19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Get Married

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Get married, reproduce, and let your number increase.” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

Islam stresses the importance of the institution of marriage and the desirability of having children and taking good care of all members of the family. Healthy societies are built on healthy families. Remaining single, having relationships outside of marriage, or neglecting one’s family, are looked down upon and contrary to the teachings of Islam.

Whoever desires to gain Allah’s Pleasure and win his/her everlasting abode in Paradise needs to take care of the responsibilities that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) wants us to shoulder on earth and which (anyway) satisfy the demands of human nature. Marriage should be looked forward to as a way to earn good deeds and the most responsible and fitting way in which to satisfy the cravings of human nature.

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) mentions as one of His favours on us: “And Allah has made for you mates of your own nature; and made for you, out of them, children and grandchildren; and provided for you sustenance of the best. Is it, then, falsehood that they believe in, and the blessing of Allah that they reject?” [Quran: Surah an-Nahl, Ayat 72]

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