Closer than a Garment
Marital Intimacy According to the Pure Sunnah - Marriage Series (Part-2)
The Muslim Family by Muhammad al-Jibaly
Publisher: Al-Kitaab & as-Sunnah Publishing
About the Book:
Marriage holds a position of perpetual significance because of the central role it plays in human life. It is not surprising, therefore, that the scholars of Islam have discussed it extensively through the ages. Under the contemporary influence of non-Islamic cultures, however, misconceptions have crept into various areas of Islam - spilling into marriage, divorce, and other family-related matters.
Viewing the needs of the Muslims who live in non-Islamic environments, and realizing that most Islamic writings on marriage are restricted in scope, we find quite a large gap that needs to be filled for the benefit of the English-speaking Muslims - which is what we attempt to accomplish over the span of this 3-book- set that covers various aspects of marriage according to the authentic Sunnah:
1. The Quest for Love & Mercy - Regulations for Marriage & Wedding in Islam.
Discusses the importance and advantages of marriage, selecting a spouse, the courting process, the marriage contract, celebrating the wedding, the walimah, and forbidden marriages. It provides a practical procedure for performing the marriage contract, and includes a sample marriage certificate .
2. Closer than a Garment - Marital Intimacy According to the Pure Sunnah.
Discusses the proper etiquettes of marital intimacy, forbidden acts of intimacy, zina and birth control. It answers many frequently-asked questions about various acts of intimacy.
3. The Fragile Vessels - Rights and Obligations between the Spouses in Islam.
Discusses the rights and obligations of the two spouses. It includes brief biographies of the Mothers of the Believers, realistic pictures from the life of the Prophet (pbuh) with his wives, and a complete discussion of the hadith of Umm Zar.