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    hadith about women prostrating before their husbands

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    Narrated Qays ibn Sa'd, 'I went to al-Hirah and saw them (the people) prostrating themselves before a satrap of theirs, so I said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) has most right to have prostration made before him. When I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), I said: I went to al-Hirah and saw them prostrating themselves before a satrap of theirs, but you have most right, Apostle of Allah, to have (people) prostrating themselves before you. He said: Tell me , if you were to pass my grave, would you prostrate yourself before it? I said: No. He then said: Do not do so. If I were to command anyone to make prostration before another I would command women to prostrate themselves before their husbands, because of the special right over them given to husbands by Allah. [abu dawud Book 11, h # 2135]

    When you look at the above Hadith in full, you realize that it is a case of prohibition rather than encouragement. It is not permissible for anyone to prostrate himself before another, no matter what position that person occupies. In his own case, the Prophet ordered his companions not to do that. He then added that had such prostration ever been possible, then women might have been ordered to do it for their husbands. But the Prophet did not order that. Hence, it is not right. The construction of the sentence makes it clear that the whole idea is unacceptable. It is stated in this way only to emphasize the matrimonial rights. According to Islam, however, these are equal between man and wife. Hence, we should never belittle women’s rights in Islam. [edited by adil Salahi]



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