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Respecting the Husband

Question

What is the consequence of degrading the husband in the presence of his children/ family and outsiders.

 

Answer

Respecting the husband is essential in Islam.

The Hadiths on this topic are numerous and very stern.

Consider the following:

1. Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) reports that she asked Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam):

‘Who has the greatest right upon a woman?’

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: ‘Her husband.’

(Musnad Bazzar and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 150)

Declared sound (hasan) by ‘Allamah Mundhiri

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 53)

 

2. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu’anhuma) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Allah does not look [with mercy] to a woman who is ungrateful to her husband, especially since she is not independent of him.’

(Sunan Nasai, Musnad Bazzar and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 190 with an authentic chain. Also see Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 58)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar