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The Characteristics of the Pious Wife Part 5

The Characteristics of the Pious Wife Part 5

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The Salafi Centre of Manchester
2 Dudey Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 9DA
www.salaficentre.co.uk| 0161 708 0417
‘’The Characteristics of the Pious Wife’’
Part 5
Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Bin Abdul Muhsin Al-
Badr continued……
Firstly that which I shall begin with is what has come in soorah An-Nisaa, with regards to the mention of thecharacteristics of the pious wife. Allaah (Tabaaraka-Wata-aalaa) said:
‘’Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient to Allaah and to their husbands, and guard in the
sband’s absence what Allaah orders them to guard’’ 
[Nisaa; Ayah:34]This section of the verse gathers (various) affairs in this subject matter. It embraces its evidences andgathers every virtuous characteristic and noble quality for the righteous woman. So this noble and blessedtext shows us that the righteous wife is the one in whom are gathered two characteristics. The firstcharacteristic is bounded to her relationship with her
and the second characteristic is bounded to herrelationship with her
master-her husband
.As for her relationship with her Lord, this is with regards to the statement of Allaah:
‘’Devoutly obedient’’ 
devout obedience
is to be diligent upon obedience to Allaah, being preserved upon worship of Allaah,adhering to obedience to Allaah, and being attentive to the Islamic duties and obligations of the religion andnot neglecting and ignoring them. All of this falls under the statement of Allaah:
‘’Devoutly obedient’’ 
 On the other hand, with regards to the statement of Allaah:
guard in the husband’s absence what  Allaah orders them to guard’’ 
. That is guarding the rights of her husband and master in his absence andlikewise in speech; she guards him with regards to his wealth, his bed, his rights and obligations.And this (action/deed) that occurs from her of guarding (her husband) is (carried out) by the Tawfeeq of Allaah, His facilitation, Aid and Guidance; and that is why He (Allaah) said:
‘’And guard in the husband’s
absence what Allaah orders th
em to guard’’ 
Indeed the affair (i.e. righteousness of the woman) is neither attached to it being worthy of (taking place),nor through proficiency, brightness or smartness, rather it is through the Tawfeeq of Allaah, His Guidanceand Facilitation. This reminds us of that which I mentioned a little while ago, that righteousness andguidance are (attained) through the Tawfeeq of Allaah, His Facilitation, His Aid and Him making it easily(obtained). And included in the statement of Allaah:
‘’devoutly Obedient’’ 
is the woman’s preservation of 
the Islamic duties and the obligations of the religion.
The Salafi Centre of Manchester
2 Dudey Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 9DA
www.salaficentre.co.uk| 0161 708 0417There is a hadeeth of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) with regards to this, and it is what has beencollected by Ibn Hibbaan in his saheeh from the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) that theProphet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:
‘’If the woman prays her five daily prayers, fasts the month of Ramadan, guards her chastity and obeys her 
husband, she will enter paradise from any of its doo
rs she wishes’’ 
Imaam Ahmad narrates in his musnad from the hadith of Abdur-Rahmaan Bin Awf (radiyallaahu-anhu) thatProphet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:
‘’If a woman prays her five daily prayers, fasts the month of Ramadaan, guards her chastity 
and obeys her 
husband, it will be said to her: ‘’Enter paradise through any of its doors that you wish’’ 
Therefore congratulations to the Muslim woman with regards to this noble promise and ample favour andgoodness, which Allaah has promised her. (They are) these four deeds which can be counted on the fingersof one hand and not two. If she guards these four deeds, it would be said to her on yaumul qiyaamah:
‘’Enter paradise through any of its doors that you wish’’
And is it not the reality with regards to the woman who is sincere to herself that she (would) concern herself with these characteristics, and (would) give importance to such endowments and is diligent in fulfilling theseduties?; Guarding her five daily prayers, guarding her fasting the month of ramadaan, guarding her chastityand the rights of her husband, in order that she may attain this blessed promise and ample goodness, and sothat it is said to her on yaumul qiyaamah:
‘’Enter Paradise through any of its doors that you wish’’ 
Indeed the foundation of righteousness in the woman and her being righteous in the (presence of her Lord)is attached to the perfection of her obedience, her seeking to get close to (Allaah) and being diligent uponworship of (Allaah). This righteousness and steadfastness is the secret behind her happiness; it is the secretbehind her prosperity and success in her entire life, as it relates to her marriage life, the uprightness of herchildren and progeny, and her living a blessed salubrious life.And for this reason it is emphasized for the one who wishes good for his/her soul; and it is emphasized forthose in charge of the affairs, who wish for goodness for their daughters, that they bring up their daughtersupon righteousness and steadfastness; upon guarding the acts of worship and paying attention to theprescribed duties of Islaam, especially the five daily prayers and the fasting of the month of Ramadan; andbeing distant from everything that bears (a bad) influence upon the chastity and nobility of the woman; andit is what has been transmitted in this hadeeth that
‘’She guards her chastity’’ 
And there are many amongst the women who are orientated towards giving importance to outwardappearance/fashion when consenting to marriage. She is orientated towards the appearance/fashion of (other) daughters of her social class and those similar to her; (saying) such and such did; (or) in the marriageof such and such they did it like this. She is orientated by her views towards such considerations and thusbringing about extravagance, self-indulgence, an increase in overspending and waste of wealth in addition towhat may also occur of evil and forbidden affairs.

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