Social Blogs
Why is Marriage Important in Islam?

by: mybetterhalf

Marriages have quarrels, divorces, and social and financial commitments yet the question remains, “Why is marriage important?” The husband works 9 hours a day and at the end of the month, he hands over his money to his wife. The wife manages the entire house and yet she never gets her salary but has to adust within the limited earnings of her husband, yet people ask, “Why is marriage so important for society?

Every phase of life from being conceived in the womb till the soul goes away, is important for humans. Marriage is one of those important phases of life. Whether you are an unmarried youth or a divorcee or a widow, the hope of getting married gives you a tempting desire to live happily. The Quran why marriage is important in the sight of Allah

وَٱللَّهُ جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنۢ بُيُوتِكُمۡ سَكَنٗا

Allah has made your homes a place of comfort
Surah Nahl:16:80

People who look for comfort in sports, TV serials, social media and malls may end up being more uncomfortable. These entertainment bugs remain only a painkiller for a little time and then the loneliness overwhelms them again. Now a days with technology it has become easier to find your muslim life partner.

For a society to run we need families and for families, we need spouses, parents and children, that is why LGBT can never offer such comfort though desperately they try to replace marriage. Marriage is not only a source of physical pacification because it lasts only a few minutes session. The rest of the time is full of caring, sharing and togetherness. That is why we see tremendous importance to marriage in Islam. Islam considers gay marriage as a punishable crime and affairs outside marriage too have a prescribed penalty but marriage is encouraged and called blessed. Marriage in Islam is a moral, social and religious contract of commitment called, "Misaqul Galez". The following ayah in Quran informs you why getting married is important.

ٱلرِّجَالُ قَوَّٰمُونَ عَلَى ٱلنِّسَآءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ ٱللَّهُ بَعۡضَهُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٖ وَبِمَآ أَنفَقُواْ مِنۡ أَمۡوَٰلِهِمۡۚ فَٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتُ قَٰنِتَٰتٌ حَٰفِظَٰتٞ لِّلۡغَيۡبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ ٱللَّهُۚ

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.).
Surah An Nisa - 4:34

The ayat explains why is marriage important -

  • Men are qawwam (protectors and maintainers) over women.
  • Men have to support women due to their strength
  • Men have to earn for wives and children.
  • Women are supposed to be devoutly obedient and be on guard by protecting their modesty in their husband’s absence.

Marriage supports society and protects its civilians from moral corruption while distributing duties between men and women and that is the most important factor of our society. Yet many people who will focus on careers, becoming rich, and searching for happiness will still ask, “Why marriage is important?”