Allah has asked us to greet all the people we have a relationship with and since marriage is one of the most important ones in the eyes of Allah, we should take special care to do so every day that we live with them. However, very often we forget to greet our spouses with salaam and take them for granted when they enter or leave the vicinity.
The most beautiful Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is laughter in the relationship of marriage. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to joke, have fun and laugh with his wives and that is the reason his marital relationships were the best ever and are used as an example for us to follow.
Just like Islam asks a Muslim husband and wife to love each other, be garments to each other and honor and respect each other, so does it focus on the encouragement of each other through their actions and words. Muslim husbands and Muslim wives should show encouragement towards their spouses because trusting them and telling them they can do it is the foundation of building a strong relationship.
When a Muslim man and a Muslim woman get married they are allowed by Allah to love each other in the boundaries that He has set for them. This includes passionate displays of affection to them as well. However, Allah has also told us that “they are garments for you and you are garments for them.”
You followed the most perfect example of marriage when you got married to your Muslim spouse, the life and marriage of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and you made sure that your marriage was blessed by Allah by following in his footsteps.
When a man and woman in Islam are married they are like garments of each other as mentioned by Allah in the Quran. However, they are also the epitome of love, mercy and forgiveness for each other. The more love and respect you give to your spouse in marriage, the more it will benefit the marriage and gain the pleasure of Allah.
There is no limit to the love that you can show to your spouse in marriage. And neither should love be given through following a benchmark of how much it was received. Love is love and it is encouraged by Allah to give it to your spouse no matter the quantity.
So many brothers and sisters in our society are desperate to get married, get settled as they call it and begin a life that is different from the one they lived. Marriage is an awesome institution ofcourse and it is encouraged the most in Islam, but unfortunately many single men and women in our society only focus on getting to finally change their relationship.
Allah has made such a beautiful relationship of marriage and mentioned it in the Quran again and again, stressing on us to remember. But while we Muslims accept the beauty of the institution of marriage, it falls upon ourselves to beautify the relationship more and more ourselves too. Because unless we ourselves don’t put in an effort, there will not be blessings in our marriage.