The Hadith Warns Parents!
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: "When he attains maturity get him married. If he attains maturity and his father does not get him married, (and as a result commits a sin,) this sin falls upon the father."
Once a child becomes Baaligh (of age) and mentally matured, parents and guardians should not delay in getting him married. It is Haraam for boys and girls to court. The parents will be sinful if they allow strange men or boys to visit the females of their homes. Parents should not take any command of Allah Ta’aala lightly.
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam addresses the Youth saying: "O young men, who amongst you can afford to get married, should marry, for this will be a means of restraining the eyes from casting an evil glance and keeping one pure and chaste." (Mishkaat)
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam encouraged young men to become married so that they be saved from sin and the wrath of Allah.
The Harms of Zina [Adultery/Fornication] are Manifold:
- Allah Ta’aala becomes very angry.
- The reckoning in the hereafter will be very severe.
- The person will enter Jahannum.
- The Barakah (blessing) of his Rizq (sustenance) is lost.
- He is deprived from doing good.
- He becomes hated and cursed in the eyes of the common people.
- The nation involved in Zina will be afflicted with droughts.
- The spreading of diseases and plagues.
- The destruction of the locality.
- The cause of earthquakes.
- The birth of illegitimate children.
Anas (RA) reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "Imaan is a garb with which Allah clothes whomsoever he wishes. If a person commits adultery this garb is snatched away and if he repents it is again returned" (Kitâb-ul-Kabair).
It is reported that once Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "O Muslims, fear adultery as it has six consequences. Three in this world and three in the hereafter. As for the worldly consequences; spiritual light from the face vanishes, life is shortened and a person becomes poverty-stricken. As for the hereafter; it causes Allah’s displeasure, difficult reckoning and it obligates the punishment of Jahannum." (Kitâb-ul- Kabair)