Is Marriage An Obligation?

Question

Is it mandatory for a Muslim girl to marry if she is not taking any initiative and not showing interest to marry and she is mature to decide about her life? Please advise. This is a common problem now a day in todays' Pakistani society.


Answer

God has created man and woman for each other and for each to get comfort and peace in this world. This is a great blessing of the Almighty for us, however like His other worldly blessings, we are free to take it or to make ourselves deprived from it.

Deciding not to marry is certainly not a sin, however it will be denying ourselves of one of the most significant blessings of the Almighty. A blessing that can have tremendous effect on our well being in this world, and can also be indirectly influential in our spirituality and therefore in our position in the hereafter.

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