Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Article:Nikkah and changing Environment

 Apparently, it is so common issue that we think there is no need to ponder upon it or  some times parents visualize  Nikkah as a taboo not good to discuss with our children. In schools and Colleges religious part of syllabus is shrinking day by day. So most of our youth doesn't know Nikkah's religious aspects very well. Do you ever think that due to new technologies and changes of time,  this Issue is becoming so much alarming. Young girls and boys have access to  each other in Schools,Colleges and Offices etc. Before 14 February, in newspaper and on Internet Flower day and chocolate day are celebrated deliberately to divert youth's attention to Valentine Day. Hotels have special plans for this day. A research tells that this day has become the 2nd big festival of the world. May be this an exaggeration but this is  a fact that west and commercial world is giving this sin a boost.
 Another nuisance Mobile has created a new world of acquaintance for them. So they decide about themselves blindly. Sometimes their decision are not matured and some time due to less understanding with parents they commit such sins of whom remedy is impossible.
  Mind it, that Islam is the only religion which encourages marriage. It forbids free mixing of two sexes without a proper relation. Quran says:
''when there are two persons (man and woman)alone third is satan.''
 It advises its followers by different means to marry and have real satisfaction. It gives proper reasons in its favor.
Research tells that in these days,boys and girls are entering to such agreements some times face to face and some times on mobiles without witnesses,without any Imam/Qazi and without permission of girl's wali/father and they call it Nikkah.This happens due to ignorance and some time boys try to deceive girls. At the name of nikkah they involve girls in sin. So many other confusions and soosiety crisis create in this process. Muhammad s.a.w said:
  ''There is no marriage except with a guardian'' (Tirmidhi)
If you follow Imam Abu Hanifa, Then wali is not compulsory but 2 witnesses is needed.

If Imam Shafi'i, then wali is needed along with two witnesses. Marriage is void without wali according to Shafi'i
Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "A woman may not give another woman in marriage, nor may she give herself in marriage;For the immoral woman is the one who gives herself in marriage''. 
 Then she could ask other male members of her family from father's side to be her wali. If still they deny with no reason whatsoever, then an imam or qazi or etc can act as her wali.
As the world has become a global village so interaction between people of different rigion and different religion is also common. Sometimes interaction develops in understanding and afterward in decision of marry making. Here our religion has a limitation. A non-muslim have to accept Islam if she or he wants to marry a Muslim or a Mulimah.
Allah (SWT) said: "And do not marry your womenfolk to disbelieving men until they believe. A believing slave is better that a polytheist even though the latter may please you . . ."
and also "Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire" (Al Baqarah)
If any couple has unintentionally missed any one of these condition they should do nikkah again properly and pray to Allah may he forgive them.