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Marriage and Polygamy
What did the prophet mention about getting married?

Marriage and Polygamy

This quiz, Marriage and Polygamy, looks at relationships.

Marriage in Islam is an extremely important institution which safeguards the rights of men, women and children while satisfying the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the family members. It nourishes unselfish behaviour, generosity, and love in the framework of a well-organised family system. Allah, the Exalted mentions in the Quran “And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell with them in serenity and tranquillity…” (Quran 30:21)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that “When a servant of Allah marries, he has completed half of his religious obligations and he must fear Allah in order to complete the second half”.

1.
What did the prophet mention about getting married?
Marriage will bring good luck
Marriage is a bad omen
When a Muslim gets married, he/she has completed half of the religious obligations
None of the above
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that “When a servant of Allah marries, he has completed half of his religious obligations and he must fear Allah in order to complete the second half”
2.
Whom did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mention as the best of men?
None of the men are considered best
The best men are those who have more wives
The best men are those who do not marry
The best among the men are those who are best to their wife
The Prophet mentioned “The best of you are those who are best to their wife” (Al-Tirmidhi). Husband and wife are equal partners of the family and play their part in their respective fields. Allah, the Exalted mentions in the Quran “…They (your wives, O men) are a garment for you and you (men) are a garment for them...” (Quran 2:187)
3.
What does Allah, the Exalted mention about the reason for creating partners (spouses) for one another?
Allah Says in the Quran “Allah created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell with them in serenity and tranquillity”
To inherit the property of wife
To inherit the traditional values
None of the above
Marriage in Islam is an extremely important institution which safeguards the rights of men, women and children while satisfying the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the family members. It nourishes unselfish behaviour, generosity, and love in the framework of a well-organized family system. Allah, the Exalted mentions in the Quran ““And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell with them in serenity and tranquillity…”(Quran 30:21)
4.
Who are mentioned as garments for one another in the Quran?
The husband is the garment for the wife and the wife a garment for the husband
The father is the garment for a daughter
The mother is the garment for a daughter
Daughters are garments for parents
Marriage is not just a physical or emotional necessity in Islam but, in fact, a sign from Allah! It is a relationship of mutual rights and obligations based on divine guidance. Allah created men and women with complementary natures and, in the Quran, He laid out a system of laws to support harmonious interaction between the sexes. Allah, the Exalted mentions in the Quran “…They (your wives, O men) are a garment for you and you (men) are a garment for them...” (Quran 2:187). Clothing provides physical protection and covers the beauty and faults of the body. Likewise, a spouse is viewed this way. Each protects the other and hides the faults and complements the characteristics of the spouse
5.
Is polygamy compulsory in Islam?
Polygamy is compulsory in Islam
Polygamy is not a compulsion in Islam - it is an exception
Polygamy is not permitted in Islam
None of the above
Islam permits limited polygamy; however polygamy is not a rule but an exception. Many people are under the misconception that it is compulsory for a Muslim man to have more than one wife. Although Islam gives options of having more than one wife, Quran is the only religious book on the face of the earth that says ‘Marry Only One’.

It is mentioned in the Quran “Marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one.” (Quran 4:3) “Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women....” (Quran 4:129)

Polygamy is permitted in all world religions. In earlier times, Christian men were permitted as many wives as they wished, since the Bible puts no restriction on the number of wives. It was only a few centuries ago that the Church restricted the number of wives to one.

Polygamy is permitted in Judaism. According to Talmudic law, Abraham had three wives, and Solomon had hundreds of wives. The practice of polygamy continued until Rabbi Gershom ben Yehudah (960 C.E to 1030 C.E) issued an edict against it. The Jewish Sephardic communities living in Muslim countries continued the practice 'til as late as 1950, until an Act of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel extended the ban on marrying more than one wife.

Many Hindu religious personalities, according to their scriptures, had multiple wives. King Dashrat, the father of Rama, had more than one wife. Krishna had several wives
6.
What is the first right of the wife?
Mahr (obligatory dowry) from husband to wife is considered as the first right of the wife
Shelter is the first right of the wife
There are no rights for the wife
None of the above
The first of the wife’s rights is to receive Mahr (dowry), (in Islam the groom has to pay the Mahr to the bride) a gift from the husband, which is part of the marriage contract and required for the legality of the marriage. The second right of a wife is maintenance. It is mandatory for the husband to pay the Mahr before taking his bride as his wife
7.
Are extra-marital relationships permitted in Islam?
Pre-marital and extra-marital relationships are strictly prohibited in Islam
Only pre-marital relationships are permitted in Islam
Only extra-marital relationships are permitted in Islam
None of the above
Islam encourages marriage and prohibits pre-marital and extra-marital relationships. Islam prescribes severe punishment irrespective of gender bias
8.
How should one treat and live with his wife, according to the Quran?
A man should treat his wife like a slave
A man should treat his wife like a stranger
A man should treat his wife with kindness and to live in equity
None of the above
A man in Islam is instructed to deal with his wife gracefully and not harshly. Regarding the aspect of harmony in married life, Allah mentions in the Quran “…Live with them (women) in equity” (Quran 4:19)
9.
Can women remarry in Islam?
Yes, remarriage for women is permitted in Islam
No, remarriage is not permitted for women in Islam
Only men have the right to remarry
None of the above
Islam is a way of life, and provides options for remarriage irrespective of whether it is a man or woman. Similarly it also gives rights to both the men and women to seek divorce and to part ways, however it is mentioned in the Quran that Allah likes not the ones who break relationships
10.
Is the consent of the bride necessary for marriage in Islam?
The consent of the bride is not necessary for marriage
Marriage cannot be solemnised without the consent of the bride
The consent of the bridegroom is only required for marriage
There is no consent required from both bride or groom for marriage
The consent of both the bride and the groom are a mandate for the wedding to be solemnised. The prophet nullified weddings which happened without the consent of the brides. Islam provided the right of choice for women 1,400 years ago when women were considered lowly everywhere in the world

 

Author:  Mohammed Azmath

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