Marry a woman because of her piety. As for other matters, they all tolerable. Beauty, wealth and intelligence will fade away soon. But piety, will be carried over to the Hereafter.
In a hadith from Abu Hurairah (may Allah blesses him), that the Prophet (ﷺ) says,
تُنْكَحُ الْمَرْأَةُ لأَرْبَعٍ لِمَالِهَا وَلِحَسَبِهَا وَجَمَالِهَا وَلِدِينِهَا، فَاظْفَرْ بِذَاتِ الدِّينِ تَرِبَتْ يَدَاكَ
“A woman is married for four things: for her wealth, for her lineage, for her beauty or for her piety. Select the pious, may you be blessed!” [al-Bukhari and Muslim].
These are some intentions of men in marriage. Some of them seek beauty, and some of them seek matrimony, and some of them desire money, and some of them marry a woman because of her piety. And this last one, is what the Prophet (ﷺ) motivates us to do.
The Prophet (ﷺ) assures the man who marries a woman because of her piety, that he would be happy and lucky.
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