Allah (SWT) mentioned in surah AR-RUM that from amongst the signs of Allah (SWT) i.e. which indicates the greatness, grandeur, and majesty of Allah, signs which are indicative of the oneness of Allah (SWT). Amongst those signs is that he has created from you “mates” so that you may find rest in her and he has made between you love and mercy indeed this (marriage) is a sign for those who think.
One of the signs of Allah is Marriage :
It seems a little bit out of place, we are talking about thunder and the lighting, heavens and the earth and we’re talking about the creation of man and how Allah is carrying the heavens without pillars and then the topic of the simple and settle topic of marriage comes up and that is also put side by side with these massive things.
For those who are married and Allah (SWT) has blessed them with spouses, they understand why marriage is sign which is no less in greatness then the heavens and in the earth, thunder, lighting they are aware but perhaps amongst us are those who are not married and we are still little bit confused, maybe we can uncover some of the confusion today.
Why is marriage considered as one of those signs?
One of the reason perhaps it is because here you have two individuals the male and female who have never met each other before who are perhaps raised and nurtured and educated in two different sometimes even conflicting societies. They ate different food they inhale different Air they look different, they had different thoughts and most probably different ages and lo and behold in the single contract called that marriage contract.
They become the closest human beings to ever exist on the earth, this is a sign how Allah (SWT) bring heart together and that is why Allah (SWT) mentions that it was me it was I who created man from water that is our origins.
It was me who created man from the water and then I made him a relative by means of lineage and by means of marriage. Marriage is SubhanAllah a contract which brought two foreign individuals to each other and they have become closer than relatives.
This is one of the signs of the Allah (SWT) within marriage. Another of the aspects we show you how the signs of the greatness of Allah, and oneness of Allah is found in marriage why? Every Muslim brother and sisters focus with me now and take a note of this every single Muslim who traveling to Allah and perusing the pleasure of Allah (SWT), must carry with him or her, three bits of luggage, you can’t let go of any one of these three.
If you are looking for the pleasure of Allah if you are looking for safety in your grave, if you are looking to cross the bridge (The sirat), if you are looking for your right-hand scale to be heavier, if you are looking to receive looking to receive your books in your right hand, if you are looking for Firdous AL ALA (the highest paradise’s), you need to carry three bits of luggage on your back.
As a Muslim and as a believer the first of them is TAHWEED i.e. the oneness of Allah the oneness of Allah needs to always be before your eyes. Never associating partners with Allah (SWT) in your dua or in your salah or in your sacrifices or in anything.
The second one of them, focus with me you will see how this link to marriage in a moment. The second bit of luggage that you need is what! ITTIBAA which means the following conformity to the sunnah of Prophet (PBUH). There needs to be adherence to the footsteps of Prophet (PBUH), so the second bit of luggage is the following of the tracks of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH).
Bit of Luggage that every Muslims need in his journey to Allah is TAZKIA, Tazkia meaning the purification of the soul. Always ensuring that you are manners, your morals, your emman, your Taqwa are always moving from a state of betterment to betterment, Tazkia; purifying of the soul.
What makes marriage so amazing Allah-huakbar!
And one of the signs of Allah (SWT) is that all three bits of luggage that I just mentioned can be found within the single Act called “MARRIAGE”. It’s amazing wa allahi its azim think about it, begin with Tawheed, we said the first is oneness of Allah, where on earth is that in Marriage? It is found in Marriage in the fact that Allah (SWT) has not taken himself a wife or a husband of a partner or assistant.
Allah (SWT) is not dual, he is one and marriage reminds you of the oneness of Allah How?
Because the human being you and I whether male of female he or she cannot taste the true meaning of serenity and happiness, tranquility, composure only with the assistance of a spouse.
So no matter how arrogant you and I may think we are and who clever we look with our jackets and how smart we look in Lamborghini cars and how independent we think because we now have a good wage coming in every month, there will come a point in your life when you will hit a dead end and you will say I can’t go anymore, I can’t even think straight anymore, I need to be married I need a spouse and that is a reminder of the oneness of Allah.