Understanding Marriage in Islam


Marriage is an important decision in Islam. According to Islam a person can get married once he/she is thirteen years or more old. Islam is strongly encouraging marriage and has made it a moral duty. Getting married is also a Sunnah. Like other religions, in Islam marriage is a legal way of having personal relations with opposite sex. Islam urges to control the sexual feelings until and unless a person gets married.

  • Muslim Marriage Beliefs

Muslims have strong beliefs when it comes to marriage. According to Qur’an husband and wife are like dress for each other. When both are honest and faithful to each other, everything remains good. But once dishonesty and deceit takes place, the dress gets gash. Marriage is a bond of fulfilling emotional and sexual desires. Marriage is also a form of worship and is Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad. When a person gets married, he/she get rid of sins of having sexual affairs before marriage. Marriage can only be done after the consent of both boy and girl. Mahr is a gift for bride from the groom which is a must. Two witnesses are required as there is no court system for marriage in Islam. For two women one witness is considered.

  • Love marriage in Islam

Islam preaches love but it has no concept of love before marriage. Islam strongly discourages love marriages as it brings sexual urge and stress in society. According to Islam, a boy and girl can see each other to have a look and decide to be ideal for each other or not. But meeting in privacy or going outside for meeting is strongly prohibited. If the two wants to meet, there must be some other person present in the room.

  • Muslim Brides

Muslim brides are simple yet beautiful. In Islam the outer beauty has no preference but the inner beauty has. The inner beauty is related to the piousness and closeness to Islam. Muslim brides are not supposed to put a lot of makeup and heavy dresses. But they are advised to wear simple dress and accept the groom for eternal life.

  • Islamic way of marriage

The Islamic way of marriage is very simple but graceful. The Nikkah is to be performed in nearby mosque. The Nikkah has certain Khutbah to be recited by the Qazi. Only closed family members of bride and groom are supposed to attend the event. Two witnesses are required from each groom and bride. In case of women witness, two will be considered as one. After the Nikkah the groom can take away bride to his home. The very next day or same day the groom is supposed to arrange a meal as Sadqa for poor people and also invite close relatives.

  • Second Marriage in Islam

Second marriage in Islam is not prohibited. Islam has given the right to Muslim to get marry to four women at a time. But the person must seek permission from prior wives before getting married again. Without proper permission men are not allowed to get married again. Moreover, a woman can get married to only one man at a time. But after divorce or when she is widow can re marry.

  • Importance of Sex in marriage

Islam urges to have sex only after marriage. The men and women who have sex before getting married are called sinners. Such men and women will be thrown in fire of hell and will remain there forever. Moreover there is strict punishment for people having sex before marriage such as stoning till death.

  • Fulfillment of Sexual Urge

The urge of having sex can only be fulfilled once a person get married in Islam. If a person have sex before marriage will commit sin. In Islam, the sinners are supposed to be thrown in the fire of hell forever. But husbands are not supposed to get on the women as animals but should make love gently.

  • How marriage affects prayers

Sometime when a person get marries is astray from the right path. This because sometimes a person feels like he/she is accomplished as most of times life after marriage is pleasant. It is stated in Islam that wealth is in fate of women and kids are in fate of men. When they acquire each other’s wealth, they are often strayed and it affects their connection to Allah. By the time they don’t offer prayers.