Q&A: How can I make my marriage a means of drawing closer to Allah?

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Q: Shaykh, how do we make our marriage a means of having a relationship with Allah, meaning husband and wife and the intimacy with Allah (swt), can you give us the secrets?

A: (Shaykh Aslam) The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If the husband wakes up and then he wakes up his wife for the Morning Prayer, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, Allah have mercy upon that husband. And if the wife wakes up and she awakens the husband for the Morning Prayer, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, Allah have mercy upon that woman who wakes up her husband.”

So this relationship of marriage should also be companionship of treading the path to Allah (swt) by encouraging each other upon worship, reminding each other of Allah’s blessings and Allah’s favours, reminding each other of righteous and pious acts so that both stay strong in worship to Allah (swt).

This question was answered by Shaykh Mohammed Aslam at a public lecture in 2016.

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