Husband's rights in Islam - NikahExplorer
What are an individual’s rights?
Every individual of the World needs rights from birth till his death. Morally good actions and activities which are acceptable by all human are called Rights. Rights can be legal, social, religious, and ethical. Islam has outlined the rights of every individual in the Quran. The rights of the husband have also stated in the Quran. To live a happy life every individual should read and follow the rights which are outlined by Islam. Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) also spoke about the rights of the people through his Sunnah. Muslims should abide by these rights in order to obey Allah Almighty and Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W).
Husband’s rights in Islam:
ALLAH Almighty created us in pair; He ordered us to marry and made it an obligatory act in Islam. Marriage has been declared as part of the Muslim faith. ALLAH Almighty revealed many verses related to the importance of Marriage.
Disrespect and displeasure of the Husband:
In the Holy Qur'an, ALLAH Almighty says that every person has certain rights over another person, but the husband has a special right over his wife which she cannot deny. He mentioned the husband’s rights in the Holy Quran in these words:
“And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them” (Quran, 2:228).
What Hadith say regarding husband’s rights?
Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) said:
“If a woman hurts her husband through her tongue, Allah shall not accept even gold and silver from her nor any of her good deeds until she pleases her husband.”
Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) said:
“If a woman spends a night in a state that her husband is displeased with her, Allah shall not accept her prayers until her husband is pleased with her and if a woman applies perfume for anyone other than her husband, Allah will not accept her prayers till she does not perform ablution like the obligatory ablution.”
Taking permission from Husband before doing thing is necessary:
Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S) narrates that a woman asked about husband’s rights to the Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W):
Hazrat Muhammad ( S.A.W.W) replied:
“Obey him, not to disobey him, not give anything from his house as charity without his permission, not even keep recommended fasts without his permission and submit to him. She should not step out of the house without his consent. If she steps out of the house without his consent of her husband, then all the angels of the heavens and the earth, the angels of Allah’s wrath as well as His Mercy, they curse her till she doesn’t return home.”
Some necessary acts, wives must have to do these:
• The wife should protect her Husband’s things:
Wife must protect her husband’s wealth, children, finance, property.
Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran:
“…So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard…” (Quran, 4:34)
• The wife should welcome and see off her husband:
One man asked Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W): O Messenger of Allah! My wife welcomes me when I come home and sees me off when I go out. When she sees me aggrieved she consoles by saying that if you are worrying about sustenance then Allah has guaranteed it and if you are pondering over the hereafter then think more (about it).
Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) replied:
“Give her glad tidings of Paradise and tell her you are one of Allah’s facilitators. Allah will grant you the reward of 70 martyrs daily.”
The wife should wear nice clothes and beautify herself for her husband.