Marriage representation on Social Media - NikahExplorer
We’re all addicted to social media and love flaunting our relationships on it, be it with parents, siblings, friends or even our spouses. Showing affection in public is not wrong and infact it is a Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) but one must show caution in publicly praising and complimenting spouses because we all know that the evil eye is real. We must pray to Allah to save all our relationships from the evil eyes and bring love and peace in our hearts for our spouses.
Nevertheless, many Muslim couples do post their happy pictures on Facebook and Instagram with fancy hash tags of ‘over the moon’ ‘best hubby” and more. Look at these pictures, say SubhanAllah and move on. Do not envy the couple who has put up those pictures and those hash tags because they are certainly NOT over the moon in real life. The real deal is actually very real. Real marriage is not just about putting happy pictures on social media and telling the world you belong to each other. REAL marriage comes with a lot of aches and pains, a lot of patience and a high dose of sacrifice.
Know that when you see that lovey dovey status or that mushy couple picture that the couple in them has their own troubles and their own problems. All God’s creatures have their troubles, we must remember that. So we must not judge. Nor must we believe that marriage is a bed of roses. What we see on instagram should be just that and we must never forget our reality.
Allah has already told us numerous times in the Quran that he has made man and woman live together in peace and harmony. That means He acknowledges that they will face difficult times and that is where the strength of their relationship will be proven. If the strength is only limit4ed to how happy you look on social media then you have a long way to go in your relationship. Allah has asked us to give and take in marriage and that’s what makes it so beautiful. To work hard to keep it going, to compromise, to sacrifice, to commit. THAT is what counts at the end of the day, not some filtered picture on social media to do the trick.