“…And live with them in kindness…”-Quran (4:19)
“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” Ar-Rum 30:21)
“The best among you are those who are best to their wife. (Ibn Majah)
“The most complete of the believers in faith, is the one with the best character. And the best of you are those who are best to their women.” (Tirmidhi)
“The world is provision and the best provision in the world is a righteous woman.” (Sahih Muslim 1467)
“…good women (are) for good men, and good men (are) for good women.”-Quran (24:26)
“And we created you in pairs.”-Quran (78:4)
Hazrat Umar Ibn Al Khattab (R.A.) said:
“No man can have anything better after faith (Iman) than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing.”
Provide for her, protect her and take care of her:
“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women…”-Quran (4:34).
Look after her and your children:
“What you feed yourself is charity for you, what you feed your children is charity for you, what you feed your wife is charity for you, and what you feed your servant is charity for you.” (Musnad Ahmad 16727) You need to take care of them, look after them all.
Prophet (SAW) even encouraged people to feed their wives with their own hands, Prophet (SAW) many times fed Aisha (R.A.) this way. “You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah’s sake even if it were a morsel which you put in your wife’s mouth.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)
Express your love to her:
Anas (R.A.) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, which of the people is most beloved to you?’
He answered: “`A’ishah.”
He was asked, ‘And among men?’
He said: ‘Her father.‘ (Ibn Majah and authenticated by Shayk Al-Albani)
Mu’aawiyah Ibn Haydah (R.A.) said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah (SAW), what is the right of the wife of any one of us over us?’ He said: ‘That you should feed her as you feed yourself and clothe her as you clothe yourself, that you should not say to her “May Allah make your face ugly!” and that you should not beat her.” (Reported by Abu Dawood, 2/244; Ibn Maajah, 1850; Ahmad, 4/446). You need to feed her, provide for her and take care of her.
Here, Allah swt mentions the punishment of the disbelievers and the reward of the righteous believers, after describing the Kufr(not believing Allah, and rejecting the message of truth) and Shirk (Seting partner with Allah) that the disbelievers indulge in,
(For them is a torment in the life of this world,) by the hands of the believers, killing and capturing them,
(and certainly, the torment of the Hereafter.) which will come after they suffer humiliation in this life, (is harder) many times harder.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to those who agreed to Mula`anah,
(Surely, the torment of this life, is easier than the torment of the Hereafter.) Indeed, and just as the Messenger of Allah stated, the torment of this life ends but the torment of the Hereafter is everlasting in a Fire that is seventy times hot than our fire, where there are chains whose thickness and hardness are unimaginable. Allah said in other Verse,
(So on that Day none will punish as He will punish. And none will bind as He will bind.)﴿[The Holy Quran, 89:25-26] Read the rest of this entry
Allâh loves As-Sâbirun (the patient). [The Holy Quran, 3:144]
”O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salât (the prayer). Truly! Allâh is with As-Sâbirun (the patient.)”
”And …certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sâbirun (the patient) .Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allâh we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.”
The messengers and prophets he sent were great examples of how to manifest our love for Him. When the heart is ready to give up and the soul cannot be burdened with one more pain, remembering the Source of ourselves makes it easier, doable, and the seemingly impossible, possible.
Recently, I had the honor of training a group of emerging young Muslim leaders and I thought of three points that resonated for me whenever I have the opportunity of engaging with future, current and elder leaders of my community.
What are three pieces of advice I wish I had heard when I was embarking on my activism?
Sports and Entertainment in Islam, Halal Entertainment in Islam and What kind of Entertainments Does Islam Allow? will be discussed at below article:
DOES ENTERTAINMENT TAKES YOU AWAY FROM REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH??
What is the purpose of entertainment? Some may say it is a source of amusement, others may say it helps people rest and relax, and yet others may say it is a source of distraction from the worrisome routine of daily life. A commonly expected outcome of being entertained is for the heart to find some rest. And yet,