According to the teachings of Islam, Nikah is the commitment and agreement between man and woman to live together as a husband and wife. In Islam, it is declared that marriage is compulsory to complete one-half of the Muslim faith. It is one’s individual choice to select his/her perfect life partner to complete his/her faith.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) cheered others to get married and emphasis on Nikah importance by saying:
“A person who he can support a wife and children and does not marry then he is not from us.”
In Islam, it is clearly mentioned not to delay in getting married. As Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
Do not delay in three things.
The offering of the obligatory prayer.
The offering of the funeral prayer when the dead body is present.
The marriage of a woman when her match found.
As Allah says in Quran for Nikah importance as
“And marry those of your men and women who are leading an unmarried life i.e. single, and also (marry) those of your male and female slaves who are righteous and fit for marriage. If they are poor, Almighty Allah will make them rich out of His grace and Allah is Most Infinite, knows all things.” [Surah an-Nur 24:32]
If someone wants to get married but his circumstances do not allow. Then responsibility will be shifted to his/her parents but if parents are not alive then his/her relatives but if he/she has no relatives then his/her state.
Importance of Marriage:
The following things shows how much Islam emphasized Nikah importance as
- The only way through which one’s complete himself/herself is Marriage (Nikah). Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“No house has been built in Islam more beloved in the sight of Allah than through marriage”.
- The only way through which one’s complete one’s faith is Marriage (Nikah). Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“One who marries, has already guarded half of his religion. Therefore, he should fear Allah for the other half”.
- The official way through which one’s produces children is Marriage (Nikah). It saves you from sins and Zina.
- In Islam that Marriage (Nikah) is the Sunnah. Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) get married and also promote others to get married.
- In Islam, the primary aim of getting married is to have respect for your spouse. Marriage offers peacefulness, safety, and spirituality. It creates friendship, collaboration, and proper relations among his/her families.
Marriage for Happiness:
The ones who want to get married only to save themselves from sin, Allah helps that individual. Marriage (Nikah) is a connection of love not just between two persons who are getting married but also between two families of both. It mentioned in Islam that husband and wife not only share their happiness and pleasures with each other but also have to face problems together. One should always keep in his/her mind to take care of the feelings of his/her spouse.
Both husband and wife have rights and duties towards each other. The best Muslim couple gets married with the right attitude of an individual to forming a family by love and affection. Allah says in the Quran:
“Among His signs is the fact that he has created spouses from among yourselves so that you may find tranquility with them, and he has put love and mercy between you. In that are signs for people who reflect.” [Qur’an 30:21].
Islam does not ban us from doing any illegal action but puts some kinds of limits on each act. Islam does not allow open civilization as allow in the west, but Islam encourages love and respect in the form of Marriage (Nikah) to live a happy and successful life with their families. In Islam, spouses must always be ready for the sacrifice. The world will face problems until it understands the importance of Halal Nikah as stated by Islam.