Marriage is one of the most important aspects of Human life. Marriage is a matrimonial relation between two persons of the opposite sex and gives legalization of procreation of child. It creates such a bonding which treats a unique union and is one of the oldest institutions of human civilization. Marriage is a legally and socially sanctioned union between two persons of the opposite sex for procreation and legalization of child. Marriage though essentially a contract is also devotional act, its objects are the right of enjoyment, procreation of children and the regulation of society life in the interest of society. The laws related to marriage should known by us as marriage is an important aspect of life. Marriage of a Muslim is governed by his Personal laws as well as laws of Sovereign. Marriage is regarded as the union of two souls for love and two bodies for procreation and legalizing of children. Marriage has been defined as a social, noble and sacred contract that has been referred to in the Holy Qur’an as Mishaqan Ghaliza, solemn covenant. In Islamic Jurisprudence, it means union or aqd. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has said “Nikah is my Sunnat and one who dislikes my Sunnat is not mine”. Nikah in its primitive sense means carnal conjunction. The Holy Qur’an states, “And among His signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and he has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.”
The objective of marriage is that it gives not only sexual pleasure, but also sustain mutual peace, love and affection which may be attained by mutual co-operation and understanding.
Holy Qur’an summarized Muslim marriage as a legal relation between male and female with a view to establishing a peaceful society. This relationship is giving the husband rights upon wife and same to the wife upon husband. It considers as the basis of social life and beginning of family life. Islam considers marriage to be a very sacred act and a step towards a better, purer and happier life as well as it finally connects the couple to the earth and the heaven. Marriage helps in multiplying the population. Allah declares in the Noble Qur’an: “O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife (Hawwa), and from them both He created many men and women;” One of the aims of marriage is to protect chastity and moral excellence. The Qur’an states: “Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those (slaves) whom your right hand posses. Thus has Allah ordained for you. all others are lawful, provided you seek (them in marriage) with Mahr (bridal-money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage) from your property, desiring chastity, not committing illegal sexual intercourse, so with those with of whom you have enjoyed sexual relations, give them their Mahr as prescribed; but if after Mahr is prescribed, you agree mutually (to give more), there is no sin on you. Surely, Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.” Islam strictly denounces pre-marital sexual enjoyment. So, our generation need to be aware not to involve pre-marital or without marital sexual enjoyment. The objective of marriage is that it gives not only sexual pleasure, but also sustain mutual peace, love and affection which may be attained by mutual co-operation and understanding.