Quran Verses About Marriage – What Does The Quran Say?

We can acknowledge marriage in Islam as an undeniable commandment. Marriage is deemed as a sacred union between a man and a woman. You will find many Quran verses about marriage that will encourage you to find your desired spouse..

Marriage, according to Islam, should not be restricted to any age or background. You should remarry if you’ve gone through a divorce. It is very much appreciated and encouraged in Islam for you to remarry. As this will strengthen & complete your faith.  

Quranic verses about marriage

Quoting the following verse from the holy Quran:

‏وَأَنكِحُوا۟ ٱلْأَيَمَىٰ مِنكُمْ وَٱلصَّلِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَآئِكُمْ ۚ إِن يَكُونُوا۟ فُقَرَآءَ يُغْنِهِمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِۦ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَسِعٌ عَلِيمٌۭ

Transliteration

wa-ankiḥū l-ayāmā minkum wal-ṣāliḥīna min ʿibādikum wa-imāikum in yakūnū fuqarāa yugh’nihimu l-lahu min faḍlihi wal-lahu wāsiʿun ʿalīmu

Meaning

And marry the single among you and the righteous among your male slaves, and your female slaves. If they are poor, will enrich them Allah from His Bounty. And Allah (is) All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.

– Surah An Nur; Verse 32

In the aforementioned Quran verse, Allah SWT commands all Muslims to marry a righteous & single man or woman. Allah SWT also ensures in taking care of the needy, who lack funds for marriage.

The almighty will grant you bounty. He will shower you with grace & mercy.

Quranic verses on love between husband and wife

‏وَمِنْ ءَايَتِهِۦٓ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَجًۭا لِّتَسْكُنُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةًۭ وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَلِكَ لَءَايَتٍۢ لِّقَوْمٍۢ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Transliteration  

wamin āyātihi an khalaqa lakum min anfusikum azwājan litaskunū ilayhā wajaʿala baynakum mawaddatan waraḥmatan inna fī dhālika laāyātin liqawmin yatafakkarūn  

Meaning  

And among His Signs (is) that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you love and mercy. Indeed, in that surely (are) Signs for a people who reflect.  

– Surah Ar Rum; Verse 21

In the above verse, Allah SWT has mentioned creation of spouses as a gesture of his greatness. Allah has poured love and mercy between spouses so that you may live in tranquility. Marriage will also help you to prosper in life. The following is a Quran verse about love and marriage:

We recommend you go through some of the Quranic verses about love

Surah Nisa Ayat about marriage

وَاِنۡ خِفۡتُمۡ اَلَّا تُقۡسِطُوۡا فِى الۡيَتٰمٰى فَانْكِحُوۡا مَا طَابَ لَـكُمۡ مِّنَ النِّسَآءِ مَثۡنٰى وَثُلٰثَ وَرُبٰعَ​ ​ۚ فَاِنۡ خِفۡتُمۡ اَلَّا تَعۡدِلُوۡا فَوَاحِدَةً اَوۡ مَا مَلَـكَتۡ اَيۡمَانُكُمۡ​ ؕ ذٰ لِكَ اَدۡنٰٓى اَلَّا تَعُوۡلُوۡا ؕ‏  

Meaning  

If you fear that you might not treat the orphans justly, then marry the women that seem good to you: two, or three, or four.4 If you fear that you cannot treat them justly, then marry (only) one,5 or marry from among those whom your right hands possess.6 This will make it more likely that you will avoid injustice.  

– Surah An Nisa; Verse 3 

The above verse states, if you cannot give orphan girls their necessary rights upon marrying them, then you should marry other women of your preference. You may marry 2, 3 or 4 women.

However, if you feel as though you cannot maintain justice, then you should be content with one or those ‘bondwomen’ who are in your possession.

This will ensure that you do not commit any injustice.

Surah for marriage in the Quran

Marriage is a unique experience for all Muslims. If you’re destined to get married, you’ll meet your other half when the time is right.

Allah SWT has created us in pairs. The almighty has instilled love in our hearts.

Quoting from Surah Ibn Majah –

لَمْ نَرَ لِلْمُتَحَابَّيْنِ مِثْلَ النِّكَاحِ  

“There is nothing like marriage, for the two who love one another.”  

– Surah Ibn Majah; Verse; Vol. 3; Book 9; Hadith 1847.

