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To marry is really important??

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to marry is really important?? I mean if a person dosent want to marry but still he or she dosent commit any sin is it wrong??

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Is marriage obligatory

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Marriage in Islam is not obligatory, but rather a ‘mustahab’ or preferred and absolutely encouraged Sunnah; thus if one chooses to marry and fulfills the rights of marriage, one will have his/her due rewards from Allah Subhanah, and if one chooses not to marry, there is no sin upon the person.


But if one, regardless of whether man or woman, fears that they will not be able to maintain and protect their chastity, then the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it would become ‘wajib’ or obligatory upon such a person to marry. But if one is able to control one’s natural physical desires, and chooses not to marry, that is an individual decision and there is no harm and no sin.


Your Question: to marry is really important??

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3096 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "When a man marries he has fulfilled half of the religion; so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half."


Although marriage is not considered ‘obligatory’ in Islam, its importance and significance in Islam can be determined by the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) who termed marriage as ‘half of the religion’! That is how important the sacred institution of marriage is considered in Islam.


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