"Did You Know That God Does Not Like Divorce?"


          In Islam, when two people get married, half of their life's duties become fulfilled. God loves marriage for every man and woman, and blesses each marriage with success, so long as both hearts stay true and pure. He created everything in pairs, male and female; Plants, animals, and mankind. The other half of our duty is to fulfill His Divine Will with our lives by submitting our whole selves Unto Him.


              God strongly encourages all couples to bear their union with love, patience, and most of all,  freely forgiving hearts that overlook any human faults of their spouses; "We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness."  (Quran 15:85)

      When we race to forgive our spouses of their human faults, we make a conscious decision to keep the marriage healthy and strong. We also grow aware of our own human falutsm which ultimate help us to firgive more graciously each time. It takes lots of patience and practice to forgive quickly, but it is the healthiest habit the couple can form in order to keep God first and center of the union, for God is the Of-Forgiving, most Fore-Bearing, so striving to followin His ways will always benifit the pair.

            Marriage is a vital part of life in Islam, as well as Christianity. However, the act of divorce is the least-pleasing thing that the marriage can undergo in the sight of God. He tells us to strive diligently to make our marriages work, and, to divorce only under extreme circumstances. Marriages should always try to be resolved for both parties with healthy solutions that protect the sanctity and covenant of its union "If ye fear a breach between them twain, appoint (two) arbiters, one from his family, and the other from hers; if they wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation: For Allah hath full knowledge, and is acquainted with all things." (Quran 4:35) 

         Marriages are the foundation for healthy families and communities, especially for growing children. Each divorce carries consequences that effect many more people than just the couple alone.  Unless a marriage cannot be repaired, for example, in cases of infidelity, where one spouse chooses to continue to part-take in the sin of adultery, or, if there is a case of oppression being committed to one spouse from the other, or, if one spouse has transgressed beyond a bound too far, and refuses to mend their ways, then the marriage should be resolved peacefully with divorce. Divorce should always be the last resort, after all other possible solutions have been exhausted. "O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed periods, and count (accurately), their prescribed periods: And fear Allah your Lord: and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they (themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open lewdness, those are limits set by Allah. and any who transgresses the limits of Allah, does verily wrong his (own) soul: thou knowest not if perchance Allah will bring about thereafter some new situation." (Quran 65:1)


          God encourages us to strengthen our marriages so much, that He even allows us to re-marry our partners, even after a divorce has taken place. If you are a husband or a wife, or, wish to be married someday, always remember that your act of marriage is most-pleasing in the sight of God, and half of your life's work is successfully complete. Anyone who strives to be the best spouse of their ability will always have the mercy, grace, forgiveness, and blessings of God. The Lord has promised that He will cause the reconciliation between the hearts of all sincere lovers who strive to please Him. "And (moreover) He hath put affection between their hearts: not if thou hadst spent all that is in the earth couldst thou have produced that affection but God hath done it: for He is Exalted in Might, Wise." (Quran 8:63)

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