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



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