When zina is spread all over the world and Haram is considered as Halal, this couple is following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Him) and legalizing the marriage at a young age according to the Shariah. This boy is an example for all of us. And at a time when Zina is common, it’s quite appropriate to marry at a young age life and keep yourself away from Haram relations leading to Zina.
Recently the news of marriage of an 18 year old couple is going viral on social media. Netizens are criticising as well as praising it. Groom and bride looked so young by the faces. Groom Asad Khan is the brother of a cosmetologist Zarpash Khan. Asad Khan and Nimra Asad’s wedding pictures took the internet by storm.
People can’t stop themselves from pointing out the young age of couple specially the groom. Zarpash Khan in one of her Instagram post answered all the questions that her brother wanted to marry this girl and when he asked his parents, they had no problem with it.
The couple got engaged and after a year they both got married. She further added that the couple will move to Oman soon and they will carry on their studies together. As soon as the picture went viral, people started mocking the boy. Some people on the other hand supported the fact that they adopted a Halal way.
The situation is very critical because people started talking against them. Some said the boy seems to be too young. Some said that when there is money, you can do whatever you want. Unfortunately, this is our problem that we don’t feel happy for others and start insulting them by pointing out the defects.
My brothers and sisters, Islam is a very straight forward religion. It teaches us to be straight as well. If you like somebody then ask them in person for Nikah rather than destroying your Imaan by passing time with each other.
Islam, unlike other religions is a strong advocate of marriage. There is no place for celibacy like, for example the Roman Catholic priests and nuns. The prophet (PBUH) has said, “There is no celibacy in Islam.
Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not validate celibacy.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has also said:
“Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me”.
Marriage acts as an outlet for sexual needs and regulate it so one does not become a slave to his/ her desires.
It is a social necessity because through marriage, families are established and the family is the fundamental unit of our society. Furthermore, marriage is the only legitimate or halal way to indulge in intimacy between a man and a woman.
Islam takes a middle of the road position to sexual relations, it neither condemns it like certain religions, nor does it allow it freely. Islam urges us to control and regulate our desires, whatever they may be so that we remain dignified and not become like animals.
Purpose of Marriage
The word “zawj” is used in the Qur’an to mean a pair or a mate. In general it usage refers to marriage. The general purpose of marriage is that the sexes can provide company to one another, love to one another, procreate children and live in peace and tranquility to the commandments of Allah.
Marriage serves as a means to emotional and sexual gratification and as a means of tension reduction. It is also a form of Ibadah because it is obeying Allah and his messenger – i.e. Marriage is seen as the only possible way for the sexes to unite. One could choose to live in sin, however by choosing marriage one is displaying obedience to Allah.
Marriage is “mithaq” – a solemn covenant (agreement). It is not a matter which can be taken lightly. It should be entered into with total commitment and full knowledge of what it involves. It is not like buying a new dress where you can exchange it if you don’t like it. Your partner should be your choice for life. One should be mature enough to understand the demands of marriage so that the union can be a lasting one. For a marriage to be valid certain conditions must be met.
1) Consent of both parties.
2) ” Mahr” a gift from the groom to his bride.
3) Witnesses- 2 male or female.
4) The marriage should be publicized, it should never be kept secret as it leads to suspicion and troubles within the community.
It’s Islam and we should let people live their lives in peace. There’s nothing wrong with getting married early or late, as long as you love your spouse. A society making peace with insane age differences within the couple should also accept younger people taking decisions for themselves. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the newlyweds.
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