SHARE Atlanta Hosts Forum on Marriage
SHARE Atlanta’s Healthy Marriage Initiative, under the leadership of SHARE Secretary, Sis. Yaqutullah Ibraheem, continues to advance its mission through the sponsorship of quality, interactive learning opportunities for married couples and those who are preparing for marriage. In this pursuit, we are very pleased and excited to present our third Workshop in a series "A Refreshing Look at Polygyny With Qur'anic Insights and a Focus on Justice & Freedom in an Adverse Environment”. This Ramadhan (Fast & Learn) Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 29th at Masjid Al Mu’minun from Salatul Thuhr to fast breaking and will feature Dr. Debra Majeed, Professor, Researcher and Author of a Book on Polygyny, Imam Qasim Ahmed Sis. Nadiyah Ahmad and Sis. Aminah Muhammad. They will offer Qur’anic Insights and instructive references to the life practices of our beloved Prophet Mohammed as they address this important topic and respond to questions and comments. SHARE Atlanta sees this as a wonderful learning opportunity that can also serve to advance clarity, maturity, balance and objectivity in our thinking and approaches to this subject for the pleasure of Allah., Most High.
The desired outcome of this - and all Health Marriage Workshops - is that participants will be provided guidance according to Al Qur’an and sunnah to see marriage (monogamous or polygynous) as sacred and as half of our faith. As such, all marriages should be contracted for the best reasons and lived in the best manner: in a spirit of submission to Allah (SWT) and always in the pursuit of justice and freedom of the human spirit and always in kindness and mutual respect for the pleasure of Allah: a formula for marital success and bliss! SHARE Atlanta will conclude year 2009 with two additional, interactive Healthy Marriage Workshops: “Managing Anger and Preventing Abuse” - October 24th – featuring Bro. Shyam Sriram representing Baitul Salaam and Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence, Sumaira Akber, Professional Counselor & SHARE BOT member and other Resource persons and a December 19th Workshop addressing “Rights & Responsibilities of Men & Women” by Shaykh Imam Ibrahim Pasha of Atlanta GA.