Pre-Marital Security Check

| October 16, 2017

Pre-Marital Security Check refers to the “Pre-Marital Contract Agreement” that ensures Safety and Security in the marital bond and helps in preventing from any undue advantage being taken by either Spouse or In-Laws in the event of any marital problems.

We make life insurance, vehicle insurance, investment insurance, fire insurance, theft insurance, etc., in order to secure our interests in case of any future eventualities.

  • A Construction Contract protects the interests of the Contractor and the Client.
  • A Rental Agreement protects the interests of the house owner and the tenant.
  • A Lease Agreement protects the interests of the Lessor and the Lessee.
  • An Employment Contract protects the interests of the employer and the employee.

The Muslim Marriage (Nikah) is a Civil Contract which contains the basic ingredients of a regular everyday marital life. Unfortunately, this is the only Contract that is signed like a blank cheque.  No precaution or measures are taken to safeguard the couples’ rights as a spouse while entering into wedlock.

The Society is inundated with marital problems and a majority of the victims are women who are left with little or no choice. There are innumerable cases where families are frequenting between the Courts and Police Stations and awaiting to resolve their issues. In marriages where some major factors related to income, health, religion, property, education, employment, spousal expectations etc., are discovered later to be untrue or assumed, marital conflicts deepen and ruin the relationship.

The Marriage Contract should therefore be made by both spouses specifying certain conditions and emphasizing certain Rights & Duties of the Spouse provided that they do not contradict the Islamic Shariah. This will provide more strength to the conditions stipulated and safeguard the Islamic Rights of the spouse and lead to lesser conflicts thereby contributing harmony in the marital relationship.

As these matters can have lifelong effect upon both spouses and their children, it is important that the stipulations be properly discussed beforehand and that both parties read this document carefully. This document must be in writing and signed by both spouses and be notarized.  Any future marital conflict could be resolved by mediation and arbitration on the basis of the Pre-Marital Contract Agreement.

The Marriage Contract must be completed and signed in triplicate: The first copy should be given to the bride, the second copy to the bridegroom and the third copy should remain deposited with the Imam/Qadi who countersigns the Agreement.

Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2517

 

Category: Marital Awareness

About the Author (Author Profile)

I’m Fayaz Pasha from Bangalore, the Silicon Valley and Garden City of India. I’m a Certified Life Coach and an NLP Practitioner from American University of NLP. I love reading, writing and Poetry. I would like to make my humble contribution to the Society through this blog towards detoxification of social evils particularly the dowry system and Feticide.

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