Significance & Obligations Regarding Nikah in Islam
Significance &Obligationsregarding Nikahin Islam
Nisa 4:1O mankind!Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person(Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa(Eve)], and from them both He created many men and womenand fear Allâh through Whom you demand your mutual(rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship).Surely, Allâh is Ever an All-Watcher over you.
AL QURANAmong his signs is that He created you from dust;and then behold ye are men scattered (far and wide!)And among his signs is this, that he created for you mates fromamong yourselves that ye may dwell in tranquility with themand He has put love and mercy between your (hearts); verily inthat are signs for those who reflect."Surah Ar-Rum, 30:20-21
TAQWAHThe Foundation of Nikah"O ye who believe!Fear Allah and keep your duty to Him.And let every person look to what he has sent forth for themorrow, and fear Allah.Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what you do.Yea fear Allah: for Allah is well acquainted with (all) that youdo"Surah Al-Hashar, 59:18
Mutual kindnessTreat them (your wives) with kindness;for even if you dislike them,it may be that you dislike a thing which Allah has meant foryour own abundant good.
Marry for ReligionThe Prophet (s) said,"A women is married for four things,1. her wealth2. her family status3. her beauty4. and her religion.So you should marry the religious women (otherwise) you will bea loser.” - Bukhari
The best Provision of this WorldThe whole world is a provision,and the best object of benefit of the world is the pious women.-Muslim
Best amongst you are thosewho are best to their spousesThe best among you is he who is best for his family.For my family, I am the best of all of you.-Ibn Majah, SunanThe most perfect man of religion is one who excels incharacter.The best among you is he who gives the best treatment to hiswomenfolk.-At-Tirmidhi
Prophet(S) encouragedmarriageIbn Masud reported that the Messenger of Allah(S) said,"O Youth!Whoever can afford marriage, let him marry, for it (marriage)helps restrain the eyes (from looking at all things impermissible)and will preserve the honor.Whoever cannot (afford marriage), let him fast, for it will be ameans of protection (against dishonorable conduct)."[Bukhari and Muslim]
Some goals of IslamicMarriage• Preservance of mankind.• Need for tranquility and harmony.• Physical and the emotional needs are the most beautifulthings that Allah created for mankind to enjoy in wedlock.• Extended family with mutual love, respect, assistance ,sharing and caring.• Creating a healthy society with qualities of love, respect andhonor.• Marriage for the purpose of pleasing Allah.
Sunnah of the ProphetsAllah made the institution of marriage the practice of theProphets:"Indeed we sent Prophets before your time and provided forthem wives and children." [Sûrah al-Ra`d: 38]It was the way of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).He said quite clearly to those of his followers who wanted tobecome overly ascetic:"By Allah! I am the most God-fearing among you, and yet Iboth fast and break my fast; I both pray and sleep; and I marrywomen. Whoever wishes for a way other than my way is not ofme." [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]
Rights and Obligations forSpousesAllah says:"It is made lawful for you to have intimate relations with yourspouses on the the nights of the fasts.They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them.“[Sûrah al-Baqarah: 187]
Implication of “Garment”• The word "clothing" in its most literal sense is whatimmediately covers the body with no barrier in between.• The word clothing connotes the idea of equality,complementarity, and support of both a psychological andphysical nature. The man has his role and the woman hashers.• Clothing implies adornment and beautification.
Implication of “Garment”• Clothing conveys the meaning of covering andconcealment.• Allah says: "O children of Adam!We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal yourshame and as an adornment.”[Sûrah al-A`râf: 26]• Clothing implies cleanliness and purity. This is why Allahcommands us saying: "And your clothing, purify it.”[Sûrah al-Mudaththir: 4]
Implication of “Garment”• Clothing is a sign of wealth and self-sufficiency.In marriage, the husband and wife fulfill each others needs.Allah says: "And those who safeguard their private parts,except from their wives and those whom their right handspossess.” [Sûrah al-Muminûn: 5-6]• Clothing is a pleasure and a delight. Indeed, Allah has madeclothing one of the pleasures of Paradise.He says: "Their clothing therein shall be of silk” [Sûrah Fâtir: 33]"And they shall wear therein green garments of fine silk andbrocade." [Sûrah al-Kahf: 31]
Implication of “Garment”• Clothing provides protection, shelter, and warmth.Allah says: ".and He has made for you garments that protectyou from the heat and coats of mail that protect you inbattle." [Sûrah al-Nahl: 81]• Clothing implies peace and tranquility.Allah says: "And we have made the night a clothing.“[Sûrah al-Naba: 10]• A husband and wife should find in one another peace andtranquility.
Implication of “Garment”• Clothing covers a persons body, particularly the privateareas.In the same way, a wife protects her husband with herselfand likewise protects his wealth and children.The husband in turn protects his wife with himself andsafeguards her secrets and fulfills her needs.• Allah says:"Righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in theirhusbands absence what Allah would have them guard."[Sûrah al-Nisâ: 34]
Implication of “Garment”• Clothing connotes quality and goodness.Allah says: "Good women are for good men and good menare for good women." [Sûrah al-Nûr: 26]• Clothing conveys the image of something directly touchingthe skin. It is an intimate bodily contact without any barrier.When the husband and wife have intimate contact, it is as iftheir bodies take the place of clothing.Symbolically, there is the implication of close proximity andcontact throughout their life together.
Implication of “Garment”• Clothing needs to be kept fresh and clean. It needs to bewashed.Likewise the marital relationship between a husband andwife must be refreshed and reinvigorated.• Clothing is a personal distinction. Each of us wears his or herown personal clothing. Ones husband or wife has an evengreater exclusivity.Allah says: "And those who safeguard their private parts,except from their wives and those whom their right handspossess." [Sûrah al-Muminûn: 5-6]