Speech – Chastity – Essential for Preservation of the Institution of Marriage

Following is a speech by Nasir M. Malik sahib, National Tarbiyyat Secretary, presented at USA West Coast Jalsa Salana in Pomona California on December 24th 2006.

“Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most High. Who creates and perfects,
and Who designs and guides.” (Al-A’la, 87:2-4)

The second Condition of Bai’at, as laid out by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas,
the Promised Messiah and Mahdi of this age, reads:

“He/She shall keep away from falsehood, fornication, adultery, trespasses of
the eye, debauchery, mischief and rebellion; and will not permit
himself/herself to be carried away by passions, however strong they may
be.”

The announced topic of my speech is Chastity – Essential for Preservation of the
Institution of Marriage. However, in Islam, chastity is essential for achieving the
Purpose of our Creation (that purpose being the worship of Allah through complete
submission to His Will), and marriage is a means of preserving one’s chastity.
Therefore, I have elected to deviate from the assigned topic and focus more on the
broader Islamic teachings about chastity and their ramifications.

Original speech can be read here: http://www.alislam.org/topics/marriage/chastity.pdf

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