They were happy until the pressures of married life and children brought a whole different reality to their lives. She forgave and tried to adjust her life, her views, and her tolerance levels over and over again. She became more spiritual and, in doing so, reached the conclusion that she did not have to tolerate his behaviour.
Her faith taught her that she was an equal human being who was worthy of respect.
Muslim women have gathered on Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with the victims of Wednesday's terror attack.
The group of women spoke of the "overwhelming" emotion they felt standing on the bridge where dozens of people were mown down when terrorist Khalid Masood ploughed his car into pedestrians.
"We thought of the ordinary people who were here and were mown down, standing here like this, it was very overwhelming." She was joined by fellow Ahmadiyya Muslims who said they wanted to add to the condemnation of the violent attack and stand defiant in the face of terrorism. This is abhorrent to us." Being present for the demonstration shows people in the city are united in support of democracy, said Ayesha Malik.
Most people wondered why my friend’s friend refused to do the same.
Her peace of mind and happiness were all on hold as she tried to obtain a divorce through the Sharia Council because her husband refused to grant her one.) three times over a period of separation and the divorce is legitimate. She has to go to an Islamic judge in a Muslim country, or a sharia council in non-Muslim countries, to seek a judicial decree on specific grounds to be free.
If she does not have any grounds for a divorce, she has to waive her “Mehr” – a compulsory financial gift by her husband. He was the type of man who insisted on paying for all her friends at the table if they were single or unaccompanied by a husband.
I remember my friend’s friend at social events 10 years ago when she was dating her husband-to-be. We all thought he was a gentleman and she revelled in the knowledge that he was all hers.
They tied the knot with an Islamic ceremony, the Nikah, and didn’t bother with a civil one.
Three members of the public died and many more were injured after the attacker sped along the bridge before storming the parliamentary estate and stabbing a police officer to death.