Marriage in Islam

Marriage in Islam

Marriage in Islam

Allah, most Gracious says about spouses in Holy Quran:
Among His signs is that He has created spouses for you among yourselves so that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has planted love and mercy between you; In that are signs for people who reflect.
Qur’an [30 : 21] And says:  they are a garment for you and you are a garment to them … Qur’an [2 : 187]
Consider this in conjunction with the following verse:
the best garment is the garment of God-consciousness … Qur’an [7 : 26]
It requires that a husband and wife should be as garments for each other. Just as garments are for protection, comfort, show and concealment for human beings, Allah expects husbands and wives to be for one another.
And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends of one another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His messenger; as for those, Allah will have mercy on them; Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise. Allah hath promised to believers – men and women – gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting bliss; but the greatest bliss is the good pleasure of Allah: This is the supreme felicity. Qur’an [9 : 71 – 72]
Whom to marry
Allah also gives us freedom and urges us to:
Marry the women of your choice… Qur’an [4 : 3]
Similarly, for the women:
“A girl came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and informed him that her father had married her to her cousin against her wishes, whereupon the Prophet allowed her to exercise her choice. She then said, ‘I am reconciled to what my father did but I wanted to make it known to women that fathers have no say in this matter'”. [Ibn Majah]