As Muslims Allah has asked us to seek the best of the best; in our personal as well as our professional lives. He has asked us to also do our best so that we have no regrets or no complaints when we meet our Creator. And we should pray to Allah for the best. This includes who we marry
The intentions on marriage and the intentions in marriage are different from each other but are equally important in Islam. For all Muslims, the intentions they have on marriage should be good and pure and must show that they take this institute as a very important one and strive to enter in it with a pure heart.
Sure, a successful marriage takes giving importance to the big things in your relationship like finances, the house, the kids but have you ever stopped and taken notice of the small things in your marriage? Or rather have you stopped and noticed the tiny things that make your spouse who they are.
There are lots of things we can do to our marriages as Muslims to make them work out. We can try to make them happy marriages (which is the first thing we think of when we enter into this union), we try to make it a content marriage and we try to make it a successful marriage.
A healthy marriage is bound to have bad days along with good days. That is why it is called a healthy marriage and not a perfect marriage. Because Allah knows that perfect marriages do not exist and he does not expect us to achieve perfection in our marriages. Just like human beings are flawed so is the relationship of marriage between two different human beings. However, we must make sure that it is not by carrying out a balancing act appropriately.