Believing in the word of Allah the Quran

Believing in the word of Allah the Quran

Allah Almighty accomplished the religion of truth of peace and His choice by blessing the Ummah with the beloved of all Prophets and last Messengers of Allah, Muhammad (SAW), descending upon Him the true and the greatest book of all time, The Holy Quran to let us guide and knowing Islam and learning quran, as narrated: O’ people! No Prophet would be raised after me and no new Ummah (would be formed) after you.

And,

Verily I have left amongst you that which will never lead you astray; the Book of Allah, which if you hold fast you shall never go astray

Read Quran it is the true word of Allah; Muhammad (SAW) is referring about it. Thus the Quran turns out to be an ultimate way of guidance descended upon all mankind till the Day of Judgment.

And also in Surah e Baqara, Allah Himself glorifies the Holy Quran

Al-Baqara [2:2] this is the book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah.

After this it leaves no room for argument to the guided ones or doubt in hearts and souls of true believers that the book that was reviled on prophet Muhammad (SAW) the holy Quran is the source of guidance for whom who are searching for guidance of Allah and his blessings.

Those of us who believe in greatness of Quran and try to understand and follow the true teachings of God are definitely differentiated from the ones who don’t do so, as narrated in this verse:

Al-Baqara [2:78] and there are among them illiterates, who know not the book, but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture.

What makes Muslims believe that the Quran

Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is not the author of the Quran. God is its Author. The following points bear the fact:

First of all, the Quran itself, at a number of places and in different ways, says that it is from God. One of the claims runs thus: “This is indeed a Quran most honourable, a Book well-guarded…a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.” (Quran 56:77-80)

(Here, one ought to know the features of the Quran to understand the claim better. For instance, if the Quran had consisted of a number of books, and each book was made up of a number of chapters, then each of the books had to claim that it was from God in order to render the WHOLE volume as coming from God. But, this is fortunately not so with the Quran. The Quran is just ONE Book made up of 114 chapters. So, if the Quran claims, in any of its chapters, that the Book is from God, then the WHOLE Quran is from God. Yet, the Quran does not make the divine claim only once, but several times in different phrases and in different chapters.)

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His mother forced him to fall short with regard to the rights of one of his two wives

 

If a man has two wives, and his mother forces him to fall short with regard to the rights of one of them, and he gives his wife the choice between staying with him and giving up some of her rights or divorce, and she chooses to stay with him, is it permissible for him to do that?.

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no blame or sin on him if he gave her the choice and
she chose to stay, rather the blame and sin is on his mother who is forcing
him to do this. If he can advise his mother himself, or through the
mediation of someone whom she will listen to, and tell her that it is not
permissible for her to do this, and make her fear punishment in this world
or in the Hereafter, then this is what he must do, otherwise Allaah does not
burden any soul beyond its scope. End quote. 

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What should a person do who has the problem of looking at women?

 

I suffer from the habit of looking at adorned women. I cannot lower my gaze most of the time. Please advise me, what shall I do?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The one who has a septic wound should do whatever it takes to
remove the poison and heal the wound, with antidotes and ointments. This may
be achieved in several ways, such as:  

1.

Getting married, because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If one of you sees the charms of a
woman, let him come to his wife, for she has the same as (the other woman).”
This will reduce desire and weaken the infatuation.  

2.

Persisting in offering the five daily prayers, saying du’aa’
and beseeching Allaah during the period before dawn. His prayer should be
offered with proper presence of mind and focus. He should say a lot of
du’aa’ such as “Yaa muqallib al-quloob thabbit qalbi ala deenak (O
Controller of the hearts, make my heart adhere firmly to Your religion)” and
“Yaa musarrif al-quloob, sarrif qalbi ila ta’aatika wa ta’aati rasoolika
(O Director of the hearts, direct my heart to obey You and Your Messenger).”
If he persists in du’aa’ and beseeching Allaah, He will direct his heart
away from that, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Thus it was, that We might turn away from him evil and
illegal sexual intercourse. Surely, he was one of Our chosen, (guided)
slaves” [Yoosuf 12:24].  

End quote from al-Fataawa al-Kubra (3/77) by Shaykh
al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him). 

3.

Keeping away from places where there are adorned women, and
TV channels and so on that show images that may affect and weaken the
heart. 

Ends.

