Marriage in Islam - What is the purpose of marriage in islam?

Marriage in islam

We can see purpose of marriage will be different for many.  Parents may sometimes set the goal.  And sometimes life circumstances.  Marriage is a religious act for a believer.  Religion itself has set him a goal and spread the benefits.  See the famous philosopher Imam Ghassali (may Allah be pleased with him) who wrote down the purpose of marriage in islam in the light of the Qur'an and the Sunnah. 


This is the basic goal of marriageThe survival of human society and the security of the race is possible only through marriage.  It is for this reason that sexual desire was created in man.

Allah is capable of producing fruits without cultivating and living without mating But he has determined the structure of the universe based on causal relationships.  Accordingly, sexual desire drives a man to have intercourse.  He has chosen marriage as a means to an end.  Thus his goal is for the survival of the human race through marital relations.  So marriage is a deed pleasing to Allah.

Community growth

The growth of the community is something to be proud of among the non-Prophet Prophets.  The believer is able to gain the favor of the Prophet (peace be upon him) through marriage.  He said: Marry me.  Raise children.  I will be proud to be with you on the Day of Resurrection.  The one who gives birth the most and the one who loves is the best.  Better a poor horse ( than no horse at all (Ihya 2:24).

Children's prayer

One of the three things that will not be rewarded with death are the children who pray for him.  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Parents, whether their children are good or bad, will be rewarded for their prayers and their good deeds, but their parents will not be guilty of the evil deeds they do." (Ihya 02:24)

Recommendation of children

Children who die at a young age will be recommended to their parents in the hereafter.  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Little children take their parents' clothes and drag them to Paradise" (Ihya 2:24).  "Allah will admit to Paradise
 the glory of His blessings until three children die before they reach the age of majority" (Bukhari, Muslim).

A woman asked: If you have two children, he said: "Even if they have two children" (Nasa'i) A woman came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with a child and said: "O Prophet, pray for me, I have buried my three dead children".  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked: "Did you bury three children?"  She: "Yes."  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "But you have built a strong wall of Hell and are safe"

Protection from the devil and the Sins

Sexual desire is one of the natural human emotions.  It is not easy to live with it.  Such restrictions will distract man from the moral path.  So marriage was necessary to control man's sexual desire.  Through it he is able to control his eyes from the unwanted and keep the genital area.

He kept half of his religion by marrying someone.  The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  Those who are not should fast.  This is also indicated by the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

When the emotion sharpens and the intellect and moral consciousness become unable to control the emotion, man will deviate into evil ways.  That would be a huge disaster.  "This is what the scripture says," If you do not marry a suitable wife, there will be great destruction and trouble on earth "(Ihya: 2:26).

Even if the eyes and other organs could be controlled by moral consciousness, the mind would not be able to be controlled.  Because the mind is out of his control.  Hence the mind is drawn to various thoughts to soothe sexual desire.  The devil will always cast a spell on it.  Even during worship, such as prayer, it disturbs the mind and thus loses concentration.  The completeness of worship will be lost through it.  The great Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The worship of the worshiper is not complete without marriage" (Ihya 02:26)

Marriage is a means to an end, and it is a means to an end.  A person who has had sexual feelings due to a foreign woman's vision or other sexual intercourse with his partner finds emotional relief and peace of mind.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "If a man sees a woman and she is curious about him, let him approach his wife and soothe her feelings" (Ahmad).

Peace and contentment

Life with one's spouse will bring unparalleled peace and contentment to the human mind.  Who does not dream of someone who can share the joys and sorrows, who does not think of someone who can comfort and sincerely love himself when he is disturbed by distress, and man can achieve this peace and contentment through a heartfelt marriage.

Allah says: "Allah has created for you mates from among yourselves, and He has established between you love and mercy, that you may dwell with them and attain peace of mind" (30:21).

The habit of engaging in life at work and worship all the time can make the mind tired and lose its joy.  Instead, chatting and joking with his wife will lighten the mind.  It will bring renewal and will give strength and enthusiasm to life and worship.  The great Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "Give your mind rest and joy for a while, because if the mind is constantly troubled, it will be blinded" (Ihya 2:28).

Lightening the burden of life

If a person is given the task of housekeeping, cooking, cleaning the house and surroundings, washing dishes and earning a living, then his extra time will be wasted in that task.  He finds no time to study or worship.  On the other hand, how much the burden of life can be lightened by having a virtuous wife who helps her husband and wife to cope with the responsibilities of domestic life!  The great Sulaiman al-Durani (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "Our Lord, the intention of the" good "(Hasanat) in giving us good in this world is a virtuous wife."  (Ihya 02:28)

Family relationship

Fulfilling family responsibilities, caring for children, earning a living for them, making efforts to guide them, and enduring the hardships and difficulties that come from them are all great deeds.  They are more virtuous than Hajj and fighting in the cause of God (Ihya: 2:26).

The great Abdul Mubarak (ra) is engaged in war with his friends.  On that ( occasion he asked: “Do you know of a pious deed that is superior to what we have done?  They said, "No."  He said, "I know.  A poor man with children, abstaining from begging, woke up at night and saw his children sleeping naked.  He took his own clothes and covered the children.  His deeds are greater than the deeds we do (Ihya: 2:26).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught that all the efforts and sacrifices made for one's wife and children are great deeds, and that they can be attained only through marriage.  That is why Imam Ghassali (ra) mentioned such things as one of the benefits of marriage. 

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