by: Naadira Chhipa
She grew up reading and watching fairytales and believed in waiting for her very own prince charming and living happily ever after…
As she grew older her idea of true love stemmed from bollywood movies, novels and poetry.
She wholeheartedly believed love to be: blissfully walking hand in hand on the beach,
amazing candlelit date nights.
Sadly this fairytale does not exist.
True love exists only after marriage: In the dua at the time of nikkah that is read so sincerely it brings tears to their eyes. In the purity of trust that exists between a husband and wife. In the unwavering companionship through the struggles and storms of life. In loving your spouse and standing by them when the entire world seems to be conspiring against you.
In living and loving your spouse through their weakest and darkest hours. In building and nurturing a beautiful family together. In finding that bliss and comfort as you embrace your spouse. In getting to know each other better every day. In the unconditional love and mercy that Allah has placed in your hearts for each other.
In being grateful for your spouse as they are your ‘garment ‘ from Allah to protect, cover your faults and honour you.
True Love only exists after marriage, for falling in love before that is purely from shaitaan never true, never pure and never yours….