Can a husband be strict and harsh towards his wife?

Written by:  Mohd Nidzam Abdul Kadir Translated By Yasmin Norhazleena Bahari Md Noor

It was narrated by Abu Huraira  that the Prophet said :

اِسْتَوْصُوْا بِالنِّسَاءِ خَيْرًا، فَإِنَّ الْمَرْأَةَ خُلِقَتْ مِنْ ضِلْعٍ ، وَإِنَّ أَعْوَجَ مَا فِى الضِّلْعِ أَعْلاَهُ، فَإِنْ ذَهَبْتَ تُقِيْمُهُ كَسَرْتَهُ، وَإِنْ تَرَكْتَهُ لَمْ يَزَلْ أَعْوَجَ فَاسْتَوْصُوْا بِالنِّسَاءِ

“And I advise you to take care of the women, for they are created from a rib and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part; if you try to straighten it, it will break, and if you leave it, it will remain crooked, so I urge you to take care of the women.” [1]

Based on the hadith above, a husband should be patient and gentle while advising and guiding his wife as if he is harsh then she will not change her bad behaviour.

 


[1] From http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/062.sbt.html.

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