Islam has various reasons to urge marriage such as its benefits in safeguarding one’s Faith and also because it is the only and an essential element in the proper and righteous upbringing of children and upspring. Marriage in Islam plays a major role in protecting a Muslim from the sins of adultery, masturbation and homosexuality. Marriage takes away the possibility of all evils and sins because after marriage a Muslim is supposed to engage himself with a life sharing partner he has married and vice versa.
Marriage is the Sunnah of our Noble Prophet (PBUH), as well as of the previous Noble Prophets (AS). As the statement of Allah, the Originator, the High is:
“And indeed We sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad SAW), and made for them wives and offspring” (Ar-Rad 13:38).
Marriage linguistically means to unite and to bring together. The real literal meaning of marriage is to have sexual intercourse; and the metaphorical meaning of marriage is the bond of marriage.
The Muslim scholars defined marriage through various definitions, and one of these is:
“Marriage is such a bond from which the act of sexual intercourse becomes lawful.”
One who has adequate means to maintain a family should marry. Marrying ensures modesty and chastity which is vital for a healthy social life.
Islam prescribes matters that contain good benefits both in this world and in the Hereafter and among the greatest benefits of marriage are the following:
Obeying the Prophet (PBUH) and carrying out his Sunnah, because the Prophet (PBUH) said:
“O young people! Whoever among you is able to marry, should marry.” (Al-Bukhari 5065).
Marriage guarantees physical and spiritual chastity and peace of a person and keeps the couple away from the pitfalls and temptations of the Satan. Chastity is one of the praise-worthy attributes of the believers as Allah (SWT) mentioned it in the following verse:
“And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)” (Al-Muminun 23:5).
Through marriage the couples achieve mutual affection, mercy and love. Allah (SWT) says:
“And He has put between you affection and mercy” (Ar-Rum 30:21).
Through marriage the couple will have righteous offspring. It is the survival of generation and it results in obtaining great and good rewards by having righteous children. Having righteous children or upbringing them on the principle of the Islamic Shariah may, however, be considered among the best form of charity as the Prophet (PBUH) said:
“When a person dies his deeds discontinue, except for three things: Ongoing charity, knowledge which people benefit from, and a righteous son who prays for him.” (Muslim 1631).
Marriage is the mean of receiving great rewards for both couples through spending on their children, guarding their chastity, helping them in their problems, protecting them from harms and difficulties and treating them with kindness as the Prophet (PBUH) said:
“No man earns anything better than that which he earns with his own hands, and what a man spends on himself, his wife, his child and his servant then it is charity.” (Ibn Majah 2138).
To avoid spending on one’s wife and children is miserliness and stinginess which is condemnable. But to keep fulfilling unreasonable legal and illegal needs of the family is also extravagance and squandering, which are both disliked.
The couples also will gain good rewards through having children, upbringing them in accordance with the Islamic teachings, being patient while educating them and making them ones who will call others to the true religion of Islam.
Through marriage Allah (SWT) will enrich the couples and will bless their livelihood. Allah (SWT) says:
“And marry those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and the woman who has no husband) and (also marry) the Salihun (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (female slaves). If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people).” (An-Nur 24:32).
By marrying and fulfilling the rights of the husband, the believing woman will enter Paradise.
By having righteous children, the couples will receive good and great rewards in this world and after their death, because righteous children are ongoing charity.
A righteous wife is the better provision of this world. The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“This world is but provision, and there is no provision in this world better than a righteous wife.” (Muslim 1469).
The righteous wife is a great favor, because she proves to be a good advisor in worldly matters; she is a good life partner and she assists her husband in matters of the Hereafter; thus both achieve high ranks. On the other hand, the righteous husband is a great favor for the wife too.
In short, the greatest benefit of marriage is protection against a sinful life and the fulfillment of sexual desire through lawful means. This great benefit is the main objective of marriage and should be focused upon at the time of marriage; other benefits will then be achieved thereafter.
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Hijar and baby Ibrahim spent months in the desert with barely any food to feed on and eventually, they ran out of food. Hijar’s milk dried up and her baby Ibrahim got hungry and began to cry. With her motherly heart, she climbed up the hill to look to see if anyone was passing by but didn’t see any. She went down the hill and to another to shout for help. On her 7th call, she heard a sound looked down her baby and saw a pull of water. She later on transformed this pool into a well and up to today, people still drink from it.
