What is the importance of marriage in Islam? Below are 25 The Importance of Marriage in Islam that you must know.
1. Peaceful Togetherness
The reason why marriage is important, in order to create a peaceful, comfortable togetherness to the couple he loves. Sakinah, mawaddah, and warrahmah are the essence of the creation of marriage. In the verse below it is also mentioned that only the people who do marriage, not jinn or animals. Read more about Importance of Haidh in Islam
“And of His Signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Verse 30:21)
2. Allah SWT Almighty power
In another verse in the Quran once again Allah Almighty says that Allah Almighty created two types in pairs. So hopefully we as Muslims believe in His power. Read more about Importance of Ashura in Islam
“And of all things We created two mates; perhaps you will remember.” (Verse 51:49)
3. Allah Almighty Greatness
The Greatness of Allah Almighty is shown again in the Quran, Allah Almighty created everything in pairs. It is not only humans, animals, plants and other living things that are invisible and unknown to humans. Read more about Importance of A Father in Islam
“Exalted is He who created all pairs – from what the earth grows and from themselves and from that which they do not know”.(Verse 36:36)
4. Extend the human life
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. Read more about Importance of Thursday Night in Islam
“And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you from your mates’ sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve?”.(Verse 16:72)
5. Away from the act of adultery
Marriage in Islam is done to abstain from acts of adultery. Therefore, help them (men and women) who are not married to get married quickly. Read more about Importance of Shyness in Islam
Allah says in the Quran.
“And 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, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”(Verse 24: 32).
6. Marriage is a religious command
It is mentioned in one verse in the Quran that believers both men and women are obedient to the command of religion and stay away from their prohibitions (the command of Allah). They are the people who are always in His love and mercy. Read more about The Virtues of Salaam in Islam
“The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Thos Allah will have mercy on them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise”. ( Verse 9:71)
7. Human is created from one soul (nafs)
The beginning of the creation of man has Allah created the prophet Adam and from his rib, Allah created Eve, his wife. It is here concluded that man is created from one soul (nafs) and from one soul then inbreeding with marriage. Indeed as humans fear Allah who has created us from one soul. Read more about Importance of Female Child Education in Islam
“O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer.” (Verse 4:1)
8. A good woman for a good man
Allah created mankind in pairs, Allah here also decrees that the abominable woman will be paired with the abominable man. So there is a good woman for a good man. Here is the word of Allah Almighty in the Quran.
“Evil words are for evil men, and evil men are (subjected) to evil words. And good words are for good men, and good men are (an object) of good words. Those (good people) are declared innocent of what the slanderers say. For them are forgiveness and noble provision.” (Verse 24:26)
9. Godly deeds
Marriage is one of the commandments of Allah and the Apostle. As a Muslim who has faith in doing the command and avoiding the prohibition of Allah and His Messenger is more important. Below here Allah says in the Quran. Read more about Importance of Self Reflection in Night in Islam
“It is not for a believing man or believing woman when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should (thereafter) have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.”
10. Know each other and help each other
True marriage to get us to know each other and help each other. Here below Allah says in the Quran.
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (Verse 49:13)
11. Avoid slander
For 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. Read more about Importance of Silence in Islam
Below here is the following hadith.
“O youth, whoever of you should be able to marry should he marry because he can subdue his views and keep his genitals. Anyone who has not been able to fast because he can control you.” (Bukhari and Muslim of Ibn Mas’ud).
12. She has offspring
With marriage, will bear fruit offspring. Therefore the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advised choosing a fertile woman who can have offspring. Read more, see the hadith below.
“Anas Ibn Malik Radiliyallaahu ‘anhu said, “Rasulullah Sallallahu’ alaihi wa Sallam ordered us to marry and forbid us to be single.” He said, “Marry a woman who is fertile and compassionate because with your many numbers I will be proud before the Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.”(HR Ahmad)
13. Multiply the offspring
The purpose of marriage is to have offspring. Here is the following hadith is a recommendation for someone who is married to multiply the descendants.
“Mutually marry you, mutually make your offspring, and multiply (the offspring). Indeed I am proud of your number in the midst of other people.”
