Purpose Of Marriage In Islam

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Marriage: Marriage is a social contract between two parties of opposite sex in order to precede a legal relationship and for legalizing of children. It is a religious duty as well as social necessity. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Marriage is my tradition; whoso ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me.” Marriage is completed when a person of sound mind signs the ‘Nikahnama’ whereby a heavy responsibility was cast upon him to fulfill the needs of his wife. Purpose of marriage: The word ‘Zawj’ is used in Quran which means a mate or pair. Its main purpose is to make family as family is an important unit in our society. Its general purpose is to procreate children, love each other and spend life in accordance with the commandments of Allah.…show more content…
• Consent: Consent is another important factor in marriage. Forced marriage without the consent of a girl is void both according to Constitution and Muhammadan Law. • Mahr (dower), which is gift from husband to wife. • Marriage should be publicized in order to make it legal. Is marriage obligatory in Islam? There is a conflict by the jurists on the obligation of marriage. Abu Hanifa considers it as recommendatory. While certain other jurists consider it Wajib. The general rule which applies to all individuals is that, if person fears that he might commit sin such as fornication or zina, the marriage becomes wajib on him. However, a person should not marry if he does not have any intention to maintain a marriage or he is not capable of fulfilling the needs of his wife and children. The Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH) said: “When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.” Capacity to enter in Contract of marriage: Person capable of entering into the contract of marriage should be of; • Of sound…show more content…
Prohibition on the grounds of fosterage: Person prohibited by consanguinity or affinity is prohibited on the reason of fosterage, such as; • Foster-son’s sister. • Sister’s foster mother. • Foster sister’s mother. • Foster brother’s sister Valid marriage can be contracted with the people mentioned above. Shia jurists consider fosterage on same grounds and refuse to recognize the exceptions prohibited in Sunni law. 10. Unlawful conjunction: A man cannot marry two women at the same time if both know each other properly and have some relation among themselves. For example, two sisters, niece etc. such marriages are irregular and not void. Under Shia law, Shia Muslim can marry his wife’s aunt, even wife’s niece but with the permission of wife. Few other kinds of marriages which are considered void and are prohibited by Islamic law are as follows; 11. Nikah al-Shighar: It was an old tradition in which husband used to exchange his wife with the wife of other person. without any dower. And the consideration in this type of nikah is only the body of one woman in exchange of another. 12. Nikal al Mut’ah: Muta’h is specified as ‘pleasure marriages’ which is strictly prohibited in Islam. But in Shia law, male can contract a temporary

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