The Muslim woman does not only make herself beautiful for her husband and share his work and pastimes, but she also tries to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity in the home. This she does by trying to keep a clean and tidy home, in which he will see order and good taste, and clean, well-mannered, polite children, and where good meals are prepared regularly. The clever woman also does whatever else she can based on her knowledge and good taste. All of this is part of being a good Muslim wife as enjoined by Islaam.
The true Muslim woman does not forget that according to Islaam marriage is one of the signs of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa). Islaam has made the wife a source of tranquillity, rest and consolation for her husband,
“And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts] . . ." (Qur’aan 30:21)
Marriage is the deepest of bonds which Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa) ties between one soul and another, so that they may enjoy peace, tranquillity, stability and permitted pleasures.
The wife is a source of refuge, security and rest for her husband in a home that is filled with sincere love and compassionate mercy. The truly guided Muslim woman is the best one to understand this lofty meaning and to translate it into a pleasant and cheerful reality.