Monday, 6 February 2017

*MARRIAGE IN ISLAM*


_Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Hashimi_
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Marriage is a blessed contract between a man and a woman, in which each becomes "permitted" to the
other, and they begin the long journey of life in a spirit of love, co-operation, harmony and tolerance, where
each feels at ease with the other, and finds tranquillity, contentment and comfort in the company of the other.
The Quran has described this relationship between men and women, which brings love, harmony, trust and
compassion, in the most moving and eloquent terms: “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you
mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy
between your [hearts] . . .” [Quran 30:21]
This is the strongest of bonds, in which Allaah unites the two Muslim partners, who come together on the basis
of love, understanding, co-operation and mutual advice, and establish a Muslim family in which children will
live and grow up, and they will develop the good character and behaviour taught by Islam.
The Muslim family
is the strongest component of a Muslim society when its members are productive and constructive, helping and
encouraging one another to be good and righteous.
The righteous woman is the pillar, cornerstone and foundation of the Muslim family. She is seen as the greatest joy
in a man's life, as the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: "This world is just temporary conveniences,
and the best comfort in this world is a righteous women."
A righteous woman is the greatest blessing that Allaah can give to a man, for with her he can find comfort and
rest after the exhausting struggle of earning a living. With his wife, he can find incomparable tranquillity and
pleasure.

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