Marriage Obstacles

Among the obstacles to marriage are:[1]

  • The high price of dowries: Our righteous ancestor realized the danger of exaggeration in dowries to the Muslim community. Excessive dowries carry meanings that are not dignified for women, making them a commodity to be sold and bought, while the dowry in Islam has symbolic meanings, achieving many interests, and Omar, may God be pleased with him, realized the danger of exaggeration in dowries. When he stood as a preacher among the Muslims, calling for them not to exaggerate the dowries, and that if they were honorable, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would have been the first to do so.
  • The dominance of outdated customs and traditions: Custom may force some young people to marry the girl they do not love for fear of people’s words.
  • The dominance of materialism in society: one of the manifestations of this is people’s keenness to marry off their daughters to a wealthy and capable man, or not to engage the girl on the pretext of the lack of her family, despite the fact that many marriage experiences that are built on the interest are more likely to fail, and in return the girl has married a poor man God bless him, by his grace.
  • Exaggeration in ornaments, banquets and gifts: What some husbands pay at wedding parties to burden many people, including lavish spending on feasts, gifts, clothes and ornaments.
  • Non-marriage of the competent: What is meant by the competent; That is, religion, honesty and morals. There are many people who look at formal matters in their daughter’s fiancé, such as: his job, his property, and so on, and they apologize to him with flimsy excuses, despite his religious and moral competence to marry their daughter.[2]

Negative effects of marriage obstacles

There is no doubt that the large number of obstacles and obstacles facing those wishing to marry leads to dire consequences, including the spread of spinsterhood in society, and the reluctance of many young people to marry. Marriage, suspicious relationships, hostilities, and travel to infested places to fulfill desires.[2]

The Islamic Sharia’s view of the issue of marriage and its obstacles

Marriage in Islam is considered an important purpose of the religion, because it achieves great results and goals such as improving the vagina, increasing offspring, and laying the first building block in the building of society, which is the Muslim family. Therefore, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was keen to encourage Muslims and young people in general to marry. In the hadith: (O young men, whoever among you is able to marry, let him marry, for it lowers the gaze and protects the private parts).[3] He also urged him, peace and blessings be upon him, to facilitate in matters of marriage and not to exaggerate the dowries, and his guidance, peace and blessings of God be upon him, in marrying and marrying women was based on facilitation and lightening of provisions, as were his companions, may God be pleased with them.[4]

the reviewer

  1. ↑ Dr. Muhammad Lutfi Al-Sabbagh (31-12-2001), “The Obstacles to Marriage”, Islam Web, accessed on 4-4-2018. act.
  2. ^ AB Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (2008-3-11), “obstacles in the way of marriage”, Al-Alukah Network, accessed on 4-4-2018. act.
  3. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Abdullah bin Masoud, page or number: 1400, the summary of the ruling of the narrator is Sahih.
  4. ↑ “The urge to facilitate marriage and not to exaggerate the dowry”, Islamweb, 04-21-2005, accessed on 4-4-2018. act.

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