Calling Ones Wife to Bed

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When a man calls his wife to his bed, and she does not respond and he spends the night angry with her, the angels curse her until morning.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

In another narration: The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When a woman spends the night away from the bed of her husband, the angels curse her until morning”.

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

In another narration: Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “By Him in Whose Hand is my life, when a man calls his wife to his bed, and she does not respond, the One Who is above the heaven becomes displeased with her until he (her husband) becomes pleased with her”.

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith makes it abundantly clear that obedience of the husband is compulsory on the wife. If, in the absence of any lawful reason, she refuses to obey the orders of her husband, she will be liable to the Wrath and Curse of Allah until she returns to obedience. This Hadith has a stern warning for those women who do not care for the displeasure of their husbands because of their bad temperament, stubbornness and habit of dominating their husbands.

And Allah Knows Best!

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