SubhanAllah, Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) compares the relationship between a husband and wife as clothing. Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) says that both the husband and wife are “libaas”, garments, for each other. This shows the equality that Allah places between spouses and how each partner has a role in the relationship.
Remember again that Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) puts parables in the Qur’an so that we may ponder, so let’s ponder on how a spouse compares to clothes:
Clothes are close to you, behind your clothes is your bare skin. A spouse is close to you in that manner, emotionally and physically.
Clothes protect your skin from the outside. A husband is the maintainer of his wife and the wife protects her husband’s home and property.
Clothes beautify you. A husband and wife compliment eachother, in this life and the next.
Clothes are comfortable. When one is around their spouse, they feel at ease and their hearts are at rest. One can relax around their spouse and find comfort in them and their words when they are in difficulty.
Clothes hide and screen you. A husband and wife should not discuss each other’s faults to the outside or complain to others about their spouse.