Topic: Marriage or Knowledge?


AbuSafiiyah    -- 04-25-2009 @ 4:13 AM
  Marriage or Knowledge?

Q:
Which should come first; seeking knowledge or getting married, taking into
consideration the fact that I can't be patient on remaining unmarried?

A:
If you can be patient then learn (i.e seek knowledge) and be patient. Meaning,"Seek knowledge before you denigrate" as Umar (Radi'Allaahu Anhu) said:

This is because marriage hinders some people from seeking knowledge. When they get married they leave off seeking knowledge and their diligence departs.

However, if you have the ability to combine between these two beneficial matters,then good (do so): as for the one who knows that which is within him and views that he will commit vile acts, fornicate etc, then by Allaah, for him to marry, safe guard himself and remain chaste takes precedence.


Shaykh Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee
Source: www.rabee.net
Translated by Abu Abdis Salaam Siddiq Al-Juyaanee

Abu Safiyah


zejd.peqin    -- 01-06-2011 @ 5:20 PM
  MATRIMONY AT AN EARLY AGE AND ITS BENEFITS  SHAYKH FAWZAN

Taken from: ISLAAM'S SOLUTION FOR THE PROBLEMS FACING TODAY'S YOUTH, Pgs. 44-48



As for the saying that, getting married at an early age diverts from gaining knowledge and from studying, this is not the case. Rather, the opposite of this is correct because tranquility, peace of mind, and pleasure never cease to be obtained through marriage. These things help the student to reach his goal because, he has peace of mind, and his thoughts are not cluttered due to discomfort and this helps him study.

Now on the other hand abstaining from marriage in reality blocks whatever knowledge he wants to attain, because it is not possible to acquire knowledge in a state of confusion and anxiety. However, if he gets married, his mind is at rest and his soul is at ease. He gets a house to take as a shelter and a wife who relaxes and helps him. These things help him to attain knowledge.

If Allah makes it easy and this marraige becomes a source of comfot to become a relationship, then this is from among the things which make it easy for the student to pursue knowledge. Matrimony does not block the path to knowledge as some believe. For that reason, having children is an enormous blessing in this life and in the next.


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