Priceless Gems: Advice for Women from the Prophet

• The Messenger of Allah said: "If a woman performs the five (obligatory) prayers, fasts the month (of Ramadan), maintains her chastity and obeys her husband, it will be said to her (on the Day of Judgment), ‘Enter Paradise from whichever gate you like’." [Ibn Hibban] [Al-Albani: Saheeh]

• The Messenger of Allah said: "O company of women! Give charity even from your ornaments, for you constitute the majority of the people of Hell on the Day of Judgment." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

• The Messenger of Allah further said: "I advise you (O women) to adhere to Tasbeeh (to say ‘Exalted be Allah’), Tahleel (to say ‘there is none worthy of worship except Allah’), and Taqdees (to say ‘Exalted be (Allah) The Sovereign, The Pure, Exalted and Pure be the Lord of angels and Holy spirit’), and count with the help of your fingers, for they will be questioned and made to speak (to give witness to you), and be not heedless (of Thikr — remembrance) lest you would forget (to seek) mercy." [Abu Dawood and At-Tirmithi]

• It was narrated that the Messenger of Allah asked a woman of the Ansar (The Companions of Prophet from Madeena) called Umm Sinan: “What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?” She replied, “There were only two camels used for carrying water owned by so-and-so (meaning her husband). He and his son offered Hajj on one, and the other was left to be used for irrigation.” The Prophet said: “Then, ‘Umrah (to be offered) in Ramadan is equal (in reward) to Hajj or Hajj with me.” [Muslim]

• The Messenger of Allah said: "May Allah have mercy upon a man who stands at night and offers (supererogatory) prayers and then awakens his wife to offer prayer, and if she refuses (to wake up), he sprinkles water on her face; and may Allah have mercy upon a woman who stands at night and offers(supererogatory) prayers and awakens her husband to offer prayer, and if he refuses, she sprinkles water on his face." [Ahmad] [Al-Albani: Saheeh]

• It was narrated on the authority of Umm Humayd, the wife of Abu Humayd As-Sa‘idi, may Allah be pleased with them, that she came to the Prophet and said, "‘O Messenger of Allah! I like to offer prayers with you." The Prophet said: “I know that you like to offer prayers with me; however, (you should know that) your prayer in your sleeping place (inside your chamber) is better for you than your prayer in your chamber; and your prayer in your chamber is better for you than your prayer in your house; and your prayer in your house is better for you than your prayer in the mosque of your people; and your prayer in the mosque of your people is better for you than your prayer in my mosque." [Ahmad] [Al-Albani: Saheeh]

• It was narrated on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that she said, “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! We see that Jihad (struggle for the sake of Allah) is the best of deeds; should we not engage in Jihad?’ The Prophet  said, “For you (women), the best act of Jihad is to perform Hajj that is accepted (by Allah)." [Al-Bukhari]

• It was said to the Prophet "‘O Messenger of Allah! Such-and-such a woman prays at night, fasts by day, does such-and-such good deeds and gives charity. However, she harms her neighbors with her tongue.’ On that the Messenger of Allah said: “There is no good in her. She is from the people of Hell.” They further said, “And such-and-such a woman performs only the (obligatory five) written prayers, and gives only yogurt as charity. However, she harms no one.” On that the Messenger of Allah said: “She is from the inhabitants of Paradise." [Al-Bukhari: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad] [Al-Albani: Saheeh]

• The Messenger of Allah said: "By the One in whose hand the soul of Muhammad is! A woman will not fulfill the right of her Lord (perfectly) unless she fulfills the right of her husband fully; and if her husband asks her to have sexual intercourse while sitting on the back of a camel, she should not prevent him (from doing so).” [Ibn Majah] [Al-Albani: Hasan]

• The Prophet said: "If a woman spends (gives charity) from the foodstuff of her house but not wastefully, she will have a reward for what she spent, her husband will have a reward for what he earned, and the storekeeper the like of that, without reducing anything from the reward of each other." [Al-Bukhari]

• It was narrated on the authority of Al-Husayn ibn Mihsan that one of his paternal aunts came to the Messenger of Allah for a particular need, and when she finished her need the Prophet said to her: “Do you have a husband?” She answered in the affirmative. He asked: “How are you with him?” She said, “I am never negligent in fulfilling his right except when I am incapable.” On that, he said: “Then, regard your position with him for he either leads you to Paradise or to Hell." [Ahmad and Al-Hakim] [Al-Hakim and Ath-Thahabi: Saheeh]

• The Messenger of Allah said: "No trouble, fatigue, anxiety, sadness, harm or distress befalls a Muslim, even a prick that he receives from a thorn, but that for which Allah forgives some of his sins." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

O Muslim sister, remember the above mentioned Hadeeth (saying of Prophet ), (narration), and hope for the reward from Allah The Almighty for whatever difficulties and troubles you meet in your life, like pregnancy, post-partum bleeding, suckling, raising children, menstruation, and so on, perchance your scale of good deeds will be heavy, your sins will be forgiven, and your rank will be elevated high in Paradise.

2017-11-07T22:53:19+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|