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He wants to stay up and he disturbs his wife, and she is complaining about his actions. Should he divorce her?

 

My wife does not listen to what I say. I am always working outside the house, from 5 PM until 1 AM. When I come home, I tell her to make the food and she makes it, but because she and I live in one room with my children, of whom we have two, when I sit at the computer or to watch television, she sits and yells because she wants to sleep. But when I am outside the house why doesn’t she sleep and rest then?! Every day is like this. What should I do? Should I divorce her or what?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly: 

Both spouses should realise that the basis
of married life is mutual understanding and its pillars are love and
compassion. Hence their married life cannot be complete unless there is kind
treatment on both sides. 

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“and live with them honourably”

[al-Nisa’ 4:19]. 

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen
(may Allaah have mercy on him) said: 

Each spouse must treat the other in a kind
and decent manner, because Allaah says(interpretation of the meaning): 

“and live with them honourably”

[al-Nisa’ 4:19] 

“And they (women) have rights (over their
husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands)
over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable”

[al-Baqarah 2:228]. 

If the spouses treat one another in a kind
and decent manner, that will preserve love between them and make life more
pleasant. How often has separation occurred because of the lack of kind and
decent treatment. If each of them feared Allaah and treated the other in a
kind and decent manner, giving them their due rights, much good and blessing
would be achieved thereby. But if there are arguments between the spouses,
you find that most of them are caused by the lack of kind and decent
treatment; the husband beats his wife for the slightest thing, or she is
stubborn and argues with him about the slightest thing. Hence each spouse
must treat the other in a kind and decent manner, as Allaah has commanded.
End quote from al-Liqa’ al-Shahri. 

With regard to your situation, there is
something that should be pointed out, and we hope that you will agree to
that which is best for you and your children: 

1.    
We think that it is
essential for you to give the children their own room, separate from yours
— if possible — and make your bedroom private.

2.    
Beware of spending
the night in anything that is not pleasing to Allaah. Your work involves
staying up at night, then when you come home and eat dinner, it will be more
or less the last third of the night, and it is not good for you to spend
this time watching TV or at the computer with things in which there is no
benefit or which are haraam. This time is for sleeping for the one who has
spent her night waiting for you and serving you. It is your wife’s right to
spend this time sleeping, so that she can get up in the day to serve you and
to serve your children, and you do not have the right to disturb her or
spoil the quality of her sleep, because it is her right over you to be
treated in a kind and decent manner, and you are not doing that according to
what you have told us, whereas we see that she waits for you and prepares
dinner for you, and what you are criticising her for we do not see as
anything to be blamed; rather she is in the right.

Just as the wife is required to pay
attention to her husband’s work and appreciate the effort he is putting into
it, the husband should also take an interest in his wife’s work in her house
and appreciate her serving him and taking care of the children. What the
wife does is much greater than what the husband does. If you are working
from 5 PM until one at night, your wife is working all around the clock.
Even in her sleep, she does not rest; if one of the children cries or needs
something, she is the one who gets up to take care of him and look after
him, not you. After that, is it appropriate for you to deprive her of her
fair share of sleep in which she can rest from the burdens of housework? How
can you expect her to sleep at a time other than her time for sleeping? If
you want her to stay at night with you, do you think that she can take care
of your house during the day? We think that you are spending the day
sleeping until noon, because of your work and staying up late. Is there any
housewife who can do that? Indeed, what you are demanding is not in
accordance with either sharee’ah or reason; what your wife is doing is in
accordance with both.

3.    
We advise the wife
to remember that it is essential to treat her husband kindly and not to
raise her voice or yell when asking for her rights. This is not befitting
for the wise Muslim woman to do.

The scholars of the Standing Committee for
Issuing Fatwas said: What is prescribed is for the spouses to address one
another in a way that will create love and strength in the marital bonds,
and each of them should avoid raising the voice to one another or addressing
one another in ways that they dislike, because Allaah says (interpretation
of the meaning):

“and live with them honourably”

[al-Nisa’
4:19].

And she should not raise her voice to him,
because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And they (women)
have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to
those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to
what is reasonable”

[al-Baqarah 2:228].

But the husband should treat her in the way
that is better, so that the conflict will not be exacerbated. 

And Allaah is the source of strength; may
Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and
companions. End quote. 

