Monday, November 14, 2011 9:49:05 AM
Allah (S.W.T) says in Quran:
“And of his signs is that He created for you, from yourselves partners to find solace in them and He made between you love and mercy”.
“Allah, most Gracious says about spouses in Quran:
Among His signs is [the fact] that He has created spouses for you among yourselves so that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has planted love and mercy between you; In that are signs for people who reflect.
Qur'an [30: 21]
And it says:
... They are a garment for you and you are a garment to them...
Qur'an [2: 187]
It requires that a husband and wife should be as garments for each other. Just as garments are for protection, comfort, show and concealment for human beings, Allah expects husbands and wives to be for one another.
Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the Comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead Righteous.
"The whole world is an asset and the best asset is a good Wife" (Muslim)
MARRIAGE IN ISLAM:
Islam, unlike other religions is a strong advocate of marriage. There is no place for celibacy like, for example the Roman Catholic priests and nuns. The prophet (P.B.U.H) has said "there is no celibacy in Islam.
Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not equal celibacy with high "taqwa" / "Iman". The prophet has also said,
"Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me".
It is a social necessity because through marriage, families are established and the family is the fundamental unit of our society. Furthermore, marriage is the only legitimate or halal way to indulge in intimacy between a man and a woman.