Narrated Abdullah: We were with the Prophet (peace be upon him) while we were young and had no wealth whatever.
So Allah’s Apostle said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 62 Hadith 4
From this one hadith, marriage should keep the Muslim lower his gaze and not to commit illegal sexual relations.
Islam, recognizes the difficulty of some from getting married. What they should do, if they cannot afford to get one, is to fast.
As fasting from the hadith, reduces or eliminates sexual desire.
If marriage does not prevent one from these two sins, then something must be wrong with the marriage.
One should ask himself, why is his marriage not preventing him from looking and from commiting zina.
For the young men and women, hopefully, you get benefit from this one.
May the Almighty grant your desire of getting married and may He give you only that which is good for you.
As the duah in the Quran states:
وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا – 25:74
And who say, “Our Lord, bestow upon us from our spouses and offsprings comfort of the eyes, (Literally: the coolness (when)the eyes settle down) and make us an Éîmam (Leader) of the pious.”
Surrah Al Furqan or “The Criterion” refers to the Qur’an itself as the decisive factor between good and evil.
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