Forgiveness brings peace

Blessings of Marriage in Islam

Marriage in Islam is a beautiful institution. Allah has created men and women as company for one another, and so that they can procreate and live in peace and tranquillity according to the commandments of Allah and the directions of His Messenger. Since the family is the nucleus of Islamic society, marriage is the only way to bring families into existence. The beauty of Muslim matrimony is mentioned at extensive places in the Quran as the relationship of faith, trust, love, forgiveness, kindness, and respect. Allah says:

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

“And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Undoubtedly in these are signs for those who reflect.” (Surah Ar-Rum30:21)

In Islam marriage being an obligatory act is so important that it is declared to be one half of a single Muslim’s faith. We can also say that Marriage Half Deen of Muslims. That the Almighty created a partner for us from within our equal to give us all this is the proof of Allah’s blessings towards us as He and only He ordains the ‘love’ and ‘mercy’ that enters our life as a result of Muslim marriage. Allah says:

وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ إِذَا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ أُجُورَهُنَّ مُحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ وَلَا مُتَّخِذِي أَخْدَانٍ

Lawful in marriage are chaste women from among the believers and chaste women from among those who were given the Scripture before you, when you have given them their due compensation, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse or taking secret lovers.” (Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:5)

Marriage in Islam lays down the foundation of togetherness and compassion between two souls, both of whom belong to Allah, and both of whom fulfil half their religion by entering into meaningful Muslim matrimony. Indeed, a tradition of the Prophet (PBUH) says “When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion. So let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.” Allah says:

وَاللَّهُ جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَزْوَاجِكُم بَنِينَ وَحَفَدَةً وَرَزَقَكُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ أَفَبِالْبَاطِلِ يُؤْمِنُونَ وَبِنِعْمَتِ اللَّهِ هُمْ يَكْفُرُونَ

“And Allah has made for you your mates of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best.” (Surah An-Nahl 16:72)

Marriage makes an incomplete human being a complete one. Marriage is a natural necessity for every human being. Marriage, especially for Muslims, is a lot more than having someone to call a husband or wife. The marital relationship is an incredible blessing and divine sign. The whole purpose of having a spouse is to find tranquillity in and with them, and our relationships with our spouses have signs that Allah is asking us to give thought to.

Here are some habits of Muslim couples who’ve found tranquillity and happiness in their marriage:

  1. Marriage is a source to experience love and happiness
  2. Marriage increases sustenance, love, respect, caring
  3. Marriage gives the couples achieve mutual affection
  4. Marriage guarantees physical and spiritual chastity
  5. Marriage is one of the most liked Sunnah in Islam
  6. Marriage provides tranquillity, peace, and security
  7. Marriage makes a source of comfort and support
  8. Marriage keeps the couple away from Satan
  9. Marriage use the sum total of his senses
  10. Marriage is an Allah Almighty greatness
  11. Marriage is necessary for making family 
  12. Marriage communicate like best friends
  13. Marriage is a religious command
  14. Marriage in Islam is an obligation 
  15. Marriage is a bond of love
  16. Marriage increases Sustenance
  17. Marriage defines their priorities
  18. Marriage make each other bloom
  19. Marriage sense each other’s stress
  20. Marriage empathize with one another
  21. Marriage away from the act of adultery
  22. Marriage is a vital part of a Muslim’s life
  23. Marriage care for each other in all matter
  24. Marriage love each other for Allah’s sake
  25. Marriage is the comfort of each other’s eyes
  26. Marriage has a sense of social responsibility
  27. Marriage need to show care towards your parents
  28. Marriage has a kind of interest in the fate of others
  29. Marriage must commitment, completion, and maturity
  30. Marriage never lose focus on each other’s primary needs

Why ego is the biggest threat to a marriage is because it is an enemy from within. Ego is like a deceptive double agent that distorts reality and makes us deny and justify the wrongs that our lower selves commit towards our spouses, convincing us that we are right; while we are oppressing our own selves and our spouses and actually walking a path of humiliating self-destruction. Allah says:

هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا لِيَسْكُنَ إِلَيْهَا فَلَمَّا تَغَشَّاهَا حَمَلَتْ حَمْلًا خَفِيفًا فَمَرَّتْ بِهِ فَلَمَّا أَثْقَلَت دَّعَوَا اللَّهَ رَبَّهُمَا لَئِنْ آتَيْتَنَا صَالِحًا لَّنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

“He (is) the One Who created you from a single soul and made from it its mate that he might live with her. And when he covers her, she carries a burden light and continues with it. But when she grows heavy, they both invoke Allah, their Lord, “If You give us a righteous (child), surely we will be among the thankful.” (Surah Al-A’raf 7:189)

Through marriage, the couple will have righteous offspring. It is the survival of generation and it results in obtaining great and good rewards by having righteous children. The righteous wife is a great favour 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 favour for the wife too. Allah says:

هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَهُنَّ

“They (wives) are as a dress for you (husbands) and you are as a dress for them.” (Quran 2: 187)

Happy Muslim couples strive to be the comfort of each other’s eyes. They seek to be the answer to the dua that Allah has taught us to make. The formation of a family through which one can find security and peace of mind. A person who is not married resembles a bird without a nest. Marriage serves as a shelter for anyone who feels lost in the wilderness of life; one can find a partner in life who would share one’s joy and sorrow. Allah says:

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “And He has put between you affection and mercy.” (Quran, 30:21)
  • “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)
  • “And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We appointed for them wives and offspring.” (Surah Ar-Ra’ad- Verse 38)
  • “And indeed We sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad SAW), and made for them wives and offspring.” (Ar-Rad 13:38)
  • “And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We appointed for them wives and offspring.” (Surah Ar-Ra’ad- Verse 38)
  • “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts).” (Quran, 23:5)
  • “And Allah has made for you Mates (and Companions of your own nature.” (Surah Al Nahl 16:72)
  • “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts).” (Al-Muminun 23:5)

Marriage guarantees physical and spiritual chastity and peace of a person and keeps the couple away from the pitfalls and temptations of Satan. Chastity is one of the praise-worthy attributes of the believers as Allah (SWT) mentioned it in the following verse: Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا

“O mankind, verily, We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.” (Surah Al-Hujurat 49:13)

The greatest benefit of marriage is protection against a sinful life and the fulfilment 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. Allah says:

وَلَن تَسْتَطِيعُوا أَن تَعْدِلُوا بَيْنَ النِّسَاءِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتُمْ فَلَا تَمِيلُوا كُلَّ الْمَيْلِ فَتَذَرُوهَا كَالْمُعَلَّقَةِ

“You will never be able to do perfect justice between wives even if it is your ardent desire, so do not incline too much to one of them so as to leave the other hanging…” (Surah An-Nisa 4:129)

Islam promotes love, care, and respect in the Muslim society where wives and husbands live happily with their children and families. Marriage in Islam teaches both men and women to stay ready to sacrifice and endure for/her life partner. The main purpose of marriage is protection against a sinful life and living a life according to the teachings of Islam.