Finally: 

We advise you to fear Allaah and to treat
your wife in a kind and decent manner. We also advise you to keep your wife
and to give her her rights of love and compassion. 

We ask Allaah to reconcile your hearts and
to set your affairs straight and to help you and your children.

And Allaah knows best.

 

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She is afraid that her husband is neglecting her because he spends most of his time at worke

 

I am a young woman in my 20s. My marriage contract was done a few months ago and we agreed to consummate the marriage after a year and a half. I feel very anxious and fed up because my husband is neglecting me and pays no attention to me, because he spends most or all of his time at work. I am very worried about this marriage, and especially since I am very young and am still living in my family’s house, and I do not know what will happen when I move to his house. I feel very alone and am troubled by bad thoughts, especially since I was sought for marriage by many people, and I feel that I am wasting my life with this marriage. What do you advise me to do? What are my rights over my husband and what is the evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah concerning that?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If your husband is religiously committed and of good
character, then praise Allaah for the blessing of making this marriage
possible, and stop feeling worried and anxious, although we feel that this
worry is something to be expected in a woman of your age in your situation.
Indeed many people feel a kind of anticlimax after becoming engaged or doing
the marriage contract, but one should let one’s optimistic side prevail and
think positively, so long as your family knew him before he proposed
marriage, or has checked on him and done their utmost to find out about his
situation, with regard to his religious commitment, character,
trustworthiness and serious approach to life. 

The fact that the husband has work which takes up a lot of
his time is not to be regarded as something odd in this day and age, because
of the high cost of living and lack of sources of income. The wise husband
who is keen to take care of his family will strike a balance between that
and fulfilling his family’s rights, so he will give them as much of his
love, care and attention as he can when he comes back to them, and he will
make the most of his resting times to spread an atmosphere of love and
compassion that will make them forget that he is far away from them. This is
something which we hope you will find with your husband, if Allaah wills,
after consummation of the marriage. 

The wife has rights over her husband, as he has rights over
her. Her rights include: that he should provide her with sufficient
accommodation, food and clothing, he should treat her kindly, he should pay
attention to her religious commitment by helping her to worship Allaah, and
he should keep her away from sin and protect her from her Fire. He has
rights over her which are that she should obey him, treat him kindly, and
protect him with regard to herself and her honour. 

For more details on these rights, and the evidence for them,
please see the answer to question number
10680. 

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that if a
woman is sought for marriage by many people, then if she accepts a man as
her husband, she must be content with that and be pleased with him, and
strive to make him happy, and hope for good in her life with him, and ask
Allaah to help her to fulfil her duty towards him. Thus she will prepare
herself for a happy life with him. 

But the one who looks at her situation, thinks too highly of
herself and is deceived by people’s interest in her, she may not be
successful with her husband, and may not be content with her situation, so
she will lose her happiness and peace of mind. May Allaah keep you safe from
that. 

To sum up, we are advising you to stop being afraid and
worried, and to be optimistic and hopeful, and to ask Allaah for guidance
and help. 

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said
to ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him): “Say: ‘O Allaah, guide me and make
me steadfast’.” Narrated by Muslim (2725). 

According to another report: “Say: O Allaah, I ask You for
guidance and steadfastness.” 

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with
her) said: the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) entered
upon me what I was praying, and he wanted something, but I took too long, so
he said: “O ‘Aa’ishah, you should recite general and comprehensive du’aa’s.”
When I had finished, I said: O Messenger of Allaah, what is general and
comprehensive du’aa’? He said: “Say: O Allaah, I ask You for all goodness,
now and later on, that which I know and that which I do not know; I seek
refuge in You from all evil, now and later on, that which I know and that
which I do not know. I ask you for Paradise and the words and deeds that
will bring me closer to it, and I seek refuge in You from Hell and from the
words and deeds that would bring me closer to it. I ask You for that which
Muhammad asked You for, and seek refuge in You from that from which Muhammad
sought refuge; whatever You decreed for me, make its consequences good.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari in al-Adab al-Mufrad (639) and classed as
saheeh by al-Albaani. 

Recite this du’aa’ a great deal and maintain a good
relationship with Allaah, hoping for good from Him. Seek the help of a
trustworthy advisor and one who has experience among your family and
friends, if you need any help with your problem. 

We ask Allaah to set your affairs straight with your husband,
and to decree guidance, happiness and well-being for you both. 

