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  • Ibn Majah 1985 – Incident Of Violence On Women In Medina

    Posted by Muhammad Talha on March 5, 2023 at 7:47 am

    It was narrated that Iyas bin ‘Abdullah bin Abu Dhubab said:

    “The Prophet said: ‘Do not beat the female slaves of Allah.’ Then ‘Umar came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, the woman have become bold towards their husbands? So order the beatin g of them,’ and they were beaten. Then many women went around to the family of Muhammad,. The next day he said: ‘Last night seventy women came to the family of Muhammad, each woman complaining about her husband. You will not find that those are the best of you.’ “

    How to understand this? It has been graded as Saheeh.

    Umer replied 2 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Ibn Majah 1985 – Incident Of Violence On Women In Medina

    Umer updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • Umer

    Moderator March 9, 2023 at 6:00 am

    This narration must be seen in its primitive tribal context and how a prophet of Allah in that society brings reform in a society. It must be admitted that certain sensitivities of primitive tribal society used to be different with current sensitivities on similar matters, but the basic sense of familial morality and societal morality has had always remained the same. How to deal with certain familial disputes involving rebellion is a matter of application and may vary from society to society with the ultimate aim of keeping intact the institution of family.

    (For more details on the topic, please refer to the following response: Discussion 66019 • Reply 66064)

    Since narrations lack their context, so we do not know what kind of rebellious behaviour is being discussed here and why certain husbands chose those extreme measures and whether they were really extreme or not, or was it also a part of rebellious scheme of those wives to exaggerate the matter and report to the wives of the Prophet (sws) .

    What must be kept in mind is the fact that Prophet Muhammad (sws) in all circumstances condemned those actions of husbands and asked every one to treat their wives in the most honourable way.

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