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The Lofty Goals behind Marriage in Islam (part 2)

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The Blooming of Talents

 If a young man and woman marry based upon their nature and follow God’s commandment and the divine Prophets’ ways, undoubtedly the way for the blossoming of hidden talents will be opened up and the tree of life will bear excellent fruits. They will be saved from the peak of God’s Wrath, a seditious nature, the dangerous clutches of Satan and God’s curse – all being the consequences of being celibate.

 Marrying results in the following:

peace of mind; an inner feeling of security; overcoming the problems of celibacy; arriving at a heavenly, angelic environment; the proper background for correct ways of thinking; and control of the outburst of the instincts and lust.

 Many of the distinguished men of letters, Islamic scholars whose names have been recorded in the history of the world, have practically made progress of 100 years in only one night. In general, these individuals have attained lofty positions in science and knowledge in the shade of marriage which brings peace of mind. Their names are on the tip of everyone’s tongue due to their knowledge, piety, chastity, nobleness, service to others and servitude to God.

 In the book entitled “Zendegany Ayatullah Boroojerdy”1, we read:” In 1935 at the age of twenty-two, he received a letter from his father asking him to return to Boroojerd. He thought that his father wanted to send him to Najaf – the largest Shiite seminary existed- to continue his education. However, upon his return and after visiting his father and other relatives contrary to his expectations, he observed that they had arranged for his marriage. However, he became sad. In reply to his father who noticed his sadness and asked him about the reason for it, he answered that he had been studiously acquiring knowledge with peace of mind. But now he noted that marriage would hold him up.

 So his father told him that if he followed his orders, there would be hope that God would grant him an opportunity to reach his lofty goals. His father told him to beware of not marrying, because it was probable he would not get anywhere no matter how studious he was. This removed all his doubts. After marrying and staying there a while, he returned to Isfahan where he continued his studies and tutorials for another five years.

In Isfahan his loyal and well-matched spouse provided the means for his peace, progress, comfort and security, as she was a kind friend, a sympathetic assistant and a calm servant. He was so busy studying that sometimes he would until dawn. He had stated several times he would attempt to memorize the Holy Quran when not busy at other tasks. And during this period in Isfahan he memorized Chapter 9 entitled Baraat (Immunity) which he remembered his whole life and continued to recite.

 The late scholar Tabatabaei, the author of the Holy Quran’s interpretation named Al-Mizan acknowledges that part of his scientific and spiritual progress was due to his noble wife.

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Marriage is a source of peace and security and it provides a background for the development of talents and the realization of perfection.

Sourcee: rafed.net


1. AYATULLAH BOROOJERDY’S BIOGRAPHY, P. 95


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Marital Success and Happiness (part 1)

Marital Success and Happiness (part 2)

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Love Gift-Wrapped (Part 2)

Marriage, Family and Life

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