Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about “can husband and wife bath together in Ramadan?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are three important things about “can husband and wife bath together in Ramadan?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
- Husband and Wife Bath Together in Islam.
- Romantic Relationship of Husband and Wife in Ramadan.
- Can Husband and Wife Bath Together in Ramadan?
Husband and Wife Bath Together in Islam
The first important thing about “can husband and wife bath together in Ramadan?” what I will explain now is husband and wife bath together in Islam. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanations in this article because it is one of the important topics in this discussion that should be well understood.
Before I explain more about husband and wife bath together in Islam, I want to say that the important point in the discussion is “does Islam allow husband and wife to bath together?”.
Before I explain it all, I want to quote a hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows:
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : كُنْتُ أَغْتَسِلُ أَنَا وَرَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ إِنَاءٍ وَاحِدٍ تَخْتَلِفُ أَيْدِيْنَا فِيْهِ مِنَ الْجَنَابَةِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Aisha radliyallahu anha, she said, “I once bathed with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in one container because of Janabah. Our hands are different in them.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
All readers! If we understand the hadith above, we can conclude that Islam allows husband and wife to bath together. Why? The answer is that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had bathed with Aisha bint Abi Bakr, one of his wives.
That is a brief explanation of husband and wife bath together in Islam. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Romantic Relationship of Husband and Wife in Ramadan
The second important point about “can husband and wife bath together in Ramadan?” what I will explain now is the romantic relationship of husband and wife in Ramadan. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important topics related to this discussion.
In general, Islam strongly recommends that husband and wife have a romantic relationship. We can find this explanation in the following verses of the Quran and hadiths:
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا لَا يَحِلُّ لَكُمْ اَنْ تَرِثُوا النِّسَاۤءَ كَرْهًا ۗ وَلَا تَعْضُلُوْهُنَّ لِتَذْهَبُوْا بِبَعْضِ مَآ اٰتَيْتُمُوْهُنَّ اِلَّآ اَنْ يَّأْتِيْنَ بِفَاحِشَةٍ مُّبَيِّنَةٍ ۚ وَعَاشِرُوْهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ ۚ فَاِنْ كَرِهْتُمُوْهُنَّ فَعَسٰٓى اَنْ تَكْرَهُوْا شَيْـًٔا وَّيَجْعَلَ اللّٰهُ فِيْهِ خَيْرًا كَثِيْرًا
O you who have believed, it is not lawful for you to inherit women by compulsion. And do not make difficulties for them in order to take [back] part of what you gave them unless they commit a clear immorality. And live with them in kindness. For if you dislike them – perhaps you dislike a thing and Allah makes therein much good. (An-Nisa ; 19).
وَلَنْ تَسْتَطِيْعُوْٓا اَنْ تَعْدِلُوْا بَيْنَ النِّسَاۤءِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتُمْ فَلَا تَمِيْلُوْا كُلَّ الْمَيْلِ فَتَذَرُوْهَا كَالْمُعَلَّقَةِ ۗوَاِنْ تُصْلِحُوْا وَتَتَّقُوْا فَاِنَّ اللّٰهَ كَانَ غَفُوْرًا رَّحِيْمًا
And you will never be able to be equal [in feeling] between wives, even if you should strive [to do so]. So do not incline completely [toward one] and leave another hanging. And if you amend [your affairs] and fear Allah – then indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful. (An-Nisa ; 129).
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : أَكْمَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ إِيْمَانًا أَحْسَنُهُمُ خُلُقًا ، وَخِيَارُكُمُ خِيَارُكُمْ لِنِسَائِهِمْ
“The best of believers are those who are best in character. And the best of you are those who are chosen (morally) to women.”
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : مَنْ كَانَتْ لَهُ اِمْرَأَتَانِ فَمَالَ إِلَى إِحْدَاهُمَا جَاءَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَشِقُّهُ مَاِئلٌ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, from the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, “Whoever has two wives and he love one of them more, then he will come on the Day of Resurrection in a tilted state.”
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ , قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم : لَا يَفْرَكْ مُؤْمِنٌ مُؤْمِنَةً ، إِنْ كَرِهَ مِنْهَا خُلُقًا رَضِيَ مِنْهَا آخَرَ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “A believing man should not hate a believing woman. If he hates a woman’s behavior, then he certainly likes her other behavior in that woman.”
All readers! If we understand some of the verses of the Quran and the hadith above, we can understand that Islam strongly recommends husband and wife to have a romantic relationship. Romance is very important in a husband and wife relationship. I think we understand that.
In Islam, husband and wife are allowed to do all things that can make their relationship romantic, except things that are forbidden in Islam. They both can do it all every day. One of the things the two of them could do was take a bath together.
Thus, we can conclude that Islam encourages husband and wife to have a romantic relationship in Ramadan. The romance of husband and wife in Ramadan has many advantages when compared to their romance in other months. The reason is because if Muslims do good deeds in Ramadan, they will get a lot of rewards.
That is a brief explanation of the romantic relationship of husband and wife in Ramadan. As Muslims, we must understand that.