On Sunday 7th February 2016, Birmingham Abbasi Youth Network (BAYN) held an extended Sunday evening event titled ‘Marriage the A-Z’. The event focused on four groups of people; those looking for a spouse, those engaged to be married, individuals already married and looking to start a family and those who have been married before or are single parents. Before the event begun we had 64 individuals signed up on EventBrite to attend and seven facilitators confirmed from the Match-Making and Me2We committee. However, Alhamdulilah on the day we had an estimate of 100 people involved; our highest attendance to date.
After a short introduction to the event, it’s ground rules, the speakers and facilitators; Sister Rozmin Khimji delivered a ten minute address which focused on marriage as a blessing, citing specific prophetic narrations and Qur'anic verses to illustrate how many blessings are attained by an individual who has taken the steps to get married and cares for their spouse and family.