Her husband says strange terms of endearment to her. Is this permissible?

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My husband and I love eachother very much. He would say things to please me such as: "Your saliva is the water of paradise(Jannat)". I know does not mean it because he tells me he only says it to please me, but lately he has stopped saying such things because he is afraid it might be haram. Please let me know if it is.
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Praise be to Allaah.

The husband should avoid saying such things, which are open to misinterpretation. There is nothing in Paradise to which anything in this world can be compared; they do not even come close. The husband has never seen or tasted the water of Paradise. There are sufficient permissible words of kindness and endearment that there is no need for expressions of this sort. And Allaah knows best.

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