Objectives of Marriage

Objectives of Marriage: The Almighty Allah has given different objectives of marriage in different places of the Glorious Qur’ān. They are


The most important objective of marriage in Islam is to attain chastity. Islam imposes on every individual (man and woman) to be bound to Islamic principles, which will eventually save them from perpetrating evil deeds and the community will also be safe from disturbances and immorality because the free mixing up of a man and a woman is not only against moral values; rather fatal for human culture-

Love and Mercy

Naturally a human being is accustomed to be a part of society rather than living in seclusion. He follows different ways to avoid loneliness. Therefore, living in solitude for more days leads him to different psychiatric and mental disorder-

The Almighty Allah is the creator of the human nature. He well knows of the human weaknesses. In order to lead a happy and joyful life, He, therefore, allows human beings to choose a good partner who would accompany him in days of joy and sorrow, wellness and illness and in everyday life. Such type of partners can be only those who seal a pact to lead their lives together till their last breath. This is the essence of marriage. The Almighty Allah says-

And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that you might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy

At another place, He says

It is He, Who did create you from a single soul, and from there did make his mate that he might take rest in her

Articulating the mutual relation of a couple in an excellent and sententious way, the Glorious Qur’ān says,

They are raiment for you and you are raiment for them

In this verse of the Glorious Qur’ān, a couple is described as raiment for each other. The raiment is a thing which is connected to the human body and covers up the secrets and defects of the body and protects it from the pollutions outside and from unwholesome effects and becomes a grace for the it. A couple should be equipped with the same attribute and fulfil the needs and provide security and beauty to one’s partner 

Survival of the Human Race

The objective of marriage is not only to satisfy the carnal desire but also to preserve the human race and maintain the human reproduction in a balanced manner.

The Almighty Allah says in the Glorious Qur’ān Seek that which God has ordained for you

Getting married on time- a source of safety for society and self

In order to keep the society free from adultery and evil practices and make it chaste, Islam teaches that after a man comes to the age of maturity, he should examine his situations and should try to get married as soon as possible. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

Those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes (from casting evil glances) and preserves one from immorality

Giving the rights of children on fathers, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

When a child is born to someone, he should give him a good name and conduct his upbringing well and marry him off when he grows as adult.

If the child grew as adult and the did not get him/her married and as a result he/she commits adultery, the sin of the adultery will be on parents

Taking the teaching of the Sharīʿah into account if the marriage is done on an appropriate time, the evils and immoralities prevailing in the society can be effectively curbed

In our society, marriage is mostly delayed in wait for getting a good employment and high earnings while Islam teaches that if a man can provide his wife with food, dress and accommodation, he should get married. We hope Allah will increase his income

Moreover, the marriage of a girl is also delayed in order to find a boy with good earning and a well-to-do family while Islam urges its followers to get their daughters married once they find religious and suitable mates who could afford the maintenance of their wives.Objectives of Marriage