Love for women in Islam
OUR PROPHET (SAAS) COMPARED WOMEN TO CRYSTAL GLASSES
Our Prophet (saas) resembled women to “crystal glasses.”
Ayni, Umdatu’l Qari, 22/185
OUR PROPHET (SAAS) SAID THAT WOMEN ARE A SOURCE OF PLEASURE FOR HIM
(Narrated from Muhammad ibn Umayr, Baqqar ibn Qardam and Abu Abdullah) Our Prophet (saas) stated:
“My light is the prayer and the source of my pleasure is women.”
Qulaynî, Qâfî, Volume.5, p.321, hadith no: 7.
LOVE OF WOMEN IS A MORALITY OF PROPHETS
[Abû Abdullah]; Narrated from Ali, his father, Muhammad ibn Abû Umayr and Ishâq ibn Ammâr:
Abû Abdullah [Jafar Sâdip (as)] stated:
“Love of women is the morality of prophets.”
Qulaynî, :Qafî, v.5, p.320, hadith no: 1.
Shayh Tûsî, Tehzîbu’l-Ahkâm (Tahran, 1365), volume.7, p.403.
Majlîsî, Bihârü’l-Anwâr, volume.101, p.75
Tabarsî, Makârimu’l-ahlâq, v.197
Amilî, Wasâilu’sh-shia, v.20, v.22 (hadith no: 24923)
THE LOVE FELT FOR WOMAN ADDS TO ONE’S ZEAL OF FAITH
Narrated from Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Attâr; Abdullah ibn. Muhammad, Ali b. Hakam, Aban b. Osman ve Omar b. Yazid:
Abû Abdullah [Jafar Sâdýq (as)] stated:
“I don’t think that one’s faith becomes deeper unless he feels profound love for women.”
Qulaynî, Qafî, v.5, p.320, hadith no: 2.
Ýbn Bâbeveyh, Men lâ yehzuruhu’l-fakîh, c.3, s.384.
Abu Maliq narrated from Abu Abbas:
I heard Imam Sadiq say:
“As the servant’s love for Allah becomes more profound his faith improves even better.”
Ibn Bâbawayh, Man lâ yahzuruhu’l-faqîh, v.3, p.384.
OUR PROPHET (SAAS) TOLD HIS COMPANIONS THAT THEY SHOULD LOOK AT THOSE WOMEN THEY WANT TO MARRY
Jabir who heard our Prophet (saas) saying, “When one of you want to marry a woman, he can look at those attributes of her that will encourage the marriage if they can.” said, “I wanted to marry a concubine. I followed her, saw some of her attributes that would encourage me for marriage and I married her.”
Abu Dawud Niqah: 18, Thirmirpi Niqah: 5
Mugire isr Shuba wanted to marry a woman. Our Prophet (saas) said, “Go and see her since meeting is better to get along well.”
Muslim Niqah:74, 75, , Ibn Majah, Niqah: 9, Tirmizi, Nikah:5
OUR PROPHET (SAAS) LET THOSE WOMEN WHO MARRIED WITHOUT THEIR OWN CONSENT DIVORCE
In the time of our Prophet (saas) the father of a lady called Hansa was married by her father without her consent. Upon this, she consulted our Prophet (saas) and terminated the marriage.
Buhari Niqah, 42
OUR PROPHET (SAAS) LIKED WOMEN AND FRAGRANCE MOST IN THIS WORLD
Narrated from Ali ibn Ibrahim and Hafs ibn Al-Bahtari:
“I do not like anything in your world except for women and fragrance.”
Qulaynî, Qâfî, v.5, p.321, hadith no: 6.
WITH THE REVEALATION OF THE QUR’AN PEOPLE STARTED TO APPRECIATE WOMEN
… Omar ibn Al-Hattab told;
“I swear on Allah’s name that we did not attach any importance to women while we were ignorant (before he started to live by the Qur’an). Once Allah sent verses about them and granted rights to them, we also started to give rights to them.”
Buhari: Qitabut-Tafsir, Surat at-Tahrim, 1/283; Muslim: Kitabut-Talak, 4/190
“In ignorant times people did not attach any importance to women, when Islam came and Allah mentioned their names, we understood that they have rights on us..”
Buhari: Libas 12/418
ALL SORTS OF ORNAMENTS AND ADORNING ONESELF IS ALLOWED IN ISLAM
Quotation from Tafsir al-Qabir: Unless there exists a particular prohibition about her, all sorts of ornaments and adorning oneself are allowed.
Fahruddin Ar-Razi , Tafsir-i Qabir, 14/53
REFERENCES: Catechism on Women and Family, Þule Uysal, (PAGE; 7- PAGE; 182- PAGE 215- PAGE 237- PAGE 241- PAGE 269)