Every relationship needs hard work to prosper, and so does marriage. We often get trapped in the routine of life and just take our marriage relationship for granted.

Fortunately, Allah has given us an ideal portrait in the shape of Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) to help break this routine.

Here are five simple, yet effective, lessons from the Sunnah of the Messenger to help reestablish our relationships.

1. Say Sweet things

A hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) states:

“Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment, let them say good or keep quiet.”

It is quite simple to nitpick in our partners. Rather than searching out for the negatives, you should point out the positives. Attempt to make it a brand new daily habit of complimenting your spouse.

2. Smile Frequently

It was the Sunnah of the Prophet to smile often. So much so that his sahaba (companions) would state they never watched anyone smile more than him.

It's easy to overlook how strong a simple smile is.

Dear Muslim Husband and Wife; we all have rough and long days. Rather than bombarding your partner with complaints on first sight, then engage them with a grinning face.

In one hadith, the Prophet told us that smile is an act of charity.

3. Say "I Love You"

The Messenger of Allah wasn't afraid to profess his affection towards his wives.

Our faith is constructed on it as Allah says:

“My love is guaranteed for two who love one another for My sake”.

He'd frequently speak of the tremendous affection he had for his wife Khadijah.

"Her love was granted to me as Rizq" one of His hadith states.

A lot of us are likely unable to remember the last time we said it to your life partner. That is not the sunnah way.

4. Don't Get Angry

After Ali married Fatimah, the Prophet (peace be upon him) gave him great words of wisdom.

Advice so significant that the Prophet repeated it three times:

"Do not get Angry".

He did not advise him to restrain his anger, but instead do not become mad in the first location.

We get mad at our partners for the silliest things, from the way they squeeze the toothpaste bottle to the way they clean the dishes.

Don’t even get mad if your husband fails in any of your Islamic rights as a wife. Try to forgive, as Allah loves forgiveness.

Chill out. Rather, smile and say something sweet.

5. Go Out Together

The Prophet would spend quality time together with his wives.

He did not live another life under precisely the same roof.

He'd go on walks with his spouse, traveling with his wife, and seek her guidance. He'd participate in stimulating conversation.

When was the last time you drove partner out for an excellent dinner (not speaking about curry in a hurry) or went outside to get a cup of Starbucks coffee?


So there you have it:

Say Sweet Words, Smile, Say " I Love you", Don't Get Angry, and Go out – practice these five simple tips and you will see for yourself the blessings they instill in your marriage.

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Published by Yatin Arora