you believe in keeping separate or joint bank accounts?
5. Do you or would you ever pray in public, at work or in school?
6. Who do you feel is responsible for cleaning the home? Who was responsible in your parents' home?
7. What do you do to strengthen your relationship with Allah?
8. What do you believe will never change about you?
9. What types of discipline tactics would you use with your children?
10. What do you think is the most important quality to teach your children when raising them in a non-Muslim environment
about the author
Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine is a graduate of the University of California,
Los Angeles where she met her husband. She is of Montenegran decent
and writes from her experiences of growing up as a young Muslim woman
in the west. She is happily married with two young children.