It is mostly said that if love builds up before marriage, than the marital life gets to be successful. However, all the surveys of the world conducted in this regard have yielded results entirely contrary to this belief. I received a survey done in Cairo conducted throughout the world. Its report said that 88% of marriages based on pre-marriage love are unsuccessful, while only 12 % of such couples end up living together as husband and wife. In comparison to this, marriages that are conducted according to the traditions of the Islamic principle, their success rate is 78%.
A matter of concern is that these very societies that celebrate this festival have horrific rates of crimes and atrocities against women. According to the report of one of the surveys conducted in France, around 10 million women are subject to severe abuse from their husbands or from the men living with them and out of these, four thousand women lose their lives due to such brutal violence.
We need to observe that we are being shown a completely false picture. A filthy tradition (which, in reality, is based on Shaytaan’s ploy) is being portrayed in front of us as something attractive. Like Allah SWT says in the Holy Quran : “And the Satan has beautified their deeds for them.” (An-Naml 27:24)