What is religious morality?
According to Wikipedia, “Morality and religion is the relationship between religious views and morals.”
Religious morality is something that acts as a boundary.
Boundaries shows us our limitation, what we are/and not responsible for. Boundary defines us.
Imagine if there was no religious morality, no boundaries, and no limitations.
Wouldn’t we all be free to do just anything we want?
There wouldn’t have been any moral binding.
There will be chaos, immortality and bloodshed everywhere.
Isn’t it something that sets us—humans apart from animals?
Religious morality guides our soul, helps us differentiate between right and wrong, guard our souls and maintain it.
Religious morality help us guide in every part of life, similarly it helps us in our relationships too.
If we follow religious morality there’s not a chance that our relationship will fail.
The following are the verses from Bible and Holy Quran advising on a subject of marriage to men and women.
These verses clearly states what is acceptable/and not acceptable in marriage and how the relationship between a man and a woman should be under the light of each religion the husband and wife follows.
In Bible it’s said, “Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is something that’s to be regarded with great respect and marital bed is the most sacred one, and there’s a warning that one who commits adultery whether a married or unmarried person should fear God’s wrath.
The above Biblical quote should suffice to make men/women stay faithful and loyal to their better half.
The Quran says, Chapter 17 Surah Isra verse 32: “Do not even go near zina (fornication/or adultery), for it’s a very indecent thing and a very evil way.”
Another verse from Quran states, chapter 24 Surah Noor verses 2-3: “The woman and the man guilty of fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes, and let not pity for them restrain you in regard to a matter prescribed by Allah, if you indeed believe in Allah and the last day. And let a section of the believers witness the punishment inflicted on them.”
According to Bible it’s the utmost responsibility of a husband among his other responsibilities to love his wife and treat her like his equal, and similarly the wife has to regard her husband in great honor.
“Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33)
The Quran too instruct men to treat their wives with kindness and love to the best of their ability.
“…And live with them in kindness…” (Quran 4:19)
Another Biblical verse states, “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”
Now this is the most powerful quote, it advises men to love their wives just like Jesus loved the church; he even lost his life protecting it.
Quran emphasizes treating wives with love and compassion too.
“Treat women nicely, for a woman is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion of the rib, so if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)
In another verse Quran regard women as a man’s garment that he has to protect no matter what.
“They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them.” (Quran 2:187)