Umar on Nikah: Nothing benefits like a righteous spouse

Abu Nu’aym reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Nothing benefits a man, after faith in Allah, as much as a wife with good character, loving and fertile. Nothing harms a man, after unbelief in Allah, as much as a wife with evil character and a sharp tongue.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 10666

عن أبي نعيم قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه مَا أَفَادَ امْرُؤٌ بَعْدَ إِيمَانٍ بِاللَّهِ مِثْلَ امْرَأَةٍ حَسَنَةِ الْخُلُقِ وَدُودٍ وَلُودٍ وَمَا أَفَادَ امْرُؤٌ بَعْدَ كُفْرٍ بِاللَّهِ مِثْلَ امْرَأَةٍ سَيِّئَةِ الْخُلُقِ حَدِيدَةِ اللِّسَانِ

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