Nikah in Islam has been given a very high status. It is not because Nikah is the union of two bodies and two souls but Nikah is the completion of each other’s Deen. Not only this, Nikah helps to produce families that carry further the religion of Islam and its preaching around the world. We are dependent human beings who have different needs for being accepted and loved. We all have our own external and internal desires for which there is a need of a reliable and trustworthy partner at one stage of life. For this purpose, Nikah helps a person to live life in harmony.
Nikah results in the overall development of a person as a human, a partner, a parent, and many other roles. It makes life more accomplished and more worth living. Having a companion for life is a true blessing, a companion with whom you can share everything, every joy and every sorrow. This is the reason that Nikah is recommended at an early stage in Islam.
However, there is a growing problem among today’s youth who are abstaining from marriage. They find Nikah less fulfilling than their bachelor life because of which they tend to practice celibacy. Celibacy is Islam is considered to be very unnatural and abnormal act and is not very much respected in the society. It is disliked by Allah and even prohibited in Islam.
“Allah’s Messenger, the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) prohibited celibacy.” [al-Bukhari]
Today’s generation is so forgetful and ignorant that they re ready to indulge in Haram relationships but they do not show the courage to live a Halal love story by completing Nikah.
The Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) said,
“Marry so that on the Day of Judgment, I will be displaying your outnumbering of other nations. Do not practice celibacy like the Christians.”[al-Albani]
We will be talking about more the causes relating to growing practice of celibacy among today’s generation in our forthcoming blog posts. Ideas from our readers are always welcomed.