Nikah not only commands the fulfillment of duties. A happy Nikah is the one where the love between a husband and a wife sustains throughout and increases with age. However, in today’s challenging times, the busy schedules make the spouses ignorant towards each other. This has a negative impact on the health of the relationship under Nikah. So, here we have come up with some magical tips as told in Islam to help the married couples increase their mutual love and understanding.
Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said, “The best of you is the best to his wives, and I am the best of you to my wives.”
There are some simple ways that you can inculcate in your lifestyle to enhance mutual love. Doing such small efforts will surely take your marriage a longer and healthier way.
Smell good for your spouse.
We underestimate the magic of fragrance. Smelling good affects the mood positively and can keep the spouse calm and composed. Good fragrances are sometimes attached to some memories which lead to a friendly discussion between spouses. Also, good fragrances help to arouse emotions and attract the spouse. Prophet (P.B.U.H.) used good quality fragrances like Sikkah and spent a good amount in buying good fragrances. So, smelling good for spouses also fall under your worship and following the Sunnah. However, women should take care that does not perfume themselves while going out of the houses as it is prohibited to be smelled by strangers.
Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said, “Every eye commits adultery, and when the woman uses perfume and she passes by a gathering, then she is like this and that.”
So, women spouses should dress up and smell good for their husbands while at home.
Call your spouse with special names.
Using cute nicknames to call your spouses is a very old and yet effective trick. It is the simplest way to show your affection towards your spouse. This is because the name is personalized and only your spouse has the right to call you by that name. So it reinforces love and affection between each other.
Help your spouse with daily chores
The mental set-up that all household chores and care of children are the sole responsibility of the wives only should be changed. The husbands should be more helpful and spend time in serving the family. Even Prophet (P.B.U.H.) spent time with family doing small chores and supporting his wives. So, when you help your wives in their work consider it as a Sunnah. For those who do not feel motivated to extend help in chores, start thinking that you will be rewarded for the same in Jannah.
Start using the Siwak
There is no doubt that bad breath and a stinking body can be a great turn-off for your spouses. Ensure that you maintain hygiene all the time. For oral hygiene, use the Siwak that is a kind of tooth-stick which is also Sunnah. Developing the habit of using Siwak will also benefit the health of the total family.
Be supportive of your Spouse’s Emotions and also dreams
Mutual understanding comes from supporting each other in good and bad times. The spouses should frequently talk about each other’s needs. This will help you know what things make your spouse happy. Also, you should discuss future plans and dreams with one another. This will help you to be more supportive and loving.
Appreciate each other from time to time
Appreciation and complimenting your spouse can do wonders. Appreciating your spouse for the big and small efforts they do for you and family will make your spouse feel special. It will increase love and result in good mental health.
Remember, every Nikah requires different inputs like love, time, understanding, and little efforts to keep the love growing. We hope our tips will help you grow the love for one another. What are your magic tricks that keep your spouse happy? Let us know in the comments below!