A Gift To Husband and Wife
By Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi (r.a)
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A few A had i th on the rights of both spouses
Hakeem bin Muaawiyah Radhiallahu Anhu narrates from his father that he asked Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam about the rights of wives against their husbands. He replied: “(1) When you eat, feed her as well, (2) when you clothe yourself, clothe her as well, (3) don’t hit her on the face. (In other words, don’t hit her in spite of it being her fault. Beating without any valid reason is obviously not permitted on any part of her body.) (4) Don’t curse her, and (5) don’t sever relationship with her except within the house. (In other words, don’t leave the house if you happen to be displeased with her nor abandon her out of the home.) [Abu Dawood]
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Zamah Radhiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “None of you should beat his wife as though he is beating his slave, then at the end of the day he has intercourse with her!” (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi)
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radhiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “I advise you to maintain a favourable relationship with your women. Accept this advice from me because women were created from a crooked rib. If you endeavour to straighten her, you will break her and breaking her is divorcing her and if you leave her as she is, she will always remain crooked. Therefore, accept this good advibe in favour of them. (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi) Note: Straightening her means endeavouring to ensure that there renin ins nothing in her which you dislike. You will be unsuccessful in this endeavour. If you continue bearing down upon her all the lime, it will eventually lead to divorce. Hence