“Whoever gets married, has safeguarded half of his religion.” – Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW)
Marriage is one of the most indisputable and recognized commandments listed in Islam. Exploring the Holy Quran, one can come across a number of verses that shed importance on the sacred union between a man and a woman. Allah blesses us with people in every walk of life. Without the presence of someone in our lives, we won’t be able to accomplish anything fruitful.
Looking at the life of Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW), one can depict how perfectly he treated his wives, teaching lessons to all married men.
There are numerous times in the Holy Quran where Haqooq-ul-Ibad is given a lot of stress. Maintaining a good relationship with your wife is not only the parameters of a successful marriage but also reflects on how religiously one follows the bestowed duties towards mankind.
1. Be Kind And Generous With Your Wife
Known better as sakhawat, Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) treated his wives equally. He gave them utmost love and showed how he had always kept them above his own needs. Being kind with your wife shows how you value your better half and how much respect you have for her.
2. Listen To Her When She Is Talking To You
Just like the bread-winner of the family, wives also have a lot of responsibilities over their shoulders. Within her husband, she finds a trustworthy friend and a good listener who would release her stress when she wishes to speak. Pay attention to what she says and involve yourself in any conversation with her.
3. Make Her Feel Secure
The day she marries you, she becomes your responsibility. A man, being a degree higher than a woman has to show how protective he is when it comes to safeguarding his wife. Be someone who she feels she can come to when she is in trouble or worried.
4. Do Not Take Your Wife For Granted
“The words of a husband to his wife, “I truly love you,” should never leave her heart.” – The Prophet of Islam (SAWW).
Thank her for her efforts. Value everything she does for the betterment of the family. Show that you value her and she will do the same when she sees your honesty. Appreciate her efforts.
5. Remember All The Good About Her When She Makes A Mistake
It is always advised in Islam to overlook the mistakes people make and look at their good deeds, even in the matters that involve forgiveness. Given so, your wife is one of the most important people in your life. Remember to keep this point in your mind before getting into any argument or quarrel with her.
6. Remember To Pray For Her
She finds her strength in your strength. Praying for your wife is one of the most beautiful elements guarded in the union between two people who sacrifice themselves for each other.
7. Cook Food For Her And Give Her Surprises
“If a man helps his spouse in household work, Allah records for him spiritual reward equal to the hair on his body as if he had fasted during days and offered prayers during nights for one full year.” – The Prophet of Islam (SAWW).
Our society has restricted men to meet all the financial obligations while women to do household works. While the choice entirely depends on the mutual consent of the couple, restricting a husband to cook for his wife, should be avoided.
8. Praise Her In Front Of Others
Every person in this world admires the fact that they are appreciated. Your wife is one of those as well. Value her efforts and flaunt to the world how blessed you are to have her in your life.
Islam nowadays is narrowed to how it restricts people from dressing and other subjects. While the importance of them cannot be ignored, we often forget how character-building and our approach towards mankind are equally important.