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Faqeehul Ummah: Harshness to the Wife

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Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

I suffer from the malady of being harsh towards my wife, sometimes to the point of even beating her. Please assist me to remedy this illness.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Brother/Sister

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

You have sought a remedy for your harshness towards your wife. The remedy is evident and clear – do not be harsh and treat her with softness. When you become angry, then reflect over the fact that you are also sinful in court of Allah Ta‘ala. If Allah Ta‘ala were to express His anger upon you, what would your plight be? Overlook the faults of your wife and Allah Ta‘ala will overlook your faults. If you do not forgive her faults, then with what face will you ask Allah Ta‘ala to forgive you? The hadeeth mentions, “Show mercy to those on earth, the One in the heavens will show mercy to you.”

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