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Hadith on Marriage

Marriage is the source of happiness and stability for a person. And here We will know the importance of Marriage in Islam, and realize this importance through the mentioned Hadith on Marriage.

Definition of marriage in Islam:

Marriage in Islam is a fundamental relationship between a man, and a woman to live together to be a husband, and a wife. This contract relationship between man, and woman is called Nikah. Before talking about Hadith on Marriage, and the importance of marriage in Islam, we have to know its importance form the Holy Quran. Allah Almighty said in His great book: “And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.” (Surah al-Nur, verse 24:32) Islam consider the family life to be the a blessing and value the stability of marriage. Allah has given us this blessing for family stability, and the stability of the society. The importance of marriage in Islam will be shown from the words of the Holy Quan, and Hadith on marriage.  

The purpose of marriage in Islam:

1. Stay loyal to each other for the rest of their lives. 2. To have children, and raise them in the Islamic Faith. Due to the great importance of marriage in Islam it was mentioned many times in the Holy book, and there are many Hadith on marriage.  

Hadith on marriage:

The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (SAW) said many Hadith on marriage, and we are here to talk about one of them.

عن أبي هریرة رضي االله عنه: قال النبي صلى االله علیه وسلم: “تنكح المرأة لأربع لمالها ولحسبها ولجمالها ولدینها فاظفر بذات الدین تربت یداك”

The transliteration of this Hadith is:

“Tonkah al maar’ah liarba’, lemaleha, walehasabeha, wa legamaleha, wa ledeneha, fadhfar bedhateldhain taribat yadak.”

The translation of this Hadith is:

“A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. You should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a loser. (Bukhari)  

Simple explanation of the Hadith:

This Hadith is narrated by Bukhari and Musliam, and it means that some people love women for their best qualities such as, being beautiful, family status, being rich, and being religious. These qualities are the best, but it is obligatory for religious men to choose their wifes due to their religiosity. The beloved Prophet (SAW) has advised His nation, and assured them of the necessity of choosing religious wives more than beautiful.   If they don’t respond to the Messenger’s advice, they will suffer from severe poverty. If we talk about Hadith on Marriage, we have to learn this great Hadith. Allah Almighty and His Messenger Muhammad (SAW) only can give us correct, and reliable future information.  
The wife must obey her husband:
  Every wife must obey her husband as long as he doesn’t ask her to do anything that makes Allah angry. This is also one of the Prophet’s great advice after their wedding.  
What should we avoid?
After marriage, the wife has to obey her husband, and avoid controversy, and discord. They must follow the rules of Islam and avoid mixing men and women. Our beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAW) has advised us to follow Islam rules, and confirmed this by saying thids Hadith: “Whoever resembles a people is one of them. ” (Abu Dawood). Muslims must follow Islam, obey Allah, and His Messenger (SAW). Finally, we have to say that marriage is the basic rule, and the infrastructure of life. See More : Types of Hadith in Islam

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