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Hadith explaining the best thing for a woman

Question

Is the following authentic?

Once when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Sayyidatuna Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), “What is best for women”?

She spontaneously responded: “That no male sees her nor does she see any male.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was so elated with her apt response that he commented:

“Fatimah is a piece of my flesh.”

Answer

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that once Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) asked the sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum):
‘What is the best thing for a woman?’

They remained silent.

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) says: ‘When I went home I asked Fatimah (radiyallahu’anha) about this.

She said:

‘[The best thing for a woman] is that she sees no man, and no man sees her.’
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) says: ‘I mentioned that to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wa sallam) who said: ‘Fatimah is but a part of me.’

(Musnad Bazzar, hadith: 526, Hilyatul Awliya, hadith: 1445 & Daraqutni in his Kitabul Afrad; see Kanzul ‘Ummal, hadith: 46011)
The above Hadith is reported with various chains in the above references, which sufficiently corroborate each other.

One may quote this Hadith.

 

(Also see: Mukhtasar Zawaid Bazzar, hadith: 1001 & 1990, Kanzul ‘Ummal, hadith: 46011 & Subulul Huda wwar Rashad, vol.11 pg.45)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar