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A man will be rewarded for giving his wife something to drink

Question

Kindly inform me if there is a Hadith which states “If a man gives his wife something to drink he will be rewarded.”

 

Answer

Yes, this is a Hadith recorded by Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah). Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration with two chains.

Sayyiduna ‘Irbad ibn Sariyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a man gives his wife something to drink, he will be rewarded.” Sayyiduna ‘Irbad (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘I went to [my wife], gave her [water] to drink and informed her of what Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said.’

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 128, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 646, volume: 18, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 858, Musnadush Shamiyyin, Hadith: 1646)

 

‘Allamah ‘Azizi (rahimahullah) has graded the Hadith sound (hasan).

(As Sirajul Munir, vol. 1 pg. 142. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 119 and vol. 4 pg. 325)

 

The Hadith is further corroborated by a Hadith recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told Sayyiduna Sa’d that he will be rewarded for feeding his spouse a morsel of food. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 56, 3936 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1628)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar