One of the ways in which the Muslim woman makes herself attractive to her husband is by being happy, cheerful, friendly and gentle, thus flooding her husband’s life with joy. When he comes home exhausted from his work, she greets him with a smiling face and kind words.
She puts her own concerns to one side for a while, and helps him to forget some of his worries. She appears as cheerful and serene as she can, and expresses her gratitude to him every time he does something good for her.
The true Muslim woman is fair-minded, and is never ungrateful to any person, because the teachings of her religion protect her from falling into the error of bad behaviour and ingratitude for favours. How then could she be ungrateful to her husband, her beloved lifelong companion?
She knows well the teaching of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him),
“He does not thank Allah who does not thank people.” (Reported by Al-Bukhaari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, 1/310, Bab man la yashkur al-nas.)
She understands from this that every person who does good deeds and favours deserves thanks and recognition, so how could she hesitate or fail to show gratitude to her husband, especially when she hears the following words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), “Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa) will not look at the woman who does not thank her husband at the time when she cannot do without him.” (Reported by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak, 2/190, Kitaab an-Nikaah; he said it is a hadeeth whose isnaad is saheeh.)