Husband & Wife relationship
Is a woman required to listen to all that which her husband dictates?
My question is that should a woman listen to everything, be it correct or wrong, that her husband says. Please I need the answer.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Sister in Islam,
Allah has defined specific roles and rights for a husband and wife. The relationship of a husband and wife is founded on mutual love and rights. The husband is duty-bound to earn means of survival and subsequently cater for the needs of his wife from food, clothing and shelter. Equally, the wife is responsible for acting faithfully and honestly in fulfilling the rights of the husband as well as in his belongings. Allah defines the ideal womenfolk as:
فالصلحت قنتت حفظت للغيب بما حفظ الله
Translation: the righteous women are dutiful, guardians in the absence [of the husband] with what Allah guarded.
The woman must mirror the love and affection shown to her by her husband and try her utmost best in fulfilling his rights. The importance of cherishing and maintaining this mutual relationship is found in the statement of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him):
لو كنت آمرا أحدا أن يسجد لأحد لأمرت النساء أن يسجدن لأزواجهن لما جعل الله لهم عليهن من الحق
Translation: If I were to command anyone to prostrate before anyone, I would have commanded the womenfolk to prostrate before their husbands due to the right of husbands ordained by Allah upon the women.
It is incumbent on the woman to appease her husband in matters which do not contradict the Shariah. However, the husband cannot oblige his wife to perpetrate acts contrary to the commandments of Allah. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:
لا طاعة في المعصية ، إنما الطاعة في المعروف
Translation: Verily the submission is in acts of goodness and not in committing wrongdoing.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) also said:
لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الله عز وجل
Translation: The creation must not be submitted to in the disobedience of Allah.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Hanif Yusuf Patel
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
 قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: ... ولهن عليكم رزقهن وكسوتهن بالمعروف
[Saheeh Muslim, 2469]
تجب على الرجل نفقة امرأته المسلمية والذمية والفقيرة والغنية، دخل بها أو لم يدخل
[Al-Fatwa al-Alamgiriyyah, 1:544; al-Fatawa at-Tatarkhaniyyah, 4:183]
[Fatawa Mahmoodiyah, 13:420; Ahsan al-Fatawa, 5:476; Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 2:719]
 [Al-Qur`an, 4:34]
 ومنها وجوب طاعة الزوج على الزوجة إذا دعاها إلى الفراش لقوله تعالى ( ولهن مثل الذي عليهن بالمعروف ) قيل لها المهر والنفقة وعليها أن تطيعه في نفسها وتحفظ غيبته
[Bada`i as-Sana`I, 2:334]
 [Sunan Abi Dawood, 2140]
وحق الزوج على الزوجة أن تطيعه في كل مباح يأمرها به
[Al-Bahr ar-Ra`iq Sharh Kanz ad-Daqa`iq, 3:221, H.M. Saeed Company]
 [Fatawa Mahmodiyyah, 12:417, Jami` al-Fatawa, 3:251]
 Saheeh al-Bukhari, 6830; Saheeh Muslim, 3923,
 [Musnad al-Imam Ahmad, 1101]
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Posted in Nikah & Talaq (Marriage & Divorce) on 17th Jan 2016 by Our Imam | 461 Views