Marriage and treatment of women:
And live with them honorably,
by saying kind words to them, treating them kindly and making your appearance appealing for them, as much as you can, just as you like the same from them.
Allah said in another Ayah,
وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِى عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ
And they have rights similar over them to what is reasonable. (2:228)
The Messenger of Allah said,
خَيْرُكُمْ خَيْرُكُمْ لاَِهْلِهِ وَأَنَا خَيْرُكُمْ لاَِهْلِي
The best among you is he who is the best with his family. Verily, I am the best one among you with my family.
It was the practice of the Messenger of Allah to be kind, cheerful, playful with his wives, compassionate, spending on them and laughing with them. The Messenger used to race with Aishah, the Mother of the Faithful, as a means of kindness to her.
Aishah said, "The Messenger of Allah raced with me and I won the race. This occurred before I gained weight, and afterwards I raced with him again, and he won that race. He said,
This (victory) is for that (victory)."
When the Prophet was at the home of one of his wives, sometimes all of his wives would meet there and eat together, and they would then go back to their homes. He and his wife would sleep in the same bed, he would remove his upper garment, sleeping in only his lower garment. The Prophet used to talk to the wife whose night it was, after praying Isha' and before he went to sleep.
لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ
Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow. (33:21)
فَإِن كَرِهْتُمُوهُنَّ فَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْيًا وَيَجْعَلَ اللّهُ فِيهِ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا
If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.
Allah says that your patience, which is demonstrated by keeping wives whom you dislike, carries good rewards for you in this life and the Hereafter.
Ibn Abbas commented on this Ayah,
"That the husband may feel compassion towards his wife and Allah gives him a child with her, and this child carries tremendous goodness."
An authentic Hadith states,
لَاا يَفْرَكْ مُوْمِنٌ مُوْمِنَةً إِنْ سَخِطَ مِنْهَا خُلُقًا رَضِيَ مِنْهَا اخَر
No believing man should hate his believing wife. If he dislikes a part of her conduct, he would surely like another.