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From Adam, We created his mate Eve (4:2)
“God created Eve as Adam’s mate from Adam so that Adam’s relationship to her and her progeny should be natural and not artificial. This was done so that the relationship between the children of Adam should be lasting, inasmuch as natural relationship is lasting and non-natural relationship is not lasting for it lacks the attraction that characterizes natural relationship…’
خير كم خيركم لاهلهٖ
“…That is to say, the person who is most kind to mankind can only be the one who is kind to his wife. For he who treats his wife harshly cannot possibly behave beneficently towards others, inasmuch as God, having created Adam, made his wife first object of his love.
“Therefore, he who does not live his wife or has no wife to love (celibacy), cannot attain the status of a perfect man and lacks one of the conditions of intercession.
“…He who married a woman lays the foundation for himself of sympathy with mankind, for a wife becomes the means of establishing a wide circle of relationships and, when children are born, this circle is widened even more…”
(Essence of Islam, Vol. I, p. 229)
Courtesy: MKAN-Tarbiyya Department