Hadith on Marriage: Wives respecting the rights of husbands

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If I were to order anyone to prostrate to another, I would have ordered a wife to prostrate before her husband.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1159

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Tirmidhi

Ali al-Qari said, “That she prostrates to her husband is due to the number of his rights over her and her difficulty in maintaining gratitude for them. This rhetorical point conveys the obligation of the wife to obey her husband in his rights. Indeed, prostration is not lawful to anyone other than Allah.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 5/2125

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَوْ كُنْتُ آمِرًا أَحَدًا أَنْ يَسْجُدَ لِأَحَدٍ لَأَمَرْتُ الْمَرْأَةَ أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِزَوْجِهَا

1159 سنن الترمذي كتاب الرضاع باب ما جاء في حق الزوج على المرأة

قال على القاري أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِزَوْجِهَا أَيْ لِكَثْرَةِ حُقُوقِهِ عَلَيْهَا وَعَجْزِهَا عَنِ الْقِيَامِ بِشُكْرِهَا وَفِي هَذَا غَايَةُ الْمُبَالَغَةِ لِوُجُوبِ إِطَاعَةِ الْمَرْأَةِ فِي حَقِّ زَوْجِهَا فَإِنَّ السَّجْدَةَ لَا تَحِلُّ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ

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