Advice To Musilm Women Regarding Their Husbands, Part 3

The righteous wife obeys her husband.

Allah says, describing righteous women:

Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allaah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband’s absence what Allaah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity and their husbnands property).” [4:34]

Sufyaan ath-Thawree said:

“Qaanitaat (translated here as devoutly obedient) means that they obey Allaah and their husbands.”

[Ibn Jareer 5/38, with a saheeh isnaad]

The Messenger of Allaah was asked as to who was the best of all women, to which he (saw) replied:

The one who obeys (her husband) when she is commanded.

[Al-Nisaa’ee, 6/68, with a saheeh isnaad]

Likewise, the Prophet (saw) said:

When a woman (a) observes her five obligatory prayers, (b) fasts during Ramadan, (c) preserves her chastity and (d) obeys her husband, she may enter Paradise by any gate she wishes.

[Ibn Hibban, al-Bazzaar, Ahmad, at-Tabarani and authenticated by Al-Albaani]

A Quick Note To Sisters Regarding The Whole ‘Obedience’ Thing:

Obedience to the husband is compulsory in all matters except where he asks you to disobey Allaah. Likewise, obedience is a way to achieve hapiness in ones marriage life as no man can be patient over a disobedient wife. Obedience is a good quality, however, at times of disputes when he is angry, that is the time, when one really needs to exercise this obligation.

Although the obedience may seem difficult for some, tough for others, even a struggle for the newly weds, Allaah, The Most Just, The Most Wise, says:

Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested.” [29:2]


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