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Islam is the way of life and a code of conduct for all mankind given by God Almighty through all His great prophets (peace be upon them all) including the last prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to whom was revealed the literal Word of God – the Quran itself. The Almighty says in the Quran:
Not only did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) conveyed the Divine Message of God, but he became a walking Quran himself and a role model to follow for all of mankind in every aspect of life whether it be education, relationships, trade/ business etc. In this article, I will briefly present Muhammad’s (PBUH) role model as a husband, the love and romance in his life towards his wives indicating how God wants the relationship between a husband and wife to be. God has purposefully created this beautiful relationship that must be nurtured with kindness, love and mercy, as the Almighty Himself says in the Quran:
The paramount importance of the husband-wife relationship can be visualized from the fact that Muhammad (PBUH) affixed the completeness of one’s faith, not with prayers, not with charity, but with ones behavior with his wife, as he (PBUH) said:
Muhammad (PBUH) himself did not shy away from expressing his love for his wife. Here is an adorable event that took place between him and his wife Aisha (RA): Once Muhammad (PBUH) was sitting in a room with Aisha (RA), and fixing his shoes. It was very warm, and Aisha looked to his forehead and noticed that there were beads of sweat on it. She became overwhelmed by the majesty of that sight and stared at him long enough for him to notice. He said, “What’s the matter?” She replied, “If Abu Bukair Al-Huthali, the poet, saw you, he would know that his poem was written for you.” The Prophet (PBUH) asked, “What did he say?” She replied, “Abu Bukair said that if you looked to the majesty of the moon, it twinkles and lights up the world for everybody to see.” So the Prophet (PBUH) got up, walked to Aisha, kissed her between the eyes, and said, “By God, Aisha you are like that to me and more.”
The love, affection, kindness, and respect a husband should have for his wife is also evident from the multitude of romantic gestures by Muhammad’s (PBUH) towards his wives. A few of them are presented below.
Muhammad (PBUH) also showed much love and respect towards the family of his wife. Once he (PBUH) was asked whom he loved the most. He replied, “Aisha.” When the questioner rephrased his question and asked from amongst the men, he replied, “Her father”. Also, whenever something (as gift) was brought to Muhammad (PBUH), he would say, “Take it to so-and-so because she was a friend of Khadijah (his deceased wife)…”.
Muhammad (PBUH) was also a loving and responsible family man who would help his wives in the housework, and he used to fix his clothes and personal belongings himself. One of his wives Aisha (RA) was asked what Muhammad (PBUH) used to do at home. She said that at home he used to work for his family, and when he heard the call for prayers, he would go out for prayers.
By looking attentively at the biography of Muhammad (PBUH), you will find that he was the most romantic person to walk this Earth. His conduct, behavior, and way of life are the best examples not only for Muslims but for all mankind to follow. The Almighty Himself says in the Quran: