The Best Believer
The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) said:
“The most perfect of the believers in faith is he who is
the best of them in conduct, and the best of you in conduct
… are those who are best to their wives.”
The state of marriage is part of one’s adherence to the Sunnah
and an exalted state of life indeed.
In the words of the Prophet (SallAllahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam),
it permits one to meet Allah “pure and cleansed” (tahiran mutahharan).
A person’s behaviour towards his wife is the measure of the perfection
of his belief. He also warned that among the greatest of responsibilities that had been placed upon men is that pertaining to the treatment
of their wives.
Marriage must be approached with utmost seriousness, entered with the purest intent, and cultivated religiously as it does not come cheaply while it carries immense reward. The Prophet (SallAllahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) called marriage “his way” (al-nikahu sunnati) and “half of religion” and he also said: “Two rakaat of the married person are better than seventy rakaat of the unmarried.”