If you are not married, that doesn’t mean you lack iman. There are many notable figures in Islam who did not get married. Maryan A.S. is one of the best examples of women who belong in paradise. 

Getting married means you’re fulfilling the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

The following hadith mentions what Prophet Muhammad PBUH said –

النِّكَاحُ مِنْ سُنَّتِي فَمَنْ لَمْ يَعْمَلْ بِسُنَّتِي فَلَيْسَ مِنِّي وَتَزَوَّجُوا فَإِنِّي مُكَاثِرٌ بِكُمُ الأُمَمَ  

“Marriage is part of my Sunnah, and whoever does not follow my Sunnah has nothing to do with me. Get married, for I am heartened by your great numbers before the nations.”  

– Surah Ibn Majah; Vol. 3; Book 9; Hadith 1846

Prophet Muhammad PBUH encouraged all Muslims to marry if you’re capable. He did not encourage the idea of celibacy. To prove your devotion to Islam, you do not have to practice celibacy.

Prophet Muhammad PBUH stated that ones who will reject his way of life will not remain amongst him. But there were some Islamic scholars who did not get married.

They pursued knowledge throughout their lifetime. This meant they could not get married during their lifetime. 

Marriage was a practice amongst all prophets A.S. & messengers of Allah SWT

أَرْبَعٌ مِنْ سُنَنِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ: الْحَيَاءُ وَالتَّعَطُّرُ وَالسِّوَاكُ وَالنِّكَاحُ  


“Four are from the practices of the Messengers: modesty, the use of perfume, the use of the tooth-stick, and marriage”  

– Sunan At Tirmizi

Prophet Muhammad PBUH and all other messengers who arrived before him got married as well.

Marriage will bring you mercy & tranquility

‏وَمِنْ ءَايَتِهِۦٓ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَجًۭا لِّتَسْكُنُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةًۭ وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَلِكَ لَءَايَتٍۢ لِّقَوْمٍۢ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ‎

“And among His Signs (is) that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you love and mercy. Indeed, in that surely (are) Signs for a people who reflect.”  

– Surah Ar Rum; Verse 21

Allah SWT created spouses for all of you amongst yourselves. You will find peace with them. Allah has placed mercy & affection between spouses.

Allah SWT has made spouses like garments for each other

هُنَّ لِباسٌ لَكُم وَأَنتُم لِباسٌ لَهُنَّ

“Your spouses are a garment for you as you are for them”

– Surah Al Baqarah; Verse 187    

In an ideal marriage, spouses should beautify and protect each other. By ‘garment’ it means couples should protect & comfort each other. Marriage is a commitment of a lifetime. Spouses need to bring comfort and joy for each other during marriage. 

Surah for marriage proposal

The following are some of the qur’anic verses about marriage. If you recite these verses diligently, then Allah SWT will help you get married without delay.

1.     Surah Yasin

This Surah is the heart of the Holy Quran because it has limitless blessings. If you recite Surah Yasin, it will solve any trials you face while getting married. This surah will also solve all your marriage related issues.

2.     Surah Qasas & Duha Verse 24

The 24th verse of Surah Qasas is a dua that was recited by Musa AS when he remained exiled. Musa AS recited this dua to Allah SWT when he felt depressed & lonely.

For men –

Islamic scholars have advised Muslim men to recite the above verse 100 times every day. Then Allah SWT will bless him with an ideal girl for marriage.    

For women –

If you’re a Muslim woman looking for a good marriage proposal, then you should recite Surah Duha after the Fajr prayer 11 times.

3.     Recite Names of Allah SWT

Do the following –

  • Reciting Durood Shareef 11 times
  • Recite names of Allah SWT 313 times
  • Finish by reciting Durood Shareef 11 times

You need to recite the aforementioned dua for 41 days consecutively. 

4.     Surah Tauba Verse 129

Do the following each prayer everyday

  • Say Bismillah 19 times
  • Recite the 129 Verse of Surah Tauba 1100 times
  • Recite Durood Shareef 100 times
  • Finish by saying Bismillah 19 times

You should pray to get married or pray so that your son or daughter gets a swift marriage proposal. 

5.     Surah Maryam

You need to recite this Surah at the end of any obligatory prayers, only once per day. But either the girl’s mother or the girl needs to recite this surah.  

