19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

He Never Hit A Woman

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) said about the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “He never hit anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, unless while fighting in the cause of Allah.” [Muslim]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has placed anger in us for a reason. It is to be used against oppression and injustice. It is to be used to protect Muslims and the sanctities of Islam. It is to be used to establish Allah’s Law on the land that He created and owns.

Since we have given up fighting for justice (Allah’s laws) we have instead taken to fighting our spouses, children, parents and in-laws. Keep in mind that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) despite being severely harmed, never raised his hand against any woman, child or servant, indeed even against any man, except under the conditions of Jihad.

When something is not put to proper use, it is put to misuse. If you don’t use your excess money to feed the needy, you will use it to feed yourself extravagantly. You will then eat in expensive restaurants and have more than one dish per meal.

Instead of our anger being directed against those who disobey Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), ridicule His commands and harm His worshippers, it is directed against those who hurt us.

The recognition of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is like an airplane ride; the higher up you go, the smaller the things of the world seem. The more we focus on Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) Who is the most beautiful, loving, wise, merciful and just, the less we will consume ourselves on issues of revenge, anger and hatred for our own sakes.

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