7 traits to look for when choosing a life partner

Nadia Ahmed July 1, 2022

Choosing the right life partner is crucial for a long-term relationship. Life becomes easy with the right partner by your side but it can be a living nightmare with the wrong one. So, how can you choose the right partner for you?

Here are 7 traits to look for in a potential life partner

1. He/She is strong in deen

This is the most important trait to look for in a potential life partner. A good Muslim will make a good husband or wife. He/She will be someone who can help you become a better Muslim and make sure that your Islamic responsibilities are fulfilled. This is the first thing to consider as your potential partner as it will help you stay steadfast in your deen and be happy. Also, it’s not recommended to marry a non-muslim.

In this context, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If someone with whose piety and character you are satisfied comes to you, then marry him. If you do not do so, there will be disorder in the earth and a great deal of evil.” (At-Tirmidhi and others and classed as Hasan)

2. Good character

A potential life partner with good character is someone who is honest, trustworthy, and has integrity. Look for someone who is reliable and consistent in their words and actions. This person will be a good husband or wife as they will be someone you can rely on.

“I am a guarantor of a house in the highest degree of Paradise for one who makes his character good.” (Abu Dawud and it is Hasan)

3. Financially capable

A potential life partner who is financially capable is someone who can provide for you and your future family. They should be able to support you financially and make sure that your needs are always met. This aspect is specifically important when looking for a groom.

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them, guard. (Surah Nisa: 34)

4. Respectful

A potential life partner who is respectful is someone who will treat you with kindness, love, and compassion. They will also be someone who will make sure that your rights are always upheld. This person will be a good husband or wife as they will be someone who you can trust and depend on.

5. Supportive

A potential life partner who is supportive is someone who will always be there for you, no matter what. They will be someone who will help you through tough times and be a shoulder to cry on. This person will be a good husband or wife as they will always be there for you.

6. Loving

A potential life partner who is loving is someone who will love you unconditionally. They will be someone who will accept you for who you are and love you no matter what. This person will be a good husband or wife as they will love you unconditionally.

Prophet Muhammad said, “Best among you is one who is best to his wife, and I am best among you in my dealings with my wives.”

7. Trustworthy

Another most important trait is trustworthiness. You need to be able to trust your partner with your life. They should be someone you can confide in and who will always have your back, no matter what.

These are just a few of the important traits to look for in a potential life partner. Choose someone who you can trust, rely on, and who will be there for you no matter what. Or who makes you feel like you can do anything and who will support you through everything. Choose wisely and your life will be much easier and happier.