What is Halal Marriage? ~ Hi all readers! Marriage is one of the most special things. In Islam, marriage is a ritual that can allow a man and woman to do all the things that are prohibited before they get married. You should know that not all marriages are allowed in Islam, but there are marriages that are prohibited. As Muslims, we must know that. That’s why I wrote this article.
Before I explain further about “what is halal marriage?”, I want to explain that Islam strongly encourages Muslims to get married. In fact, there is a “hadith marfu” which explains that the best Muslims are those who have many wives.
Hadith About Marriage
The hadith about marriage that I mean is as follows;
حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيٌّ بْنُ حَكَمٍ الْأَنْصَارِيُّ , حَدَّثَنَا أَبُوْ عَوَانَةَ , َعَنْ رَقَبَةَ , عَنْ طَلْحَةَ الْيَامِيِّ , عَنْ سَعِيْدٍ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ , قَالَ : قَالَ لِيْ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ : هَلْ تَزَوَّجْتَ ؟ قُلْتُ : لَا , قَالَ : فَتَزَوَّجْ , فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ أَكْثَرُهَا نِسَاءً
“Ali bin Hakam al-Ansari told us, Abu ‘Awanah told us, from Raqabah, from Thalhah al-Yami, from Sa’id bin Jubair, he said,” Ibn Abbas asked me, “Are you married?” I replied, “No.” He said, “Get married because the best men of this umma are the men with the most wives.”
One thing I want to explain about the above hadith is that Islamic legal experts differ on what Ibn Abbas means when he says, “Get married, because the best men of this umma are men with the most wives.” There is a hadith expert who says that the purpose of this statement is the motivation for Said bin Jubair to marry him. But there are also those who say that the meaning of the saying is like what is said, that a good Muslim is a Muslim who has many wives.
Now, what is halal marriage?