A Muslim Couple

Religion and Marriage 

A Muslim Couple

Religion describes Marriage as a union intended to be a faithful, exclusive, lifelong commitment of a man and a woman. Committing themselves completely to each other, bringing children into the world, and educating them in a God-fearing way.

We will be discussing marriage from several religious views;

Christian Views on Marriage

From the earliest days of the Christian Faith, Christians have honored holy matrimony as a divinely blessed, lifelong, monogamous union, between a man and a woman.

Christian teaching has never held that marriage is necessary for everyone, priestly or monastic celibacy is as valued if not more valued than marriage, Christians who did not marry were expected to refrain from all sexual experiences as they are expected to take holy orders or vows


The Genesis creation account tells the story of when God instituted marriage. This took place after the creation of the first woman, Eve, from Adam, the first man.


Genesis 2:18-24,


“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky, and all the wild animals.

But for Adam, no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

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The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.,

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh”.

Islam’s View on Marriage.

In Islam, marriage is a legal contract between two people, Both the groom and the bride are to consent to the marriage of their own free will.

Unlike Christian marriage, Islam permits polygamy but Islamic law limited men to four wives at one time, not including concubines.

In Islam, the woman’s consent, given either actively or by silence, was required. Furthermore, the offer and acceptance had to be made in the presence of at least two witnesses.


Judaism Views on Marriage

They believe the purpose of marriage is: to please God, who is witness to all marriages. to allow two souls to merge into one and form a complementary and mutually supportive partnership.

Marriage in Judaism is the documentation of cleansing between a Jewish man and a Jewish woman in which God is involved.

The marriage usually ends either by death or by divorce.


Though procreation is not the sole purpose, a Jewish marriage is traditionally expected to fulfill the commandment to have children.

Hinduism Views on Marriage 

Many Hindus see marriage as a life-long, sacred ceremony that binds a man and woman together.

However, not all relationships in Hindu scriptures are conventional., they believe in arranged marriages.

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Hindu teachings forbid people from marrying anyone less than seven genetic steps removed; this means they cannot marry even distant cousins. This is taken seriously and the first thing many Hindus check about a suitable partner is whether they are related – even distantly. In the past, the research relied on information from travelers or visitors about people in other villages. Sometimes, marriages would be arranged without the couple meeting beforehand, because they couldn’t afford to travel.


In conclusion

Religiously affiliated parents married to spouses who share their faith are most likely to pray or read scripture with their children and to send them to religious education programs. They also are more likely than others to say they do volunteer work with their children, though the gaps between religiously affiliated parents married to a spouse of the same faith and other kinds of couples are relatively modest

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