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What are the divine and Islamic Conditions for Marriage? (part 1):

(Religion and Piety)

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This article is divided into six parts, giving details about The Divine and Islamic Conditions for Marriage:

1. What are the divine and Islamic Conditions for Marriage? (part 1): (Religion and Piety)

2. What are the divine and Islamic Conditions for Marriage? (part 2): (Religion and Piety)

3. What are the divine and Islamic Conditions for Marriage? (Being Matched: Part 1)

4. What are the divine and Islamic Conditions for Marriage? (Being Matched: Part 2)

5. Those Whom You Should not Let Your Daughters Marry

6. Do not Marry Such Women


Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among your slaves, male or female. The Holy Qur’an (Surah 24, The light (Surah Nur) verse32).

Religion and Piety

The revered religion of Islam is in fact a system supplied with beliefs, morals and practical matters. Religious faith in Islam consists of joining up of the heart with God and belief in the Day of Judgment; the angels; the Prophets and the Glorious Qur’an. Morality in Islam consists of humbleness; humility; etiquette; patience; submissiveness; fortitude; tolerance; perseverance; kindness; compassion; good will; having mild disposition; chastity and sincerity; justice, helpfulness; and generosity. Action in Islam consists of prayer; fasting; the Hajj (the Holy pilgrimage to Mecca); paying alms and the one fifth levies; enjoining the good and forbidding the evil; Jihad [1] taking God as a friend and dissociation from evil; being good to one’s parents; and observing the rights of those whom one encounters.

Of course, the three above-mentioned matters are not all the matters of Islam, but rather examples of the perfect, comprehensive, universal religion of Islam which is responsible - in all of life’s affairs - for the welfare of people in this world and in the Hereafter. Actually, religion is the sun and guiding light in life; the guide towards God; and the improver of man in this world and in the Hereafter. There is no worthier jewel in the treasury of God’s Creation than religion: the religion propagated by all the Prophets, the Imams, the Saints. It is the religion in which whoever becomes adorned with, puts on a semblance of God, having opened up all the doors of prosperity to himself. Whoever keeps his distance from Islam will have opened all the doors of misfortune for himself.

Religion and piety hold the same worth before God. Beautifying one’s self with God’ s religion results in the best person, the most outstanding creature and an incomparable or matchless living being in Creation.

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Those who have faith and do righteous deeds, they are the best of the creatures. The Holy Qur’an (Surah 98, The Clear Evidence (Surah Baiyina) verse7). 

If one adorns himself with the attributes of a believer mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an and religious traditions, this will result in an acceptable believer expressed in the following terms: "being humble in prayer; protesting against false and futile talk; paying the alms tax; protecting the private parts of the body from forbidden acts; protecting whatever has been entrusted to you; keeping one’s promise or oath and guarding one’s prayers."

[1] The holy war fought by Muslims against those who reject Islam


Sources:

A book named: The Islamic Family Structure

By Hussein Ansarian


Other links:

The Lofty Goals behind Marriage in Islam (part 1)

The Lofty Goals behind Marriage in Islam (part 2)

The Lofty Goals behind Marriage in Islam (part 3)

The Lofty Goals behind Marriage in Islam (part 4)

Finding a Spouse - In Light Of the Qur’an and Sunnah

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