The Trial for Man

Usamah bin Zaid (radi Allahu anhum) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “I am not leaving behind me a more harmful trial for men than women.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

According to this Hadith, women and their beauty are the greatest and most disastrous mischief for men. This fact can be easily verified by observation. Men are generally constrained to take to corruption and unfair means of income to fulfill undue demands of their wives. If women learn to lead a simple life, men will not need much to make money through unlawful means. Similarly, it is women who compel men to hold all kinds of meaningless customs and ceremonies on marriage parties and thereby violate Islamic injunctions, and incur more expenses. If women go by the Islamic injunctions, the marriages would become a greater source of happiness and pleasure.

And Allah Knows Best

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