Men and Women of Purity

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Islam, Marriage in Islam | 0 comments

Men and Women of Purity

“Women of purity are for men of purity and men of purity are for women of purity” (24:26)

That’s how Allah described the relationship between the husband and the wife in Islam. The relationship is beautiful and it is pure. Marriage in Islam has purity at its best! When Allah brings a man and woman together in Muslim Matrimony, He enjoins that the relationship will have love, trust, harmony and purity. That is why the ‘shaitaan’ is the enemy of a successful Muslim marriage. Because the institute of marriage has purity in it and shaitaan shuns purity. He thrives on shamelessness and marriage in Islam saves you from this. Indeed Allah has brought about the institute of marriage and made men of purity for women of purity BECAUSE He wants us to avoid zina (unlawful relationship between a man and a woman). The Holy Prophet (PBUH) has said in a tradition that “Who so ever can afford to get married should get married”. He has the same reason for saying so, to make his ummah refrain from impurity and shamelessness.

Like all famous sayings in making a marriage successful  there is one about being a man of Imaan so that you deserve to be her man and be a woman of the deen so that you deserve to be his queen. Such a beautiful way to explain what Allah means when He says Men and women of “purity”. If both the husband and the wife look to Allah for the well being of their marriage in complete piousness and purity, their marriage will be successful because it will have the blessings of Allah with it.

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The whole world is a provision, and the best object of benefit of the world is the pious woman.” Such is the importance of piety and purity in marriage. When the Holy Prophet PBUH was asked what thing he loves the most so he said that one of them was a pious woman! So the basis of marriage is to live in it with purity in the heart and the soul. “Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard” [Surah An-Nisa :34]

When Allah says Men and Women of purity for marriage He also means that a man should look at the faith of the woman, the woman should look at the companionship qualities of the man. None should marry the other because of selfish motives like wealth and physical beauty because that makes the marriage impure. Marry each other for the beauty of Imaan and then nothing else matters. THAT is what is essential in taking you both to jannah. THAT is what is going to make your marriage pure in the eyes of Allah.

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