A man once came to Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) seeking his advice. He said: “I have received many proposals for my daughter. Please advise me as to whose proposal should I accept, and give my daughter in marriage to.” Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) replied: “Get her married to the man who fears Allah Ta‘ala.” He then explained the reason thus: “If he is happy with her then he will honour and appreciate her, and if (for some reason) he dislikes her, then he won’t cause her any harm. (Mirqaat vol. 6, pg. 265)

Lesson: Taqwa (the fear of Allah Ta’ala) is indeed the solution to all our problems. It is the means of protection from calamities in this world and the Hereafter.