Islam has various reasons to urge marriage such as its benefits in safeguarding one’s Faith and also because it is the only and an essential element in the proper and righteous upbringing of children and upspring. Marriage in Islam plays a major role in protecting a Muslim from the sins of adultery, masturbation and homosexuality. Marriage takes away the possibility of all evils and sins because after marriage a Muslim is supposed to engage himself with a life sharing partner he has married and vice versa.
Marriage is the Sunnah of our Noble Prophet (PBUH), as well as of the previous Noble Prophets (AS). As the statement of Allah, the Originator, the High is:
“And indeed We sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad SAW), and made for them wives and offspring” (Ar-Rad 13:38).
Marriage linguistically means to unite and to bring together. The real literal meaning of marriage is to have sexual intercourse; and the metaphorical meaning of marriage is the bond of marriage.
The Muslim scholars defined marriage through various definitions, and one of these is:
“Marriage is such a bond from which the act of sexual intercourse becomes lawful.”
One who has adequate means to maintain a family should marry. Marrying ensures modesty and chastity which is vital for a healthy social life.
Islam prescribes matters that contain good benefits both in this world and in the Hereafter and among the greatest benefits of marriage are the following:
“O young people! Whoever among you is able to marry, should marry.”
“And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)” (Al-Muminun 23:5).
“And He has put between you affection and mercy” (Ar-Rum 30:21).
“When a person dies his deeds discontinue, except for three things: Ongoing charity, knowledge which people benefit from, and a righteous son who prays for him.”
“No man earns anything better than that which he earns with his own hands, and what a man spends on himself, his wife, his child and his servant then it is charity.”
To avoid spending on one’s wife and children is miserliness and stinginess which is condemnable. But to keep fulfilling unreasonable legal and illegal needs of the family is also extravagance and squandering, which are both disliked.
“And marry those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and the woman who has no husband) and (also marry) the Salihun (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (female slaves). If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people).” (An-Nur 24:32).
“This world is but provision, and there is no provision in this world better than a righteous wife.”
The righteous wife is a great favor, because she proves to be a good advisor in worldly matters; she is a good life partner and she assists her husband in matters of the Hereafter; thus both achieve high ranks. On the other hand, the righteous husband is a great favor for the wife too.
In short, the greatest benefit of marriage is protection against a sinful life and the fulfillment of sexual desire through lawful means. This great benefit is the main objective of marriage and should be focused upon at the time of marriage; other benefits will then be achieved thereafter.
Reality Of Islam
Have you ever dreamed of diving under water for a long time without oxygen? Does that make sense? A number of American scientists hav
Scientists have developed a process using sunlight and air to create carbon-neutral jet fuel. The process could sustainably fuel planes,
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are fast emerging as an alternative to battery electric vehicles. But hydrogen is not yet an option for small vehicles
After more than a quarter-century of planning, designing, building, waiting—and of obsessively testing the most complex space observatory eve
You can choose: Our Quran is either be that holy thing which is used today as a tool to spread ignorance and deception, like how it was used on the spears of oppressors and deceivers. Or your Quran become that holy book which was taken by Abu-Thar as a tool to face oppression and corruption, and got banished for that. Ali-Sharaiati
You can choose:
Our Quran is either be that holy thing which is used today as a tool to spread ignorance and deception, like how it was used on the spears of oppressors and deceivers.
Or your Quran become that holy book which was taken by Abu-Thar as a tool to face oppression and corruption, and got banished for that.