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Posted on 2/18/2022 in Nikah
Nikah and Islamic teachings

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Nikah in Islam

Nikah is really an important part of Islam that it is declared to be one-half of an individual Muslim's faith. Relationship under Nikah is a prominent Sunnah in Islam since our dear Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) married and advised others to do so. There are numerous verses in the Holy Quran which discuss the significance of marriage in Islam.

Allah says in Quran in the following verse:

O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer [4:1].

Nikah is an Act of Worship

Marriage or Nikah is an act of worship to Allah Almighty since it is in accord with His laws that husband and wife love one another support each other in attempts to preserve the mankind and grow their offspring to be loyal subjects of Allah. Allah Almighty bestowed certain rights on women and spouses, which we must uphold in order to have a happy existence.

Allah has explained the beauty of Nikah in the following verse of Surah Ar-Rum:

And it is among His signs that He has created for you wives from among yourselves, so that you may find tranquility in them, and He has created love and kindness between you. Surely in this there are signs for a people who reflect [30:21]..

In another verse of the Holy Quran, Allah has beautifully told people that what husband and wife mean to each other:

They are clothing for you, and you are clothing for them [2:187].

The depiction of wives and husbands as each other's clothing shows their strong sense of connection because clothes are the nearest thing to one's body and thus are vitally needed to shield one from heat and cold, disguise defects, and impart tranquillity and beauty. Husbands and wives should, by definition, be respectful to one another.

Rights of Spouses over one another

According to Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran, every spouse has some rights over one another. Islam imposes duties on the husband towards his wife as well as conversely as well that there are some duties of wives also upon their husbands. Some of these tasks are performed by both husband and wife.

Following are the rights and responsibilities of Husband and Wife over each other:

  • Wives and husbands must be courteous to one another and follow basic manners.

Allah says in Surah An-Nisa:

“O you who believe, it is not lawful for you that you should forcibly take women as inheritance. Do not hold on to them so that you may take away some of what you have given them, unless they commit a clearly shameful act. Live with them in the recognized manner. If you dislike them, then it is quite likely that you dislike something and Allah has placed a lot of good in it” [4:19].

  • Husbands and wives should respect each other's wants in terms of cleanliness, clothes, hair, and so on. Women at home are advised by Islam to use cosmetics and beautify themselves for their spouses, to wear their nicest clothes, to be neat and clean, and to use aromatic scents.

The responsibility of guardianship, control, and management of the family has been placed on the shoulders of men in Islam.

Allah says in Quran regarding this statement in the following verse:

Men are caretakers of women, since Allah has made some of them excel the others, and because of the wealth they have spent. So, the righteous women are obedient, (and) guard (the property and honor of their husbands) in (their) absence with the protection given by Allah. As for women of whom you fear rebellion, convince them, and leave them apart in beds, and beat them. Then, if they obey you, do not seek a way against them. Surely, Allah is the Highest, the Greatest” [4:34].

Because most males are more rational, as compared to emotional traits, than women; therefore, they are better able to manage and supervise the family; and are better suited to handle trials, the weight of supervising the family has been placed on their shoulders.

In reality, the purpose of male supervision is that proper planning for administering the family comes first and probably most important, and these plans should be made through discussion and a discussion of the issues with other family members and wife; procuring their cooperation in decisions to ensure; reaching a shared understanding in choices and fixing issues.

  • Even while seeking satisfaction and sexual pleasure is not the sole purpose of marriage, but this is one of the primary goals and beginning motivators for marital relationship, and it also has a significant impact on establishing the family structure and maintaining a strong relationship among spouses. As a result, one of the obligations of husbands and wives is pleasure. Husbands and wives must be willing to provide sexual pleasure and gratification to one another. When one side is inclined to engage in sexual behaviors, the other must try to prepare for it.

All of the above verses of Holy Quran say that how beautiful the marriage (Nikah) is and how beautifully Allah Almighty has guided two person to live in the relationship of marriage. Allah has also put some rights and duties of both husband and wife on one another. These rights and duties are set in such a perfect way that following these teachings would make a great balance in a marriage.