Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 36973
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Oct 28,2016

Title: Is it permissible to create or read love quote books to say to spouses?

Question

assalamualaikum,

is it permissible to (create,read) love quotes book or website which can be read by married people to say such words to their spouses?

 

jazakallah khair

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The foundation and core of a marriage is based on love which is maintained and enhanced through the spouses expressing their love for each other.[1] It is permissible to educate married people through books on how to express love to their spouses. However, in doing so, the expressions should not have unislamic influences in them.

It should also be noted that love is not confined to verbal expressions. When the spouses are devoted and considerate to each other by fulfilling their Shari marital obligations, that itself bonds the spouses with true love.

Verbal expressions of love with the absence of fulfilling marital obligations is superficial and void of any essence of love.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail {Kasak}

Student Darul Iftaa
Katete, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



[1] عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ أَكْمَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِيمَانًا أَحْسَنُهُمْ خُلُقًا وَخِيَارُكُمْ خِيَارُكُمْ لِنِسَائِهِمْ خُلُقًا

Translation:

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that the Messenger of Allah said: “The most complete of the believers in faith, is the one with the best character among them. And the best of you are those who are best to your women.

{Sunan Al-Tirmidhi 2/475 Darul Garb Al-Islami}

عَنْ أَسْمَاءَ بِنْتِ يَزِيدَ قَالَتْ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: " لَا يَحِلُّ الكَذِبُ إِلَّا فِي ثَلَاثٍ: يُحَدِّثُ الرَّجُلُ امْرَأَتَهُ لِيُرْضِيَهَا، وَالكَذِبُ فِي الحَرْبِ، وَالكَذِبُ لِيُصْلِحَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ

 

Translation:

Hadhrat Asma bint Yazid {Radhiyallahu Anha} narrates that the Messenger of Allah said: “it is not lawful to lie except in three cases: Something the man tells his wife to please her, to lie during war, and to lie in order to bring peace between the people."

{Sunan Al-Tirmidhi 4/331 Maktaba Mustafa Al-Babi Al-Halbi}

 

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