Marriage in Islam: Understanding, Law and Purpose

One of the phases in life that a Muslim usually goes through is finding a life partner and holding a marriage. If one is able and mature emotionally, by marrying, one can perfect half his religion.

From the household, various things that have been categorized as sin, if done with a husband or wife is recorded as worship in the side of Allah SWT.

This is illustrated in the hadith narrated by Anas bin Malik that the Prophet (pbuh) said:

“Whoever is given a gift by Allah a salihah wife, then Allah has helped him to complete half his religion. Therefore, fear Allah and the other half.”

Definition of Marriage

in terms, marriage is an agreement that allows the association between men and women who are not mahramnya. From the contract also, there are rights and obligations that must be fulfilled by each spouse.

basically the law of marriage is sunnah. And whoever does it shall have no sin if he leaves it.

Destination Wedding

These goals seek to bring a Muslim to happiness in this world and the hereafter.

1. Meet basic human needs

Marriage aims to meet basic human needs. It consists of emotional, biological, mutual need, and so on.

The proof is a hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah that Rasululllah SAW said: ”

Women are married for four reasons: because of their wealth, their position, their beauty, and because of their religion. Marry women because of their religion, so you will not be wretched.”

2. Get peace of life.

By marrying, husbands or wives can complement each other. If they feel fit, both will provide support, be it moriel or materiel support, appreciation, and affection that will provide peace of life for both partners.

3. Maintain morality.

By marrying, a Muslim will avoid the sin of adultery, as the prophet Muhammad SAW said:

“O young men! Whoever of you has the ability to marry, marry him.”

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4. Increase worship to Allah SWT

The act that was previously haram before marriage, after the marriage became worship on the husband or wife.

for example, compassion between different mahram is a sin, but if done in mahligai marriage, it will be recorded as a reward in the side of Allah SWT.

5. Obtaining righteous offspring and salihah

One of the deeds that is endless even though a Muslim has died is a descendant of the righteous or salihah.

By being married, one can educate a generation of Muslims who believe and fear Allah SWT, which is a savings reward and a prolonged good deed.

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