Hadith: 12 June 2014 (13 Shaban 1435)

English Translation of Hadith

Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-Aas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, "The world is but a (quick passing) enjoyment; and the best enjoyment of the world is a pious and virtuous woman".

[Muslim Book # 08, Chapter 37, Hadith # 3465].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Ar-Rum [The Romans] Ayat 21. “And among His (Allah’s) Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy” This Hadith mentions the qualities of a virtuous woman. When her husband looks at her, she pleases him; when he orders her, she obeys him; and when he is absent, she guards herself (chastity) and the property of her husband. (Abu Dawud and Nasa’i). This Hadith stresses the fact that if one wants success in this world and the Hereafter, he should select a pious wife. Rather than going after her beauty, lineage and wealth, one should give preference to her Faith over all other considerations. If he chooses a woman who is faithful to her Deen and strictly adheres to the Shari`ah, she would be a source of blessing for him in this life and the Hereafter.


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