Hadith on Marriage: Wives respecting the rights of husbands

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is not befitting for anyone to prostrate for anyone else. If it were appropriate for anyone to prostrate for another, I would have ordered a wife to prostrate for her husband, due to the enormity of his rights over her.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 4162

Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Tirmidhi

Ali al-Qari said, “That she prostrates to her husband is due to the number of his rights over her and her difficulty in maintaining gratitude for them. This rhetorical point conveys the obligation of the wife to obey her husband in his rights. Indeed, prostration is not lawful to anyone other than Allah.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 5/2125

 عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا يَنْبَغِي لأَحَدٍ أَنْ يَسْجُدَ لأَحَدٍ وَلَوْ كَانَ أَحَدٌ يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يَسْجُدَ لأَحَدٍ لأَمَرْتُ الْمَرْأَةَ أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِزَوْجِهَا لِمَا عَظَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهَا مِنْ حَقِّهِ

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قال على القاري أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِزَوْجِهَا أَيْ لِكَثْرَةِ حُقُوقِهِ عَلَيْهَا وَعَجْزِهَا عَنِ الْقِيَامِ بِشُكْرِهَا وَفِي هَذَا غَايَةُ الْمُبَالَغَةِ لِوُجُوبِ إِطَاعَةِ الْمَرْأَةِ فِي حَقِّ زَوْجِهَا فَإِنَّ السَّجْدَةَ لَا تَحِلُّ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ

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