| ISLAMIC MARRIAGES
Muslim wedding ceremony is celebrated with grandeur. Muslim wedding, known as Nikaah in Urdu, can take place at any convenient time, because there is nothing like muhurat (the auspicious time) for the Muslims. Traditionally, the Muslim wedding is held at either the bride or the grooms home. However, in the present time, due to convenience and the availability of enough space to accommodate the long list of guests, Muslim weddings are organized in banquet halls, auditorium as well as community centers. Wherever the wedding is held, all the rituals of the three phases of wedding are strictly followed by the Muslims.
Muslim wedding is divided into pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding rituals. Pre-wedding rituals largely involve the exchange of sweets, fruits and visits to the bride and groom's houses. The pre-wedding rituals increase the level of excitement among the families of the bride and groom, who keenly look forward to the wedding day. The wedding is organized in an elegant and charming way, while the culmination of the entire ceremony, known as post wedding rituals, is special in its own terms. If you are keen about knowing more about Muslim wedding, then go through our section, where we have provided detailed information on the rituals of Muslim wedding.
Muslim PreWedding rituals
Known as Nikah in Urdu, the Muslim marriage is the most important ceremony for the Islam. It is a much awaited occasion, wherein the union of two souls is celebrated in an elegant and charming way. It is not just restricted to a single day. The formal procedures are divided into pre-wedding, wedding and post wedding, each being different from the other.
Muslim Wedding Rituals
Wedding is an important turning point in everyone's life. The ceremonious occasion is organized and celebrated in myriad ways all around the world. Different communities of the society have their own way of organizing the most important occasion. The wedding rituals are broadly divided according to the religions.
Muslim Post-Wedding Rituals
In India, wedding is something that cannot be restricted to a single-day celebration. People in different communities, following different religions, have their own way of honoring the newly wed couple, post marriage. The post-wedding rituals followed by Muslims are divided into four phases, wherein the bride is bid goodbye by her family and is welcomed to her 'new home', by the groom's family.
Mappila Paattu or Mappila Song is a folklore Muslim song genre rendered to lyrics in colloquial Mappila dialect of Malayalam laced with Arabic, by the Mappilas of Malabar. Mappila songs have a distinct cultural identity, while at the same time, remain closely linked to the cultural practices of Kerala. The songs often used words from Persian, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi apart from Arabic and Malayalam, but the grammatical syntax was always based on Malayalam. They deal with themes such as religion, love, satire and heroism, and are often sung at occasions of birth, marriage and death. Mappila Paattu form an integral part of the heritage of Malayalam literature today and is regarded by some as the most popular branch of Malayalam literature, enjoyed by all communities in Kerala.
The Mailanchi Pattu, the Oppana Pattu and the Ammayi Pattu belong to the category of Mappila Pattukal dealing with love and marriage. They are sung in chorus in connection with marriage festivals, often accompanied by rhythmic clapping by women
Shia and Sunni Marriage Laws
Lets start with a simple whos who
Sunni and Shia are the two major branches of Islam. An estimated 93 percent of the worlds Muslims are Sunni, and 7percent are Shia.
Shias form the majority in Iran (over 90percent), Azerbaijan (almost 90 percent) and Bahrain (over 60 percent). In Iraq, 60-65 percent of the population are Shia, and they are also Lebanons second largest religious group. Shia also form significant minorities in Yemen, Pakistan and Turkey. Sunnis are the majority in the rest of the Arab world, all other Muslim countries and within all Islamic minorities in non-Muslim nations like China and Africa.
The Sunni-Shia split is a long story in fact it dates back to 632 (CE), the year in which the prophet Muhammad died. The synthesis is that a dispute began over who would be Muhammad successor, which basically spread around the world.
Both Sunni and Shia Muslims share the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and articles of faith, but Sunni-Shia relations remain complicated and the two denominations differ on certain religious beliefs and practises. One area in which this divergence can be seen is marriage laws.
