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Act kindly towards women

Auther : Dr.Muhammad Bakr Isma`eel
Under category : The Prophetic Commandments
1992 2019/09/17 2024/07/17
Article translated to : العربية हिन्दी Español

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Apostle (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as saying:

He who believes in Allah and the Hereafter, if he witnesses any matter he should talk in good terms about it or keep quiet. Act kindly towards woman, for the woman is created from a rib, and the most crooked part of the rib is its top. If you attempt to straighten it, you will break it, and if you leave it, its crookedness will remain there. So act kindly towards women.


It is one of the greatest commandments that guarantees for men and women to live in peace and harmony, love, unity and mutual understanding, as well it clarifies for each one his/her rights and duties.

The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) advised men to act kindly towards women after he warned against harming the neighbor, because the woman is the adjacent neighbor, who is closely linked to her neighbor with a thick covenant approved by Allah from above seven heavens. Thanks to it they were brought together in good, so that each of them became like a shelter for the other.

The wife has many rights since she is a Muslim, lives in her husband's house, adjacent to him and each of them find psychological and sexual rest with his/her spouse. Therefore, each of them has many rights and duties towards the other partner!

This is why the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) recommended men to treat them kindly; to take care of these multiple and intertwined rights, which we can not enumerate.

Let each one of you advise his brother to provide the due expenditure, clothing and good treatment.

This commandment calls upon men to observe justice in all matters.

The balance of justice in Islam is to receive the due rights just as one fulfills the duties.


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