Hadith on Family: The Best Among You are the Best to their Wives

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3895
Narrated ‘Aishah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The best of you is the best to his wives, and I am the best of you to my wives, and when your companion dies, leave him alone.

This hadith, narrated by Aishah, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), conveys a few important messages:

  1. The best among the believers are those who treat their wives with kindness and respect. This highlights the significance of good treatment towards one’s spouse in Islam.
  2. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself exemplified the best treatment towards his wives. Therefore, following his example is a way to attain the status of being the best among the believers.
  3. When a person’s companion (in this context, likely referring to a spouse) dies, it is important to give them space and time to grieve. This is a reminder to be compassionate towards those who have experienced loss and to respect their process of mourning.

Overall, this hadith emphasizes the importance of treating one’s spouse with kindness and respect, following the example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and being empathetic towards those who have experienced loss.