GAZA CITY: There was no party, no celebrations when 22-year-old Aida al-Qaddumi finally got married this week.
There were no regrets either -- she said she was marrying to raise "fighters" and asked only that she might die as a "martyr" in Israel.
Three weeks of a deadly Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip forced postponement of the January 7 wedding, but it did not alter her intentions.
Source: the Times of India
This really puts things in perspective. What are we really looking for in a spouse? What do we really hope to accomplish together? (If not specifically raising fighters, then how about a more general "serving Allah" or "bettering the world" goal?) And what superficial, worldy obstacles are we bowing to, thus undermining our ability to serve Allah?