Displaying Humility in one’s household

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) was asked: “What did Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to do inside his house?” She answered: “He used to keep himself busy helping members of his family, and when it was the time for Salat (the prayer), he would get up for prayer.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]


In this report we are informed about the extreme humbleness of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

Many a man deems his insult and indignity to extend his co-operation to woman in household affairs. This is against the practice of Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

To co-operate with woman in doing domestic things is a Sunnah and man should not feel complex in it.

However, an excessive interest in domestic engagements which makes one indifferent to Salat is not desirable. Rather, one is supposed to give up all domestic engagements when it is time to offer Salat and be ready for it.

And Allah knows best!

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