The Islamic concept of the husband-wife relationship from the Quran verses about marriage. We will also know about the Quran verses about love and marriage and husband-wife quotes in Islam.
Husband-wife Quotes In Islam:
In Islam, marriage is a sacred knot and a blessing. This connection between two human souls husband-wife, to share their moments of peace, sorrow and strengthen each other.
Marriage Quote In Islam
Here are some Quranic quotes on marriage.
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
“And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquillity with them. And He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect.”
This verse sums up the purpose of marriage in Islam. Allah has created us in two different genders, male & female and then made them in pair, husband-wife relationship. Each has its physical structures, different mental and psychological qualities, and different emotions and desires.
About Equal in humanity.
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا
“O’ humanity! Have the consciousness of your Lord who has created you from a single soul. From it, He created your spouse, and through them, He populated the land with many men and women. Have spiritual awareness of the One by whose Name you swear to settle your differences and have respect for the wombs that bore you. Without doubt, Allah (SWT) keeps watching over you all.” (Al-Quran 4:1)
In this verse, we are once again reminded that it is Allah (SWT), Who created this humanity. Then HE made their spouse. Through these two has the world become populated. Both men and women are equal in humanity.
Allah commands His creatures to have Taqwa of Him by worshipping Him Alone without partners. He also reminds them of His ability, in that He created them all from a single person, Adam, peace be unto him.
“And from him, He created his wife”
Hawwa’ (Eve), who was created from Adam’s left rib, from his back while he was sleeping. When Adam woke up and saw Hawwa’, he liked her and had affection for her, and she felt the same toward him and Allah bind them in the beautiful relation of Husband-wife. An authentic Hadith states,
“Woman was created from a rib. Verily, the most curved portion of the rib is its upper part, so, if you should try to straighten it, you will break it, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked.”
Encourage Marriage to Discourage Immorality.
وَأَنكِحُوا۟ ٱلْأَيَٰمَىٰ مِنكُمْ وَٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَآئِكُمْ ۚ إِن يَكُونُوا۟ فُقَرَآءَ يُغْنِهِمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِۦ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَٰسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allāh will enrich them from His bounty, and Allāh is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Al-Quran 24:32)
وَلْيَسْتَعْفِفِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَجِدُونَ نِكَاحًا حَتَّىٰ يُغْنِيَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِۦ ۗ وَٱلَّذِينَ يَبْتَغُونَ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ مِمَّا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَٰنُكُمْ فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ إِنْ عَلِمْتُمْ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا ۖ وَءَاتُوهُم مِّن مَّالِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ ءَاتَىٰكُمْ ۚ وَلَا تُكْرِهُوا۟ فَتَيَٰتِكُمْ عَلَى ٱلْبِغَآءِ إِنْ أَرَدْنَ تَحَصُّنًا لِّتَبْتَغُوا۟ عَرَضَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا ۚ وَمَن يُكْرِههُّنَّ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مِنۢ بَعْدِ إِكْرَٰهِهِنَّ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌAnd let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste until Allah enriches them of His bounty. And such of your servants as seeking writing (of emancipation), give them such writing, if you find that it is excellent and honest in them. Give them something (yourselves) out of the wealth of Allah which He has bestowed upon you. And force not your slave-girls to prostitution, if they desire chastity, so that you may make again in the goods of this worldly life. But if anyone compels them, then after such compulsion, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Quran 24:33).
These clear Ayat include a group of unambiguous rulings and firm commands.
“And marry those among you who are single (Al-Ayama)….”
This is a command to marry. The Prophet, peace, and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:
“O young men, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him marry, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and protecting the private parts. Whoever cannot do that, let him fast, for it protects him.
More than one person recorded that the Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:
“Marry and have children, for I will be proud of you before the nations on the Day of Resurrection.”
Marriage is joy
It is narrated in Quran
وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَٰجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَٱجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
“Our Lord, let our spouses and children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous.” (Al-Quran25:74).
It means those who ask Allah to bring forth from their loins offspring who will obey Him and worship Him and not associate anything in worship with Him. Ibn’ Abbas said,
This means (offspring) who will strive to obey Allah and bring them joy in this world and the Hereafter.
Abu Hurairah narrated, in Sahih Muslim that the Messenger of Allah said:
“When a son of Adam dies, his deeds cease apart from three: a righteous child who will pray for him, knowledge from which others may benefit after him, or ongoing charity.” (Muslim 3:1255)
Monogamy Vs. Polygamy
In Surah An Nisa:
وَلَن تَسْتَطِيعُوٓا۟ أَن تَعْدِلُوا۟ بَيْنَ ٱلنِّسَآءِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتُمْ ۖ فَلَا تَمِيلُوا۟ كُلَّ ٱلْمَيْلِ فَتَذَرُوهَا كَٱلْمُعَلَّقَةِ ۚ وَإِن تُصْلِحُوا۟ وَتَتَّقُوا۟ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا
“You can never be equitable in dealing with more than one wife, no matter how hard you try. Therefore, please do not be so biased as to leave one of them hanging (neither enjoying marriage nor being left to marry someone else). If you correct this situation and maintain righteousness, GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.” (Quran 4:129).
The Quran also says that you should be content with only one wife or what you already have (for those already married to more than one). This way, you are more likely to avoid inequity. However, God says that one can never be equitable in dealing with more than one wife, no matter how hard one tries. Monogamy is greatly encouraged since being equitable is an essential commandment in the Quran. However, if a man wants to take on this challenge, that is between him and his Creator
Husband-wife relationship is Like a Garment
هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَهُنَّ ۗ
“They (your wives) are a clothing (covering) for you, and you too are a clothing (covering) for them.” (Al-Quran2:187)
In our day-to-day life, we see many uses for clothing. Our dress acts as beautification for ourselves and covers any defects that we may have on our physical body. Thus, if a person has a scar on his body, the clothing will cover this from others around him. Therefore, they would not know he has such a physical ‘defect.’
The husband-wife relationship is the same. For example, if the wife has spiritual defects or lacks character, the husband must cover them and not expose her shortcomings to others. The wife, too, must cover up and hide her husband’s deficiencies and weaknesses and protect her mate. Not only has Allah (SWT) commanded the believers not to make fun of one another and not to mock or ridicule others, but they are also supposed to protect the honor and integrity of one another.