Women as Wives
allah, the exalted, says in the glorious qur’an:
(among his signs is that he created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find tranquility in them, and he has put between you affection and mercy.) [30:21]
one of the great signs of the benevolence, mercy and power of allah, the exalted, is that he created for mankind mates, one from the other, so that they are comforted, satisfied and assisted by one another. the basic foundation of the society is the family, and the husband and the wife are co-partners in that family upon which a muslim home is established. for the success of the family and the tranquility of the home, islam grants each spouse certain rights and duties. we will only focus on the rights of the wives in the following section.