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Prohibiton of beating women in light of Hadith

Prohibiton of beating women in light of Hadith


 Hadith number 1

Imam Bukhari Made a full chapter on it


باب ما يكره من ضرب النساء

Chapter: It is disliked to beat women


عن عبد الله بن زمعة، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «لا يجلد أحدكم امرأته جلد العبد، ثم يجامعها في آخر اليوم»


Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Zam’a: The Prophet said, “None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part ofthe day.


And Wordings of Ibn e Majah is :

عن عبد الله بن زمعة قال خطب النبي صلی الله عليه وسلم ثم ذکر النسا فوعظهم فيهن ثم قال إلام يجلد أحدکم امرأته جلد الأمة ولعله أن يضاجعها من آخر يومه

It was narrated that Abdullah bin Zam’ah said: “The Prophet P.B.U.H delivered a sermon then he made mention of women, and exhorted (the men) concerning them. Then he said: How long will one of you whip his wife like a slave, then lie with her at the end of the day?



(Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn e Majah, Musannaf Ibn e Abi shaibah, Musnad Ahmad, Sunan Darmi)


Hadith number 2


عن عاشة قالت ما ضرب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم خادما قط ولا ضرب بيده شيا قط إلا أن يجاهد في سبيل الله

Ayesha (Radi ALLAH Ta’ala Anha) said: PROPHET PBUH never beat with his hand his servants nor anyone else except in war (with Kuffar).


(Sahih Muslim, Ibn e Majah, Nasaai, Musannaf Abdul Razzaq, Musnad Ahmad, Sunan Darmi, Sunan Al Kubra Nasaai, Musnad Abu Ya’la, Sahi Ibn e Hibban)


Hadith number 3


عن إياس بن عبد الله بن أبي ذباب، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «لا تضربوا إماء الله» فجاء عمر إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: ذئرن النساء على أزواجهن، فرخص في ضربهن، فأطاف بآل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم نساء كثير يشكون أزواجهن، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: «لقد طاف بآل [ص:246] محمد نساء كثير يشكون أزواجهن ليس أولئك بخياركم»


Iyas ibn Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Do not beat Allah’s handmaidens, but when Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them. Then many women came round the family of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) complaining against their husbands. So the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Many women have gone round Muhammad’s family complaining against their husbands. They are not the best among you (those who beat their women)



(Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Ibn e Majah, Musananf Abdul Razzaq, Sunan Darmi, Musnad Humaidi, Sunan Al Kubra Nasaai)


Hadith number 4


عن سليمان بن عمرو بن الأحوص قال حدثني أبي أنه شهد حجة الوداع مع رسول الله صلی الله عليه وسلم فحمد الله وأثنی عليه وذکر ووعظ فذکر في الحديث قصة فقال ألا واستوصوا بالنسا خيرا فإنما هن عوان عندکم ليس تملکون منهن شيا غير ذلک إلا أن يأتين بفاحشة مبينة فإن فعلن فاهجروهن في المضاجع واضربوهن ضربا غير مبرح فإن أطعنکم فلا تبغوا عليهن سبيلا ألا إن لکم علی نساکم حقا ولنساکم عليکم حقا فأما حقکم علی نساکم فلا يوطن فرشکم من تکرهون ولا يأذن في بيوتکم لمن تکرهون ألا وحقهن عليکم أن تحسنوا إليهن في کسوتهن وطعامهن


Sulayman ibn Amr ibn al-Ahwas reported that his father narrated to him that he observed the Farewell Pilgrimage with the Messenger of Allah (SAW) . He praised Allah and glorified Him and delivered a sermon and mentioned Allah.

The narrator while recounting the hadith related an account. He said, “Beware, I command to you to be good with the women, for, they are only (like) prisoners with you. You own nothing else over them besides that except that if they commit indecency openly, you may separate them from (your) beds and beat them, a simple beating. So, if they submit to you then do not look out for ways to hurt them.

Beware, you have rights over your wives and your wives have rights over you. As for your rights over your wives, they should not allow on your beds those whom you detest, and allow not in your homes those whom you detest. Beware, of their rights over you, do good to them in matters of their dress and their food”.



(Jami Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn e Majah, Musannaf Abdul Razzaq, Musnad Imam Ibn e Abi Shaibah, Sunan Al Kubra Nasaai, Sunan Al Kubra Bayhaqi)

Courtesy : Shaykh Wajahat Hussain Al Hanafi