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‏النكاح (The Book of Marriage)
CHAPTER: ONE WHO CAN SUPPORT A WIFE SHOULD MARRY  

No. 3231

'Alqama reported: While I was walking with 'Abdullah at Mina, 'Uthman happened to meet him. He stopped there and began to talk with him. Uthman said to him: Abu 'Abd al-Rahman, should we not marry you to a young girl who may recall to you some of the past of your bygone days; thereupon he said: If you say so, Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: 0 young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes from casting (evil glances). and preserves one from immorality; but those who cannot should devote themselves to fasting for it is a means of controlling sexual desire.

No. 3232

'Alqama reported: While I was going along with 'Abdullah b. Ma'sud (Allaah he pleased with him) in Mina, 'Uthman b. 'Affan (Allaah be pleased with him) happened to meet him and said: Come here, Abu 'Abd al-Rahman (kunya of Abdullah b. Mas'ud), and he isolated him (from me), and when 'Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) saw that there was no need (for this privacy), he said to me: 'Alqama, come on, and so I went there. (Then) 'Uthman said to him: Abu Abd al-Rahman, should we not marry you to a virgin girl that your past may be recalled to your mind? 'Abdullah said: If you say so, the rest of the hadith is the same as narrated above.

No. 3233

Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) (Allaah be pleased with him) reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said to us: 0 young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes (from casting evil glances) and preserves one from immorality; but he who cannot afford It should observe fast for it is a means of controlling the sexual desire.

No. 3234

Abu al-Rahman b. Yazid said: I and my uncle 'Alqama and al-Aswad went to 'Abdullah b. Mas'ud (Allaah be pleased with him). He (the narrator further) said: I was at that time young, and he narrated a hadith which it seemed he narrated for me that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said like one transmitted by Mu'awiya, and further added: I lost no time in marrying.

No. 3235

'Abd al-Rahman b. Yazid reported on the authority of Abdullah: We went to him, and I was the youngest of all (of us), but he did not mention:" I lost no time in marrying."

No. 3236

Anas (Allaah be pleased with him) reported that some of the Companions of Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) asked his (the Prophet's) wives about the acts that he performed in private. Someone among them (among his Companions) said: I will not marry women; someone among them said: I will not eat meat; and someone among them said: I will not lie down in bed. He (the Prophet) praised Allaah and glorified Him, and said: What has happened to these people that they say so and so, whereas I observe prayer and sleep too; I observe fast and suspend observing them; I marry women also? And he who turns away from my Sunnah, he has no relation with Me

No. 3237

Sa'd b. Abi Waqqas (Allaah be pleased with him) reported: The Messengger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) rejected (the idea) of Uthman b. Muz'unliving in celibacy (saying): And if he (the Prophet) had given me permission We would have got ourselves castrated.

No. 3238

Sa'id b. al-Musayyib reported: I heard Sa'd (b. Abi Waqqas) saying that the idea of 'Uthman b. Maz'un for living in celibacy was rejected (by the Prophet), and if he had been given permission they would have got themselves castrated.

No. 3239

Sa'id b. al Musayyib heard Sa'd b. Abi Waqqas (Allaah be pleased with him) saying that Uthman b. Maz'un decided to live in celibacy, but Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) forbade him to do so, and if he had permitted him, we would have got ourselves castrated.




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