Pearl of Wisdom

'Dress up and beautify yourself, for Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty; and make sure it is lawful [beautification].'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Wasa'il al-Shi'a, v. 3, p. 340, no. 4

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Almighty Allah (SWT) says:

And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing. (Holy Qur'an 24:32)

And do not marry the idolatresses until they believe, and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress woman, even though she should please you; and do not give (believing women) in marriage to idolaters until they believe, and certainly a believing servant is better than an idolater, even though he should please you; these invite to the fire, and Allah invites to the garden and to forgiveness by His will, and makes clear His communications to men, that they may be mindful. (Holy Qur'an 2:221)

O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware. (Holy Qur'an 49:13)

The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (saw) said:

If someone of good character and conduct proposes to your daughters, marry them. If you do not, there will be mischief and great corruption on Earth. (Kulayni and Tirmidhi)

Whoever marries a woman for her glory, Allah will not increase his, but will bring him humiliation; whoever marries her for her wealth, Allah will not increase his, but place him in poverty; whoever marries her for ancestral claims, Allah will not increase his, but in meanness; whoever marries a woman for nothing but to cast down his eyes, guard his private parts, and to establish a relationship, Allah will bless him through her and vice versa. (Al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib)

Women were married for four reasons: for their wealth, their status, their beauty and their religion, and that the good Muslims were the ones who married women because of their faith. (Muslim)

Whoever gets married, has safeguarded half of his religion. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

There is no better structure founded in Islam other than marriage. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

Whoever chooses to follow my tradition must get married and produce offspring through marriage (and increase the population of Muslims) so that on the day of resurrection I shall confront other Ummah (nations) with the (great) numbers of my Ummah. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

The most detestable of the lawful things in Allah eyes is divorce. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

The greatest blessing in the world is a pious wife. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

Verily, the most perfect amongst believers in faith is he who is the best in manner and the kindest to his wife. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

Any woman who dies when her husband is pleased with her will enter Paradise. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

Allah will become angered with a married woman if she fills her eyes with the look of strangers. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

A woman should not fast (optional fasts) except with her husband's permission if he is at home (staying with her). - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

The words of a husband to his wife, "I truly love you," should never leave her heart. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

If a man helps his spouse in household work, Allah records for him spiritual reward equal to the hair on his body as if he had fasted during days and offered prayers during nights for one full year. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

A man said to the Messenger of Allah (saw): I have a wife who welcomes me at the door when I enter the house, and sees me off when I leave. When she sees me grieved, asks me: 'What are you grieved for? If you are anxious about your livelihood, it is guaranteed by other than you: or if you are worried about the hereafter, may Allah increase your worries.' The Messenger of Allah said: "Allah has agents and she is one of them. She will get half a martyr's reward."

The Messenger of Allah was asked, "What rights do our wives have over us?" He replied: "You shall feed her as you feed yourself, clothe her as you clothe yourself; you shall not slap her on the face, nor revile [her], nor leave her [alone] except within the house."

If a woman does not perform her duty as a spouse, she has not done her duty to Allah. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

A bad woman does not forgive her husband's mistake and does not accept his apology. - The Prophet of Islam (saw)

Engage in marriage; because this is the tradition of the Prophet (saw) of Allah. - Imam Ali (as)

Women are like flowers. They should be treated gently, kindly, and with affection. - Imam Ali (as)

Act moderately with women in every instance. Speak to them nicely in order that their deeds become good. - Imam Ali (as)

Whoever is our friend, expresses kindness to his spouse more often. - Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as)

May Allah bless a man who creates a good relationship with his wife, because Allah has appointed man to be the guardian of his wife. - Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as)

When you love someone, let the person know. - Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as)

Whoever marries must respect his wife. - Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as)

The best women among your women are those who show appreciation when their husbands bring home something and are not discontented if nothing is brought home. - Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as)

Who is lucky man? "Imam Rida (as) stated: The greatest gain for a man is a faithful woman who, when she sees him, becomes happy and protects his property and her own honor in his absence.

Some women are blessings for their husbands who express their love and affection. - Imam Ridha (as)

Get the one who is religious and prosper. (Bukhari)   Read the story of Jowaibir and Zalfa

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