assalaamualaikum warahmathullaahi wabarakaathuh. ( Also please read our daughter's expectation of marriage in her own words - below after the profile written by the parents )
Our daughter did her schooling from KG to 12th in the UAE. Her height is 171 cm (just over 5 feet 7 inches) tall, slim, fair and Alhamdulillaah beautiful.
We are Urdu-speakingSunni Muslims from TamilNadu, who have been staying in the UAE for +25 years,and in the Middle East for about 40 years Alhamdulillaah.
Our daughter completed her Business Accounting degree in May 2015 in a UAE British college. Completed her MBA(Finance) in Dubai in July 2017. She also has a diploma in Islamic Finance from CIMA. One of the finalists from all over UAE for the 'Daughters of the Emirates' program 2017-2018 edition (poag.ae).
Please note that while she has professional goals within Halal boundaries, going for a job after marriage will depend on several factors such as family - especially the well-being & upbringing of future children - as well as the JOINT decision between her & her husband. She would therefore expect someone as her husband who supports his wife in either case if she decides to stay at home or goes to work.
She is academically bright with excellent command of English alhamdulillaah. She can also speak and write Hindi. She has been pursuing Ijaazah for many years for getting the sanad in Tajweed of the Qur'an, initially with Markaz Huda in Dubai and currently online with Sheikha Wafaa bint HussainYee.
Drives her car.
Practices Hijab including abaya anywhere out of house and in front of non-mahrams, Does not wear Niqaab. Only sibling is a sister 2 years younger.
Hobbies and likes are reading books, cooking, meeting her close friends, watching TV/movies of comedy/science fiction/superheroes/cooking/cricket/mystery genre.
Family are basically Urdu-speaking from Tamil Nadu, South India. Father is a manager in a company in UAE. Mother is a homemaker, alhamdulillaah. Family resides in Sharjah.
Whole family practices Islam with no compromise on the basics like Salat, Saum and Zakaat. Family performed Hajj in 2003, alhamdulillah and also Umrah in 2009 and 2017.
EXPECTING SOMEONE WHO COMPULSORILY PRAYS 5 TIMES - SHOULD FOLLOW BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF ISLAM IN'SHA'ALLAH. WE ARE LOOKING FOR WELL SETTLED GROOMS WITH GOOD FAMILY BACKGROUND IN THE UAE ONLY.
(below is our daughter's expectation of marriage in her own words )
My view of marriage is one where my husband and I are best friends first, and build our relationship based on the tenets of Islam - especially trust, loyalty, and equality. I have always viewed marriage as an important responsibility - one where both husband & wife share their dreams & aspirations and help each other achieve them; where both spouses take equal responsibility, especially during times of difficulty & trials; and where both share a fairly similar outlook on life & the decisions that come with it.
Which is why, in my opinion, religious & personal compatibility should be the MAIN deciding factors in choosing a spouse. My family and I do not follow or give importance to any South Indian cultural practices that contradict the Qur'an & Sunnah. Which is why I would hope the same from the groom's side, irrespective of where they hail from.
For me, the marriage of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) & Khadijah (RA) will always be the epitome of what a marriage should be. There was no ego or arrogance or inferiority complexes in that marriage. Instead, there was complete faith, loyalty, and an environment where each helped the other grow - in Deen & Dunya.
Unfortunately, I feel like marriage nowadays is viewed as a box that merely needs to be ticked off in a long list of items that need to be achieved in one's lifetime. But I believe it's not an achievement. It's something one should enter into with the hope & desire that you will spend the rest of your life with the person who will learn to love & respect you despite your flaws & shortcomings, and who will love you for the sake of Allah.
May Allah grant all of us spouses who are the coolness of our eyes, who are the cure to our inner fears & anxieties, and become our best friends in this Dunya only for us to reunite in the Aakhirah. Aameen.
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