Love-based marriage vs normal marriage
Fatwa No: 234553

  • Fatwa Date:18-2-2014 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 18, 1435
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Salam walakum sir.. is love marriage in islam still counted as 50% of iman and given same preferences like a normal marriage.. i am not asking if love marriage is allowed or not .. but if its a love marriage is it giving sawab and importance as normal marriage ?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

The Hadeeth says in absolute terms that whoever gets married, he has completed half of his religion, and it does not distinguish between a marriage resulting from love and one not based on love. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Whoever marries he has completed half of religion, so he should fear Allaah in the remaining half." [At-Tabaraani, Al-Bayhaqi & Al-Haakim - Al-Albaani graded it Hasan (good)]

We have not come across an authentic Hadeeth which states that a marriage that is resulted from love is more rewarding.  However, if a man is attached to a girl, and this love did not lead him to seek out something forbidden, like looking, corresponding and dating, and he sought to be connected with this girl in a lawful manner by marrying her, then he will be rewarded for being chaste and patient.

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 83306.

Allaah Knows best.

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