It pleases your lord, it gains the love of your wife, it increases your wealth and it expands your lifespan

Al-Qaadee ‘Iyaadh said:

“There has been many authentically narrated ahaadeeth which illustrate the very loving relationship the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) used to have with his family, his cheerful and upbeat character. Likewise this was how the righteous salaf used be. Imam Maalik used to say regarding having a kind, loving relationship with one’s spouse, “It pleases your lord, it gains the love of your wife, it increases your wealth and it expands your lifespan – this is what has reached us from the statements of some of the Companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم).” Incidentally, during his time, Imaam Maalik was amongst those who were well-known for treating their wives and children very well. And he used to say, “A man should always strive to make the people of his household love him (more), to the point that he becomes the most beloved person to them.”

The translation has been taken from the book: “The martial life of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم). The arabic can be found below on page 32

Al-Qaadhee ‘iyaadh’s Bughyatu-Raa’id

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