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Iranian Woman in Full Burqa, c. 1928

Disobedient Women Must be Punished

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Iranian Woman in Full Burqa, c. 1928: Disobedient Women Must be Punished

Iranian Woman in Full Burqa, c. 1928

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The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.” (Hadith - Bukhari 1.28)

Iyas b. Abdullah reported God’s messenger as saying, “Do not beat God’s handmaidens;” but when `Umar came to God’s messenger and said, “The women have become emboldened towards their husbands,” he gave licence to beat them. Then many women went round God’s messenger’s family complaining of their husbands, and he said, “Many women have gone around complaining of their husbands. Those are not the best among you.” (Hadith - Masabih: volume 2, p. 692)

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