(HR Abdurrazak and Baihaqi)
14. The Prophet’s suggestion
Marriage is the action recommended by the Messenger of Allah, at the previous point has also been explained that Allah also encourages us, Muslims to marry. Because human beings have been created in pairs. Read more about Importance of Devotion to Parents in Islam
Below here is the following hadith.
The Messenger of Allah said:
“Marriage is my Sunnah, whoever does not like, it is not my people!”. (Ibn Majah, from Aisha r.a.)
15. Included in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah
Marriage is one of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. Any Muslim who does will have a great reward. Below here is the following hadith.
“Four kinds of Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah are: merciful, wearing perfumery, clean teeth (siwak) and married”. (HR Tirmidhi)
16. Bring in sustenance
By combining two beings of love, then Allah Almighty also combine sustenance between the two. See also the following hadith here.
From Aisha, “Marry to the women, then surely they will bring the treasure (sustenance) for you”. (HR Judge and Abu Dawud)
17. As a complement to religion
It is not only sustenance will be abundant, by marriage our life will actually be in accordance with the decree of Allah SWT. True marriage will add to our piety towards Allah SWT. Below here is the following hadith.
“If any man has not lived with his partner, means his life will be lame and not run in accordance with the decree of Allah SWT and married people means to complete his religion, the words of the Prophet SAW: “Whoever is given Allah a wife who shalihah, actually has helped half religion. And be devoted to Allah the other half. ”
18. Shalihah woman
Marrying a woman who is actually shalihah is the best jewelry. Rasulullah (PBUH) also advocated marrying a shalihah woman. By marrying a shalihah woman she will help you in religion.
“From Amr Ibnu As, The world is a jewelry and the best of jewelry is shalihah woman.” (Muslim, Ibn Majah, and An Nasai).
19. Marriage is one of the classes of Allah
Young Muslims and young women who are married with the aim of distancing themselves from the forbidden things are one of the classes that God will help in the afterlife. Below here is the following hadith.
“The three classes that God has right to help; The one who jihad/wages in the way of Allah, the slave who redeems himself from his master, and the young man or woman who marries for wanting to distance himself from the unlawful.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban, and Judge)
20. The woman who loves you
Make sure you are married to a woman who loves you. Below here is the complete hadith.
“Marry women who love you and who can afford to give birth. Surely I will boast of you as the most people.” (Abu Dawud)
21. Better charity
Below here the following hadith explains that indeed people who are married and have a family prayer is better than the prayers that are practiced by someone who is single.
“Perform prayer two rak’ah that people who have married better, than the 70 rak’ah which is practiced by the trace (or virgin).” (Narrated by Ibn Ady in the book of Al Kamil from Abu Hurairah).
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) will not like it when one of his folk is celibate until a long time. If we do not marry until the end of our lives, we are really a despicable corpse. Below here is the following hadith by Rasulullah (PBUH).
“The worst of you, the unmarried, and the contemptible of your corpse are the unmarried ones.” (Narrated by Bukhari) [AdSense-C]
23. The worst death
Just like the previous point, the following hadith reiterates that for Muslims who live single and subsequently die it will be the worst of deaths.
“Among you, all the worst is a single life, and the death of you all the most despicable is the death of those who choose single.” (Abu Ya’la and Thabrani)
24. Marriage a person alone
Another recommendation from the Prophet Muhammad to his people to marry off those who are alone around them. To marry off those who are alone is indeed a noble deed. Read more about Importance of the Call to Prayer
Below here is the following hadith.
Rasulullah SAW said: “Marriage the people who are still alone of you. In fact, Allah will improve morals, extend sustenance, and add to their nobility” (Al-Hadith).
25. Look these things to a woman that you married
There are four things to consider in marrying women, namely; wealth, heredity, beauty and religion. These four things if you have them you will be happy either in the world or in the hereafter. Below here is the following hadith.
From Abu Hurairah Radliyallaahu ‘anhu that the Prophet Sallallahu’ alaihi wSallamam said,
“The woman is married for 4 (four things), namely: treasure, heredity, beauty, and religion, Get a religious woman, you will be happy.” (Muttafaq Alaihi and Imam Lima)
Hopefully, with 25 the Importance of Marriage in Islam above can add our insight as Muslims about the importance of a marriage. Marriage is not just a suggestion, but it is the command of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to us.
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