Oct. 25, 2021

Islam urges young Muslims to marry and start families. 'O young people, whomever among you can afford it, let him get married,' said the Prophet (Sallallahou Alayhe Wasallam)?. It aids in the restraint of the eyes and the preservation of the private parts. But if he can't afford it, let him fast as a precautionary measure.'


'Marry fertile women, for I will be displaying your huge number on the day of resurrection,' Jesus added.

Choosing the Best Partner

When looking for a partner, these are the major features to look for:

According to the Prophet's (Sallallahou Alayhe Wasallam) guidance, the first thing to look for is deen. This does not mean choose any Muslim, but rather one who lives his life in accordance with Islam, not merely a nominal Muslim.

A woman or a man with good manners is seen as a blessing from Allah. 'There is nothing more useful to a believer than a devout woman, next to Allah's fear,' declared the Prophet ?. When he commands her, she obeys; when he looks at her, she pleases him; while he swears by Allah that she should do anything, she does it; and when he is away, she protects herself and his property.'

This also applies to the husband in terms of good behaviour and fear of Allah, because raising children involves both parents' efforts, not just one. Because the guy is the family's head, it is his job to find a devout lady to be his children's mother. 'O you who believer, guard yourselves and your families from a fire fueled by men and stones,' Allah says. (66:6)

'And urge as-Salaat (prayer) on your family, and be patient in offering them [i.e. the Salaat - prayers]', He continues.

When questioned about the worst sins, Allah's Messenger (Sallallahou Alayhe Wasallam)?said, "You should associate an equal to Allah while He created you, that you kill your child out of fear that he would eat from your food, and that you commit adultery with your neighbor's wife." (according to al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Having mercy for one's children and preserving their body, mind, and soul from harm necessitates the prohibition of killing one's children

SR Munshi

SR Munshi is a published author at Muslim Marriage Bureau Gujarat. A writer by day and a reader by night, he's passionate about topics that pertain to Islamic traditions, culture, and history.