I urge you to treat women well


Of course we should place all the ayaat and ahadith together when deciding a matter. But these are interesting narrations

قال عمر بن الخطاب : النكاح رق , فلينظر أحدكم عند من يرق كريمته ، وفي الترمذي وغيره عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال : ( استوصوا بالنساء خيرا ، فإنما هن عوان عندكم – أي : أسيرات

Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) reported in Majmoo’ al-fataawa that Umar ibn al-Khattaab (رضي الله عنه) said: “Marriage is slavery, so be careful in regards to whom you give your daughters to.”

And the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “I urge you to treat women well, for they are prisoners with you.” (Tirmidhi)

In order to be the best of believers…,


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,

“The most perfect believers are those who have the best behavior, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives.”


Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen comments on this hadith:
“The person should treat his/her family with the best of conduct; since they are the closest to him/her. One should follow the Prophet’s example, as expressed by ‘Aishah, that he was in the service of his family (peace be upon him).”

(Riyad as-Saliheen).