The first relationship in this world Created by the GOD ALMIGHTY was that of husband and wife. Adam, the first of mankind was blessed with Eve, his wife, the mother of all human beings. Indeed, the relationship of mother and her child is very important and sacred but it came into existence as a result of the first relationship. It is a fact that creation of pairs in the world is a valuable and merciful Gift of GOD ALMIGHTY. The genders, masculine and feminine, blessed with love and affection are beautiful creation of our Lord. The last Holy Book of GOD ALMIGHTY says in verse No.36 of chapter 36 (Yaaseen) as under:
“Glory to GOD ALMIGHTY (ALLAH) , Who Created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge.”
Science has now declared that genders are available in plants but this fact was already disclosed about 1500 years before, in the last Holy Book of GOD ALMIGHTY.
I t is an unassailable fact that the series and succession of life in generations was not possible in the absence of pairs and sex.
We, the human beings are the most eminent of all creatures of GOD ALMIGHTY as such He has prescribed principles for our sexual relationship also.
We may mention here the story of Prophet Lot/Lut (p.b.u.h.) who was the nephew of Prophet Abraham (p.b.u.h.). He was sent by the GOD ALMIGHTY to the city of Sodom (Sadum) situated on the Western shore of the Dead Sea. The city in question was immensely filled with evils. The most common evil among the people was that men had sex with men instead of with women. According to Instructions of GOD ALMIGHTY, Prophet Lot (p.b.u.h.) warned them to give up this filthy act but they refused to obey him and threatened to drive him out of the city. Consequently, as a result of Wrath of GOD ALMIGHTY a terrific storm of stones rained on the city and everyone was destroyed completely while Prophet Lot (p.b.u.h.) and his followers were saved as they already migrated from the city according to Instruction of GOD ALMIGHTY.
There is a misunderstanding that the last book of GOD ALMIGHTY (ALLAH), Orders the believers to have 4 wives at a time but it is not true. In fact,there was a practice of having so many wives at a time which tendency was curbed and the limit of 4 marriages was imposed.Verse No. 3 of chapter No.4 (Al-Nisa i:e the women) of the last book of GOD ALMIGHTY begins with these instructions:
“If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry 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,”
Some people object on the number of wives of the last Prophet (p.b.u.h.) but he was not the first prophet to have more than one wife. According to Bible and Torah, Prophe Abraham (p.b.u.h.) had 3 wives, Prophet Jacob (p.b.u.h.) had 4 wives, Prophet Moses (p.b.u.h.) had 4 wives, Prophet David (p.b.u.h.) had 9 wives and Prophet Soloman (p.b.u.h.) had 700 wives.
Almost all the wives of the last Prophet (p.b.u.h.) except one, were widows and he married each of them for a reason mostly to support widows/orphans. His first wife was also a widow and during her life time, the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) did not marry again for a period of 25 years. His wife Umme Salamah was a widow with 4 orphans, 2 boys and 2 girls. He loved the orphan children more than their real father. His wife Zainab bint Gahsh who was the Prophet’s cousin, got married with him after being divorced by her first husband Zayd.
It is observed from the above details that the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) married the widows/divorced to protect them. Only one wife of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.), named Aisha was virgin at the time of marriage. There is a common confusion about her age at the time of her marriage with the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). According to almost all the historians, Asma, the elder sister of Aisha, was 10 years older than Aisha. Asma is reported to die in 73 A.H. (692 A.D.) when she was 100 years old, as such at the time of Hijrah she was 27 years old and Aisha was 17 years old and not 7 years old which probably is a mistake due to omission of figure 1. She was delivered to the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) about one year after Hijrah in the month of Shawal.
Husband and wife are Instructed by the GOD ALMIGHTY (ALLAH) to keep secret of each other. Verse No.187 of chapter 2 of the Holy Qur’aan begins with these instructions:
“Permitted to you on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and you are their garments.”