Marriage, The Door To Wealth!
“And marry those among you who are single (male and female) and (also marry) the pious of your (male) slaves and maid-servant (female slaves). If they be poor, Allaah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing.” [Surah An-Noor, 32]
Through this aayah, the companions would encourage others to get maried.
Abu Bakr As-Sadeeq is reported to have said, “Obey Allaah in what He comanded you to do by getting married; He will then fulfil His promise to you to make you rich.” He then recited the (above) verse.
‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said. “Seek richness through marriage!”
Likewise, ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said, “Find richness by getting married.”
‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “Allah has commanded (the Muslims) to get married, and He has encouraged and enticed them for it. So He has commanded to marry off their free-men and slaves (i.e., all those under their protection), and He has then promised them richness as a result.”
It has been narated that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab once remarked. “I have never seen any stranger than a man who does not seek richness through marriage, even though Allaah has promised, as a result of it (i.e., marriage) what He has promised: “…if they are poor, Allaah will enrich them out of hHis Bounty.“”
So, O Servant of Alaah, what is there now that prevents you from marriage? Is not the promise of Allaah sufficient for you? And do you not know that the Prophet (saw) said: “Three people have a right upon Allaah that they should be helped: (a) the one who desires to get married, seeking chastity, (b) the slave that desires to be freed (by paying his master a pre-agreed amount of money), (c) and the fighter in the way of Allaah.” [Tirmidhi 1/311, who declared it hasan saheeh, Al-Haakim 2/160 who declared it saheeh and Adh-Dhahaabi agreed with him, and others. It was also declared hasan by Shaykh Al-Albaani in Ghaayat Al-Maraam 210]
Concerning the aayah, ‘Alaamah As-Sa’di says in his tafseer that “it is obligatory on the close relative, and the one in charge of the orphan – all those whom he is obliged to support – to ensure that those who need to get married, are married.”
Regarding the saying “…If they be poor, Allaah will enrich them out of His Bounty…”, ‘Alaamah As-Sa’di says, “So do not be prevented by what you faulsly assume that, once he gets marrried, he will become poor because of his family. And in the verse is a strong encouragement tp get married, and a promise to the married one that he will become rich after poverty!”
[Taken from “15 Ways To Increase Your Earnings” by Yasir Qaadhi, with slight editing]