Unlike other religions, islam is more than just a group of rites gathered together for certain weekly, monthly, or even annual occasions. Marriage in islam is strongly recommended on religious, moral, social, psychological and physiological grounds. The prophet pbuh has said there is no celibacy in islam. What it is, why it matters, and the consequences of. Islam is easily the secondlargest religion in the world. Judaism, and islam for example, incorporate beliefs and practices as well as cultures that vary greatly in their impact on women who are victims of violence. Islam, has always maintained that marriage is beneficial for us in many ways. Therefore although marriage is not a compulsory duty for all people under all circumstances and due allowance is made for those who do not have the capacity for marriage for one reason or other, the emphasis is nevertheless strongly in favour of marriage as the normal adult.
In order to create a balance, both husband and wife enjoy their own welldefined rights in their own capacities, as quoted in the holy quran. Marriage is part of my sunnah, and whoever does not follow my. Islam believes that marriage is not a hindrance in spiritual wayfaring, on the contrary it helps the wayfarer. Marriage and the family in islam should be studied and understood in the context of the scheme of life islam wants to establish.
Well over one billion people practice some form of the faith, and a majority of the faithful put religion at the heart of how they live their lives. Muslims views on interfaith relations pew research center. Inspired by the islamic faith and guided by our values, we envisage a world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering. Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social. In islam, marriage is a social and legal relationship intended to strengthen and extend family relationships. The prophet has also said marriage is my tradition. Two, islam looks at marriage as a profound and sacred duty and as a social necessity because it is only through marriage that families are built, and the family is the basic unit of human existence. Concept of marriage in muslim law legal service india. Maybe the couple are drawing unmarried benefits or whatever.
The first is when marriage takes place without being officially recorded. Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. If the marriage occurs it is considered to be illegitimate. Muslims around the world agree that islam is the one true faith that leads to salvation. The concept of man and the family which islam gives is in conflict with the concept of man and the family that is prevalent in the west today. In arabia before the advent of islam in the 7th century ce, a variety of different marriage practices existed.
Islam also regards marriage as a way to acquire spiritual perfection. However in islamic teaching interfaith marriage is permissible so long as the prospective wife is professing a religion which promotes the oneness of god that is the ahl alkitab islam, 2014, p. Introduction marriage has been ordained by allah as the correct and legal way to produce children and replenish the earth. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of islam. Useful guide including discussions on western sexual morality, islamic sexual morality, islamic view of marriage and women, beginning of sexual life, rules of marriage and the wedding night, contraceptives abortion, and human reproduction. Here in this writeup various aspects of muslim marriage. The prohibition against inter religious marriage is dinned into our ears from childhood with the result that the idea sounds to most of us as almost unthinkable. Marriage in islam marriage nikah in islam is the union of a man and a woman. And few believe islam and other religions have a lot in common. Here are the 4 basic duties of husbands in islam according to. Islams emphasis on marriage the institution of marriage has been given tremendous importance in islam.
Definitely, this is and has always been the custom of the muslims, all the way back to the prophet peace and blessings be upon him and his companions. Allah further states that he has also placed in addition to mercy, love between spouses. Marriage, family and society a dialogue with the islam konrad. Introduction despite the predominant idea in the western countries that muslim women do not, or hardly, have basic human rights, in practice, but especially on theological basis, muslim women actually do have more rights than their western counterparts. Zahidul islam phd candidate, ahmad ibrahim kulliyyah of laws, international islamic university malaysia iium. Islam, unlike other religions is a strong advocate of marriage. The laws relating to marriage should known by the muslims as an indicator to. The prohibition against interreligious marriage is dinned into our ears from childhood with the result that the idea sounds to most of us as almost unthinkable. Dec, 20 marriage in islam marriage with other religion the law of islam allow a muslim male to marry a muslim, jewish or christian woman. A slight discussion shall be made regarding the contemporary law in vogue and at the end of this paper the findings of the study shall be presented. Islam is a strong advocate of marriage, and the act of marriage is considered a religious duty through which the social unitthe familyis established. Indeed, islam attaches much importance to marriage rulings, etiquette and the spouses rights in such a way as to guarantee marital stability and permanence and create a successful family in which children are brought up enjoying psychological stability, observing devoutness and moral integrity, and displaying excellence in various aspects of. Learning more about the diverse community of muslims and the way theyre expected to conduct themselves throughout the marriage process. Islam views it as a strong bond terming by mithaqun ghaleez.
Mar 25, 2019 islamic marriage begins with a search for an appropriate partner and is solemnized with an agreement of marriage, the contract, and the wedding party. A womans youth, clothes, habits, marriage, motherhood, etc, are all in subjugation. Mar 25, 2015 two, islam looks at marriage as a profound and sacred duty and as a social necessity because it is only through marriage that families are built, and the family is the basic unit of human existence. Inter religious marriage and islam by jamal khwaja in this article i wish to discuss the objections usually raised against the idea of inter religious marriage. Interreligious marriage and islam by jamal khwaja in this article i wish to discuss the objections usually raised against the idea of interreligious marriage.
Introduction a myth that western culture believes is that islam teaches oppression of women. The family is the basic unit of an islamic nation or society. The following is an excerpt from marriage in islam by muhammad abdulrauf, ph. Allah swt has ordained a certain set of duties and responsibilities upon the believing men and women, which include the rights and duties of husbands and wives. The duty of the wife to take care of housework such as cooking, cleaning and generally serving her husband in the house is an issue about which there are different opinions. Alwaleed talal center for muslimchristian understanding at georgetown. Marriage in islam is above all a partnership based on equality of partners and specification of roles. Pdf marriage is one of the most important aspects of human life.
