Marriage has laterally meaning sexual interaction. In terminology, has meaning agreement which allowed sexual interaction as husband and wife between gentleman and lady. (Hosen Ibrahim, Fiqh Perbandingan dalam Masalah Nikah, Talak, dan Rujuk. Jakarta: Ihya Ulumuddin, 1971, p. 65)
According to Sajuti Thalib, marriage is agreement which is holy, strong, and firm to alive together as legal permission between man and woman to built everlasting family, mutual polite, mutual love, glory and happiness. (Thalib Sajuti, Hukum Kekeluargaan Indonesia. Jakarta: UI Press, 1974, p. 2)
Prof. Mahmud Yunus said that marriage is sexual interaction quoted from hadith Abu Daud: Allah damn marriage by his own hand. (Yunus Mahmud, Hukum Perkawinan dalam Islam, Jakarta: CV AlHidayah, 1964, p.1)
Prof. Dr. Hazairin, S.H., marriage is sexual interaction. She said that marriage without sexual interaction is not legal. She quoted from the statement which described that if there is no sexual interaction, so there is no iddah (waiting time after divorce) to be married again by another gentleman. (Hazairin, Hukum Kekeluargaan Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta: Tintamas, 1961, p. 61)
According to Regulation Number 1 Year 1974 (section 1), marriage is extrinsic and intrinsic bundle between gentleman and lady as wife and husband which has aims to create family which is happy and eternal depended on Oneness God. Considerate of this statement is from fundamental ideology (Pancasila) which has one section is Oneness God. So, marriage has relationship with religion and not only marriage has extrinsic or intrinsic elements but also religious element which has significant role. Creating happy family has relationship with hereditary which is become the goal of marriage. Moreover, treatment and education become rightful and obligation of and from parents. (Undang-undang Nomor 1 Tahun 1974 tentang Perkawinan).
According to Kompilasi Hukum Islam, marriage is firm agreement to obey Allah’s command and conduct it has a value of devotion. Marriage has aims to make a family life which is sakinah (comfort), mawaddah (glory), wa rohmah (blessing). (Ramulyo Idris, Hukum Perkawinan Islam, Jakarta: Bumi Aksara, 2004, p. 4)