A Muslim woman needs to know what being a grateful wife in a polygamous marriage means. Some say a wife should show her gratitude to her husband for all the good that he does for her. The good includes sheltering, clothing, and feeding her etc. Basically, it’s maintaining her.
However, gratitude goes way deeper than that. My best buddy used to say to me all the time, “If a person isn’t grateful to Allah, how can the person be grateful to anyone else?” Most people are not grateful to their Lord, who is Allah. It’s so true.
It’s important for a wife to realize that all that she has is from Allah. All of us here on this blog have a lot more than most people out there. Yet, many of us take it for granted. We take on a sense of entitlement oppose to seeing what we have as a blessing. Rather, most wives see what they have as no big deal or they appreciate what they have, for only a mere moment.
It’s important for a wife to know what being a grateful wife in a polygamous marriage means
Allah, in the Holy Quran, says that if we are grateful, He will give us more:
“And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): “If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you; But if ye show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed.” Quran: ayah 14, surah 7
It’s about being grateful to Allah. It’s more than just saying, “Thank you”. One shows her gratitude to Him by worshiping Him the way that He tells us to. Generally, we should worship Allah by doing all that He says in the Holy Quran. Particularly, we must believe what He says. We mustn’t forget that we should recall and honor the stories of the prophets of Allah. The stories are in the Quran.
We should keep ourselves busy with the worship of Him. A wife then would stop being all over her husband like a cheap suit; she won’t have time for that. For instance, she’ll stop sweating him about what he does or when, where or how he does it. Until she gets with the concept that Allah is in control of all things, she’ll have major problems in her life.
She can’t know what being a grateful wife in a polygamous marriage means, until she knows what being grateful to Allah means
Showing gratitude to Allah and to her husband at the same time is a no, no. For it is shirk. Shirk is to set up partners to Allah or to make someone or something equal to Him.
A wife’s loyalty is due only to Allah. If a wife is grateful to Allah, it should please her husband. That’s, if her husband is a righteous man. If a wife shows gratitude to her husband, it will not please him. It’s because she owes her gratitude to Allah.
When we’re kind, fair and just to others, we’re doing what Allah instructs us to do. It’s a way that a husband obeys Allah when it comes to his wife. A wife should thank Allah when her husband is fair, kind and just to her. It’s not about thanking a spouse. A husband and a wife get it twisted when they make life about each other. Life is about Allah.
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