Is marrying for child sin?
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
If a man is marrying a woman for a the sake of a child and he doesn`t love the woman, but he loves his ex is that a sin?
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rum verse 21: And of Allahs Sign is that He has created for you wives from your own species, so that you may find peace with them, and (Allah has) created love and mercy between you. Surely in this there are many Signs for those who reflect.
What is enjoined in Islam to a couple who have joined together in the sacred bond of marriage is that each of them fear Allah and give their partners their due rights in full, and with perfection and excellence; and that is what builds the foundation for the true love and mercy which Allah Subhanah has bestowed upon the people who bond themselves in this sacred institution of marriage. To marry and pro-create is a natural fitrah of man, and there is absolutely no sin if one marries to pro-create; provided he gives all the rights that are due from him in full to his spouse in marriage.
But it would definitely be considered a sin if a married man loves another non-mehram woman (his ex or otherwise).
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Your Brother in Islam,