In Islam marriage has multiple purposes i.e. spiritual calmness, cooperation and partnership in accomplishing the divine obligation. Islam as a primordial state of human nature embodies all aspects of man ranging from physical, spiritual to intellectual and caters for them in a most balanced way. Marriage results in a partnership between males and females by means of which they can achieve goodness and fulfil the divine mandate. Almighty Allah has stated in the Quran: “The believers, males and females, are partners of one another; they shall jointly enjoin all that is good and counsel against all that is evil”. Marriage unites man and woman in a lofty and dignified manner. It is a divine law that nothing can ever carry out its obligation independently. Almighty Allah has created all things in a manner that they are dependent on one another of its kind. They could not function independently and need each other’s help and assistance in complementing one another. Quran says “Glorious is Him who has created all the sexual pairs, of that which the earth grows, and of themselves, and of that which they know not.” Along with the universal laws, Almighty Allah, has ordained a transcendent tradition according to which a man and a woman can be united in a manner that befit their lofty position and status, namely through marriage. This is an advantage of marriage which can unite woman and man. Islam prohibits same gender relationship such as marriage between men or marriage between women. Marriage naturally results in reproduction which is necessary for the continuity and existence of human generation on the earth. It is a blessing of Allah’s that he granted man a mate of his own kind to live with and be together saying. And Allah hath provided you wives of your own kind, and has given you, from your wives, descendent, and has provided you with good provision. Consequently, reproduction plays a significant role in grow and development of nations.
Marriage complements one’s faith, in the sense that it helps one avoid looking at other women, hence, preserving his chastity. It provides him with a lawful means to fulfil his sexual desire, thus, preventing him from committing adultery. This is crystal clear from the saying of the Prophet (SAW) pertaining marriage “It save one from looking at what one should not, or it prevent one from being involved in adultery.”
It enables nations to utilize their potential to a greatest extant and manages their defence capability in an effective manner. The Prophet (SAW) has said “Get married (and reproduce) for I will boast of your large numbers in front of other nations (on Qiyamah) and do not apt to-celibacy or-monasticism.” For it is by the means of reproduction that the whole humanity throughout the globe, until the point when life comes to an end, is preserved. Marriage complements one’s faith, in the sense that it helps one avoid looking at other women, hence, preserving his chastity. It provides him with a lawful means to fulfil his sexual desire, thus, preventing him from committing adultery. This is crystal clear from the saying of the Prophet (SAW) pertaining marriage “It save one from looking at what one should not, or it prevent one from being involved in adultery.” Furthermore, there are other negative effects that one can diagnose in a sexual related disease caused by sexual intercourse with multiple partners. It can be avoided through valid marriage. The Prophet (SAW) also made it clear that, “If a Muslim is granted by Allah with a righteous wife, this assists him in preserving half of his (faith). Therefore, he should, fear Allah in respect of the other half.”