Nikah: The First Step Along the Road to Marriage
The first part of any Islamic marriage ceremony (nikah), is the signing of the marriage contract itself. The conditions for a Sunni nikah include two witnesses, while a Shia nikah requires no witnesses.
Marriage for a Season, a Reason, or a Lifetime?
Shia permits nikah-al-mutah, a fixed-term temporary marriage, something the Sunni community does not view as acceptable. The word mutah means joy in Arabic and nikah-al-mutah resembles a permanent marriage in many ways. It starts with a contract; only in this case, the marriage begins with a fixed expiry date, agreed upon by the couple involved. There are no restrictions on duration.
During the period of the marriage, the couple are considered husband and wife, just as in a permanent marriage. Once past its expiry date, the marriage is voided without a talaq (divorce). Shias recommend extending a Mutah and transforming it into a permanent marriage.
Mutah is not the same as misyar, a Sunni belief and practice that is considered invalid and forbidden by the Shia. Nikah al Misyar, (travellers marriage) also differs from a conventional Islamic marriage and from a mutah although it also involves a contract.
Within nikah al misyar, the wife relinquishes several of her rights by her own free will, (such as living with the husband, equal division of nights between wives in cases of polygamy, rights to housing, and maintenance money.) The couple continue to live separately from each other and see each other when they please.
Parting Ways Without Parting Waves
Islam in all its branches permits divorce (talaq) and has done for centuries. While the goal for any Muslim marriage is to live happily ever after, and Islam teaches devotion and commitment to a marriage, if the worst comes to the worst, a marriage contract is not irreversible.
Talaq involves three steps
Sunni and Shia communities apply different rules for talaq
The Sunni practice requires no witnesses, and allows a husband to end a relationship by saying the triple talaq. In this digital age some Sunni countries have even suggested that the triple talaq can be performed by text message!
Shia talaq requires two witnesses and is followed by the iddah period where the couple try to reconcile their differences with the help of mediators from each family. If the couple breaks the iddah, the talaq is voided.
Difference Between Shia and Sunni Marriage
A major portion of the non Muslim world may regard Shias and Sunnis as more or less the same. But, these are two very distinct sects of Muslims and should not be confused with each other. Each has a unique set of customs, traditions and even ceremonies. The way that a Shia and Sunni marriage is solemnized differs greatly. There are very few intersect marriages due to the glaring differences.
Shia and Sunni marriages consist of very different wedding functions. In a Sunni wedding function, it is vital to have two adult consenting males present for the entire length of the ceremony as witnesses. Such witnesses are not required as per the rules of Sunni divorce. It can be done in the presence of only the husband and the wife. The case of a Shia wedding is completely different as in this case where the witnesses are mandated to be present in the case of a divorce and not when the wedding takes place.
Another notable difference between a Shia and Sunni wedding is that in a Shia nikah ceremony, a total of six verses have to be delivered publicly. This factor is not present in a Sunni wedding ceremony. A Sunni nikah ceremony thus has a shorter length of time. In the case of a Shia wedding, there is a unique bath related ceremony that the bride and groom take part in. There is no such compulsion in a Sunni wedding. This ceremony usually occurs before the actual wedding.
A major point of difference between these two sects is that Shias believe in a temporary arrangement of marriage. According to such an arrangement, it is lawful for the bride and groom to enter into a marriage for a pre-agreed length of time. After this time has passed, the marriage automatically comes to an end unless the bride and groom still remain in the marriage. This provision is not present in a Sunni marriage. Sunnis believe in entering into a permanent form of marriage only. A divorce is not required when Shias enter into a transitory marriage agreement. The date when the pact will come to an end is clearly mentioned on the papers pertaining to the marriage that is taking place.
There is no bath ceremony in the case of a Sunni wedding. This ritual is not observed inSunni weddings.
2. A Sunni wedding ceremony lasts a shorter length of time than a Shia wedding
3. There is no stipulation for entering into a fixed length marriage in the case of Sunnis which is present in a Shia marriage.
