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TMO Columnist Imam Abdullah El-Amin and Wife Renew Marriage Vows — Celebrate 30 years

April 23, 2009 by  


By Imam El-Amin, MMNS

wedding vows Imam Abdullah Bey El-Amin, of Detroit, Michigan and his wife Cheryl Zahirah El-Amin, recently celebrated 30 years of marriage by renewing their wedding vows at Detroit’s Muslim Center.  The ceremony was designed to show the gratitude to ALLAH for the many blessings that came out of the union that He caused to come into being.

The renewal ceremony had a double special meaning as it was put on by the three children of the couple and their spouses.   Son, Maurice and wife, Camisha; daughter, Zarinah and husband Halim, and son Idris and wife Colette. Imam Dawud Alim, longtime friend and acquaintance of the couple officiated the ceremony.
Prophet Muhammad (s), was quoted as saying “when a man marries he has fulfilled half of the religion, so let him fear G’d regarding the remaining half.”  Also, in sura 52, ALLAH makes the  beautiful promise to us  “And those who believe and whose offspring follow them in faith – We unite them with their offspring;  and We will not deprive them of any of their work.  Every man (or woman) is pledged for what they do.”  52:21

The evening was shared by many of the couple’s friends and family, which included representatives of people from Prophet Abraham’s seed as well as brothers and sisters from other religious groups.  The guests wrote many “pearls of wisdom” and good wishes on slips of paper as they entered.  These are being kept in a book of remembrance by the happy couple.

The evening ended with a scrumptious dinner and much cheer and good wishes.

As Salaam alaikum
(Al Hajj) Imam Abdullah El-Amin

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