Channel: Faith IQ
What does the verse ‘Men are the maintainers and caretakers of women’ mean to you as a woman?
Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair answers
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What is the verse a general qalamoun? Allah Nisa that men are maintainers and caretakers of women mean to you as a woman.
What it means to me is that if a man has married a woman in God's name, then he is responsible for her that he is her companion and friend, in ensuring her mental, spiritual, financial and social well being. Just like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was towards his wives, he requested a lady to teach his wife a certain treatment, and at one point, he refused to go to a feast without our Chateau de la Mancha. And many times he would send our show below on his friends to her in order to be in her company. Marriage is not a one sided relationship. It's not about the men believing that he is the ultimate boss, and that the relationship is all about his rights and the wives duties
towards him. We see that in this verse, Allah mentions the responsibility of the men towards their wives, and the responsibility of the women towards their husbands. It's unfortunate that we focus only on a woman's responsibilities towards her husband, and we forget about the man's responsibilities towards his wife.