6.     Surah Muzammil

If your daughter becomes eligible for marriage, but no suitable marriage proposal arrives. Then any of her parents needs to pray 2 rakaah Salah after the Jummah prayer. Once you finish praying the Salah, you need to recite Surah Muzammil 21 times.

Even if you feel as though the marriage proposal you got is ideal, we still recommend you to pray Istikhara for marriage.        

Surah for marriage problems

Surah Baqarah

You should recite Surah Baqarah if you fear you might have issues with your husband. Your husband will remain loyal to you if you recite Surah Baqarah regularly. Your husband will not become fond of any other woman.

If you recite this Surah, your husband will love you immensely. You will have a happy and prosperous marriage if you recite Surah Baqarah daily. Your husband will possess undying love and affection for you.      

Islamic Principles when you seek a spouse

Below are some of the Islamic principles you should follow when seeking a spouse.

What does the Quran say about marriage?

1. You need to ask yourself, “Why do I want to get married?

Just because your friends are settling down should not be your sole reason to settle down. You should also ask this question to the person you meet for marriage. This will give you a reminder of the purpose behind marriage from an Islamic point of view.

Marriage is a very important part of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Sunnah. This is crucial for our faith. Your intention for marriage should be to find someone who can build a prosperous family with you.

You need to consider marriage as a commitment that begins in this life and it will continue in the hereafter.

2. You need to ask yourself, “What am I searching for in an ideal spouse?

Prophet Muhammad PBUH mentioned –

Men select women for 4 reason –

Money
● Rank
● Beauty
● Religion

He advised Muslim men to marry women who are religious. This will bring them success. Muslim women should also choose to marry pious men. You must always prioritize your potential partner’s faith and religion above everything else.

If you want to have a prosperous Muslim family, then you have to prioritize your deen. You should also remember, marriage is half your deen

3. Lower your gaze as you’re searching for your ideal spouse

When searching for your ideal spouse, you have every right to be in the lookout for the right attributes. It is also important for the person to be physically attractive. But you must need to lower your gaze.  

Quoting from the Holy Quran –

  ‏وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَرِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ ۖ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَآئِهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَآئِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَنِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِىٓ إِخْوَنِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِىٓ أَخَوَتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَآئِهِنَّ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَنُهُنَّ أَوِ ٱلتَّبِعِينَ غَيْرِ أُو۟لِى ٱلْإِرْبَةِ مِنَ ٱلرِّجَالِ أَوِ ٱلطِّفْلِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا۟ عَلَىٰ عَوْرَتِ ٱلنِّسَآءِ ۖ وَلَا يَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعْلَمَ مَا يُخْفِينَ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّ ۚ وَتُوبُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ ‎  

Meaning  

And say to the believing women (that) they should lower [of] their gaze and they should guard their chastity, and not (to) display their adornment except what is apparent of it. And let them draw their head covers over their bosoms, and not (to) display their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers or fathers (of) their husbands or their sons or sons (of) their husbands or their brothers or sons (of) their brothers or sons (of) their sisters, or their women or what possess their right hands or the attendants having no (of) physical desire among [the] men or [the] children who (are) not aware of private aspects (of) the women. And not let them stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah altogether O believers! So that you may succeed.  

– Surah An Nur; Verse 31

Looking at your potential spouse is permissible in Islam, but you need to maintain certain guidelines.

As narrated by Jabir Ibn Abdullah –

Prophet Muhammad PBUH mentioned:

  “When one of you asks a woman in marriage, if he can look at what will induce him to marry her, he should do so. He (Jabir) said: I asked a girl in marriage. I used to look at her secretly until I looked at what induced me to marry her. I, therefore, married her.  

– Sunan Abi Dawud 2082

So, as potential spouses, you may look at each other. However, you cannot stare or ogle. There should be a certain number of times that you may look at each other. Both of you should possess the fear of Allah SWT and keep in mind that the purpose is to build a prosperous Islamic family. 

Take some time to recite these duas to thank Allah if you have found your desired spouses.

Conclusion

            Islam puts a lot of emphasis on marriage. You will find lots of verses about marriage in Islam. Allah SWT has mentioned many times within the Quran to marry eligible single Muslims. By getting married, you’re fulfilling half your deen and fulfilling the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

Marriage is a sacred relationship between a man and his wife. This is mentioned within the Holy Quran and many other Islamic scriptures. We have discussed some of the Quranic verses about marriage in this article.    

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