What is the significance of reading Al-Fatihah over a couple when they become engaged to marry? They are engaged once they exchange rings; but are they now allowed to be in private together, hold hands or show other gestures of love, etc.?
Salam Alikom,My brother was engaged to a very good girl who we all fell in love with her so quickly. she's very beautiful, independent, has a good career, from a good family, good education and very well brought up. they kept engaged for 6 months and then later, just 3 months before their wedding, she had a medical problem and had an operation to remove some cysts from her ovaries, the operation ended well but the fallopian tubes were found entirely damaged and now her chances to get pregnant is through the Invitro fertilization process. My brother is shocked and is hesitent to contiue because he heard that the success rate is only 30% and that there are risks too about the ivf... he sees this as a sign from God to stop him from marrying this girl, but i see it as a test from God to test his patience and his faith. I told him that God is the only one who gives people children whether the wife and husband are fertile or infertile. But he doesnt want to give up his fear. Is his fear valid? Now he left his fiancee', is it haram to leave her for such a reason that's completely out of her hands and is ultimately in the hands of God??Thanks a lot for answering my question is advance.