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Righteous Wife

A Righteous Wife is the foundation of righteous communities – Ash Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ash-Shaykh Al-Fawzaan – hafidahullah – said: “Oh mankind know that righteous communities are built on righteous families and good houses; good houses are based upon the righteous wife, due to this it is obligatory for the Muslim that he chooses a righteous wife. (فَالصَّالِحَاتُ قَانِتَاتٌ حَافِظَاتٌ لِلْغَيْبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ اللَّهُ)، Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in the husband’s absence what Allah orders them to guard (Soorah An-Nisaa’ Verse 34) Therefore the Muslim chooses the righteous wife for she is the foundation of the house and she is the cultivator for the offspring and she guards her offspring and husband. (فَالصَّالِحَاتُ قَانِتَاتٌ) i.e. she is obedient to Allah (حَافِظَاتٌ لِلْغَيْبِ): When her husband is away she preserves herself (chastity), his property and his children until he returns. A dua of the slaves of Ar-Rahmaan (as mentioned in sUrah Al Furqaan) (رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ) And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, (Soorah Al-Furqaan Verse 74) So they began their supplication with the wives (i.e. due to the importance of having righteous wives)”

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