In our current situation of financial instability, and a decline of morality, I do not encourage our youth to get married. Because the issue is not an issue of satisfying a temporary desire, or increasing progeny, or silencing the voice of traditions and customs which our society live by, or an ignorant acceptance to the texts of religion that “fears Earth would complain from the urine of the single”!
For whoever does not establish for his/her future the guarantees of a respectable life with dignity, in a decent environment, and a decent society, let him stay single all of his life better than “unleashing” children (“herds of God on the land of God” - an Iraqi saying).
And about the sexual satisfaction, I don’t think it is that hard, and to work on procrastinating what is necessary for life in the absence of the factors by which marriage can become successful, is a reasonable evidence.
And we should not be fooled by the series of religious text that invites for marriage and by which a person would complement his religiosity! for these texts came at a time when the society was dependable on the quantity of the population (“Vainglory in Numbers Preoccupy You” [Quran 102-1]), and there is no significance for numbers in our era.
And I don’t know what religion will be complemented by marriage with its shortcomings?! For as far as the factors and reasons for a successful marriage are not prepared, there are no backups from the heavens ("Allah will enrich them of His Bounty” [Quran 24-32])!!!
Imam Talib Sanjari
General Guide of IRSHAD
(Translated by Wissam Charafeddine)