And Allaah knows best.

 

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Her husband does not want more children but she does

 

Allah has blessed us with 2 beautiful and healthy My husband is of the opinion that in this day and age it’s enough. He does not want more kids. I If I talk to him, and tell him, that I would like to have another baby he sometimes get’s angry or tells me he will get a vasectomy. I do not want him to do haraam, but I long to have another child, inshaAllah. Can I refuse to have intercourse with him, when he is using protection or am I not allowed to. If he is not changing his mind, am I allowed to ask him for divorce? Or is it better to stay with him for the sake of the children and put my desires last?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly: 

Having a lot of children is something that is encouraged in
Islam and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) urged
Muslims to do that. Abu Dawood (2050) narrated that Ma’qil ibn Yazaar (may
Allah be pleased with him) said: A man came to the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of
Allaah, I have found a woman who is from a good family and is beautiful, but
she does not bear children; should I marry her?” He told him not to. Then he
came to him a second time and said something similar and he told him not to
marry her. Then he came to him a third time and said something similar and
he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Marry the one who is
loving and fertile, for I will be proud of your great numbers.” 

Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel,
1784. 

Hence the couple should be keen to have a lot of children and
be happy about that and show gratitude for the blessing that Allah has
bestowed upon them. 

Secondly: 

It is permissible to delay having children for a certain
amount of time if that serves an interest, such as if the woman is weak or
sick. But it is not permissible to do that for fear of poverty or for fear
of raising the children, because that implies thinking negatively of Allah,
may He be exalted. 

It says in a statement of the Islamic Fiqh Council belonging
to the Muslim World League: The Islamic Fiqh Council affirms unanimously
that it is not permissible to limit the number of children in general and it
is not permissible to prevent pregnancy if the reason for doing that is fear
of poverty, because Allah is the Provider and Owner of great power, and
there is no living creature on earth but its provision is due from Allah, or
if that is for other reasons that are not acceptable according to
sharee’ah. 

As for using means of preventing or delaying pregnancy in
individual cases where there real and certain harm will result from it, such
as if the pregnant woman will have to give birth in a manner other than that
which is usual, and she will have to have surgery to bring the child forth,
in which case there is nothing in sharee’ah to prevent her doing that. The
same applies if it is delayed for other legitimate shar’i or health reasons
confirmed by a trustworthy Muslim doctor. Contraception becomes a must in a
case where it is proven that harm would result for the mother or there is
the fear that she may die, according to the opinion of a trustworthy Muslim
doctor. End quote from Fataawa Islamiyyah, 3/200. 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was
asked: Is it permissible to use birth control so that a person has a child
every five years, because he sees the corruption in society and would not be
able to raise a lot of children close in age in this overwhelmingly corrupt
society? 

He replied: So long as this is the intention, then it is not
permissible to do this, because it reflects a lack of trust in Allaah with
regard to the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) who said “Marry the one who is loving and fertile…” 

But if the birth control has to do with the condition of the
woman – because she cannot cope with repeated pregnancies – this may be
permissible, but it is better not to do it.

End quote. See the answer to question number
7205. 

Thirdly: 

It is permissible to use condoms and withdrawal, i.e.,
ejaculating outside the vagina, on condition that you ask your wife’s
permission to do that, because she has the right to pleasure and to have a
child. 

The evidence that withdrawal is permissible is the hadeeth of
Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah who said: We used to engage in ‘azl at the time of
the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). News of
that reached the Messenger of Allaah (and peace of Allah be upon him) and he
did not forbid us to do it.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5209) and Muslim (1440). 

The husband does not have the right to do that without the
consent of his wife, because of what has been stated above. 

If he insists on his attitude even though you want a child,
then he is doing wrong, but you should not respond to his action by refusing
to share his bed, because two wrongs do not make a right. Al-Bukhaari (3237)
and Muslim (1736) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with
him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: ‘When a man calls his wife to his bed and she refuses, and he
went to sleep angry with her, the angels will curse her until morning.’” 

So do your duty and ask Allah for your rights. Be patient and
seek reward with Allah, and continue to advise him and do not ask for
divorce. Rather you should protect your home and your family, and pay
attention to raising your children. Ask Allah for righteous offspring, for
if it is decreed that a child should be born, that will not be prevented by
withdrawal, condoms or anything else. 

