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Is it a woman's duty to be sympathetic to a wife?

By Rashid AyoubPublished about a year ago 3 min read
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Is it a woman's duty to be sympathetic to a wife?

There was a knock at the door. When Alina opened the door, it was Shaheen's aunty. Now Alina, was the whole neighbourhood aware of Aunty Shaheen's habit of taking off her clothes? But it was very hot, so Alina not only invited them to come home but quickly made syrup and brought it.

Shaheen aunty looked around critically while sipping the syrup.

Today is Sunday. Wajid Mian is not visible? They will be washing dishes in the kitchen as usual. Son, believe me, only a wife looks good when she works, only a woman does the housework. Now look at me, so many years have passed but till today I have not been able to hide even a pea from your uncle. But alas, today's girls are so thieving and useless. Sometimes children have an excuse, sometimes they run after a fashion. No one is homeless but now they have come from their homes after learning this from their mothers.

Alina, who had been listening to Shaheen Aunty for so long, finally got impatient after hearing her mother's name.

"Aunt, let it be." I work the entire week, go to work, serve my significant other and bring up three kids on and off. Assuming my better half just washes the dishes on Sundays, he never constrained it, however, he does everything willingly, so what's going on with that?''

After all this, needless to say, in what words did Shaheen aunty further honoured Alina and scolded her for twisting her tongue?

This is the story of every household, wherever the husband has done the housework for the love of his wife or realized that the poor woman has been working in the kitchen all day or fulfilling official duties. The whole family starts taunting him for being "Zoro's slave".

Thus, people talk a lot about the Sunnah of the Prophet, but no one notices that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to help married women with their household chores. He was the best of all men but he always taught that the best man is one who treats his family well, especially his wife. They too could have taken care of the housework if they wanted but they did not do so because husband and wife are two important pillars of social life.

Caliph IV Hazrat Ali Karamullah Rabiyyah also used to fetch drinking water from the well outside, sometimes he cleaned the yard and sometimes he kept things in order.

In today's era of inflation, when a wife can work to support her husband financially, and help him with his economic responsibilities, why can't a man be sympathetic and sad for his wife? There are many women in this society like Baki Shaheen Aunty who if their daughters-in-law ask their sons to help them wash dishes or clothes, will surely scold their sons for being slaves to their wives, yes if their sons- In-laws are his daughters. If you test them, they say that my daughter is very obedient, she is a diamond, that's why the husband also lives on her, or that my daughter works in the kitchen all day, mother-in-law. Doesn't this poor woman have the right to have her husband give her a little hand if she complies with his demands? The duplicitous attitude and quality of such women cannot and will never change.

Finally today it is important to say that dear ladies, if your husband knows your mood, loves you and because of that love he helps you with household chores, then appreciates them. Never underestimate their services, because such husbands are rare.


About the Creator

Rashid Ayoub

I am an aspiring writer from Karachi, Pakistan. My field of experience and degrees are in Social Work and Information technology. I am working on a series of children's stories and I love to read mystery, romance, poets, and fiction.

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