And marry those among you who are single . . .
If they are needy, God will make them free from want out
of His grace.
And He it is Who has created man from
water; then He has made for him blood-relationship and marriage-relationship.
And thy Lord is ever Powerful.
One of His signs is this: that He has created mates for
you from yourselves that you might find quiet of mind in
them, and He put between you love and compassion. Surely
there are signs in this for a people who reflect.
There are also many Traditions ascribed to the Prophet Muhammad
in which the practice of marriage is emphatically praised.
The following are some of these Traditions:
Marriage is my recommended custom. Whosoever turns away
from my recommended custom is turning away from me. Get
married so you multiply. I shall indeed be proud of your
multitude on the Day of Resurrection. Get married, and do
not divorce; indeed, divorce causes the Throne [of God]
to shake! O you young people, men and women! Whosoever can
bear the burden of marriage, let him or her get married.
It [marriage] is indeed contentment to the eye and a protection
to the modest parts. When one is married, he secures half
of his religion. So let him fear God in the other half.