The Best Enjoyment Of This World

Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-’as (radi Allahu anhum) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The world is but a (quick passing) enjoyment; and the best enjoyment of the world is a pious and virtuous woman.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

The qualities of a virtuous woman are mentioned in another hadith and they are:

  1. When her husband looks at her, she pleases him;
  2. When he orders her, she obeys him; and
  3. When he is absent, she guards herself (chastity) and the property of her husband.

This Hadith stresses the fact that if one wants success in this world and the Hereafter, he should select a pious wife. Rather than going after her beauty, lineage and wealth, one should give preference to her Faith over all other considerations. If he chooses a woman who is faithful to her Deen and strictly adheres to the Shari’ah, she would be a source of blessing for him in this life and the Hereafter.

And Allah Knows Best!

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