To Yahya


(Per our conversation Friday- Is this post putting my lil bro on Front Street? HA)

Yahya follow my recommendation.

Our instruction is to do as the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

The Prophet of Islam is reported to have said ”marriage is my Sunna and those who do not follow this way of life are not my followers.” He also said that ”there is no place of mockery in Islam.”

If you are a conscious Muslim we perform everything sunna.

Islam, unlike other religions is a strong advocate of marriage. There is no place for celibacy like, for example the Roman Catholic priests and nuns. The prophet (pbuh) has said “there is no celibacy in Islam.

Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not equal celibacy with high “taqwa” / “Iman”. The prophet has also said, “Marriage is my tradition who so ever keeps away there from is not from amongst me”.

Marriage acts as an outlet for sexual needs and regulate it so one does not become a slave to his/ her desires.

It is a social necessity because through marriage, families are established and the family is the fundamental unit of our society. Furthermore, marriage is the only legitimate or halal way to indulge in intimacy between a man and a woman.

Islam takes a middle of the road position to sexual relations , it neither condemns it like certain religions, nor does it allow it freely. Islam urges us to control and regulate our desires, whatever they may be so that we remain dignified and not become like animals.

The purpose of Marriage.

Deen is Deen.  PERIOD.

When you take shortcuts and don’t do things exemplified by the Prophet you get into goofy situations like I did.  And when we have no justification to not follow the sunna we are almost creating our own religion or saying I wanna do it differently than the Prophet of Islam.

Heck, the Prophet doesn’t even claim those who purposely remain in an unmarried state as one of his followers.



~ by siddiq khalifah on November 9, 2008.

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