Tag: Wife

Assisting One’s Wife at Home Is not Emasculating

Assisting one’s wife in household chores does not emasculate a husband. Rather, it is from the righteous characteristics that emulate the noble Prophet (ﷺ). Imām al-Bukhārī reported that al-Aswad said: “I asked ʿĀishah (رضي الله عنها): ‘What did the Prophet (ﷺ) use to do inside his house?’ She answered: ‘He use to keep himself busy serving the members of his family, and when it was time for the prayer, he would leave.” Ḥadīth (676) and (5363) ‘Serving the members of his family’ meaning, assisting them in the different tasks that were binding upon them. Note:...

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The Rights of the Wife

12 Rights of a Wife upon Her Husband 1. To spend upon her, to feed her. Not to be excessive in this and not to be stingy. 2. To be kind to her. The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said: “The best among you is the one who is the best towards his wife.” 3. Not to harm her. 4. To be loving to her, examples: (A) Loving to her with your tongue. Nice words, tell her you love her. Tell her how good she looks. (B) If your wife asks you to get her something and you can’t get it , say I’ll get it in shaa’ Allāh. (C) That the man beautifies himself with that which...

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Choosing the Desired Wife

When seriously considering marriage, you must pose the question to yourself as to just what kind of wife you want, what her qualities should be in order to establish an Islamic and peaceful household, and how you will know who she is. All praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, the Merciful, the Hearer of supplications, and peace and blessings upon our beloved and humble prophet Muḥammad,and upon his family and companions. When marriage is spoken of during these “modern” times, Muslims become horrified, conjuring images of an arranged marriage, trying to find that “perfect”...

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From the Completeness of a Man Is Love for His Wives

From the narration of Saʿīd ibn Jubayr who said: “Ibn ʿAbbās asked me: “Have you married yet?” I answered no, so he said: “Marry! For the best of this ummah are those with the most women.” Collected by Al-Bukhārī in the book of Marriage, chapter: Plurality of Women [no. 5069] Al-Bukhārī in the book of Marriage, chapter: Plurality of Women [no. 5069] In his tremendous work al-Dāʾ wa-al-Dawāʾ (The sickness and its cure), Ibn al-Qayyim brings the chapter: From the completeness of a man is love for his wives. He states: “As for love for one’s wives then there is no blame in loving them, rather...

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