Allah, the Most High said: “Among His Signs is that He created spouses for you of your own kind so that you may find tranquillity in them. And He has placed love and mercy between you. Verily in that are Signs for those who reflect. Surah Ar-Rum, 30:21
The Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him said, “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allah with regard to the other half.” Bayhaqi, Shu’ab al-Iman, Sh Al-Albaani Hasan Li Ghayrihi, Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb (1916)
Marriage is an important institution in the great religion of Islam. Humans have been created as social creatures, requiring interactions with each other in order to survive. Harmoniously coexisting in love and mercy amongst men and women were created to complement one another in companionship.
The family as a basic social institution is the cornerstone of society, and strong marriages are the basis for strong communities.
Thus, marriage was the way of the previous prophets and messengers, and it was the practice of our noble Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) and his companions – may Allah be pleased with them all, Ameen.
This simple, but important text, covers many aspects of married life which every Muslim must acquaint themselves with. The Sheikh – may Allah have mercy on him – has diligently put together this work, quoting from the Qur’an and authentic Ahadeeth of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessing be upon him. It is a great guide for all those who intend on getting married, as much as it is for those who are already married. Familiarising oneself with this work is a must for every Muslim who wishes to learn and practise the Islamic manners and etiquettes related to marital life. It is a text that no Muslim home or library should be without.