Module Review (AY 2014/2015 Special Semester II)

NUS Mechanical Engineering | Year 3 Special Semester II

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My View on “Nikah Gantung”

“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”.

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Marriage in Islam

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]

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