The Bond of Holy Love

The Bond of Holy Love

an extract from Az-Zaujus Salih (The Pious Husband) by Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa

The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“The noblest of you are those who are the noblest to their families…”

“Verily, among the most perfect Believers in Iman are those who are best in character and kindest to their wives.”

Even lifting a morsel of food to the mouth of the wife has been given the significance of ibadat. It is an act of love by which the husband derives thawab (reward in the Hereafter).

It was part of the Uswah Hasanah (Noble character) of the Prophet (pbuh) to engage in light hearted talk with his wives. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) said:

Allah loves a man who caresses his wife. Both of them are awarded thawab because of this loving attitude and their rizq (earning) is increased.”

A man is rewarded for even a drink of water he presents to his wife. According to the Prophet (pbuh) the mercy of Allah Ta’ala cascades on a couple when the husband glances at his wife with love and pleasure and she returns his glance with love and pleasure.

When a husband clasps the hand of his wife with love their sins fall from the gaps between their clasped fingers. Even mutual love between husband and wives serve as a kaffara (expiation) for sins. The Prophet (pbuh) said:

“When a man enters his home cheerfully, Allah creates, as a result of his happy attitude, an angel who engages in istighfar (prayers of forgiveness) on behalf of the man until the day of Qiyamah.”

May Allah swt give us the ability to act upon the above, ameen.
Al-Mar’atus Salihah (The Pious Wife) is also published by Mujlisul Ulama, both books can be found in the English language and have been described as the islamic prescription for a happy and successful marriage, the blessings and rewards of which extend into even the Hereafter.


6 Responses

  1. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    Jazakallah khair for that great post.
    Az-Zaujus Salih is a great book to buy and read, umm yeh even for sisters event though it might seem a bit wierd, lol.


    Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

  2. Wa alaykum salam
    hmmm I wonder if youjust checked it to get the inside scoop on wife rights! lol
    Just messing…yeh Mashallah it is a very good book. We have Al-Maratus Salihah in the home but I haven’t looked at it (honest)…yet!
    If you have it, and read maybe you could tell us if its good and/ or share an extract online sometime somewhere.


  3. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    Inshallah when I get better, yup I did kinda read the book for that reason :$

    Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

  4. Assalam alykum.We have read both books,alhamdullilah.
    Az-Zaujus Salih is one of the best books,that can be used by both Newly Weds and couples that have been living together for a while.It removes the mentality that is in most society,that a husband has to be harsh inorder to lead a family.X.It potrays the attributes of prophet relation to his wife,which is sufficient for Muslim Husband to follow.Al.Mar’atus Salihah,is also a book that has good teaching to our sisters.I tend to disagree on one issue only:it kind of potrayed that Women are not supposed to drive private cars,for fear of exposure of her body.It could also be true.Allah Knows best.

  5. salam..

    what a nice and informative blog u have..
    May Allah bless all of us..

    ur sister in Islam.

  6. as salam alaikum. Mashallah this is a beautifull blogg so proud to see bros taking active rolls in learning about nikah. mashAllah.
    takre care all.
    fee aman Allah, as salam alaikum.

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