Advice to marry the woman who is religiously committed – who is the one who is religiously committed?
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) encouraged marrying women who are religiously committed, as he said: “Women may be married for four things: their wealth, their lineage, their beauty and their religious commitment. Choose the one who is religiously-committed, may your hands be rubbed with dust (i.e., may your prosper).” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5090; Muslim, 1466.
‘Abd al-‘Azeem Abaadi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
What this means is that a man who is religiously committed and of noble character should make religion his focus in all things, especially with regard to long-term matters. So the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined finding a wife who is religiously committed, which is the ultimate goal.
“May your hands be rubbed with dust” is urging him to strive hard and roll up his sleeves and seek that which is enjoined.