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The Blessing of a Pious Wife

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Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “After the Taqwa (fear) of Allah Ta`ala, there is no favour that a believer may receive better than a pious wife. If he instructs her she obeys him, if he looks towards her, she brings delight to him, if  he takes an oath for her to do something she carries it out and if he is away from her (on a journey, etc.) she acts in good faith regarding her personal self and his wealth” (Ibnu Maajah #1857).

Taqwa is to carry out the commands of Allah Ta`ala and to stay away from those actions that are prohibited. In the words of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) after being blessed with Taqwa, the best bounty is to have a pious wife. A pious wife will help to build and to take benefit from ones Taqwa. The wife’s words and actions have a direct impact on the husband’s life. Her piety will allow him to progress further towards Allah Ta`ala.
When the piety of a pious wife impacts on the husband, he will Insha-Allah also act according to the requirements of Taqwa. When both spouses are righteous and pious, this translates into a happy marriage. Thus, the pious wife also receives the benefits of her piety, in this world and the hereafter.