Question:Please explain the main purpose one should seek in marriage, and mention the characteristics of a spouse who could bring us to this goal. Answer: Not only in marriage, but also in all other stages of life, one should have a major goal, namely to obey Allah (SWT) and to gain proximity towards Him. This is mainly because any other goal is transient and futile, and will eventually experience annihilation.
Martyrdom of Imam Ali - Amir al-Mu'minin (PBUH)
Ali (PBUH) was born in the Kaba, the place where Muslims turn to for their daily prayers. He is the first follower of Islam, and the first1 to pray behind the last Prophet (PBUH). He thus knows the importance and value of prayer, the first obligatory act set by Allah2 (SWT), more than all other Muslims.