By: Ustaad Bilal bin Abdullah
llah Almighty has blessed us with many blessings but the greatest of blessings of Almighty Allah is ‘Islam’ the religion of peace tranquillity and comfort. one of the sacred teachings of this great religion is Marriage. Marriage is a natural and human need on which humanity is based, without marriage concept of humanity is not possible that is why the creator of the universe Allah almighty first grant Adam (peace be upon him) a partner Eve (peace be upon her) then created human offsprings from the couple. This is great proof that marriage and conjugal life are the exact needs of human and the whole human and the whole humanity depends on it.
The creator of the universe has created human beings with some natural desires. The only solution to fulfil these natural desires and needs is marriage.
Marriage is a blessing that leads to modesty and Chasity. Allah Almighty has guaranteed honour dignity and purity in this great and beautiful relationship, as it is stated in the Hadith, “O’ youth of the Ummah among you who can afford marriage, Get married because it keeps your eyes down and protects your dignity and Honour”. [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim]. This Hadith is great proof that marriage is the Protector of Chasity and modesty. If the marriage becomes common morality and modesty will become common in society, If the marriage becomes expensive and difficult immortality will become common in society. Marriage is the only act that completes half of the dean and faith. No act completes half of the dean. Marriage and conjugal life is a great cause of peace and calmness. Restlessness, depression is common things in society, the main cause for this is not to get married or to delay the marriage. Most of the people complaining marriage bring poverty, marriage does not bring poverty married is a great remedy for poverty and destitution as the Lord of the world has cleared in Surah An-Noor, “Marry those who are unmarried if they are poor Allah almighty will grant them wealth out of his bounty”. And history has witnessed that those who got married became rich. Marriage is the Mercy and blessing of the almighty. It is a cure and solution for all problems, it is the best medicine.
Dear Readers, among the benefits and blessings of the marriage, is that it brings special help and reward from Almighty. Marriage is the cause of reward according to the Hadith, “Husband’s approach to his wife is also a cause of reward”.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said in Sahih Hadith, “The greatest blessing and provision in the world is a virtuous wife”. All these are the blessings and great effects of marriage. Not only that marriage is the best teacher and practical mentor that teaches a best living life. Marriage creates some attitudes like tolerance politeness forbearance in a person. Normalise marriage it’s the survival of the human and the boundary between human and other animals. Normalise the marriage and make it simple it’s the coolness of the eyes and the pleasure of the heart. Try to understand and explain to others the greatness and importance of sacred marriage. This is the practical exercise of purity and piety. Do not delay the marriage due to vain foundations and bad rituals. Purify your marriage from innovations and superstitions. If it becomes expensive then it will play a major role in harming society. Protect marriage from extravagance. Marriage is contained with innumerable blessings but the condition is that it should be practised by the teachings of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and the leader of the universe Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) may Allah help us to make marriage normal. Verily, Allah is the helper of all of us.
Author teaches at Salafia Institute Batamaloo