6- Bathe With Her
“I and the Messenger (PBUH) took a bath from the same vessel and our hands alternated into it in the state that we had had sexual intercourse.” (Muslim)
It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that his maternal aunt Maimunah said:
“The Messenger of Allah and I used to take bath from a single vessel.” (Ibn Majah)
7- Share Her Interests
Sharing interests with your spouse certainly strengthens your bond and brings happiness.
“The Prophet was screening me with his Rida’ (garment covering the upper part of the body) while I was looking at the Ethiopians who were playing in the courtyard of the mosque. (I continued watching) till I was satisfied. So you may deduce from this event how a little girl (who has not reached the age of puberty) who is eager to enjoy amusement should be treated in this respect.” (Al-Bukhari)
8- Love Her Friends
“I did not feel jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet as much as I did of Khadija though I did not see her, but the Prophet used to mention her very often, and when ever he slaughtered a sheep, he would cut its parts and send them to the friends of Khadija.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
9- Help Her
Why is it difficult for many men to help their wives in doing house chores like cleaning, washing dishes, or fixing up the sink…?
Spare some time to help fixing something in the house, or help in cleaning. The Prophet used to do so.
“I asked ‘A’isha, may Allah be pleased with her, ‘What did the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, do when he was with his family?’
“He would do chores for his family, and when it was time for the prayer, he would go out. ” (Al Albani)
10- Call Her by Her Beautiful Name
The Prophet used to call Aisha by her beautiful name. One day she asked the Prophet:
“O Messenger of Allah, what are the things which are not permissible to withhold?”
He said: “Water, salt and fire.”
She said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, we know what water is, but what about salt and fire?”
He said: “O Humaira’, whoever gives fire (to another), it is as if he has given in charity all the food that is cooked on that fire. Whoever gives salt, it is as if he has given in charity all that the salt makes good. And whoever gives a Muslim water to drink when water is available, it is as if he freed a slave; and whoever gives a Muslim water to drink when there is no water available, it is as if he brought him back to life.” (Ibn Majah)
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