Ahmad narrated from Jaabir with regard to withdrawal that he
said: I used to withdraw from her — meaning the slave woman – and and have
intercourse with, and she bore a child. The Messenger of Allah (blessings
and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “If Allah decrees that a soul should
be created, then it will come into existence.” 

And al-Bukhaari (5210) and Muslim (1438) narrated that that
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri said: We captured some female prisoners and we engaged
in coitus interruptus, then we asked the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and
peace of Allah be upon him) about that and he said to us: “Do you do that?
Do you do that? Do you do that? There is no soul that is to exist, until the
Day of Resurrection, but it will come into being.” 

May Allah help us all to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. 

And Allah knows best.

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He wrote a letter of divorce to his wife intending to send it at the end of the month

 

His wife insisted on divorce, and he told her “Think about it for one month.” But she did not change her mind, and she left. When the month was nearly over, he wrote a letter of divorce, intending to send it to her exactly at the end of the month. She got in touch with him one day before the
end of the month and said, “I want to come back.” So did the divorce take place?

Praise be to Allaah.

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih
al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who replied as follows:

The matter is according to his intention; if he intended divorce, then
the divorce has happened. But it seems that he did not want the divorce to happen until
the end of the month, so on this basis the divorce did not happen.

And Allaah knows best.

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Problems caused by wife’s illness

 

My brother married a woman who suffers from retinal atrophy, and he did not know anything about her sickness until two months ago. All he knew was that her vision was weak, and he got married to her. Now he is wondering whether he should separate from her because he feels that she will not be able to raise his children properly if she has children.

 He is always arguing with her mother because she speaks badly to him and he thinks that she bewitched him to make him marry her daughter. Now he cannot control his anger most of the time and he beats his wife, and he insults her in horrible terms. I hope you can suggest what is best for them.

Praise be to Allaah.
 

 

What you have mentioned about her suffering from retinal
atrophy is not one of the faults which the fuqaha’ have stated give the
husband the choice of annulling the marriage. But some scholars, such as
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, and Ibn al-Qayyim – and Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
who regarded it as being the correct view – narrated that every fault which
puts the other spouse off, so that the purposes of marriage, namely
compassion and love, cannot be achieved, mean that the spouse has the choice
of annulling the marriage. (Zaad al-Ma’aad, 5/163) 

Based on this, the choice of annulment is given in every case
where there is a fault that affects the purposes of marriage, namely love,
intimacy, bearing children, etc. 

But your brother came to know of this fault after that, and
he did things which indicate that he accepted that, namely continuing to be
intimate with her and not hastening to annul the marriage. According to the
fuqaha’ this indicates that he accepts it, and that he does not have the
right to annul the marriage. 

But as you know, divorce is the man’s right and he may
divorce his wife if he thinks that he cannot live a good life with her and
that he cannot feel love for her and feel at ease with her, which is the
basis of marriage. 

What we advise in such situations is to be patient with this
wife and try to solve the problem. If her mother is the main reason for the
problems, then it is better to keep a distance from her and to live in
separate accommodation. If your brother lives in the same house as her or
nearby, then it is sufficient to keep in touch by phone and pay brief
visits, etc. If the wife’s bad attitude is the reason for the problem, then
your brother should check himself and how he treats his wife, for the way he
treats her, beating her and calling her names, may be the reason for her bad
attitude. He should seek the help of people who have experience in dealing
with such problems, and try different ways of finding a solution to each
problem. 

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“If you dislike them, it
may be that you dislike a thing and Allaah brings through it a great deal of
good”

[al-Nisa’ 4:19] 

If it is too much for him and he finds that there is no way to solve the problem or to live peacefully with his wife, then there is no sin in divorcing her; in this case she is entitled to the mahr because the marriage has been consummated. And Allaah knows best.

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She wants a divorce but he does not want to divorce her

 

I have a sister who is married, but her husband has not consummated the marriage with her yet. Everything was fine until my sister suddenly said that she does not want to live with her husband because she no longer loves him. They have not lived together in their house as husband and wife. When her husband heard her say this he got very angry and refused to divorce her. My sister is insisting that she does not want to live with him and he is insisting that he will not divorce her. We have told her that she cannot get divorced without a legitimate shar’i reason and proof, but she says that he gets angry quickly, and discloses secrets. It should be noted that she has not yet lived with him in the same house. Her husband admits that and says that he will change. What is the shar’i solution to this difficult problem?.

