Benefits Of Marriage

Success comes from Allah, and Allah knows best but at least we get to know that the institution of marriage was established by Allah at the beginning of creation.The Prophet Adam, Peace be upon him, was married to his wife Eve, Peace be upon her.

From this moment, Allah prescribed the forming of marital unions in order to benefit the faith, the family, the society, and the love and companionship of the married.

Allah said:
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]

I have talked about some of the benefits of marriage based on the following:

  • Family
  • Faith
  • Love & companionship
  • Society
  • Increase in Sustenance
  • Sex

Family

Marriage serves the purpose of bringing two families together, encouraging reconciliation between them, protecting the rights of women and children, and producing righteous offspring who will be happy in this life and the Hereafter.


Allah said:

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 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]

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

The best of you are the best to their families, and I am the best to my family. [Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3895]

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the best character, and the best of you are the best in behavior to their women. [Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1162]

Faith

Marriage serves the purpose of bringing together a husband and wife as believers in their Lord, who will walk the path of Islam together in submission to the Creator of the Universe.


Allah said:
Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will live eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence, but approval from Allah is greater. That is the great success.[Surah At-Tawba 9:72]

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
A woman is married for four reasons: her property, her status, her beauty, and her religion; so choose according to religion. [Sahih Muslim 1466]

Fatimah bint Qais reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “When you are lawful for marriage, then call for me.”

So she called for him when she received proposals from Mu’awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan, Abu Al-Jahm, and Usama ibn Zaid.

The Messenger of Allah said:

As for Mu’awiyah, then he is a poor man without any wealth (and cannot provide for you), and as for Abu Al-Jahm, he frequently beats women; rather, you should choose Usama.

She gestured with her hand saying that she did not want to marry Usama, but the Messenger of Allah said to her:
Obedience to Allah and His Messenger is better for you.
[Musnad Ahmad 26779]

So Fatimah married Usama and she was so happy that she was envied by others.

Love and Companionship

Marriage serves the purpose of fostering love and companionship between a husband and wife, promoting their happiness, and respecting their complementary nature.


Allah said:
Among  His signs is that He created for you mates from yourselves  that you may find tranquility in them, and He placed between you love and mercy. Verily, in that are signs for a people who give thought. [Surah Ar-Rum 30:21]

And in another verse Allah says:
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]

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]

Anas ibn Malik reported: Abdur Rahman ibn Awf married a woman and he gave her the weight of a date stone in gold as a dowry. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, noticed the signs of happiness on his face, so he asked him about it and Abdur Rahman said:

Indeed, I have married a woman and I have given her the weight of a date stone in gold.
[Sahih Bukhari 4853].

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
We do not see for those who love one another anything like marriage.[Sunan Ibn Majah 1847]

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

Verily, women are only the counterparts of men.
[Musnad Ahmad 25663]

Society

Marriage serves the purpose of strengthening the common good through stable family relationships, reconciling Muslims with the people of the scripture, and emancipating slaves .

Allah said:
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]

And Allah said:
Marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, for Allah is All-Encompassing and Knowing.
[Surah An-Nur 24:32]

Burda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

A man will have a double reward who owns a servant girl and he mentors her, teaches her beautiful manners, and educates her in the best way, then he emancipates her and marries her.
[Sahih Bukhari 97]

Increases Sustenance

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) remarked, “Give spouses to your single ones, because Allah makes their morality better (improves it) (under the shadow of marriage) and expands their sustenance and increases their generosity (human values).”

Sex

In Islam, marriage is not restricted to a platonic relationship between husband and wife, nor is it solely for procreation. The Islamic term for marriage, “nikah” literally means sexual intercourse.

So why has Islam provided extensive rules and regulation regarding sex? This was because Islam has fully understood that sexual instincts cannot and must not be repressed. They can only be regulated for the well being of human beings in this life and for their success in the hereafter.
Sex in married life has been openly recommended in Qur’an,
“…when they [i.e., the wives] have cleansed themselves [after menstruation], you go into them as Allah has commanded…” (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:222)

In fulfillment of Sexual Urge Nabi,Swallahu alayhi wasalaam  encourages us  to marry and to fulfill our sexual urges in lawful ways as can be seen from the following: The Prophet, “O you young men! I recommend marriage to you.”

On the other hand Celibacy and Monasticism is Forbidden.

Islam is totally opposed to monasticism and celibacy. ‘Uthman bin Maz’un was a close companion of the Prophet,Swallahu alayhi wasalam.

One day his wife came to the Prophet peace be upon him and complained, ‘Uthman fasts during the day and stands for prayers during the night.”

In other words, she meant to say that her husband was avoiding sexual relations during the night as well as the day. The Prophet (pbuh) was angered.

He did not even wait to put on his slippers. He went to ‘Uthman’s house and found him praying. When ‘Uthman finished his prayers and turned towards the Prophet (pbuh), he said, “O ‘Uthman! Allah did not send me for monasticism, rather He sent me with a simple and straight [Shariah].

I fast, pray and also have intimate relations with my wife. So whoever likes my tradition, then he should follow it; and marriage is one of my traditions.”

Islam, Life, love talks, Marriage


Aboud

A nurse practitioner who has dedicated his life to serving humanity. He is afriend, humanitarian, mentor and a listener struggling to make his mind and heart work together to make the best Impact in society. Aboud is widely recognized for his selflessness,straight forward speaking-style and love. He loves to write and inspire people.He has Always seen a better world for mankind.

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