A believing male should not hate his wife due to one evil characteristic of hers

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Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“A believing man should not hate a believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics, he will be pleased with another”



Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih, on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1469)


This Hadith indicates that every person has faults. If a man is looking for a spouse without any faults, he will be without a partner. A person should therefore acknowledge and show regard for the good qualities and overlook the faults.

(Refer: Al Minhaj of ‘Allamah Nawawi, Hadith: 3633 and Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 3240)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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