The complete narration regarding the best type of woman

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Can you please mention the full Hadith you have answered here from Mustadrak Hakim regarding which type of woman is best?



The full Hadith as appears in Mustadrak Hakim is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked, ‘Which type of woman is the best? He replied, ‘The best woman is one who when you look at her you become pleased, who obeys when you instruct and who does not violate him with regard to herself [chastity] and her wealth  ”

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 161)


The full narration as appears in Musnad Bazzar and Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The best of woman is one who when you look at her, she pleases you, when you instruct her she obeys and when you are absent, she protects you by protecting herself [chastity]  and her wealth.”

In the version of Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi, the narrator states, ‘He then recited the Verse: ‘Men have charge of women…’ till the end of the Verse.’ (Surah An Nisa, Verse: 34)

(Musnad Bazzar; Al Bahruz Zakkhar, Hadith: 8537, Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi, Hadith: 2444)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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