According to Article 1 of the Moroccan Decree,
Marriage is a legal pack of association and solidarity between a man and a woman meant to last the objective thereof being to maintain chastity and lawful wedlock multiplying the nation through founding a family under the patronage of the husband on solid grounds to ensure for the constructing parties, the discharge of the responsibilities related to in securing peace love and respect.
Nassir Ahmed defined marriage as the union of two souls for love and two bodies for procreation and legalising of children. It is a civil contract based on mutual consent of the bride an groom. Since the real and natural and first unit of human civilization is family , there can be no legitimate marriage. To breakup family is to break up social life for no more natural unit can be substituted in its place.
The Kuwait Law only extend the above definition by adding “who can lawfully be wedded to him at the end of tranquility, chastity and the strength of the nation” Marriage as earlier said to be a universal institution transcends the world over without exception. This institution is dated to the time immemorial. The fact being stressed here is that there is an element of sanctity in marriage. The holy Quran stipulates thus: ......marry (other) women of your choice, two or three or four, but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with them, then only one.....”
The Holy Bible provided thus: “... a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall become one flesh…
Quite apart from its abstract meaning as the social institution ,