18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Enter through Any Gate

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a woman offers prayers five times a day, protects her honour and chastity, remains faithful to her husband, she may enter Paradise by whichever gate she likes.” [Al-Targhib-o-Al-Tarhib]

This hadith tells us how much Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) values the woman who takes care to guard the rights of her husband. A believing woman is a very personal possession of her husband. Her sweetness is for him alone. She is like dessert. If it is left exposed in the open, with no covering, all kinds of flies will come and sit on it. To help her to keep herself unpolluted, Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has made it incumbent on the males (husband, father, brother, etc) around her to take care of her and provide for her. She is reserved for her husband and for the upbringing of the Sahabah-like individuals that the society needs.

A faithful wife guards the reputation of her husband, never backbiting about him. She uses his money and property under her care judiciously, not wasting it and not spending it in a manner displeasing to him. And she guards her person, remaining true to her husband. Out of the eight gates of Paradise this believing woman may enter through any gate she pleases.

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