How can we celebrate Valentine’s Day with our spouses? How can we manage surprises for Valentine’s Day in the current pandemic? How is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) conduct with His wives? How did the Holy Prophet (PBUH) spend His marriage life?
Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14, and it is honored as the love day with the loved one. Across the United States and in different places around the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the title of St. Valentine.
5 Finest Valentine’s Day Surprise ideas for your spouse
Valentine’s Day is just near the corner, indicating shelves will soon be piled high with heart-shaped candy containers, pink and red flowers, and loads of plush teddy bears. We should show love and gratefulness year-round, but there’s something so fun and romantic about Valentine’s Day and the romantic flowers and gifts accompanying the holiday.
On such an event as Valentine’s Day, with couples everywhere celebrating their love, some adhere to the tried-and-true, and then there’s you. You know you want to do better this year than any of the usual tropes: dinner and a show, chocolate and flowers, Netflix and chill, etc.
1. How to Surprise them?
Valentine’s Day demands you to buy loving gifts for your spouse, and you can quickly end up with an item that costs worth. However, these romantic DIY gifts allow someone to creatively customize these items to their specific conditions, catering to what their loved ones might like.
No matter what they say, everyone likes surprises too!
- Décor Room
Red is observed as the color of love. And what could be a perfect day other than Valentine’s to contain shades of red in your room! Thus, if you plan to surprise your husband on this particular day, you should start it from your home.
- Flowers and Chocolates
Send flowers and chocolates in the heart-shaped box to your spouse at work would be the perfect way to surprise him.
- Love Notes
The best and most reasonable surprise is to leave a love note proclaiming things you love about each other.
- Gift of their choice
Everyone likely indicated something that they wanted. It’ll show a lot if you get that surprise for them this Valentine’s Day. It may be the best Valentine’s Day yet with the right food, attire, entertainment, and the perfect gift.
- Heart-Shaped Theme
Heart-shaped supplements make everything imaginable, so much so that your whole Day could be heart-food-themed.
- Photo Frames
Customized photo frames are always great gifts for your spouse. It allows you to grab your best moments in frames and rebuild your room with them. So, choose some of your favorite moments to gift some customized photo frames to your special one.
2. Wake up with a special breakfast
- Cook breakfast
It is essential to start a special day with a fantastic morning! And for this, you have to cook a delicious breakfast for your lovely spouse and surprise them with your cooking skills. You can either make bread, eggs, and milkshakes for breakfast or even start your day with something sweet like pancakes, waffles, etc. This little effort will make sure that you both start the Day on a yummy and positive note!
3. Book a Trip for Spouse
Surprise your spouse by booking a trip, especially at their favorite place. Book a vacation somewhere you’ve always dreamed of going. Arrange a long drive plan with them at a beautiful, peaceful place.
- Spending Time with each other
Spend as much time with them as you can. By spending time with each other, relations will get better.
- Movie Plan
Make a plan for a favorite movie in cinemas with your spouse.
Take movie night to the successive level by creating your cinema at home with tasty corns.
4. Candle Light Dinner
- Treasure Hunt
Book a romantic Treasure Hunt. Surprise them with a treasure hunt to start the evening and ends with the best candlelight dinner. Start remembering the best and most memorable moments of your relationship. Rewind the last moments and recommend each other to bring back that joy to your lives.
- Favorite Food Point
Reserve the candlelight dinner for your spouse at their favorite food point on Valentine’s Day.
- Candlelight Dinner at Home
Arrange a candlelight dinner at home, cook their favorite food with your own hands full of love—Décor the room with dim light, candles, roses, etc.
5. Spa treatment for Valentine’s Day
- Spa Treatment
Make Valentine’s Day special and comfortable for them by surprising your spouse with a spa day treatment at their best saloon.
- Spa Gift
Want to make the gift slightly more personal, you can select an excellent spa product like body oil, a robe, or a candle and put it into a gift bag.
- Spa Treatment At Home
Surprise your girlfriend this Valentine’s Day with a spa day at home. Start with a candlelit massage to help her unwind from work or school. Then draw her a bath, toss in some heart-shaped bath bombs, and nourish her with a relaxing face mask.
Importance of Halal relationships
Halal means permissible in Arabic, so the Halal relationship is the one that is allowed under Islamic Law. For a Halal relationship, it has to be done with the knowledge and approval of both of your families, and usually, with a third-wheeling tagging along until the authorized kateb, ktab, or marriage contract is signed.
يٰۤـاَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوۡا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِىۡ خَلَقَكُمۡ مِّنۡ نَّفۡسٍ وَّاحِدَةٍ وَّخَلَقَ مِنۡهَا زَوۡجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنۡهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيۡرًا وَّنِسَآءً ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللّٰهَ الَّذِىۡ تَسَآءَلُوۡنَ بِهٖ وَالۡاَرۡحَامَ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ كَانَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ رَقِيۡبًا
O men! Fear your Lord Who created you from a single being and out of it created its mate; and out of the two spread many men and women.1 Fear Allah in Whose name you plead for rights, and heed the ties of kinship. Indeed, Allah is ever watchful over you.
How was the Holy Prophet (PBUH) conduct with his wives?
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) treated his wives the way they should. His presence gratified them; tenderness, affection, and the love he provided were second to none. The Quran completely encapsulates the tranquility and love in marriage:
وَمِنْ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦٓ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَٰجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought?”
(Al Quran, 30:21)
Hazrat Khadijah (RA) was his emotional and spiritual comfort source. Khadijah (RA) infused faith in him when He received the first revelation. He sought support and strength throughout his quest to uplift humankind in her.
His wife, Aisha (RA), was the one he spent his last days with, and throughout their marriage, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) treated her very gently and romantically. They played together, sipped from the same spot of the cup, and frequently exchanged sweet words.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) encouraged women’s status from being men’s belongings to equal rank in the society with privileges and pride. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) yielded special attention to the women in his society, who had been disowned for any rights, liberty, and space earlier. He was patient and kind towards them and listened to their predicament.
Abu Hurrah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“The most complete of the believer’s faith is the one with the best character. And the best of you are those who are best to their women.”