Marriage is half of deen.
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ISLAM teaches that marriage is "half of religion".
Ref As in above: pls where is the source of this statement thats in which of the book can we see this statement ( marriage is "half of religion").and how authentic is it in the religion of islam note that even if a statement is so common everywhere it does not makes it genuine as long as is not the teachin of the prophet.
PLs answer or explain
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Marriage is half of deen
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At-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 deen; so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half."
Respected sister in Islam, it is indeed related in the records of hadith that the Messenger of Allah (saws) declared that when a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his deen. This hadith is narrated by Hadrat Anas ibn Malik (r.a.) who served the Prophet (saws) as his servant in his (saws) house for ten years and is related by At-Tirmidhi.
The absolute majority of the scholars in Islam accept this hadith as authentic and sahih. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
Respected sister, such is the enormity of the trial of man regarding his natural appetite and temptation to cohabit with the opposite sex, and because Islam has made marriage the only lawful way to fulfill this natural appetite of man..the Messenger of Allah (saws), signifying the enormity of this period of trial deemed that when a man marries he has fulfilled half of his deen! But what is rarely quoted and/or followed is the latter part of the hadith which is equally important and prodound: .so let his fear Allah regarding the remaining half.
Other than merely fulfilling ones natural appetite for sex, the hadith encourages the believers towards marriage which is the basic foundation stone upon which the ties of kinship and families and righteous societies are built.
One only has to take a cursory look at the so-called modern-but-ungodly societies where it is considered legal for two consenting adults to cohabit out of marriage, and the absolute and utter disaster it has created!!!! Broken homes, single parents, unclaimed children, broken ties of kinship, and a society of promiscuity unlimited! This one act is enough to destroy everything that is needed to build a sound family structure and a righteous society!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,