Hadith on Marriage: Is my wife Aisha invited to dinner, too?

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, had a Persian neighbour who would make good soup. He made some for the Prophet and then came to invite him. The Prophet said, “And this is my wife, Aisha.” The man said no, so the Prophet said no. The man returned another time and invited him. The Prophet said, “And this is my wife.” The man said no, so the Prophet said no. Then, the man returned another time and invited him. The Prophet said, “And this is my wife.” The man said yes on the third time. The two left together until they arrived at the man’s house.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2037

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “The Prophet disliked attending a special meal without her, for this is among the beauties of married life, the rights of companionship, and the emphasized manners of gathering.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2036

عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَنَّ جَارًا لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَارِسِيًّا كَانَ طَيِّبَ الْمَرَقِ فَصَنَعَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثُمَّ جَاءَ يَدْعُوهُ فَقَالَ وَهَذِهِ لِعَائِشَةَ فَقَالَ لَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا فَعَادَ يَدْعُوهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهَذِهِ قَالَ لَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا ثُمَّ عَادَ يَدْعُوهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهَذِهِ قَالَ نَعَمْ فِي الثَّالِثَةِ فَقَامَا يَتَدَافَعَانِ حَتَّى أَتَيَا مَنْزِلَهُ

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