4. There are no witnesses required for a wedding ceremony between Shias which is vital for a Sunni wedding.
5. It is observed that Sunnis are a comparatively more rigid and more orthodox minded sect than the Shias.
What Quran Says About Marriage?
Quran regards marriage as a most sacred institution and makes it incumbent on every Muslim man and woman, unless prevented by valid physical or economic incapacity, to lead a married life. In fact marriage is a great protection against immoral activities like establishing illicit relations. There are certain rules and regulations set out in Quran to guide the Muslims regarding marriage, which are briefly discussed as under
1. A Muslim is prohibited to conduct marriage with his mothers, daughters, sisters fathers sisters, Mothers sisters brothers daughters, sisters daughters foster-mothers (Who gave him suck), foster-sisters; his wives mothers his stepdaughters under his guardianship, born of his wives to whom he has gone in, no prohibition if he has not gone in (Those who have been) wives of his sons proceeding from his loins and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time, except for what is past. It is also prohibited to conduct marriage with an idolatress until she embarrassed Islam. A Muslim is also prohibited to conduct marriage with a woman who is already in marriage of some one else. Except that it is lawful to conduct marriage with any other women of your choice. Marriage with slave women is also allowable with leave of their owners.
The Quran advises us to conduct marriage with someone who is chaste and looks good to you.
According to Quran and Islam marriage is just like a contract between husband and wife, hence all the conditions of a contract like; free consent, consideration etc. are to be fulfilled for a valid marriage.
2. The Holy Quran exhorts the followers of Islam to enter into marriage with chaste women
Then marry such woman as seen good to you. (VI:3)
And lawful for you are all women, besides those mentioned above, provided that you seek them with your property taking them in marriage, not committing fornication. (IV:24)
3. At the time of marriage the husband is bound to give dower to the wife. No marriage can be regarded as legally a valid marriage, according to Islam, for which dowry has not been stipulated. Quran says, And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a free gift but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it with right good cheer.
4. Freedom of choosing one s life partner has been extended both to men and women. No marriage in Islam can be valid without the consent of either partner. It is also urged to treat the wives gently. According to the words of Quran O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dower ye have given them,except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good.
5. In order to ensure a happy home and a really stable family life, Islam has assigned to marriage the status of a contract dissoluble if either party develops grievances against the other leading to a final and irrevocable break in their mutual relations. In Surah Talaq, the process of divorce has been discussed in detail.
6. According to the Quran, it is the responsibility of the husband to maintain his wife. He is bound to fulfill all her needs. On the other hand, it is the religious duty of the wife to be loyal and obedient to her husband. According to the words of Quran Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
7. Polygamy is allowable in Islam but under strict conditions. Quran does not enjoin it nor even permit it unconditionally. Thus the Quran states, And if you fear that you cannot act equitably towards orphans, then marry such women as seem good to you, two, three and four, but if you fear that you may not do justice to them, then marry only one
Hadith regarding marriage
Marriage Is A Basis For Blessings
1. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, Marriage is the basis for blessings and children are an abundance of mercy.
Complete Concealment Of Women
2. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, A women is in complete concealment. Shaytaan endeavours to glance at her when she leaves the home. In another Hadith it is related, A women is in complete concealment, restrain them within the home.
The Many Forms Of Punishment For Women
3. Hazrat Ali radiyallahu anhu has stated, I arrived at the blessed presence of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam with Hazrat Fatimah radiyallahu anha only to find him uncontrollably crying. I asked ? May my parents be sacrificed for you, oh Prophet of Allah, what ails you to cry? The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, Oh Ali, the night I travelled the heavens I saw the women from my followers being punished in numerous ways, and upon seeing their intense punishment, I began to cry.The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam then described the various methods of punishment. Hazrat Fatimah radiyallahu anha stood up and asked, My dear father, and the coolness of my eyes what crimes did these women commit to warrant for such punishment? The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam replied, My beloved daughter, the woman who was hanging from her hair did not keep it covered from other men. The woman who was hanging from her tongue used to distress her husband and the woman who was hanging from her chest soiled her husbands bed meaning she had illicit relations with other men. And the woman whose feet were stretched and bound to her chest with her hands bound to her forehead, and who had snakes and scorpions set upon her, was the woman who did not keep her body cleansed of janabat (pollution), haidh (The menses) and who ridiculed Salaah. And the woman who had the head of a pig and the body of a donkey was a woman who lied and spoke ill of people behind their back. And the woman whose face resembled a dog and who entered the mouth of a fire and came out of the back, was a jealous woman and one who spoke and boasted of favours conferred.