Marriage and divorce in islam munich personal repec archive. From islamic point of view, marriage is a religious duty, a moral safeguard and a social commitment. Pdf interfaith marriage in islam and present situation. Mar 15, 2011 islam, unlike other religions is a strong advocate of marriage. These rights translate into the following duties that the husband and wife owe to each other. Third, islamic marriages are held together by a religious covenant, called a mithaq. Religious marriage is known variously as sacramental marriage in catholicism, nikah in islam, nissuin in judaism, and various other names in other faith traditions, each with their own constraints as to what constitutes, and who can enter into, a valid religious marriage. Arranged marriages in muslim religions fundamental principles.
Islam is a strong advocate of marriage, and the act of marriage is considered a religious duty through which the social unitthe family. Generally, in the terms of jurisprudence it is highly recommended, but in many cases due to extraordinary circumstances, it becomes obligatory and a religious duty. Marriage is highly recommended it is important to realize that in islamic texts the idea of marriage is not restricted to a platonic relationship between husband and wife, nor is it confined to sex for the purpose of procreation. In islam, a person should be properly married, and this should include both the religious ceremony and the legal requirements of the law of the land.
In islam, a marriage is not viewed as a joining of two soul mates, as in the modern west, but rather as a social contract and a religious duty. Muslim scholars have interpreted the quran to mean that marriage is a religious duty, a moral safeguard, and social commitment. Both the husband and wife have particular rights and obligations according to the sharia, or the code of law that governs muslim behavior. Pdf laws of muslim marriage from the concept of the holy quran. It should be a means of acquiring nearness to the almighty allah. Islam is a strong advocate of marriage, and the act of marriage is considered a religious duty through which the.
It is in this context that a suitable and good partner assumes an important role. Marriage is a religious duty of every muslim and it is considered to be a moral safeguard and a social need. Unfortunately today many muslim ladies marry with nonmuslims without learning the order of the islam and deserve the curse of allah till the doomsday. The rights of spouses are special for the man or the woman or both of them. Divorce or dissolution of marriage islamic mobility. When two believers, through marriage, form a family, their sexual re. Islam teaches that a womans role in the house is that of royalty, dignity and respect. Yes, it is an important sunnah of our beloved prophet marriage makes a person complete according to the prophetic hadith. Lack of mercy in a marriage, or in a family, renders it in islamic terms dysfunctional. Marriage in islam purpose and virtues special article. Fifth printing 1993, published by alsaadawi publications, p.
Interfaith marriage in islam and present situation md. A qualitative examination of devout married muslim couples. Principles of marriage and family ethics islamic mobility. Halil gunenc, gunumuz meselelerine fetvalarjuridical decisions for todays problems. Have a family and tendency to marriage is one of the most important religious and legal principles of islam that there has been in previous religions.
That means that marriages between muslim men and christian women or. Family life in islam international islamic university malaysia. It lays a spiritual and legal foundation for raising a family. Many muslims also say it is their religious duty to convert others to islam. In islam, a person should be properly married, and this should include both the religious ceremony and the legal requirements of the law of the land something not of.
There is no place for celibacy like, for example the roman catholic priests and nuns. According to the manual, a woman might be safely instructed in cer. Therefore, the purpose of marriage should be searched for in this spiritual context. The prophet has also said marriage is my tradition whosoever keeps away there from is not from amongst me. The aim of marriage for a religious person should be a means of avoiding evil deeds and purging ones soul of sins. Marriage in islam is regarded first and foremost as a righteous act, an act of responsible devotion. Questions related to marriage in islam is marriage important in islam. Islamic marriage begins with a search for an appropriate partner and is solemnized with an agreement of marriage, the contract, and the wedding party. But it takes place within the family, is known among the friends and neighbours but for other reasons it is not registered. In islam, it is a religious duty as it is the only way to indulge intimacy between a man and a woman.
Marriage and divorce in islam ahmad bello dogarawa, ahmadu bello university, zaria page 1 of 28 1. Islam encourages marriage and prohibits premarital and extramarital relationships. Marriage is one of the most important aspects of human life. In islam, marriage is a religious duty, a moral safeguard and a social commitment. Consent is the first stage of the procedure of marriage. Islam does not accept the view common in western secular society that before marriage a young man is expected to sow his wild oats whether by frequenting prostitutes or by sleeping around, or having any form of trial marriage. We will use these three major world religions common in north america to illustrate the challenges violence against women and the role of religion rev. At the same time, we commit ourselves to the principle of religious understanding and undertake personally that we will respect, and teach our children to respect, other religious views and philosophies, both within islam and without. Marriage in islam may thus be broadly summarised as follows. The contract of marriage and its purposes from islamic perspective. Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the. Modern traditions in muslim marriage practices, exploring english. Many muslims say they know little about christianity and other faiths. For instance, marriage becoming obligatory when there is a chance of adultery or any other similar sin.443 500 149 1144 1044 1154 837 1170 1421 1541 634 1231 1262 647 994 1218 352 614 933 90 715 1081 634 1026 718 1410 758 326 1040 642 28 1270 611 1271 232 1426 1248 258 314