And sprinkle their faces with water ……

Today’s khutbah at jummah referred to a hadith which sort of exemplifies the title of my blog – if a spouse wakes in the night to perform salaah, then he/she should awaken their spouses too, and if they do not awaken, sprinkle their faces with water.

Ultimately, one’s deeds form the basis of the accounting/reckoning on the day of judgment. In the earlier years of our marriage, my husband would wake for fajr and not wake me, until the day I told him to wake me, sometimes we each need the encouragement (although that could easily translate to nagging by Beloved Daughter). The point is though, that we could each do with some encouragement to do what is right, or to do more that is right.

Ahh, I’ve found the quote:

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him  and grant him peace, said,

“May Allah show mercy to a man who gets up in the  night and prays and wakes up his wife, and. if she refuses, splashes some water  in her face. May Allah show mercy to a woman who gets up in the night and prays  and wakes up her husband, and if he refuses, splashes water in his face.” [Abu  Dawud]

Abu Hurayra and Abu Sa’id stated that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah  bless him and grant him peace, said,

“When a man wakes up his wife at night and  they pray together – or they pray two rak’ats together – they are written  down among ‘the men and women who remember’.” [Abu Dawud]

Last night, we attended a nikah  and happily, found the bride to be happy.

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