Curse On Women Who Cause Suffering To Husband
4. It has been narrated by Muaaz Ibn Jabal. He relates that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam had instructed, When a woman causes her husband suffering his wife, amongst his celestial brides (Hooray-Ayn), curses, May Allah also inflict pain on you. Don t cause your husband suffering. And Oh my beloved Fatimah, reproach awaits the woman who disobeys her husband.(Ibn Maajah and Tirmidhi)
At the end of this narration there are also the words, May Allah also inflict pain on you. All men are merely your guests. Soon they will leave you and come to me.
Rights Of Both Wife And Husband
5. It has been narrated by Amr Ibn Akhwas. He relates that it was commanded by the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam Be kind towards your women. Take heed! You have rights over your women and your women also have rights over you. Their rights over you are that you provide food and clothing for them in good faith. Your rights over them are that they do not allow and nor do they give permission, for people to trespass into your house whose presence you dislike.
Angels Derision With Impure People
6. It has been narrated by Hazrat Ali karamallahu wajhahu that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, The Angels do not enter homes that have dogs, pictures and of those men and women who, due to indolence, are in an impure state.
Lamenting Upon Husbands Death
7. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, They are not of us (meaning Muslims) who lash at their faces, tear their garments and speak words of ignorance (due to the death of someone or due to some calamity).
(Bukhari Narrated by Abdullah b. Masud)
Penalty For Parading Oneself In Husbands Absence
8. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, There are three people who will be asked nothing in regard to themselves. I. A person who separates himself from his brotherhood and disobeys his religious leader and caliph. II. A slave who absconds and meets his death whilst still in the state of disobedience. III. A wife who, in her husband s absence, adorns and displays herself before others behind her husband s back, though he has left her ample provisions.
(Khadhaala b. U bay)
Punishment For Fornication
9. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, Khamsun Li Khamsin (five for five).The companions of the Prophet requested, Ma Khamsun Li Khamsin? Meaning, what are the five sins that are the cause for five punishments. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam replied, (1) Allah Taala allows those people to be conquered by their enemy who become negligent and free of care. (2) Poverty becomes rampant among those people who do not rule according to the shariah, as sent down by Allah. (3) Allah will certainly send down the plague among those people who indulge in fornication. (4) Harvest is restricted and famine becomes prevalent on those people who are dishonest in their dealings. (5) Rain is restricted from those people who refrain from giving zakaat (alms).
Penalty For Trying To Cause Your Spouse Harm
10. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, If a man or a woman were to spend seventy years in obedience of Allah Taala, but at the time of death attempt, in a bequest, to cause each other harm (man to woman or woman to man), hell becomes compulsory upon them. Abu Hurairah recited the following verses:
After payment of legacies he (or she) may have bequeathed or debts, so that no loss is caused (to anyone). (4-12)
(Abu Dawud Abu Hurairah)
An Immoral Divorce
11. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, The greatest sin amongst all sins in the eyes of Allah, is of a person, who marries a woman and divorces her once his needs have been fulfilled and also usurps her dowry in the process. Secondly, is a person who after having employed somebody usurps their pay. Thirdly, is a person who kills animals for no apparent reason. (Al-Hakim and Al-Bayhaqi:Ibn Umar)
12. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, A person who speaks insolently towards his father is distanced from Allah Taalas mercy. A person who speaks insolently towards his mother is distanced from Allah taala s mercy." And finally he stated, A person who behaves in the manner of the people of Lut, meaning commits sodomy, is distanced from Allah mercy.
