JAIHOON.COM : the HEARTmatter | Official website of Mujeeb Jaihoon | Download iJaihoon app for Apple / Android | Like / Follow

All posts tagged Marital

The Bridegroom and the Bride’s father sits, accompanied by the witnesses and also present is the local Qazi or the Khateeb (the one who delivers the khutba or Friday Sermon). The groom’s friends sits beside him. A register is signed with the signatures of the two parties and a sermon is also given.

Notice the bouquet which is very common in Muslim marriages has originated from the local culture.

The groom is expected to sit at the function with his head covered.

The use of flowers in marriages is becoming increasingly popular irrespective of caste or religion. Ironically, it is often the little children of the household, and not the bride, who are in a better position to outshine others. The 4-year old Muslim girl in the picture, for example, is seen with the jasmine flowers on. She is playing with the jewel box that had the Mahr or the bride-price (given from the groom to the bride).

Flower dealers make good business during the marriage seasons

Her Highness Jawaher on the Father’s role in building the family structure

Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has lamented the “receding role of the father” in UAE society, and urged parents to share the responsibility of bringing up their children.

She was speaking at the opening of the Second Family Meeting, which began here yesterday under the banner “Father’s role in building the family structure”.

Sheikha Jawaher observed that a father’s long absence from home was often attributed to work. Often, however, fathers exclude their families from their personal entertainment plans.

She noted that the continuous absence of the father would soon make him lose control over his children and expose them to deviation. She stressed that the roles of mothers and fathers should compliment each other to achieve equilibrium in the family.

“Fatherhood is not in any way less important than motherhood,” she added.

Sheikha Jawaher recited a saying by the Caliph, Omar bin Al Khattab, who urged parents to be kind to their children if they wanted to earn their love and respect.

She asked: “Why do we always complain about the children’s ingratitude, when we do not try to give them the affection they need and instill in them the values of mercy and care.”

She pointed to the Sharjah Ruler’s words in his meeting with the members of the Supreme Family Council. He expressed the hope of seeing all fathers taking their children to school to realize their responsibility and strengthen ties with them.

Sheikha Jawaher also urged children to listen to their parents’ advice as they have more experience in life and only want the best for them.

Moudhi Al Shamsi, Director of the Family Development Department at the Supreme Family Council, noted that the First Family Meeting held last year helped to set guidelines for a happy family. This year, she said, the meeting moves on to more specific elements within the family and focuses on the role expected from a father.

She pointed out that the Supreme Family Council had been directing awareness messages to the family through its affiliated establishments, including the Sharjah City For Humanitarian Services, the Sharjah Women’s Clubs and the childhood centres.

Dr Amna Khalifa, professor of education at UAE University, presented the first paper at the meeting, which tackled the social and educational responsibilities of a father.

Today, the meeting will resume with papers presented by Mohammed Rashid Dimas, director of educational resources at the Ministry of Education and Youth, and Ahmed Suliman Al Hamadi, inspector of social services at the Sharjah Educational Zone.