NUS Mechanical Engineering | Year 3 Special Semester II
“Nikah Gantung” is a malay term, and today it is usually used with a derogatory connotation. The word “gantung” can be literally translated as “suspended”, or “hang”. The proper Islamic term to describe Nikah Gantung is “Nikah Khitbah”.
Some of the content in this post were adapted from Ustaz Noor Deros’ talk on marriage dated 5 Apr 2015
I’ll start this post with the following hadith:
Iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments (for creating dissension). The nearer to him in tank are those who are most notorious in creating dissension. One of them comes and says: I did so and so. And he says: You have done nothing. Then one amongst them comes and says: I did not spare so and so until I sowed the seed of discord between a husband and a wife. The Satan goes near him and says: ‘You have done well.’ A’mash said: He then embraces him. [Sahih Muslim, 2813]
While trying to memorize some short surah, my friends shared with me some tips and alhamdulillah I’ve found them beneficial. Hope these may be beneficial to others as well. Do add in other tips in the comments (: Continue reading