Is Marriage Necessary in Islam?
The Qur’an says that marriage is a commitment between two people and is a permanent and enduring relationship. It promotes love, respect, and cooperation between man and woman, and prevents adultery. But what exactly does marriage mean in Islamic culture? Let’s look at the different ways it’s performed.
Qur’an says marriage is a permanent and enduring relationship
According to the Qur’an, marriage is a relationship between two people, and there should be no separation between men and women. The Prophet Muhammad taught us to respect women, and he said that the best husband is the one who is best for his wife. Once, the Prophet Muhammad was poisoned by a woman, and he forgave her, even though she was the cause of his illness. Similarly, the Qur’an says that forgiveness is better than punishment.
The Prophet Muhammad came to Mecca, and the surrounding areas, to warn the Quraysh people of impending doom. He explained that the Qur’an was the only way for man to communicate directly with his Creator. Before the Prophet arrived, the Arabs did not believe in an afterlife. They believed life ended at death. They did not believe in resurrection, reincarnation, or any other concept that would have a person return.
It promotes love, care, and respect
One of the most important aspects of marriage is its promotion of love, care, and respect. To make this happen, both husband and wife must constantly feed their love and affection for each other. For instance, the Prophet (saw) would gaze at his wife and praise her beauty. This kind of adoration will touch the wife’s heart and ignite the love between the two of them.
Islam places great importance on marriage, which is the sacred covenant between two people. The Quran describes the bond between spouses as one of mutuality, equality, and cordiality. In Islam, spouses are supposed to protect and nurture each other. Their relationship is like a garment, covering one another’s flaws and providing comfort for the other.
It promotes cooperation between the man and the woman
Marriage is the foundation of Islam, and according to the Qur’an, a man should support his wife and family and do their best to make their lives better. Women also have certain rights and privileges in Islam. These include the right to vote, the right to own property, and the right to consent to marriage.
According to the Qur’an, marriage is an equal relationship between the man and the woman. The couple should respect one another and be fair to each other. Islamic marriages encourage mutuality and closeness, and the Qur’an specifies the rules of the marriage. A woman must be respectful and honorable to her husband, and a man must not be dishonor her wife.
It prevents adultery
According to Islam, adultery is a sin that breaks the marriage covenant. In the Qur’an, adultery is punishable by stoning. The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his infallible Imams have established the validity of this prohibition. However, it is important to note that the ruling does not require a husband to refrain from any sexual activity with his wife.
Islam considers adultery as the deadliest of all sins. It is often associated with shirk (associating a partner with Allah). Practicing adultery in Islam has devastating consequences for an individual and a couple. It degrades family values and undermines home peace. It also destroys faith and corrodes one’s purity. Most importantly, adultery exposes an individual to the wrath of Allah, which can lead to eternal damnation.
It discourages secret relationships with the opposite sex
Islam discourages secret relationships between men and women. This is because it is nearly impossible for two people of opposite sex to have a platonic relationship. At some point, one of the partners will develop feelings for the other, which can lead to sentimental issues. Islam encourages men to talk to women, but discourages secret relationships between the sexes.
While Islam discourages secret relationships with the opposite sex, polygyny is not explicitly forbidden. Rather, it is regulated and discouraged.