Wednesday, June 2, 2021

10+ important hadiths about marriage & nikah

  Pakrush Admin       Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Since nikah is purely a religious (Divine) concept in Islam, the entire process of marriage must revolve around what Allah and Prophet Mohammad SAW have instructed Muslims to do. 

Here are more than a dozen important Hadiths that shed light on various aspects of nikah and marriage. 

1) Love between husband and wife

The Messenger of Allah said: 

“There is nothing like marriage, for two who love one another.” [Sunan Ibn Majah 1847]

2) Marrying a virgin

The Messenger of Allah said: 

'You should marry virgins, for their mouths are sweeter, their wombs are more prolific and they are satisfied with less.'” [Ibn Majah 1861]

Jabir bin Abdullah (RA) said: 

“I married a woman during the time of the Prophet and he said: 'Have you got married, O Jabir?' I said: 'Yes'. He said: 'To a virgin or to a previously-married woman?' I said: 'A previously married woman.' He said: 'Why not a virgin so you could play with her?' I said: 'I have sisters and did not want her to create trouble between them and me.' He said: 'That is better then.' ” [Ibn Majah 1860]

3) Marrying a good, pious & religious woman 

The Prophet SAW said: 

“A woman may be married for four things: Her wealth, her lineage, her beauty or for her religion. Choose the religious, may your hands be rubbed with dust (i.e., may you prosper).” [Ibn Majah 1858]

In another Hadith, the Prophet SAW said:

“Do not marry women for their beauty for it may lead to their doom. Do not marry them for their wealth, for it may lead them to fall into sin. Rather, marry them for their religion. A black slave woman with piercings who is religious is better.” [Ibn Majah 1859]

4) Seeing woman when planning to marry her 

Muhammad bin Salamah said: 

“I proposed marriage to a woman, then I hid and waited to see her until I saw her among some date palm trees that belonged to her.” It was said to him: “Do you do such a thing when you are a companion of the Messenger of Allah?” He said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: 'When Allah causes a man to propose to a woman, there is nothing wrong with him looking at her.' ” [Ibn Majah 1864]

In another Hadith, it is reported: 

Mughirah bin Shubah wanted to marry a woman. The Prophet () said to him: “Go and look at her, for that is more likely to create love between you.” So he did that, and married her, and mentioned how well he got along with her. [Ibn Majah 1865]

5) Announcing marriage/nikah (making it public)

On the occasion of a nikah, Prophet Mohammad SAW said:

"Announce this marriage, and beat the sieve for it.” [Majah 1895]

On another ocassion, Prophet SAW said:

“What differentiates between the lawful and the unlawful is (beating) the Daff and raising the voices (in song) at the time of marriage.” [Ibn Majah 1896]


6) Arranging daughter's marriage without her willingness & acceptance

“A girl came to the Prophet SAW and said: 

'My father married me to his brother's son so that he might raise his status thereby.' The Prophet gave her the choice, and she said: 'I approve of what my father did, but I wanted women to know that their fathers have no right to do that.' ” [narrated from Ibn Buraida: Ibn Majah 1874]

7) Sending Proposal

The Messenger of Allah SAW said: 

“A man should not propose to a woman to whom his (Muslim) brother has already proposed.” 

8) Marriage is Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad SAW

The Messenger of Allah said: 

“Marriage is part of my sunnah, and whoever does not follow my sunnah has nothing to do with me. Get married, for I will boast of your great numbers before the nations. Whoever has the means, let him get married, and whoever does not, then he should fast for it will diminish his desire.”

9) Nikah controls sexual desires & lowers gaze

The messenger of Allah SAW said: 
"O young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes from casting (evil glances). and preserves one from immorality; but those who cannot should devote themselves to fasting for it is a means of controlling sexual desire." [Sahi Muslim vol.3, Book of Marriage, Hadith no. 3231]

10) Best time & recommended month for marriage

Aisha May Allah be pleased with her said: 

"The Prophet (SAW), married me in Shawwal, and he consummated the marriage with me in Shawwal, and which of his wives was more favored to him than I." 'Airhuh used to like marriage to be consummated with her female relatives in Shawwal.

11) Prohibition of temporary marriage

Ali Ibn Abu Talib (RA) narrates that:

The Messenger of Allah forbade on the Day of Khaibar, the temporary marriage of women and (he forbade) the flesh of domestic donkeys." [Ibn Majah 1961]


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