Celibacy and Monasticism is Forbidden
Islamic is totally opposed to monasticism and celibacy. 'Uthman bin Maz'un was a close companion of the Prophet. One day his wife came to the Prophet and complained, “O Messenger of God! 'Uthman fasts during the day and stands for prayers during the night.”
In other words, she meant to say that her husband was avoiding sexual relations during the night as well as the day. The Prophet was angered. He did not even wait to put on his slippers. He went to 'Uthman's house and found him praying. When 'Uthman finished his prayers and turned towards the Prophet, he said, “O 'Uthman! Allah did not send me for monasticism, rather He sent me with a simple and straight [Shariah]. I fast, pray and also have intimate relations with my wife. So whosoever likes my tradition, then he should follow it; and marriage is one of my traditions.” 10
10. Wasaelush Shia, Vol. 14, p. 10
Adapted from the book: "Islamic Marriage" by: "Sayyid Akhtar Husain S.H. Rizvi"
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