Encouragement towards spouses in Marriage - NikahExplorer
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. If you trust your spouse, you trust all the decisions they take and if you trust their decisions you support and encourage them. It’s as simple as that.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to love and encourage his wives tremendously and also asked his companions to do the same. He was a champion of women’s rights and made sure that whatever initiatives his wives came up with, they would have his support. He asked his companions to support and encourage their wives in their endeavors as well. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) encouraged his wives so much so that they single-handedly used to counsel women who came to them to seek knowledge about Islam. The most prominent among his wives to do so was Hazrat Ayesha (RA) who was also called Mother of the Believers.
Encouragement is not just limited to the Muslim husbands giving it to their wives but also includes the Muslim wives showing their support for their husbands. When your Muslim husband takes over a new job, for example, don’t slander him at any point but support and cheer him to do better. When he excitedly tells you about his plans for the future of his work, listen to them and believe in them. You may not agree with them, perhaps, but don’t lose that trust and belief in your husband. Hazrat Khadijah (RA) believed in the Holy Prophet (PBUH) when he told her of the mission of Islam Allah had entrusted him with. How beautiful was her trust and faith in Allah and her belief in her husband? Indeed it was the epitome of beauty.
So remember that trust and encouragement are one of the cornerstones of a healthy marriage and make sure you abide with them. When a Muslim husband and a Muslim wife encourage each other it means that they are not only supporting each other but are also getting the support from Allah who is no doubt blessing their marriage. The word encourage has the word “courage” in it; and that means that being encouraged will also give you bravery, again an attribute assigned to you by Allah. So use it well in your marital relationship and contribute to a healthy marriage.