18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Attend to Husband’s Need

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a man calls his wife to fulfill his need, she should come to him immediately even if she were attending to the oven.” [Tirmidhi]

Another hadith states that if a man calls his wife to his bed and she does not go to him the angels curse her till the morning. [Bukhari]

These ahadith alone are sufficient to inform us that it is obligatory (Fardh) on a wife to go to her husband when he calls her; even if she is doing something, leaving which might result in loss of capital (the bread getting burnt), or loss of labour (the fire going out). To ignore his need is forbidden (Haraam) and will make her sinful. If she has her period or some health problem that could get aggravated, she should politely explain her situation rather than ignore him or say she’s coming when she doesn’t intend to.

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) created humans and He knows best what the requirements of each are. Thus, He informs us how to take care of each other so that we may live together harmoniously. Women might otherwise take this issue lightly not realizing the damage their negligence is doing to their relationship.

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