Following last week’s episode where Imam Hassan explained how hatred and racism have no place in Islam, he addresses the issue of the treatment of women in the Islamic faith.
Imam Hassan starts this episode off by reading Quran chapter 4 – The Women – verse 19, which says “O you who have believed, it is not lawful for you to inherit women by compulsion. And do not make difficulties for them in order to take [back] part of what you gave them unless they commit a clear immorality. And live with them in kindness. For if you dislike them – perhaps you dislike a thing and Allah makes therein much good.”
We should treat the women in our lives; be they our mothers, our daughter, our wives, or sisters, in a manner that we would want them to treat us. We have to remember our daughter watch how we treat their mothers, and they grow up expecting to be treated the same way in their marriages.
To drive this point home, Imam Hassan relays a hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah where he says that the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) said “Among the Muslims the most perfect, as regards his faith, is the one whose character is excellent, and the best among you are those who treat their wives well.”
We are asked to remember that Adam (May Allah be Pleased with Him) was so lonely that he begged and begged Allah for a companion, thus Allah gave him Eve as a companion. Our wives are our aids, not our maids.
So tune in to this episode of the podcast to get the truth on how Muslims are supposed to act towards women, after all The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did say “Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother” [Ahmad, Nasai].
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