Forming a family and raising children through marriage is a socio-cultural contract and in Islam, is considered a divine covenant. The Holy Prophet of Islam (s.a.w.w) is quoted to have said:
“There is no foundation more beloved by Allah than a family.” & “Of the duties of the parents is to facilitate the marriage of their children.”
Thus, delaying marriage, without a valid reason, is discouraged in Islam. However it is a must that a young male or female who is intending to marry deeply consider, study and attain sound advice during spouse selection. It is also a duty of parents to share their experiences with their children.
At Islamic Shia Council of Victoria, we can help and assist in your marriage enquiry by connecting you to the relative organisation in your area in your preferred language.