Be Kind to the Women Who Were Created From the Rib

Woman From the Rib

Be nice to women. Guide them to good and prevent them from doing bad. But be patient and be gentle with them.

In a hadith from Abu Hurairah (may Allah blesses him), that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) says:

استوصوا بالنساء خيرًا، فإن المرأة خلقت من ضلع، وإن أعوج ما في الضلع أعلاه، فإن ذهبت تقيمه كسرته، وإن تركته، لم يزل أعوج، فاستوصوا بالنساء‏

“Take my advice with regard to women: Act kindly towards women, for they were created from a rib, and the most crooked part of a rib is its uppermost. If you attempt to straighten it; you will break it, and if you leave it alone it will remain crooked; so act kindly toward women” [al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Shaikh Abdul Aziz ibn Baz explains this hadits:

“This is a command for all husbands, fathers, brothers and other men to take good care of women. To be kind to them, not to treat them wrong. To give them their rights and to direct them to goodness. And this is applied to all women. Because the Prophet ﷺ says: “Act kindly towards women“.

And this still applies even though women sometimes do things that are not supposed to. Because they were created from a rib, as the Prophet ﷺ said: “they were created from a rib, and the most crooked part of a rib is its uppermost

We all know that the ribs are bent. The meaning is, that there must be something wrong or imperfect in her behaviour”.


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