Rights and Dutes of a Wife
Marriage is therefore not just a physical or emotional necessity but, in fact, a sign from God! It is a relationship of mutual rights and obligations based on divine guidance.
🍀God tells us men are guardians over women and are afforded the leadership in the family.
👉 His responsibility for obeying God extends to guiding his family to obey God at all times.
God tells us He created mates and put love, mercy and tranquility between them. 👩❤️👨
Both men and women have a need for companionship and sexual needs, and marriage is designed to fulfill those needs. .. .
👩❤️👨 Muslim wives have various rights:
1⃣ The first of the wife’s rights is to receive mahr _a gift from the husband, which is part of the marriage contract and required for the legality of the marriage.
The wife’s maintenance entails her right to food 🍚, drink 🥛, clothing 🧥, general care and a suitable home 🏠, 👌🏾even if ➡️ She is wealthy 💰.
He is not forced, however, to spend beyond his capability .
3⃣ A Muslim man is duty-bound to support his wife and children in 👌🏾 kindness.
💟 This means showing good character, kindness, gentleness in word and deed and putting up with the occasional faults and negligence.
💫 The Prophet said: “ The most perfect believers are the best in conduct. And the best of you are those who are the best to their wives.”
Duties of a Wife 👩❤️👨
With rights come responsibilities.
Therefore, wives have certain obligations to their husbands.
The Quran states: “… The good women in the absence of their husbands guard their rights as God has enjoined upon them to be guarded ….”(Quran 4:34)
3⃣ She should manage the household affairs wisely so as to prevent loss or waste.
4⃣ She should not allow anyone to enter the house whom her husband dislikes nor incur any expenses of which her husband disapproves.
5⃣ A Muslim woman must cooperate and coordinate with her husband. There cannot, however, be cooperation with a man who is disobedient to God.
6⃣ She should not fulfill his requests if he wants her to do something unlawful.
A husband also should not take advantage of his wife, but be considerate of her needs and happiness.
The Muslim woman was given a role, duties and rights 1400 years ago that most women do not enjoy today in the West.
🌺These are from God and are designed to keep balance in society;
🌼 Islam is a complete way of life.