(Imam Ahmad: Ibn Abbas)
The Need For Secrecy Among Married Couples
13. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, A person who after having intercourse with his spouse, reveals their secrecy, will be in the lowest rank on the day of Judgement in the eyes of Allah.
Respect For A Mujahideens Family
14. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, The respect of a Mujahideen s (Those that fight in the Path of Allah) wife upon a non Mujahideen wife resembles respecting one s mother. If a person, among those who have not fought in the path of Allah, were to breach the trust of a Mujahideens family, he will be stopped on the Day of Judgement and the Mujaahid will be given permission to take this person s good deeds at the extent of his will, until the Mujaahid will have taken so many deeds, so as tol be satisfied.
It has also been further narrated in Nasai, Are you of the opinion that the Mujaahid will leave him any good deeds?
15. It has been narrated by Hazrat Thawbaan radiyallahu anhu, The fragrance of Jannat is unlawful upon that woman who asks her husband for a divorce for no apparent reason.
(Imaam Ahmed, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah and Haakim)
Prohibition Of Meeting A Woman Alone
16. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, Under no circumstances should a man have intercourse or remain alone with a woman. And under no circumstances should a woman undertake travel except in a situation, whereby a Mahram (e.g. Spouse) is with her. A person requested, "Dear Prophet, my name has been enlisted for such and such a battle though my wife is going for Hajj. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam replied, Go with your wife and perform Hajj.
(Bukhari, Muslim:Abu Hurairah)
17. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, After today, under no circumstances, should a man go to see a woman whose husband is absent, unless there is another man with him, or another two men.
(Ahmad and Muslim:Ibn Umar)
Angels Derision With Impure People
18. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated Angels do not even come close to three types of people. Firstly, the body of a Kafir (Infidel) secondly, a person who has applied feminine perfume and thirdly, a person who is in an impure state, excepting the fact that they have at least performed wudhu (ablution).
(Abu Dawud:Ammar Ibn Yasir)
Penalty For Wearing Perfume Amongst Public
19. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, If a woman was to apply perfume to herself, then leave her home and wander past people who were to catch her fragrance, she would be sinful of adultery and she would also be sinful of adultery for every glance she received. (Ahmad, Nasai and Al-Haakim:Abu Moosa Al-Ashari)
Penalty On A Woman For Applying Perfume To The Masjid
20. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, If a woman made her way to the masjid having applied perfume upon herself, her salaahs would not be accepted until she had bathed herself. And it has been further related in a Hadith that she should perform her ablution in the manner that she was taking an ablution for janabat (Impurity). (Ibn Maajah: Abu Hurairah)
Prohibition For Women To Travel With Out Mahram
21. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, It is not lawful for a woman, who has firm faith in Allah and the Day of Judgement, to undertake a journey for three or more days (forty-eight miles or more) unless she is accompanied by her father, son , husband, brother or a Mahram. (Ahmed, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah: Abu Saeed Al-Khudhri)
Prohibition For Sharing A Single Sheet
22. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, No man should lie down with another man wrapped in a single sheet or cloth and nor should a woman do the same with another woman.
Womens Hijaab (Veil) From Men
23. Umme Salmah radiyallahu anha narrates that she was in the presence of the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam along with Hazrat Maymunah radiyallahu anha when Abdullah Ibn Umme Maktoom radiyallahu anhu came in, this incident took place after the command for Hijaab had been revealed, the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam immediately ordered us to conceal ourselves from him. We asked: Oh Rasoolullah, is he not blind! He can not see us and nor can he identify us.The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam replied, Are you also blind! Do you not see him ?
Note: This order is related to taqwa and not fatwa.
