Islam on Marital Rights – Book Sample
ISLAM ON MARITAL RIGHTS
”Men are guardians over women because Allah has made some of them excel others, and because they (men) spend (on them) of their wealth.
So virtuous women are those who are obedient, and guard the secrets of their husbands, with Allah’s protection.
And for those on whose part you fear disobedience, admonish them and leave them alone in their beds, and chastise them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Surely Allah is High, Great.” (4:35)
I have been directed to throw some light on a very important feature oflslamic teachings. It pertains to the conjugal relations and the rights and duties of both the partners as laid down by the Law of Islam. This is a very important subject and it is desirable that the new-comers to our Community and our rising generation should be made acquainted with these laws.
The ignorance and lack of true understanding of these fundamentals have caused a great many complications and a great measure of unhappiness in our midst.
Many a family has been ruined simply for a lack of a proper understanding of this aspect of Islamic teaching. Many a rupture and breach of harmonious relations has occurred
because of this ignorance and indifference to the guidance and advice given on this subject by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him.
For the guidance of mankind, Allah has, in the chapters of AlÂBaqara, Al-Nisa, Al-Tariq in the Holy Quran, very clearly explained the rules of behavior for the husband and the wife relating to their conjugal life.
The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has also given detailed instructions in this respect.
THE OBJECT OF MARRIAGE
First of all, it is very important to know what, according to the teachings of Islam, is the real aim of marriage.
If we understand it thoroughly, we would then certainly try to achieve it. The Holy Quran says:
and one of His signs is this, that He has created wives for you from among yourselves that you may find peace of mind in them. And He has put love and tenderness between you.” (30:22).