Laughter- An integral part of marriage - NikahExplorer
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. Islam has encouraged Muslim husbands and wives to have fun with each other, talk about the positives of the day, tease each other and laugh with each other because laughter helps relieve stress and is one of the most effective antidote to miseries. And who better to take them away from you than your husband or wife.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had a great sense of humor and he made sure that his wives were affected positively with it too. The most famous story of him joking with Hazrat Ayesha was when he took her to the dessert to race and when they raced Hazrat Ayesha (RA) won. So he thereafter started feeding her with more and more meat so that when he took her once again to race, she lost because she had gained weight. At that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) joked with her that he had fed her a lot so that is the reason he won this time and she lost. It was innocent love that they had and so beautiful Masha Allah. There were smiles and there was laughter and there was less stress and less pressure as a result.
Laughter helps a Muslim couple cope with everyday stress. Sure life gets tough and that is the reason that Allah has asked us to live with compassion and peace but also patience and compromise. But between the two comes happiness caused out of smiles and laughter. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said “The most perfect believers are the best in conduct. And the best of you are those who are best to their wives.” The best way is to keep them happy and to keep them happy an integral part is to make them laugh.
The most amazing way to make your spouse laugh after a hard day at work is to flirt with them. Tell them how amazingly attractive they look with sweat rushing down their faces and see their expressions change. Tell them how great their hair looks falling over their eyes. It’s cute, it’s unexpected. And it WOULD make your spouse smile. If not laugh. That stress that they have felt during the entire day will diffuse and in just those 2 seconds that you flirted. Would you give up that chance? I hope not.
There is a saying that “A marriage without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs – jolted by every pebble in the road.” So let not your marriage jolt. Let the wagon run smoothly by making laughter an integral part of your Muslim marriage.