Family: My Husband, My Wife and Our Love
According to a report in 2017, the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has said there is high rate of divorce in Nigeria. It is evident that at one point or another, we know or have heard of someone who has some troubles in their marriage. Although, the problems of marriage varies, we will be giving a few small but powerful tips to increase love between spouses.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Give each other gifts and you will love each other.”
Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad
The gifts we share with our loved ones may not necessarily be an expensive array of materials. It could be as cheap as a watch of 1,000 Naira or even an earring of 1,000 Naira. The idea behind it, is to surprise your spouse with something once in a while to spark the love between you both.
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“… Shall I inform you of something which, if you do, you will love one another? Promote greetings amongst yourselves.”
You see, the beauty of giving the salaam is in its core meaning which is:
May Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you
It is making it clear within your mind and that of your spouse that you will inshaAllah find peace from me. He will strive to give you peace, and she will also strive to give you peace. In the long run, the house will be a place of salaam (peace).
The 2 tips above may look very simple on the outside but when implemented can perform wonders especially in reducing the problems within the home.