18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Divorced Daughter

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) asked: “Shall I not guide you to the most excellent sadaqah? It is to provide for your daughter when she is sent back to you and has no one but you to provide for her.” [Tirmidhi]

This is a beautiful hadith regarding the value of honourably caring and providing for your divorced daughter. Only someone who has gone through the pain of having a daughter be divorced, or who is herself a divorcee, can truly appreciate Allah's words  regarding this provision as the most excellent sadaqah. The last thing a woman wants is to become dependent again on aging parents. This hadith lessens her guilt and provides incentive to parents to respectfully and lovingly take care of her, without complaining or treating her as a burden.

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