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Friday, January 20, 2012

Letter To My Husband

To my most beloved husband and most honored companion
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

I praise Allah Taala, besides whom there is none worthy of worship, for He is our Creator and Sustainer. May Allah Taala shower His special mercies, blessings and peace on Muhammad, after whom there shall be no prophet.

Every day I thank Allah for bringing you to me, and me to you. There are many women from your people whom you could have married and many men from my people whom I could have married. However when The Best Planner decrees a matter it comes to a pass and I thank Allah for decreeing you as my husband, my partner in this life and the next.

My dearest,

At this beginning of our marriage, I am just a simple lady who is unaware of your personalities. Do tell me what you like so that I may carry it out and tell me what displeases you so I may forsake it for with this marriage, I have become you and you, me. May we be the cloth that covers each other’s weaknesses from the world.

Each day when you leave to find sustenance, I entrust your Deen, your safety and your final deeds in the care of Allah Taala. Fear Allah concerning us my darling, and feed us nothing that is unlawful. Truly, a small fortune that is lawful can lit a shabby home but a huge fortune that is unlawful rocks even the most expensive house.

Dear beloved,

I ask Allah Taala to shower our home with love and blessings, but a marriage is seldom a bed of roses. A man’s weakness is his ego and a woman’s weakness is her tongue. May Allah grant me the patience to remain quiet when you’re angry, the strength to be soft when you’re harsh and the wisdom to give advice when you’re down. I ask Allah to be reminded of your strength when your flaw prevails and I ask Allah Taala to increase our love for each other to the rank of Rasulullah and his beloved Khadeeja.

But, if ever one day your feelings for me slowly fades – utter your affection for me despite its absence in your heart and I shall do the same. Truly the turner of hearts is none other than Allah and have faith that your words are the prayers that will be answered by Him.

For this marriage is a gift from Allah and working for it is a means to please Allah. My hands are in yours for as long as Allah is your Guardian.

I am now reluctantly taking leave from you. Please lower your forehead that is always prostrating before your Rabb so that I may place a kiss on it. I shall extent my hands to you so that you may kiss them as well even though they do not serve you as well as they should.

May the blessings of Allah be upon you, and may He return you safely home very soon.

Yours and only yours truly,
Your loving wife

-Inspired by: Gift for a Muslim Bride

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