Praise be to Allaah.
 

 

If the husband is giving his wife her rights
as prescribed in sharee’ah, then it is haraam for her to ask him for a divorce, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “Any woman who asked for a divorce for no reason, the fragrance of Paradise is forbidden to her.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1187; Abu
Dawood, 2226; Ibn Maajah, 2055; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood). 

What is meant by the words “for no reason” is without any urgent situation which makes it hard
for the marriage to continue.  

If the wife is being harmed and the situation
is too difficult for her because of the husband’s falling short in giving her her rights, or his withholding her rights from her, or because of
his bad treatment and other similar reasons, then she has the right to ask for divorce, and she may refer to the qaadi and tell him what is
happening, and he in turn can ask the husband to give her her rights or to divorce her.  

If she has found out that he has some bad
characteristics, he should not hasten to ask for a divorce, rather she has to be kind to him and advise him in the way that is best, and help him
to change his character for the better. He acknowledges the way he is and has promised to change. This is a positive step on the husband’s part
and it is the first step in dealing with the problem. The wife should help her husband to do good. If every wife wanted a divorce when he was
quick to get angry or transmitted some words that were spoken between him and his wife, or other mistakes, there would be no household that was
not broken up and its members scattered. 

For more information see the answers to
questions no 3758 and
12496. 

And Allaah knows best.

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A false hadeeth with the title “ would that it had been new… would that it had been far… would that it had been complete”

 

One of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was on his deathbed, and he spoke three phrases: “Would that it had been new”. He slept briefly then woke up and said “Would that it had been far.” He slept briefly and woke up and said: “Would that it had been complete.” After that his soul departed. The Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) went to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) to ask him about these words. The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “ One day this man was walking and he had an old garment with him. He came across a poor person who was complaining about the bitter cold, so he gave him the garment. As he was dying, he saw a palace in Paradise, and the Angels of death said to him: ‘This is your palace.’ He said: ‘For which deed of mine is it?’ They said to him: ‘Because one night you gave the garment in charity to a poor person.’ The man said, ‘It was old and worn out. What would it have mattered to us if it had been new? Would that it had been new.’ One day he was going to the mosque, and he saw a paralysed man who wanted to go to the mosque, so he carried him to the mosque. When he was dying, he saw a palace in Paradise, and the Angels of death said to him: ‘This is your palace.’ He said: ‘For which deed of mine is it?’ They said to him: ‘Because you carried a paralysed man to pray in the mosque.’ The man said: ‘The mosque was nearby. What would it have mattered to us if it had been far away? Would that it had been far away.’ One day he was walking and he had with him part of a round of bread. He came across a poor person who was hungry, so he gave him a piece of it. When he was dying, he saw a palace in Paradise. The Angels of death said to him: This is your palace. He said: ‘For which of my deeds is it?’ They said to him: ‘Because you gave in charity part of a round of bread to a poor person.’ The man said: ‘It was part of a round. What would it have mattered to us if it had been complete? Would that it had been complete.’ 

I want to know whether this is a hadeeth and whether it is saheeh. Because I cannot reply to these words until I am certain whether it is sound or not. May Allah reward you with the highest Firdaws.

Praise be to Allaah.

The words mentioned in the question are not a hadeeth of the
Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and they are not the
words of any of the Sahaabah or Taabi’een. In fact, in our research we did
not find it in any of the books of the scholars, classical or modern, saheeh
or da’eef. It is most likely to be one of the fabrications that are in
circulation among people. Perhaps some of the later writers fabricated it
and attributed it to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him),
and how many such reports there are nowadays, and Allah is the one whose
help we seek. Many people have had the audacity to commit this grave major
sin, the sin of fabricating hadeeths and falsely attributing them to the
Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). 

What every Muslim must do is be aware of these fabricated
reports, and strive to warn people against them, and not help to spread
them. Rather they must help to erase them from gatherings and chat rooms,
and replace them with the many sound hadeeth which encourage giving charity
and being kind to the poor and needy. 

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon
him) said: “It is sufficient lying for a man to speak of everything that he
hears.” narrated by Muslim in the Introduction to his Saheeh (5). 

And Allah knows best.

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