Hadith on Divorce: Wife is divorced after husband hits her

Habibah bint Sahl reported: She was the wife of Thabit ibn Qays and one morning the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him,  left his house and found her at his door. The Prophet said, “What is the matter?” She said, “Thabit and I can no longer be married.” Thabit came and the Prophet said to him, “This is Habibah and she has mentioned what Allah has willed her to mention.” She said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have everything he has given me.” The Prophet said, “Take what she owes you.” Thabit took what was owed from her and she returned to her family.

In another narration, it is said that Thabit had struck her.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 2227

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

 عَنْ حَبِيبَةَ بِنْتِ سَهْلٍ الْأَنْصَارِيَّةِ أَنَّهَا كَانَتْ تَحْتَ ثَابِتِ بْنِ قَيْسِ بْنِ شَمَّاسٍ وَأَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَرَجَ إِلَى الصُّبْحِ فَوَجَدَ حَبِيبَةَ بِنْتَ سَهْلٍ عِنْدَ بَابِهِ فِي الْغَلَسِ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا شَأْنُكِ قَالَتْ لَا أَنَا وَلَا ثَابِتُ بْنُ قَيْسٍ لِزَوْجِهَا فَلَمَّا جَاءَ ثَابِتُ بْنُ قَيْسٍ قَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ هَذِهِ حَبِيبَةُ بِنْتُ سَهْلٍ وَذَكَرَتْ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَذْكُرَ وَقَالَتْ حَبِيبَةُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ كُلُّ مَا أَعْطَانِي عِنْدِي فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِثَابِتِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ خُذْ مِنْهَا فَأَخَذَ مِنْهَا وَجَلَسَتْ هِيَ فِي أَهْلِهَا

وفي رواية أخرى يقال أَنَّ ثَابِتًا ضَرَبَهَا

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