Is Marriage An Obstacle Towards Gaining Knowledge?
Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan Mentions:
“As for the saying that getting married at an early age diverts one from gaining knowledge and from studying, this is not the case. rather the oposite of this is correct because tranquility, peace of mind and pleasure never cease to be obtained through marriage.
These things help the student to reach his goal because he has a peace of mind and his thoughts are not cluttered due to discomfort and this helps him study.
Now on the other hand, abstaining from marriage in reality blocks whatever knowledge he wants to attain, because it is not possible to acquire knowledge in a state of confusion and anxiety.
However, if he gets married, his mind is at rest and his soul is at ease. He gets a house to take shelter and a wife who relaxes and helps him. These things help him to attain knowledge.
If Allaah makes it easy and this marriage becomes a source of comfort to become a relationship, then this is from among the things which make it easy for the student to pursue knowledge.
Marriage does not block the path to knowledge as some believe.”
[Taken from “Min Mushkilaat Ash-Shabaab Wa Kayfa ‘Aaleejuha Islaam” by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, Pp. 45-46]