Did The Prophet ﷺ Say This

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Faith IQ

Channel: Faith IQ

Topics: Women

Episode Notes

The Prophet said: “Treat women kindly, for woman was created from a bent rib, and the most crooked part of the rib is the top part, so treat women kindly.” [Bukhari]

What does this hadith actually mean?

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi explains.

Episode Transcript

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How do I understand the Hadith that the Prophet system said that women are like a bent rib?

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So our scholars have interpreted this to mean that from the perspective of a man, a woman thinks and acts differently, and from the perspective of a woman, a man thinks and acts differently, and rather than harp on a particular phrasing, look at the spirit and the goal of the Hadith. The goal of the Hadith was that the Prophet system was saying to men, don't be strict with your wives. Don't expect your wives to act and speak and talk in a manner that you want them do. They have a different way of verbalizing of engaging and so don't be that strict with them, cut them some slack. That is the point of the idea. And this is actually scientifically psychologically very true. The way men think

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the way women think the way men talk the way women talk, what men think about what women think about these are very different things. So rather than jump on one particular phrasing, look at the spirit of the Hadith and the point of the Hadith, which is that the Prophet system is saying, cut your wife some slack and women as well cut the men some slack and realize that men and women act and talk and react differently and the marriage will only flourish when both genders take that into account.