Like all directives of Islam, the directive to marry also has common
sense exceptions. In normal circumstances marriage is something which a
person must undertake because it sprouts from his very instincts.
Consequently, Prophets prior to Muhammad (sws) also directed their believers
to marry and refrain from celibacy. However, if in certain exceptional
circumstances a person is not able to do so, he should have a genuine plea.
In other words, a person who does not marry should not idealize celibacy or
some similar ideology. He or she should remain a bachelor or a spinster
because of some genuine reason.