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Az-Zina (Fornication / Adultery) - Part 4

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We are discussing the rules of precaution from Zinaa. The three rules discussed in the previous Friday Learning Zones were:

1. Do not even go near to what will lead you to Zinaa. Lower your gazes from forbidden things.
2. Do not be alone in the company of Non-Mahram.
3. Muslim women must observe Hijaab.

RULE NO.4

When one attains puberty, one should get married.

Nikaah or marriage by itself is a highly recommended act in Islam but may become obligatory if, by abstaining from it, will lead one to a Haraam act such as Zinaa.

It should be borne that Islam recognizes the sexual needs of human beings and believes that the natural instincts should be nurtured and not suppressed. It is for this reason that Islam forbids Celibacy and Monasticism and encourages Marriage.

A woman came to Imam Ali ar-Ridha (as) and said:”O Maula! I am undergoing self-denial”. Imam (as) asked,”What is this self-denial?” She said, “I have decided never to get married in life”. Imam (as) asked her,”Why?” She replied, “By not marrying I desire distinction in the sight of Allah”. When the Imam (as) heard this, he became furious and said, “Get away from my sight! If one could acquire distinction by not marrying then my grandmother Fatimah would have deserved this distinction too, more than anybody else. For verily no one can surpass her in merits”.

There are several verses from the Holy Quran and prophetic traditions in which importance of marriage has been stressed upon.

“And among His signs is that He created for you from yourselves spouses so that you find comfort with them. And He instilled love and compassion between you. Verily in this, there are signs for people who reflect”.

(30:21)

“And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves. If they are poor, Allah will make them self-sufficient by His grace”.

(24:32)

The Holy Prophet (saw) has said: “No house has been built in Islam (which is) more beloved in the sight of Allah than (the house built) through marriage”

He (saw) has also said: “Nikaah is my tradition. Therefore whoever forsakes my tradition then he is not from me”.

There is no doubt that Marriage saves one from committing Zinaa for such a person now has a spouse with whom the natural sexual urge can be lawfully satisfied. As for one, who has attained marriagable age and shuns Nikaah, is certainly not a saint. Infact, such a person is an easy target for Iblees who can be lured into all sorts of haraam acts.

It is for this reason that the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “The worst of all people are the unmarried ones”.

It is also reported from him (saw): “When a young man gets married in the early days of his youth, Shaytan cries out loudly: Woe unto me! He has protected his religion from me”.

Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) has said: “Whoever gets married has protected half of his religion. For the (the protection of the) other half  he should fear Allah”.s

To be continued……………………….

Mulla Mujaheedali Sheriff

mulla@almahdi.org.uk

Source: http://almahdi.org.uk

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