Marriage In Islam

Marriage is one of the important aspects of Islam. It creates a beautiful and spiritual bond between a man and a woman. It binds them in a strong relationship and makes them partners for life. Marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman. By doing so, human beings can spend their lives with a partner who will be by their side throughout their entire lives.

There are many reasons why Islam urges to get married. It allows the person to create a family of their own in a halal way. Also, it is an essential element in giving birth to children and raising them as good human beings.

Additionally, marriage in Islam protects Muslims from getting involved in other Haram acts. This includes homosexuality, involvement in sexual activities, etc. Marriage allows you to satisfy your physical or sexual needs with your spouse. It takes you away from huge sins which are completely forbidden in the religion of Islam.

Not only physically but marriage also brings the couple closer in spiritual ways. It is a bond created by  ALLAH (SWT) that automatically connects the husband with the wife or vice versa. It gives birth to a relationship of love, compassion, and stability between a man and a woman.


The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has emphasized getting married. He (PBUH) said to his followers:

“O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry.”

The above Hadith of the Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH) indicates that a person who is capable of getting married must get married. If a person has reached the age of puberty and is physically, financially, and mentally stable to marry he should do it without any delay.

It is more akin to a directive because remaining single has no positive benefits. Islamic law forbids extramarital affairs, thus creating a family is the best course of action. In Islam, men are by nature the providers. It doesn’t matter if the wife works or is wealthy. He still needs to support the house, his children, and her.


ALLAH (SWT) has mentioned the importance of marriage in many places in the Holy Quran. The Quran has explained each element of the marriage. It has taught us that marriage is not just about bringing a partner into your life but it is also about sharing responsibilities. The Holy Quran has answered all the questions about marriage and how it should be taken.

1. Sacred Bond

In the Quran, marriage is called a sacred bond. The Quran explains it as a bond where the partners can attain peace from each other. It is a bond of love, warmth, and mercy between a man and a woman.

“And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He placed love and mercy between you. Surely, there are signs in this for those who reflect.” Surah Ar-Rum (30:21)

2 . Unity and Partnership

The concept of unity and partnership is very well explained in the verses of Surah AL Baqra which are as follows:

“They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them.”

This emphasizes the intimate protection and adornment that spouses provide for one another, symbolizing the depth of the marital relationship.

3. Responsibilities and Rights in Marriage 

Islam places a great deal of emphasis on the concept of marriage. However, it also teaches us about the responsibilities and rights that come with it. The Holy Quran says:

“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.” Surah An-Nisa (4:1)

The above-mentioned verses of Surah An Nisa indicate the persons involved in marriage must be righteous towards each other. They must follow each other rights taught in Islam.

4. Love and Compassion

Marriage is the bond of love and compassion. ALLAH (SWT) says in the Holy Quran:

“And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He placed love and mercy between you. Surely, there are signs in this for those who reflect.” Surah Ar-Rum (30:21)

5. Perseverance and Patience

 Every relationship has to face some challenges and tough times. The same goes for marriage, couples can face difficult times in marriage and sometimes find it difficult to continue the marriage. But in tough he/she must remember that difficult times are also from ALLAH (SWT) and they should seek refugee from only ALLAH.

The Quran says

 “Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.”. QURAN 2:286

This verse shows that ALLAH knows the bearing power of the people. So in difficult times couples should learn from the teachings of the Holy Quran and stay strong in their marital relationship.


Certain acts are forbidden in Islamic marriage which are as follows:

  1. Forced Marriage
  2. Injustice or Opression
  3. Demanding dowry from the bride’s family
  4. Wastage of food and money
  5. Extravagant processions and displays
  6. Specific date superstitions


There are many supplications (duas) and verses in the Holy Quran for getting married to a pious person. But The below-mentioned verse is best to get married and have pious offspring.

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

Translation: Our Lord! Vouchsafe us in our spouses and our offspring the joy of our eyes, and make us a model to the godfearing


To conclude marriage holds great value and importance in Islam. It is a means of attaining spiritual, mental, and physical peace. Marriage completes the faith of the person and protects him from sins.

Marriage is the foundation of raising and nurturing a family. It is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). It is a source of unlimited blessings and happiness in life.

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