As we go further in our discussion on the topic of the Fiqh of Nikah, the next area of our attention is choosing the right person. Looking for potential spouses is a very difficult task and involves a sincere amount of responsibility. As we make a decision to marry someone, we involve our parents and elders to guide us in the right direction. So, what are the key criteria while choosing a Muslim wife or a Muslim husband? We have listed down some of the key points that you need to remember at the stage of choosing.
While choosing a wife.
The most important aspect that one must look in a wife is not her beauty and wealth but how righteous she is. Beauty is important for attracting a man towards a woman. But that should not be the only important thing to consider. Her Imaan and her good lineage will change your life and make this world a beautiful place for you. The wise men will choose a woman who pure in character and are fertile. Those are very crucial to look so as to fulfill both the physical and emotional desires of each other. Next, while considering a woman as your potential wife, you should think from a future perspective about your children and family. A woman who can bear your children and take responsibility for their upbringing is the right one for you. Also, an educated partner will have a more sensitive sense of money and wealth. She will help in managing the expenditures and will save you from any impractical expenditures. Since the wife is said to constitute half of the Deen of a man, so an educated woman, both worldly and Islamically, becomes the first choice of any good man.
While choosing a husband.
The parents of the bride are very nervous while handling their daughter to someone else. They love their daughter so dearly that they don’t leave any chance to find the best spouse. The best men are the ones who have a strong faith and possess a crystal clear character. Their family background and financial status are also important for the family of the bride. The financial stability is significant so as to ensure that the man can provide for his wife and children.
While you stay conscious on the journey of choosing the right one for you, we pray that you meet the destined one soon. In shaa Allah!