Marriage (Nikaah) | Sahih Bukhari

Marriage (Nikaah)

Narrated Urwa:

that he asked `Aisha about the Statement of Allah: ‘If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (the captives) that your right hands possess. That will be nearer to prevent you from doing injustice.’ (4.3) `Aisha said, “O my nephew! (This Verse has been revealed in connection with) an orphan girl under the guardianship of her guardian who is attracted by her wealth and beauty and intends to marry her with a Mahr less than what other women of her standard deserve. So they (such guardians) have been forbidden to marry them unless they do justice to them and give them their full Mahr, and they are ordered to marry other women instead of them.”

Narrated Abdullah:

We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) while we were young and had no wealth. So Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”

Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The rewards (of deeds) are according to the intention, and everybody will get the reward for what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah’s and His Apostle’s sake, his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle; and whoever emigrated for worldly benefits, or to marry a woman, then his emigration was for the thing for what he emigrated for.”

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a losers.

Narrated Sahl:

A man passed by Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and Allah s Apostle asked (his companions) “What do you say about this (man)?” They replied “If he asks for a lady’s hand, he ought to be given her in marriage; and if he intercedes (for someone) his intercessor should be accepted; and if he speaks, he should be listened to.” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) kept silent, and then a man from among the poor Muslims passed by, an Allah’s Apostle asked (them) “What do you say about this man?” They replied, “If he asks for a lady’s hand in marriage he does not deserve to be married, and he intercedes (for someone), his intercession should not be accepted; And if he speaks, he should not be listened to.’ Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “This poor man is better than so many of the first as filling the earth.’

Narrated Usama bin Zaid:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “After me I have not left any trial more severe to men than women.”

Narrated Aisha:

Three principles were established because of Barira: (i) When Banra was manumitted she was given the option (to remain with her slave husband or not). (ii) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said “The Wala of the slave) is for the one who manumits (the slave). (iii) When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) entered (the house), he saw a cooking pot on the fire but he was given bread and meat soup from the soup of the home. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Didn’t I see the cooking pot (on the fire)?” It was said, “That is the meat given in charity to Barira, and you do not eat the (things given in) charity.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It is an object of charity for Barira, and it is a present for us.”

Narrated Aisha:

(the wife of the Prophet) that while Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) was with her, she heard a voice of a man asking permission to enter the house of Hafsa. `Aisha added: I said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! This man is asking permission to enter your house.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “I think he is so-and-so,” naming the foster-uncle of Hafsa. `Aisha said, “If so-and-so,” naming her foster uncle, “were living, could he enter upon me?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Yes, for foster suckling relations make all those things unlawful which are unlawful through corresponding birth (blood) relations.”

Narrated Um Habiba:

I said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Marry my sister, the daughter of Abu Sufyan.” He said, “Do you like that?” I said, “Yes, for even now I am not your only wife; and the most beloved person to share the good with me is my sister.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “But that is not lawful for me (i.e., to be married to two sisters at a time.)” I said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! By Allah, we have heard that you want to marry Durra, the daughter of Abu Salama.” He said, “You mean the daughter of Um Salama?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “By Allah ! Even if she were not my stepdaughter, she would not be lawful for me to marry, for she is my foster niece, for Thuwaiba has suckled me and Abu Salama; so you should neither present your daughters, nor your sisters to me.”