Nikah is a great ibaadat in Islam. Our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has referred to it as half of ones faith. Adam Alayhis Salaam was with all the pleasures in Jannat but still felt something missing. Allah blessed him with Hawwaa Alayhas Salaam whereby he now found complete solace.
Allah Taaalaa says: And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves partners to find solace in them and He made between you love and mercy.
Nikah signifies solace in partners and love and mercy between couple granted by Allah.The Institution of nikah in Islam is most practical, sublime, an ibaadat and sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam.
It is that beautiful institution which makes the solitary lives of two people a partnership in the garden of Jannat. It gives solace and comfort to two people in the hearts of each other. It brings into existence pious children completing the family. It stabilizes society and guarantees wellbeing for the community.
Nikah is an ibaadat.The sweet moments husband and wife spend together are more rewarding then Nafil ibaadat. It is an ibaadat that leads through Jannat. It is a beautiful gift from Allah to mankind.