Do Not Hate a Believing Woman

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “A believer must not hate a believing woman (his wife); if he dislikes one of her characteristics he will be pleased with another.

[Sahih Muslim]


This Hadith contains a very wise counsel for a happy married life. It tells us that every person has certain good qualities as well as some shortcomings. Man has been advised here to overlook the shortcomings that he does not like in his wife and appreciate her good qualities. Similarly, a woman is advised to ignore the shortcomings of her husband and admire his good qualities.

And Allah Knows Best!

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