Mysterious Marriage

With busy schedules, Muslim spouses forget the real reasons behind marriage and are deprived of the happiness that is the bedrock of a successful family. Some tips for a happy marriage:

Be Partners in Decision Making
Consult and make decisions as a family. This Sunnah increases love between family members.

Abstain from every form of emotional, mental, or physical abuse to your spouse. The Hadith questions the manhood of one who beats his wife during the day and derives pleasure from her at night.

Watch Your Words
Be careful what you say when upset. Wounds afflicted to the heart by words will remain a lifelong memory.

Work Together in the House
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) assisted his wives with household chores. When he did not consider housework trivial, how can we obligate our wives to all the house work and much more?

Communication is Important
Talk to each other, communicate, have a dialogue, but do it respectfully. It is better to deal with problems early and honestly than let them pile up until they explode.

Live Simply
Do not envy those who seem to be living a more luxurious life than you. Be pleased with what you have. The grass always look greener on the other side.

Admit Your Mistakes
When you make a mistake, admit it. When your mate makes a mistake, excuse him or her easily. Never sleep angry with each other.

Past Problems
Everything that has happened is history. Do not focus discussion on the past unless it is something that will make both of you laugh.