Women’s Rights & Marriage Rulings between Christianity and Islam
Women’s Rights & Marriage Rulings between Christianity and Islam: Marriage ensures the decency of woman and man on an equal footing. However, marriage is more beneficial to woman than man for it provides her with a caretaker and custodian rather than just a male.
This can be available only within legitimate marriage. Out of wedlock, a woman cannot have a caretaker and custodian within an honorable, decent framework.
On the contrary, man can dispense with the benefits which he may get from a wife in an illegitimate way. He may buy both sexual gratification and housekeeping with money.
In the New Testament, we read the following verses:
Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” (1 Corinthians 7:1)
“To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.” (1 Corinthians 7:8)
“So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better. A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.” (1 Corinthians 7:38-40).