Women and Fiqh - 17 Apr 2010
"And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmates from yourselves that you might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folks who reflect." [Surah al-Room: 21]
Ustaz Ghazali covers chapter 3 of Kitab Da'wah Mahabbah on the husband's responsibilities over his wife. Besides the basic provision of food and clothes, a husband is also required to teach his wife about Fardhu Ain, Aqidah and Tauhid and ensure that his wife and kids observe adab in social engagement and cover their aurat. I benefited from the open and frank exchange.
He concluded the session by sharing the story of how RasululLah SAW chose Ali Ibn Abu Talib to marry Fatimah Zahra. From this story, it is clear that - “Men choose women for four reasons: for their money, for their rank, for their beauty and for their religion, but marry one who is religious and you will succeed” (Bukhari, Muslim).
I'd recommend my dear sisters in Islam to download "Winning the heart of a wife" and share it with our brothers in Islam :)