Is It Haram to Not Get Married? ~ Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about not getting married? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must know that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are three important things about “is it haram to not get married?” which I will explain now. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Meaning of Haram to Not Get Married
The first important thing about “is it haram to not get married?” What I will explain now is the meaning of the phrase “unmarried”. I want you to understand that so that you understand the focus of our discussion now.
If we look at the sentence “it is haram to not get married”, then there are two important things that we must understand. Two important things I mean are as follows:
One: Meaning of Haram.
The meaning of “Haram” in Arabic is forbidden. We can find an explanation about it in the following Quranic verse:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ حَرَّمَهُمَا عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ
… verily Allah has forbidden both of them to the disbelievers. (Al-A’raf: 50).
The “Haram” in Islamic legal literacy has two meanings as follows:
مَا طَلَبَ الشَّارِعٌ تَرْكُهُ عَلَى وَجْهِ الْحَتْمِ وَالْإِلْزَامِ
Something that Shari’ (Allah and the Prophet Muhammad) requires to be abandoned for sure.
مَا يُثَابُ تَارِكُهُ اِمْتِثَالاً ، وَيَسْتَحِقُّ الْعِقَابَ فَاعِلُهُ
Something that if left by someone, then that person will get a reward and if he does, then he he will be punished.
Two: Meaning of Not married.
The meaning of “not married” is very simple, that someone is not married. So, we can understand the phrase “haram to not get married” in this sense.
But, in general, if we find someone explaining “haram to not get married”, then it means that it is something that is not allowed in Islam. But if we find someone asking about “haram to not get married”, it means that the person is asking whether it is permissible or not to be done in Islam.
That’s a brief explanation of the meaning of “haram to not get married” that we must understand.
Quran and Hadith About Married
The second important point about “is it haram to not get married?” what I will explain here is the Quran and the hadith about marriage. The Quran and Hadith I mean are as follows:
وَأَنكِحُواْ ٱلۡأَيَٰمَىٰ مِنكُمۡ وَٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ مِنۡ عِبَادِكُمۡ وَإِمَآئِكُمۡۚ إِن يَكُونُواْ فُقَرَآءَ يُغۡنِهِمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضۡلِهِۦۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَٰسِعٌ عَلِيمٞ ٣٢
And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing. (An-Nur ; 32).
عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُوْدٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ لَنَا رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : يَا مَعْشَرَ الشَّبَابِ مَنْ اِسْتَطَاعَ مِنْكُمْ الْبَاءَةَ فَلْيَتَزَوَّجْ , فَإِنَّهُ أَغَضُّ لِلْبَصَرِ وَأَحْصَنُ لِلْفَرْجِ , وَمَنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَعَلَيْهِ بِالصَّوْمِ فَإِنَّهُ لَهُ وِجَاءٌ
From Ibn Mas’ud radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said to us, “O young people, anyone of you who can have sex, then he must get married. Indeed it (marriage) is better able to keep eye sight and better able to maintain vital organs. Anyone who can’t, then he must fast because it actually suppresses the desire to have sex.”
أَرْبَعٌ مِنْ سُـنَنِ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ: اَلْحَيَـاءُ، وَالتَّعَطُّرُ، وَالسِّوَاكُ، وَالنِّكَاحُ
There are four things that are included in the Sunnah of the Messengers of Allah: shyness, wearing perfume, Siwak, and getting married.
That’s the Quran and hadith about marriage that we must understand.