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Shaiku wrote at 2013-02-09 10:08:36
Dear Sister,

Please don't take life long term decisions based on short term gains. I believe the age is not still ripe for you to understand the issues concerning life, and you are little infatuated by the proposal.

Yes, Money you need and you need Arabic support, however you can get Arabic support from other sources also and a Part-time job will help fulfill your family needs.

I say think of it, what if the old man dies in 3-4 years? what will happen if he leaves you kids, can you bequeath his wealth? I am not sure. Even before that you will be frustrated with the turn of things, we are all human beings, we have biological needs apart from financial needs.

Don't marry just thinking of money, I believe even your parents will not accept your proposal even though you are making sacrifice for them, think of a long term life...


rest, Allah SWT knows best what is best for you...  

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