Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Do Muslim Women Who Are Not Grateful For Their Husbands' Favours Become Kafirs?
Most Women Will Go To Hell Because They Were Ingratitude To Their Husbands For Their Favours Main Points: 1. The meaning of Kufran-e-Asheer 2. Different degrees and meanings of Kufr 3. One of the meanings of Kufr is ungratefulness ----- By Kaniz Fatma, New Age Islam 20 December 2022 Representative Image ---- There is a huge need for reformation, and this is true for married men and women alike. Women must likewise adopt the required reforms. The teachings of the Qur'an and the Sunnah instruct men to fulfil the full rights of women, but they also instruct women to respect the rights of their husbands. If a couple wants to have a good and happy marriage, both men and women must fulfil their responsibilities. However, there is a lot of discussion about women's rights and privileges in today's culture, which is fair, but on the flip side, the reformation of women is getting less and less attention, which starts to brew resentment in marital relationships. It's not necessary for males to take the majority of the responsibility for mistakes made in marital life; women can also share some of the blame. However, they are so devoid of consciousness that they are oblivious to their errors. In this brief post, we'll discuss a particular issue that ladies should consider. Kufran-e-Asheer, the name of this unique subject, literally translates as "ungratefulness towards husband's favour." Islam views ungratefulness toward the husband as a sinful deed. For this reason, the Prophet (peace be upon him) emphasised and was quite adamant about reforming it. According to the Holy Hadith, Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful." It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in Allah?" (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favours and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, 'I have never received any good from you." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 2, Hadith 22) The Arabic word ‘Asheer’ literally means ‘A person associated with another’ or ‘Someone you study with or live with’. But in the aforementioned Hadith, Asheer means a husband who lives with his wife. Kufran means ungratefulness. So Kufran-e-Asheer means ungratefulness towards the husband. Mufti Sharif al-Haq has written in the commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari that “the real meaning of Kufr is to hide but here it means ‘to hide kindness and favour’ that is, to be ingratitude. It is known from this hadith that ungratefulness is a major sin. It has been proved that recognizing benevolence is obligatory. (Nuzhat ul Qari, Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, under the mentioned hadith) In the aforementioned hadith, ungratefulness towards the husband is called Kufr. Here, Kufr does not mean disbelief on the basis of which a person is out of faith. There are many degrees of Iman (faith), just as there are various degrees of disbelief (Kufr). When someone believes in Allah, His Messengers, His Prophets, His Angels, His Books, Hashr and Nashr, the Afterlife, etc., they are said to be believers. However, it is stated in the hadith that such a person has perfected his religion, that is, his faith has become strong when that believer acts good deeds alongside his faith. However, according to various Ahadith, a believer's faith strengthens and is perfected when he performs good deeds alongside his faith (Iman). There are various degrees of disbelief, too. The most extreme kind of disbelieving is when a person disbelieves in Allah, His Messengers, His Prophets, His Angels, His Books, Hashr and Nashr, the afterlife, etc. They are referred to as disbelievers. Kufr is also used to refer to sins in addition to this. Sometimes the term "Kufr" refers to a grave sin that is extremely displeasing to Allah. For instance, it has been stated in a hadith that abusing Muslims is a great sin and engaging in combat with them is Kufr; hence, this statement does not imply that the person engaging in combat will eventually turn into a disbeliever or infidel, but rather that the combatant is a grave sinner. Fighting with a believer was traditionally considered an act of infidels; hence it became their symbol and was labelled as Kufr. However, a believer is not made a disbeliever by this act. So it was established that a kind of Kufr is something that makes someone a disbeliever, and a type of Kufr is something that makes someone a great sinner rather than a disbeliever. In the Hadith under discussion, Kufran-e-Asheer is referred to as Kufr, meaning "ungratefulness towards husbands," which is a serious sin that Allah (SWT) detests and advises to repent of and abstain from immediately, failing which one would have to endure severe torture in Hell. This discussion showed that Kufr can have different meanings and degrees, including ingratitude. If a woman becomes ingratitude to her husband for his favours, she will not be referred to as an unbeliever or an infidel, but rather as having committed a grievous sin. Regarding the hadith of Kufran-e-Asheer, there are two schools of thought: one holds that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was shown all the women up until the Day of Judgment, while the other holds that only the women who lived during the Prophet's (peace be upon him) lifetime were shown in hell. While it is true that not all women fall under either category, the message in both is the same: the majority of women will suffer in hell as a result of their ungratefulness towards their husbands. Furthermore, not all women are ungrateful, as is well known. Those who have a terrible tendency of being unappreciative and ungrateful must therefore start by changing themselves when the opportunity presents itself. This hadith conveys a message of reformation and successful marital life. ---- Kaniz Fatma is a classic Islamic scholar and a regular columnist for New Age Islam. 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