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Ankle and fornication marriage

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i have seen many pious person getting married to un-pious spouse. i wanted to know that is this against the quranic injunction:

for pious men there r pious women and for pious women there r pious men. and for un-pious men there r un-pious women and for un-pious women there r un-pious men. then what about the above injunction. is that relates that those un-pious people become pious after getting married.

 

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i have one more query regarding the dress code of man. this query ie related to the length of the trouser which a man should keep.

i have a friend who is a very religious person has told me that we should always keep are trousers obove the ankle and if one is not doing that then it is a sin.

kindly throw some light on this.

thanks and regards

 

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Ankle and fornication marriage

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Q-1: this query ie related to the length of the trouser which a man should keep.
i have a friend who is a very religious person has told me that we should always keep are trousers obove the ankle and if one is not doing that then it is a sin.
kindly throw some light on this.
thanks and regards

Abdur Rahman said: I asked Abu Sa`id al-Khudri about wearing lower garment. He said: You have come to the man who knows it very well. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: The way for a believer to wear a lower garment is to have it halfway down his legs and he is guilty of no sin if it comes halfway between that and the ankles, but what comes lower than the ankles is in Hell. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not look at him who trails his lower garment conceitedly (in arrogance).

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.678 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet said, "The part of an Izar (lower garment) which hangs below the ankles, is in the Fire."

 

Any Law has two facets:

The letter of the Law.

The spirit of the Law.

 

The spirit and wisdom behind the above Law whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers to wear the izaar or lower garment below the ankles, is that in the times of the Prophet (saws) poverty was so rampant that only the very rich could afford to wear a garment which would be long enough to reach ones ankles. Thus the rich, in their pride and arrogance, and to show-off their wealth would wear long flowing robes which would go below their ankles (and at times drag on the ground) when most of the population at the times could not even afford to wear enough to cover oneself appropriately!

 

The spirit of the law dictates that a believer at all times should avoid and abstain from all types of things that beget arrogance and pride for his possessions; and if wearing the izaar or lower garment lower than the ankles begets arrogance, then the believers must abstain from it.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.8 Narrated by Umar bin Al Khattab

The Prophet (saws) said, "The rewards (of deeds) are according to the intention, and everybody will get the reward for what he has intended.

 

If one has absolutely no intention of displaying pride or arrogance by wearing his lower garment below his ankles, the majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that Allah Subhanah would not hold him accountable for his deed. But if one so fears Allah Subhanah and wants to make absolutely sure to stay within the letter and the spirit of the law, then it would be safest and absolutely best if one wears clothes whereby the lower garment is above his ankles.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.49 Narrated by An Numan bin Bashir

I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it.

 

Q-2: i have seen many pious person getting married to un-pious spouse.
i wanted to know that is this against the quranic injunction:
for pious men there r pious women and for pious women there r pious men. and for un-pious men there r un-pious women and for un-pious women there r un-pious men.
then what about the above injunction.
is that relates that those un-pious people become pious after getting married.

 

We assume the Quranic injunction you wish to quote is the verse of Surah Nur as follows:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Nur verse 3: Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any but a woman similarly guilty or an unbeliever; nor let any but such a man or an unbeliever marry such a woman: to the Believers such a thing is forbidden.

 

The above command of Allah Subhanah in Surah Noor is an injunction on a righteous believing society stating that only an adulterous or pagan woman is a fit match for an adulterous man who has not repented. No believing virtuous woman should be given in marriage to a man known to be immoral. Similarly only an adulterous or pagan man is a fit match for an adulterous or pagan woman who has not repented.

 

Allah has forbidden the believing men and the believing women that they should choose to marry those who are known to possess immoral character. This law applies to those men and women who persist in their evil ways, and not to those who sincerely repent and reform themselves; for after repentance and reformation they will no longer be regarded as adulterous; for Allah is indeed The Most Merciful, Most Forgiving.

The above verse and command is an injunction and a guidance from the Lord to the believers emphasizing the gravity of the sin of zina and of those who persist in this evil way. The believers are commanded to shun the known adulterers who persist in their immoral acts and do not seek repentance from the their Lord Most Merciful otherwise they will feel encouraged, whereas Shariah intends to segregate them as the undesirable and contemptible elements in a righteous believing society.

 

In light of the above verse of the Glorious Quran, if a believer marries an adulterous and immoral person (who has not repented) knowingly, although his/her Nikaah will be deemed legal in the sight of Shariah, the one who chooses to marry the adulterous person will indeed be in transgression of the command and a sinner in the sight of Allah Subhanah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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