FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR HUSBANDS
For all the husbands out there!
Pregnancy is a time of exhaustion and weakness. That is described in the Holy Qur’an, where Allah, may He be glorified, says (interpretation of the meaning): “His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship” [Luqmaan 31:14]. Mujaahid said:
Exhaustion upon exhaustion. ‘Ata’ said: Weakness upon weakness. Tafseer al-Qur’an al-‘Azeem. 6/336
It is well known that all duties prescribed in Islam are to be within the limits of what one is able to do. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope” [al-Baqarah 2:286].
Although serving the husband is a duty enjoined by Islam, it is also limited to that which the woman is able to do. So it is not permissible for the husband to burden his wife with that which she is unable to bear of combining the burdens of life, working outside the home and bearing children. As pregnancy is a reason for which some duties are waived, such as fasting, then it is more appropriate that it should be a reason for it being obligatory for the husband to take care of his wife and show compassion towards her with regard to her serving him and taking care of the house.
SHE IS A HUMAN AFTER ALL, TAKE CARE OF HER PLEASE
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