There is not anyone who does not have problems and
grievances with regard to daily life. Everyone likes to have a sympathetic
person with whom he can confide and who will listen to his problems. But
the point to remember is that "there is a time and place for everything".
One should realize the proper time and occasion to complain. Some ignorant
and selfish women do not realize that their husbands are very tired and
nervous after a long day's work. Instead of waiting an hour or two for
him to regain his spirits, they start attacking him with a barrage of complaints.
For instance the wife may say:
"You have left me with these damned kids and rushed
off. Ahmad has broken the glass in the door of the front room. Our daughters
have been fighting. I am going crazy with the noise of the kids outside.
Hasan does not study at all and he has secured poor marks. I have been
working so hard today and I am exhausted. Nobody listens to my cries!
These kids don't help at all in the house-work. I
wish I didn't have any children at all! By the way your sister was here
today. I don't know what was wrong with her; she acted as if I had swallowed
her father's inheritance. May God save me from your mother! She has been
talking ill about me behind my back. I am fed up with all of them. Also,
I cut my finger badly with a knife today.
I wish I'd not gone to Muhammad's wedding yesterday.
You should have seen Rashid's wife! What an outfit! Allah should give me
the same luck! Some men really love their wives and buy them beautiful
things. They are real husbands. When Rashid entered, everybody respected
him. It's true that people are only interested in what you're wearing.
What has she got that I haven't? Why should she show off in front of me?!
Oh yes, she is fortunate to have a husband who loves her, he isn't like
I can't stand this damned house any longer, looking
after your and your children. So do what you like!"
This sort of attitude is incorrect. Women of this
sort think that their husbands are going on a picnic or pleasure-ride every
morning. Men confront hundreds of problems everyday. Dear lady! you do
not know what your husband has gone through when he is at work. You do
not know what rude and obnoxious people he has had to deal with all the
day. So, when he comes home, you should not present all of your complaints
at the same time. He should not feel guilty of being a man. Be fair and
be considerate to him. If you, by grumbling and nagging, add to his worries
and anguish, then he may either start a row or just leave the house and
go to a cafe, cinema, or even walk around the streets.
Therefore, dear lady! for the sake of Allah, give up this habit of complaining at inopportune moments. Find a suitable time and then present him with your genuine problems, not by complaining, but in a consultative type of way. In this way, you do not create antagonistic feelings in him and the family bonds remain secure
"The Prophet (SA) of Islam stated: 'The prayers of
a woman who teases her husband with her tongue, are not accepted (by Allah)
even though she fasts everyday, gets up for the acts of worship every night,
sets free a few slaves and donates her wealth in the way of Allah. A bad-tongue
woman who hurts her husband in this way, is the first person who enters
"The Holy Prophet (SA) also stated: 'The women of
Paradise say to those women who abuse their husbands in this way: 'May
Allah kill you. Do not misbehave with your husband. This man (the husband)
is not yours, and you do not deserve him. Soon he will leave you and come
I do not know what such women want to achieve by their
grumbling. If they want to attract their husband's attention or to show
off, then surely they achieve the exact opposite and exasperate him. If
they intend to distress him, to create for him psychological problems and
to lead him towards fatal artificial addictions, then they are on the right
Dear lady! if you care about your husband and your
family, then you should give up this improper and illogical attitude. Have
you ever thought that your misconduct may lead towards breaking up your
"One doctor testified in court: 'I have not yet seen
my wife act like a proper housewife during all my married life. Our house
is always in a mess. She is always shouting and abusing. I am fed up with
her'. After paying her a lump sum money, he received divorce. He said joyfully:
'If she had wanted and had asked for all my wealth and even my medical
degree, I would have given it to get rid of her sooner',"
 Bihar al-Anwar, vol 76, p 363.
 Mahajjat al-Bayda, vol 2, p 72.
Ittela'at, 13th Dey, 1350 Solar Hijri, no 13689.