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Love and Good Grace

al-Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said:

I am sure the more a man becomes good in this thing (i.e., Faith and Islam), the more his love to (his) women increases. The ayah: "And He has put Love and Mercy between you" shows that matrimonial love is the Grace of Allah; and the stronger the faith in Allah, the greater this grace of Allah upon the couple. It is for this reason, that al-Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq said:

In the character of the prophets is the love of women. The Holy Prophet accordingly, said Let it be known that the best of you is the one who is best for his women. And I am the best for my women. Likewise, he said:

Allah may have mercy on His servant who does good between himself and his wife; because, verily, Allah has given him authority upon her and has made him her protector. According to the Islamic shari `ah, it is highly emphasized that a man should enter his home with smiling face. The home may become paradise if this rule is followed consciously,

In the section 25 it was mentioned that the "most honoured woman" is the one who is obedient to her husband. The above-mentioned ahadith show that the "best man" is the one who treats his wife gently and with good grace. In other words, these ahadith fully explain the ayah.

And women have rights similar to the rights upon them. (Qur'an, 2:228)

Adopted from the book: "The Family Life of Islam" by: "Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizivi"

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