Dua For Happy Marriage

Benefits of Marriage in Islam

Marriage in Islam is considered a sacred bond. In Islam, there is a contract called ‘Nikah’ which is signed between a husband and wife to tie them into a beautiful relationship of marriage. Allah SWT Himsed mentioned in the Quran that spouses should find tranquillity from each other. Staying true and honest to your spouse nourishes the relationship. Allah says:

وَيَا آدَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ فَكُلَا مِنْ حَيْثُ شِئْتُمَا وَلَا تَقْرَبَا هَٰذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُونَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

“O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise and eat from wherever you will but do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.” (Surah Al-A’raf 7:19)

Marriage in Islam has been given great importance. A Muslim can have a family through a legal contract called ‘Nikah.’  Marriage is an act pleasing Allah Almighty because it is by his commandments that husband and wife love each other and help each other to make efforts to continue the human race and raise their children to become true servants of Allah.  Allah says:

وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

“The believers say: Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring joy to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” (Surah Al-Furqan 25:74)

Marriage in Islam is a sacred form of relationship in which this relationship will form a family. Humans cannot survive forever because marriage is the only way to extend life from it. Marriage in Islam is done to abstain from acts of adultery.  Respect is one of the main ingredients to make any relationship flourish. A husband and wife share the sacred bond called marriage and are bound to respect each other.

There are some reasons due to which Islam so much emphasized Marriage which we have listed below:

  1. Marriage makes an incomplete human being a complete
  2. Marriage is a source to experience love and happiness
  3. Marriage for giving factors between husband and wife
  4. Marriage increases sustenance, love, respect, caring
  5. Marriage guarantees physical and spiritual chastity
  6. Marriage provides tranquillity, peace, and security
  7. Marriage is one of the most liked Sunnah in Islam
  8. Marriage is a sacred bond between two persons
  9. Marriage is one of the commandments of Allah
  10. Marriage is protection against a sinful life
  11. Marriage is one of the classes of Allah
  12. Marriage appreciating the Spouse
  13. Marriage is a religious command
  14. Marriage has righteous offspring
  15. Marriage is a bond of love
  16. Marriage extend human life
  17. Marriage balancing the relation
  18. Marriage cherishing every moment
  19. Marriage away from the act of adultery
  20. Marriage treating the wife with respect
  21. Marriage being thankful for little things
  22. Marriage a good woman for a good man
  23. Marriage is necessary for making a family
  24. Marriage Ignoring the flaws of your spouse
  25. Marriage finding tranquillity from the spouse
  26. Marriage know each other and help each other
  27. Marriage loving the spouse for the sake of Allah
  28. Marriage caring about the feelings of the spouse
  29. Marriage means you are obeying the Prophet (SAW)
  30. Marriage showing affection and mercy towards the spouse

Allah has made the spouses clothing for each other and in this way has made men and women halal for each other. Islam gives great importance to marriage. It is advised to respect each other’s spouses and we treat them with honour and care. Allah in the Quran has laid down the rules to have a peaceful married life by fulfilling each other’s rights and responsibilities. Allah says:

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْأَزْوَاجَ كُلَّهَا مِمَّا تُنبِتُ الْأَرْضُ وَمِنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَمِمَّا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

“Exalted is He who created all pairs – from what the earth grows and from themselves and from that which they do not know.” (Surah Ya-Seen 36:36)

Allah created mankind in pairs, Allah here also decrees that the abominable woman will be paired with the abominable man. The relationship between husband and wife is a sacred one. It can be nourished through friendship and trust. A husband should make his wife feel comfortable at his house and develop a friendship with her.  Friendship and trust are the main ingredients for a happy married life.  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 to leave the other hanging…” (Surah An-Nisa 4:129)

Islam emphasizes marriage as it has great importance in Islam with many benefits that one could get from it. The husband should never raise his voice or hand on his wife as Islam encourages to treat the wife with respect and love. Appreciation is the key to having a good relationship with anyone. Being honest with one’s spouse is the key to a happy marriage.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

Islam defined matters that contain good benefits both in this world and in the Hereafter and among the greatest benefits of marriage are listed below:

  • “And of all things, We created two mates; perhaps you will remember.” (Quran, 51:49)
  • “Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame.” (Surah Al-Muminun, 6)
  • “It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage: for thy Lord has power (over all things).” (Surah Al-Furqan, 54)
  • “Exalted is He who created all pairs – from what the earth grows and from themselves and from that which they do not know.” (Quran, 36:36)
  • “Marry those among you who are single and (marry) your slaves, male and female, that are righteous” (Quran 24:32)
  • “Allah created male and female from a single soul so that man might live with her in serenity.” (Quran, 7:189)
  • “We indeed sent messengers before you (O Muhammad), and We assigned them wives and children” (Quran 13:38)
  • “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts).” (Quran, 23:5).
  • “And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a gift; but if they, of their good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it with right good cheer.” (Surah An-Nisa, 4)

True marriage to get us to know each other and help each other. Any Muslim who is capable of giving birth and inner living should be hastened to marry. Marriage aims to maintain self-respect and views and avoid slander. Care is the most important factor to nourish any relationship. Caring about the feelings of people can make a place in their hearts. Similarly caring about the feelings and emotions of your spouse will develop love. Showing empathy results in a stronger bond than before. 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)

Islam also asserts that in marrying someone, the one thing that should be considered above everything else is the character and righteousness of the person. 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.

أَكْمَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِيمَانًا أَحْسَنُهُمْ خُلُقًا وَخِيَارُكُمْ خِيَارُكُمْ لِنِسَائِهِمْ خُلُقًا

“The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the best character, and the best of you are the best in behaviour to their women.” (Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1162)

Marriage is one of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. Any Muslim who does will have a great reward. Young Muslims and young women who are married to distance themselves from the forbidden things are one of the classes that God will help in the afterlife. They’re a match made in heaven by Allah SWT so they should seek peace and happiness from their spouse only. Allah says:

وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ فَإِن كَرِهْتُمُوهُنَّ فَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَيَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ فِيهِ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا

“Live with them in kindness, for if you dislike them, then perhaps you dislike something but Allah has placed therein much good.” (Surah An-Nisa 4:19)

The purpose of marriage is to have offspring. Support is very important to face any obstacle and hurdles in life. A husband and wife should be supportive of each other. A husband should lend his support whenever his wife faces any problem related to the house or her work. Similarly, the wife is also encouraged to support her husband emotionally or physically in hard times.