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Appreciating Our Wives

  • This hadith regarding akhlaq, ties together three things: the completion of our Iman is connected to excellence in our character, and excellence in character is connected to the way we treat our families.
  • This hadith is indirectly telling us that in determining a person’s virtue or moral uprightness, we should look at how he interacts with his family. 
  • So vital is a wife’s role in the Islamic view that the Prophet s.a.w. tells us: Meaning: “The most perfect of the believers in faith, are those who excel in good character, and the best of you are those who are best to their wives.” (Hadith narrated by At-Tirmizi).