Grungy heart, worn out heart, tired heart

This is an excellent observation and insightful piece of advice from Imam Zaid Shakir. Many of us are familiar with the saying of the Prophet (sws) that tells us to love for our brothers what we love for ourselves. But have we considered it in terms of husband and wife?

As Salaam Alaikum,

To summarize the duties of brotherhood and sisterhood in Islam, we should love for our brother and sister what we love for ourselves.

This is an incredible teaching that if implemented would go a long way towards improving relations between us. This spirit of love is especially important between husbands and wives, as we often treat each other as abstract enemies as opposed to Muslims, first and foremost.

– Imam Zaid Shakir

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