Zam-Zam helps to heal cell systems within the human body. It’s a rare type of water and extraordinarily fills the body with energy. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) referred to Zam-Zam as the best water on the face of the earth.
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The holy Quran is believed by all Muslims as the basis of thinking how they should govern their lives. The Quran says: Those who do not judge by the law which Allah has sent down, are indeed the disbelievers” (Al Maida 44).
When Quran declares something unlawful, no authority can challenge it, therefore no other source of law can go against Quran. For example since the Quran prohibits gambling, any form of gambling is unlawful. All other three sources will agree with this principle and there is no conflict between them.
The Sunnah is the second primary source of Islamic law. It is next to Quran in authority. It is important because Allah Himself gave authority to the Prophet Mohammad (saw) to make laws. The Quran says:“So take what the messenger gives you, and refrain from what he prohibits you.” (Al Hashr 59:7).
It is also important because without Sunnah we can never understand Quran. For example, the Quran does not tell us how to perform Salat. The method is given by the Prophet (saw). The Quran and the Sunnah never contradict each other. Sunnah is only an extension and explanation of the Quran. Sunnah is an authority where the Qran is silent. The Quran says: “—He makes pure things lawful for them and impure things unlawful” (Al Aaraaf 157)
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What is Al-Hijama?
Al-Hijama (cupping) is a method of treatment in which a cup is put on various points of the body and reflex zones usually on the back, abdomen or legs to cause local congestion through a negative pressure created by a special pump. The negative pressure can be also created by introducing heat in the form of an ignited material.
Stimulating these zones by drawing blood flow to them in turn stimulates the tissue and internal organs to which the zones are believed to correspond. Also, the cups create minor bruising; this triggers the immune system. Then the cup is removed and a small superficial incisions using a sterile surgical blade are made. The cups are re-placed and a negative pressure (vacuum) is created again. The created negative pressure pulls out the diseased blood out of the body that in turn poured into the cups and then the diseased blood is disposed.
Al-Hijama in Sharia
The great prophet of Islam Muhamad (PBUH) had used Al-Hijama on his honourable head for migraine and on his honourable hip joint and back of the neck, lateral sides of the neck and between shoulders. It is mentioned in that recorded by Muhammad al-Bukhari (5263) and Muslim (2952), saying “The Al-Hijama is the best of your remedies”.
Jaabir ibn Abdullah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Indeed in cupping (Al-Hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]. Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper (Al-Hijama), in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire).” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5681), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3491)]
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The foundation of all Islamic knowledge is revelation contained in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. Since good dreams are also a form of revelation from Allaah, any legitimate attempt to interpret the symbolism of dreams should rely primarily on the symbolism found in the Qur’aan and Sunnah.
A dream interpreter must listen to the complete story, and its minute details. He also must investigate and find acceptable religious references for each element in the dream. Ifhe does not fully understand the dream, or if he is unable to find such references, then it is better for him to refrain from making up an interpretation. In that case, he will be giving a religious ruling, though dreams relate to psychology.
Indeed, it will be a sin to tell a false interpretation, while one will be rewarded if he remains silent when he does not know the answer. Imam Ibn Seerm was the most renowned master in this science, and he often refrained from interpreting someone’s dream. Perhaps, he would interpret only one out of every forty dreams when askedto do so. Of three out of four such dreams, he used to say:
I do not know the meaning of this dream.” The dream interpreter must investigate the dream and establish its acceptable religious references. It is related that Imam Ibn Seerm used to spend a good part of the day questioning the person about himself, his life, type of work, living condition, and surrounding circumstance, for a dream interpreter is not a prophet and cannot tell about the future.
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Above what they describe.And peace upon the messengers. And praise to Allah , Lord of the worlds. ( Quran As-Saffat 180,181,182 )
Marriage in its relation to religion, specifically Islam, is intrinsically linked to questions of sexual and gender norms. US Muslim communities, extremely diverse in their backgrounds, negotiate marriage in their discourses on a spectrum that constructs ‘American’ and ‘Muslim’ as opposing ends, while the realities of American Muslim marriage present a much more richly textured and thus complex picture. Norms and practices are co-developed in a complicated web of gender debates, distinctions of religion from culture, and developments within the American religious, social, and political environment that American Muslims share.
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