(Ahmad, Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi: Umme Salmah radiyallahu anha)
Satar (Parts Of The Body Necessary To Be Concealed)
24. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, A man should not look at the satar of another man and nor should a woman look at the satar of another woman. Also, no man should lie down with another man wrapped in a single sheet or cloth and nor should a woman lie down with another woman wrapped in a single sheet or cloth. They should sleep with separate sheets or coverlets.
(Sahih Muslim: Abu Saeed Al - Khudhri radiyallahu anhu)
25. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has cursed the eunuchs (castrated men) amongst men who choose to imitate women and amongst those women who wish to become like men. He has also cursed those unmarried men who refuse to marry and also those women who live alone and refuse to marry. (Imaam Ahmad: Abu Hurairah)
Increase One s Family Lineage
26. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam commanded, Be married and extend your family lineage. It will be through you that I will have a reason to be proud over all the other Ummats (followers). Even though it may be through a miscarriage or due to a premature birth.
Imitation Of Females In Male Attire And Vice Versa
27. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, A woman who dons male clothing is distant from Allahs mercy, as is a man who dons female clothing. (Al-Kabaair Lith-thahabi)
Punishment For Trying To Drive A Rift Between A Married Couple
28. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, A man who attempts to distance a woman from her husband is distant from Allah Taalas mercy.
Leaving Home Without Husbands Consent
29. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, A woman becomes distant from Allahs mercy when she leaves the home without her husbands consent. (Al-Kabaair Lith-thahabi )
30. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, There are four people who awake at dawn with Allah s anger upon them and who greet dusk with Allah s displeasure.The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam was questioned as to who they were, he replied, Those men who choose to imitate women and those women who choose to imitate men. Also a person who fulfils his physical desire with an animal and the one who commits sodomy. (Al-Kabaair Lith-thahabi )
Reward For Returning Home To The Children
31. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, Your walking towards the Masjid and returning home to your children, holds the same merit in reward. (Al-Ifsah Ibn Hajr Haitha mi )
Allahs Pleasure In Pleasing Ones Wife
32. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has Stated, Allah is pleased when a husband plays with his wife, due to this he fixes thawaab (good reward) for them or he establishes halal rizq (lawful sustenance) for them. (Al Ifsah Ibn Hajr Haithami)
Command For Marriage Regarding Children
33. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam commanded regarding children, If they neglect salaah at the age of seven, then reprimand them, at the age of nine separate their beds (do not let two of them sleep in the same bed) and at the age of seventeen get them married. Once the father has carried this out he should place his child before him and say, May Allah not make you a cause for my testing and trial. (Al Ifsah Ibn Hajr Haithami)
Behest For Walimah
34. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, Bid your brides farewell for shabbe zufaaf (consummation with husband) and at mid-day have the walimah (marriage feast).
(Al Ifsah Ibn Hajr Haithami)
Foremost Type Of Intercession
35. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, The foremost type of intercession (sifaarish) from the many methods of intervening is when an intercession is made for someone for marriage.(Al-Ifsah Ibn Hajr Haithami)
Purity Increases Through Marriage
36. It has been narrated by Zaid Ibn Arqam that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam stated, Oh Zaid Be wedded, for your purity will be further increased.
(Dailami: Imaam Abu Hanifa)
Allah Taals Assistance Is Compulsory For The Bridegroom
38. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has stated, It is compulsory upon Allah to assist four types of people (i.e. Allah has promised to do this) i. A Judge; ii. A person who gets married (with the intentions of remaining pure) iii. A slave buying his freedom; iv. A Haaji (one has performed the pilgrimage). (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)
The Reward For Foregoing Hajj For Marriage
39. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has said, To get married is Hajj e-Akbar (Supreme Hajj). Whosoever spends his money for Hajj on his marriage, Allah will also reward him with the virtue for Hajj. Marriage is like an armies fort.
(Dailami, Munawi Hafiz Ibn Hajar)
The Prophets sallallahu alaihe wasallam Malice
40. The Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam has said, I severly dislike that woman who puts her cloak on and leaves the home in order to complain about her husband. (Tabrani, Haithami)