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 What Are the Duties of a Wife in Islam?

Can a wife expect anything from her husband in Islam? If she expects her husband to understand her with a few hints, is it right? Could you tell me about the duties of a wife in Islam?


There can be wishes of a lady from her husband. She can also wish him to understand her. But it would be better for her if she lets her husband know about it with a smiling face using sweet tongue instead of implications. Because;
One of the women’s duties is avoiding the behavior and conduct that will humiliate her husband. A lady should preserve the decency towards her husband and treat him good either at home or outside. Humiliating him in front of his friends or relatives or other family members would break his heart and upset him. In the end, husband may feel hatred or dislike towards his wife. It would be so much better for the wife to avoid these kind of actions in order not to spoil the peace in the family.
Islam commands couples to respond each other in the best manners and with dignity, not with rude behavoiur. Couples have to preserve the love and respect for each other. Otherwise peace will perish in the family.


One of the major duties of a wife is obedience.

“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded.” (Surah Nisa, 34)
As it is understood from the ayah; the share of the woman is to show obedience when her husband wishes something from her which is inside Islam. If he wishes something which doesn’t comply with Islamic teachings and orders of course she doesn’t need to do it but ease her husband. She should protect the properties and be good to her husband.
It is an essential right of man over his wife to be obeyed so long as his commands do not conflict or contradict the commands of Allah, the Almighty, Allah’s Apostle and the general teachings and codes of ethics of Islam. A Muslim wife must also protect her husband‘s secrets and privacy. She also must protect his wealth, finance and belongings as much as possible.
“If I were to command a single person to bow in prostration to another person, I could have commanded women to bow down (in obedience and respect, not in worship) to her husband.” (Tirmidhi)
We understand the other duties of a wife to her husband from the sayings Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
“A woman from the tribe of Khatham asked the Prophet (pbuh), "Tell me what is the right of the husband over the wife for I am an unmarried woman and I shall marry if I can, otherwise I shall remain unmarried." He said:
• The right of the husband over the wife is that if he wants her she must not prevent him.
• Also among his rights is that she must not give out anything from his house except by his permission. Otherwise, she shall bear the burden of sin while he shall obtain the reward.
• Also among his rights is that she must not fast a single day voluntarily without his permission. If she does, then she has only gone hungry and thirsty and it shall not be accepted from her.
• She must not leave his house except by his permission. Otherwise, she is cursed by the angels of the heaven, by the angels of mercy, and by the angels of punishment until her return." (Bayhaqi)

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘When a man calls his wife to his bed and she refuses, and he went to sleep angry with her, the angels will curse her until morning.’” (Bukhari)

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “It is not permitted for a woman to fast when her husband is present without his permission, or to admit anyone into his house without his permission. And whatever she spends (in charity) of his wealth without his consent, ….” (Bukhari, Muslim)

She should serve for her husband

"Any woman whose husband dies while he is pleased, happy and satisfied with her (acts, attitudes and behavior) will enter Jannah.” (Tirmidhi)

Wife shouldn’t let in whom her husband doesn’t like

One of the rights that the husband has over his wife is that she should not permit anyone whom he dislikes to enter his house.

A Wife shouldn’t look at stranger men and shouldn’t talk to them loosely

"Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:
I was with the Apostle of Allah (pbuh) while Maymunah was with him. Then Ibn Umm Maktum came. This happened when we were ordered to observe veil (purdah). The Prophet (pbuh) said: Observe veil from him. We asked: Apostle of Allah! is he not blind? He can neither see us nor recognise us. The Prophet (pbuh) said upon this: Are both of you blind? Do you not see him? You see him even if he doesn’t see you." (Dawud, Book 32, Hadith 4100) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - What Are the Duties of a Wife in Islam?

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dr hafsa munir said on "12.28.2012 14:51" :
The article is peaceful and informative.islam is no doubt the best source of sophisticated manner of giving best mentle andphysical health if v all obey its sayings.and can protect our homes peacely

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