Marriage is an institution. Nikah is a lifestyle.
The day you sign Nikah’s papers is the day of rebirth for many young Muslims.
However, as we are living in the age of fitnah (temptations and desires), young Muslims are vulnerable to losing their Emaan (faith) at every stage. This is why Islam has advised them to tie the knot as soon as they feel like the opposite gender appeals to them.
The reason behind this advice is to safeguard their dignity, innocence, and faith. From this, people assume Islam supports immature marriages. This is not the case.
Mentioned below are things Muslims must consider before signing Nikah papers!
1. Iman (Faith) of the Spouse
Iman is a hidden reality. Iman resides in the heart, and no one except the Bestower of Life and Death knows the real Iman of a person.
However, by looking at physical appearance and everyday preferences, we get a superficial idea of a person’s faith. A young Muslim must ponder over his faith and the faith of his spouse before going for Nikah. Mismatched couples often end up in divorce, separation, or toxic relationships.
2. Character of the Spouse
Allah says in His Book, the Holy Quran,
“Bad women are for bad men, and bad men are for bad women. And good women are for good men, and good men are for good women.” [Noble Quran 24:26]
People say that you can’t know a person genuinely until you live with them 24/7. This is somehow true. When you live with a person, you learn about his habits, likes, and dislikes in a better way.
However, the idea of a character is something you can talk about before getting married. By conversing with the person, his colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, you somehow get a rough sketch of his character.
3. Do Istikhara Before Getting Married
In everyday life, you don’t even buy a pair of socks for yourself without giving it a second thought. How can you go for Nikah without considering the approval of those who love you?
And who can love you more than the One Who created you? The One Who is providing you health and sustenance. Istikhara is an Islamic way of taking Allah’s advice before taking any minor or major decision. Do Istikhara before going for Nikah.
4. Ikhlaq of the Spouse
After the honeymoon phase ends, you observe that you live with the habits of a person and not with physical beauty.
This is why it is crucial to know how the person you are marrying behaves, talks, and treats people in public and in solitude. Ikhlaq is an Islamic way of describing an individual’s behavior with the people around him. A person with a gentle attitude is regarded as one with a good ikhlaq. One who treats everyone with the offense is regarded as one who has bad ikhlaq.
Muslim marriage events are incomplete without taking some essential things into account. For instance, faith in a person you are marrying, the character of that person, his reputation in society, etc. For more details about Muslim marriage events in London, visit https://muslimmarriageevents.info/events/london/ or leave your message to us!