Tarbiyah 4/7 - It All Starts With Marriage

Bismillahi Al-Rahmani al-Rahim, Al-hamdulil-Lahi Rabbi al-Alamin. Wa as-salatu wa as-salamu 'ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Aalihi at-tahirin.

It all starts with marriage, seeing that we believe that family is important. Marriage is what forms a family. It is the legitimate relationship between a man and a woman, and it brings about all of those natural instincts and fulfilling of the urges that any human being is embedded with, created by Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala. God instilled within us certain needs that we need to fulfill. It is within our nature, whether it be emotional stability, whether it be physical requirements, whether it be spiritual, mental stability or anything else.

And this is why when it comes to marriage, it is a way of procreation, but it goes beyond that because it is a way to have that inner tranquility and harmony and peace, because it leads to love, it leads to compassion and it is a way to keep us within our moral boundaries that we need to stay in as Muslims and as believers in God. It keeps us chaste, it keeps us virtuous, it keeps us modest and it brings about that stability in our mental sides. It will keep us away from depression or anxiety or stress or any other type of, for example, sexual deviation or anything along those lines. And this is why Islam emphasizes on Nikah or on marriage.

Now, if we were to believe in this fundamental aspect of Islam where even Rasul Allah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa alihi, has said that, 'Marriage is half of one's religion and all you need to do is to be wary of God in your second half.' And we need to speak about these things in such a time, in this day and age where things are so difficult and challenging. There are so many problems that we are facing as a community, as a society, as a whole, in the whole world, whether we are Muslim or Non-Muslim. These things are really applicable to all of us with the Westernization of the world and with the influence and the cultural invasion that is infiltrating within our own moral values that we have. We need to understand where Islam stands.

And we can proudly say that Islam shows that it is able to give us the power of establishing a perfect family. By doing so, we will be able to avoid any problems that will inflict a family or bring about any type of instability or insecurity in a family. So if I start from marriage, then it will bring about that ideal family environment that we all anticipate and look for.

Wa al-hamdulil-Lah Rabbi al-Alamin