“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Ar-Rum, 30:21)
We seem to be in a crisis. Never before have the marital issues in the Muslim world catapulted as they have now. We witness divorces occurring between couples married for a month or twenty years. Fear of failure has generated another breed of unmarried men and women, who want to stay strong and single.
Marriage was supposed to be one of the most blessed, precious, and enjoyable gifts of Allah (swt) for the temporary life on Earth. Let us explore what Islam says about it.
1. A companion for you – part of Allah’s (swt) grand plan
We have been expected to marry our kind, not an alien from the outer world. A loving union of two hearts brings bliss unknown otherwise. It is a miraculous sign that Allah (swt) has created our spouses from amongst us. The first human spouse was created from the rib of Prophet Adam (as). From then onward, almost every prophet and their followers married to fulfill Allah’s (swt) grand plan. It also means that Allah (swt) arranged a spouse from our own family, extended family, tribe, or within humankind.
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