Rights over one
Hadith - Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 50, Number 882. Narrated Uqba bin Amir
Allah's Apostle said, "From among all the conditions which you have to
fulfill, the conditions which make it legal for you to have sexual relations
(i.e. the marriage contract) have the greatest right to be fulfilled."
The following examples of behavior of a husband are haram (prohibited) and
can lead to disobedience (to Allah) in the wife.
Al-Bahuti al-Hanbali, Kishaaf al-Qinaa an Matn al-Iqnaa, vol. 5, pp. 184,
290, 213; Ibn Abideen, Radd al-Mukhtar ala al-Darr al-Mukhtar wa Hashiyah,
vol. 3, p. 190; Tafseer al-Manaar, vol. 5, p. 76.
"He [the husband] may cause his wife different forms of harm, such as
cursing her or her family, reviling her, verbally abusing her for the
tiniest of reasons. He may insult her because of her family, if it is less
prestigious or honorable than his. Or he may try to bring harm to her by
divorcing her and then, before the waiting period is finished, bring her
back as his wife and then divorce her again. All this is done without the
intention of returning to a real married life but simply to harm her and
transgress her rights. Or he may avoid having sexual intercourse with her
for no reason or legal sanction. This may lead the woman to lose her
chastity and doing something forbidden."
The Noble Qur'an Al-Baqarah 2:228
...And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living
expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards
obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree
(of responsibility) over them. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi, Narrated Amr ibn al-Ahwas al-Jushami
The Prophet said, "...Listen! You have your rights upon your wives and they
have their rights upon you. Your right is that they shall not allow anyone
you dislike, to trample your bed and do not permit those whom you dislike to
enter your home. Their right is that you should treat them well in the
matter of food and clothing."
Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 3.189, Narrated Abu Juhaifa, r.a.
Salman told Abu Ad-Darda', "Your Lord has a right on you, your soul has a
right on you, and your family has a right on you; so you should give the
rights of all those who has a right on you." Abu Ad-Darda' came to the
Prophet and narrated the whole story. The Prophet said, "Salman has spoken
Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 3.501, Narrated Abu Huraira, r.a.
...The Prophet said, "The best amongst you is the one who pays the rights
of others generously."
Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #276, Narrated Amr ibn al-Ahwas al-Jushami
Amr heard the Prophet say in his farewell address on the eve of his Last
Pilgrimage, after he had glorified and praised Allah, he cautioned his
followers: 'Listen! Treat women kindly; they are like prisoners in your
hands. Beyond this you do not owe anything from them. Should they be guilty
of flagrant misbehaviour, you may remove them
from your beds, and beat
but do not inflict upon them any severe punishment. Then if they obey you,
do not have recourse to anything else against them. Listen! You have your
rights upon your wives and they have their rights upon you. Your right is
that they shall not allow anyone you dislike, to trample your bed and do not
permit those whom you dislike to enter your home. Their right is that you
should treat them well in the matter of food and clothing.' [Transmitted by
The Noble Qur'an 5:1
O you who believe! Fulfill (your) obligations. ...
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