Who doesn’t like talking about love? It’s one of the most popular topics among youth.
We like to read love stories and watch romantic movies.
We get amazed by how the lover treats his beloved and how deeply the couple loves each other.
Sometimes, these stories are unrealistic, sometimes exaggerated…
However, if we examine the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), we’d find it full of instances that we, most of the time, forget to look at and hardly follow.
We know how respectful he was towards women, and he usually ordered the companions to treat women with respect and kindness. He led by example when he said:
“The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives.” (Ibn Majah).
So, let’s look at how Prophet Muhammad showed his wives love and tender care.
Here are some tips from the Sunnahs of the Prophet (peace be upon him):
1- Express Your Love in Different Ways
His love for Aisha was immense. In one narration, Aisha said:
“The Messenger of Allah used to divide his time equally and said: O Allah, this is my division concerning what I control, so do not blame me concerning what You control and I do not.” (Abu Dawud)
One day, the Prophet’s companion, Amr ibn Al-As, said: “I came to the Prophet and said, “Which people do you love most?”
He replied, “Aisha“. I said, “From amongst the men?” He replied, “Her father, (Abu Bakr).”
“The Messenger of Allah used to put his mouth on the place where I had drunk from, and he would drink from what was leftover by me while I was menstruating.” (An-Nasa’i)
2- Feed Her
How easy it is for Muslims to gain rewards! Just by smiling at your wife or putting a morsel in her mouth, you get a reward. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah’s sake, even if it were a morsel that you put in your wife’s mouth.” (Al Bukhari)
3- Play with Her
How many times do you invite your spouse to go trekking or play a game? Imagine being the leader who used to have plenty of responsibilities but he could still find time to share a game with his wife.
Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated:
“The Prophet raced with me, and I beat him.” (Ibn Majah)
4- Clean up for Her
What’s the first thing you do when you have an important meeting? Tidying up, using your favourite perfume… why not try these when you come home?
Shuraih bin Hani (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her): “What was the first thing that the Prophet would do when he entered his house?“
She replied, “He would use Miswak (a tooth-stick).” (Muslim)
5- Lean on Her Lap
Romantic lovers like to lean on each other’s shoulders or lap. Doing this brings a state of calmness and contentment.
Prophet Muhammad used to put his head on Aisha’s laps and recite the Qur’an.
Narrated by Aisha:
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“The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to lean on my lap and recite Quran while I was in menses.” (Al-Bukhari)