A Message Exclusively to the Husbands
Author: Jamāl al-Ḥārithī
Paperback: 112 pages
The husband seeks from his wife that she should be an ideal wife: affectionate, kind, receptive, obedient to his command, attractive, enticing, charming and other than that. However, on the other hand some husbands dishonor their wives and neglect the obligatory rights that have been placed upon them.
Yes, there are rights belonging to the husband that are binding upon the wife to uphold, but where are the wife’s rights that are binding upon the husband?
So the wife asks, the writers write, and the publishers produce a large variety of books in clarification of the husband's rights upon the wife, yet we only see a small amount of writings, compared to the vast number of works, addressing the wife’s rights from her husband.
In this beneficial treatise the Shaykh advises the following types of husbands:
The one who abandons the prayer
The one who abandons the home
The frequent traveler
The caller to Allah
The one who belittles his wife
The one who prevents his wife from seeking knowledge
The one who is rough during relations
The one who shows up unexpectedly
The one who feels he is too good for his wife
The man who has a weak personality
The man who abandons his responsibilities
The one who threatens his wife with divorce
The one who (intentionally) makes things difficult
The one who allows others to steer his personal affairs
The man who gives his wife free reign