The Concise Manual of Marriage
A short yet concise manual on the legal rulings of marriage authored by one of the beacons of light in his time, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah), with comments from some of the scholars, past and present.
The Shaykh explains the linguistic, technical and religious meaning of marriage and clarifies its purpose:
"The conclusion of a contract betwen a man and a woman, with each of the two desiring to enjoy and take pleasure in one another, to establish a righteous family and a safe and sound society."
The Wisdom of Marriage includes:
Preservation and protection of both mates
Protection of the society from evil and the degredation of [good] character
The fulfilment of pleasure of one mate with the other concerning what is mandated of rights and sexual intercourse
Perfection of relaitons between familes and tribes
The new edition includes a second appendix containing advice for the newlyweds