Marriage in Islam according to the Quran & Sunnah

Allah Almighty created men and women as company for one another, and so that they can become parents and live-in peace and calmness according to the commandments of Allah Almighty. Allah says in Holy Quran: “And among His signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Undoubtedly in these are signs for those who reflect” (Quran, 30:21). Islam emphasizes on marriage as it has great importance in Islam with many benefits that one could get from it.

Islam is a strong defender of marriage. The Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has said: “there is no chastity in Islam.” Marriage is a part of faith or a religious duty and Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).  The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has also said, “Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away from it is not from amongst me”.

Marriage serves as a means to emotional and sexual gratification and also a mean of tension reduction. It is also a form of worship because it is obeying Allah and His Messenger Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). By choosing marriage one is displaying obedience to Allah Almighty. Through marriage, the couples achieve mutual affection, mercy, and love. Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Quran: “And He has put between you affection and mercy” (Quran, 30:21)

Allah Almighty first told that both partners, man, and woman, are created from the same source and that this should be paid attention to as it is one of His Signs. In the Holy Quran Allah says“O Humans revere your Guardian-Lord, Who created you from a single person created of like nature its mate, and from this scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah through Whom you claim your mutual rights” (Quran 4:1). Allah Almighty has made partners of all human beings on this earth for making a family. We should trust on Almighty Allah and have to act according to His teachings and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Marriage increases sustenance, love, respect, caring, selflessness and forgiving factors between husband and wife. The couple will also gain good rewards while having children, upbringing them in accordance with the Islamic teachings. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said regarding marriage in hadith: “O you young men! Whoever is able to marry should marry, for that will help him to lower his gaze and guard his modesty.” (Al-Bukhari)

A righteous wife is the better provision of this world. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “This world is but provision, and there is no provision in this world better than a righteous wife.” (Muslim)

Marriage guarantees physical and spiritual chastity and peace of a person and keeps the couple away from the downfall and trap of the Satan. Allah SWT mentioned in verse about chastity: “And those who guard their chastity (i.e., private parts, from illegal sexual acts)” (Quran, 23:5).

May Almighty Allah protect us all from evil deeds and give us the strength to follow the teachings of Islam. Ameen!

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