Islamic Marital Practices in Nigeria.

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Muslim marriages are traditions and practices that relate towedding ceremonies and marriage rituals prevailing within the Muslim Circle. Though, Islamic marriage customs vary depending on country of origin and Provisional Laws of the county, both Muslim men and women from around the country are guided by Islamic regulations and practices specified in the Quran.

As I wonder why married women turn into vampires or witches when they observe that there husband is making plans to get a second wife, they become fetish, though, sincerely speaking, it is not easy to share one’s husband, but I think all women need to be patient with there husbands, and if you are a true Muslim u need to believe in Islamic practice and destiny. Instead of fighting your husband spiritually, attacking his businesses and his intending wife; I think is better to concentrate on how to make your home better, how to make your husband, how kids will love you more and allow unspeakable peace to reign. In northern part of Nigeria, the case is a bit different, they relate well with their husbands amidst polygamous practice. It is highly difficult to differentiate first wife from the second one. The first wife will be competing for attention in a very polite manner lest the husband abandons his family and any time is sleeping over in her place, she gives him ultimate attentions, such as: preparing his favorite meal, lying the bed with nice fragrance in the room, and she does all to suite her husband.

However, married women must learn to tolerate their husbands, no matter the calculated provocation; not all men do fornicate around. Some men are polygamous in nature so as to avoid flirting around. “Zina is a sin, a great sin”.

May Allah makes it easier for Muslims, especially Muslim brothers to understand Islamic principles on Islamic marriage customs for man. Islamic religion allows polygamy.

Quran lays emphasis on the issues of Islamic marriage and states, “And among His Signs is this, that he created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts…” Marriages within the Muslim community are incredibly important. The purpose of marriage in Islamic culture is to preserve the religion through the creation of a family. The family is meant to be “productive and constructive, helping and encouraging one another to be good and righteous, and competing with one another in good works”

Please, women should endevour to play your their own roles as a wives or mothers and be submissive to their respective husbands…… This is just a personal opinion.

By: Alh. Balogun

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