1. A single pious, practicing woman is equal to 70 saints (aulia ekraam)
2. A single bad (evil) woman is equal to 1000 bad men
3. Two rakaats namaaz of an aalimah woman are better than 80 rakaats of ordinary women
4. A breastfeeding woman gets one good for each drop of milk that is fed to the child.
5. When a husband comes home full of worries and the wife extends warm welcome to him and consoles him; she receives the reward of half jihad
6. A woman, who is deprived of sleep owing to her child crying at night, receives the sawaab of freeing 20 slaves
7. When a husband and a wife look at each other with love and affection, Allah Paak himself looks at both of them with love and affection .
8. A woman who sends out her husband in the path of Allah and stays at home by herself, maintaining her honour and dignity (i.e. protecting herself against temptation and dishonesty) will enter jannat 500 years before her husband while 70,000 angels and hoors will serve her. She will be given Ghusl (Bath) in jannat and sitting on mountains of pearls , she will await the arrival of her husband
9. A woman who is rendered restless owing to the illness of her baby and yet kept on striving to comfort the baby, Allah Talaah forgives all her sins and gives her the thawaab of 12 years accepted in ibaadat .
10. While milking her animal (cow, goats, ect), if a woman makes the zikr of bismillah, that every animal makes Dua to Allah Taalah on her behalf.
11. When a woman makes the zikr of bismillah while preparing the dough (for roti), her livelihood is increased (i.e . she receives Barakat in her rozi).
12. When a woman makes zikar while sweeping, she receives the sawaab of sweeping baitullah (kaba) .
13. A chaste woman who is mindful of namaaz and roza, also makes khidmat for her husband, for her all the 8 doors of jannat are opened. She may enter from whichever doors she likes.
14. The namaaz and ibaadat of a woman disobedient to her husband do not reach heaven.
15. Every night of an expectant mother (a woman who is carrying a baby in her womb) is counted as spent in ibaadat and every day as spent in fasting.
16. A woman receives the sawaab of 70 years of namaaz and roza on giving birth to one child and the pain she suffered in every vein of her body while giving birth, for that she will receive the sawaab of one hajj.
17. If a woman dies within 40 days after giving birth, Allah Taalah gives her the status of shahaadat (i.e. she dies as a shaheed).
18. Upon the child crying at night, if the mother feeds the child (gives Milk to the child) without cursing, she receives the sawaab of performing namaaz for one year.
19. When a child finishes the period of breast-feeding, an angel comes and gives glad tidings (news) to the mother that Allah has made jannat Wajib for her.
20. When the husband comes home to sleep and the wife gives him food to eat (not being involved in dishonesty with regard to herself and her husband’s belongings), Allah Tallah gives her the sawaab of 12 years of ibaadat.
21. When the wife presses the legs of her husband without asking him, her to do so, she gets the sawaab of giving charity 7 ounce of GOLD, and if she presses his legs after he asks her to do so, she receives the sawaab of giving 7 ounces of SILVER in sadaqa
22. When a woman’s husband dies while he was happy and pleased with her, jannat becomes Wajib for her.
23. A husband’s teaching one masla to his wife is equal to 80 years ibaadat
24. In jannat people will go to visit (see) Allah Taalah, but Allah Tallah himself will visit (to see) the woman who has observed PARDAH while in dunyah.
25. A woman who has undergone a great amount of suffering and difficulties in this world will be classified with hazrat Aasia (r.a). She was the wife of the firaun (pharaon) who despite the fact that she was his wife, tortured and persecuted her, to renounce Deen and Imaan. She gave her life in the process (i.e. she died of the punishment inflicted to her), but did not forsake Imaan.
26. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“Allah’s mercy descends on a woman who wakes up for tahajjud and awakens her husband as well.”
27. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The woman who passes away in her virginity, while delivering a child or while in her nifâs shall receive the status of a martyr.”
28. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The woman who loses three of her children and exercises patience considering it to be an act of reward, will be entered into jannah.
” A woman asked: “What if she only loses two children in this way?”
He replied: “The reward for two is the same.”
Another narration mentions that a Sahâbî asked about one child and Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam also mentioned a great reward for such a mother.
29. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The woman who miscarries, that child will draw its mother towards Jannah as long as she exercises patience hoping to be rewarded.”
30. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“When a woman offers her five times salât, keeps the fasts of Ramadân, safeguards her honour, and obeys her husband; she can enter Jannah from whichever door she wishes.”
31. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The woman who passes away in such a state where her husband is pleased with her will enter jannah.”
32. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The person who has been blessed with four things has in fact been blessed with the treasures of this world and the hereafter. They are: a grateful heart, a tongue that remembers Allah, a body that exercises patience at the time of calamities and difficulties, a woman who does not cause any taint or blemish with regard to her honour and her husband’s wealth.”
33. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“A noble and rich woman who is widowed and yet becomes dirty on account of serving and rearing her children to such an extent that they mature and live on their own or pass away, shall be close to me in Jannah just as the index finger and middle finger are close to each other.”
Lesson: This does not mean that there is more reward for a woman to abstain from remarrying. What this means is that if a woman feels that by her remarrying, her children will go astray and she has no inclination towards beautifying herself and no desires, then this will be her status.
34. A person said to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam: “O Rasûlullâh! A certain woman offers plenty of nafl salâts, fasts abundantly and gives a lot in charity. However she causes much verbal harm to her neighbours.”
He replied: “She will go into jahannam.”
The same person then said: “A certain woman does not offer many nafl salâts, does not fast abundantly nor does she give a lot in charity; she merely gives pieces of panîr (a type of cheese) in charity. However she does not cause any harm to her neighbours.”
He replied: “She will go into jannah.”
35. A woman came to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam with two children, one she was carrying and the other she was holding by the hand. Upon seeing this scene, he said: “These women bear the children in their wombs, thereafter they give birth to them, and thereafter they display so much of love and compassion for them. Had their relationship with their husbands not been bad, and had they offered their salâts regularly, they would have went directly into jannah.”
36. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam addressed women and said: “Aren’t you pleased that when a woman falls pregnant through her husband and he is happy with her falling pregnant, she will receive a reward equal to a person fasting in the path of Allah and engaging in ‘ibâdah at night in the path of Allah? When she experiences labour pains, the things which are kept in store for her and which will provide her with comfort are not known to all those in the heavens and the earth. Thereafter when the child is born, for every drop of milk that he drinks and each time that he sucks her breast, one reward will be recorded in her favour. When the mother has to wake up at night on account of the child, she will receive the reward of freeing 70 slaves in the path of Allah. O Salâmat! Do you know who these women are? They are those who, despite being pious and delicately brought up, are obedient to their husbands and are not ungrateful to them.”
37. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said:
“When a woman gives anything in charity from her husband’s house without destroying it, she will be rewarded on account of her giving. The husband will also be rewarded because it is his hard-earned money. The person who has been entrusted to distribute the charity will also receive a similar reward. No one’s reward will decrease on account of the other.”
Lesson: A woman should not be under the misconception that if the income is the husband’s she would not receive any reward.
38. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“O women! Your jihâd is performing hajj.”
Lesson: Look at the concession that he has given. That is, by performing hajj, in which they do not have to bear the difficulties of jihâd, they receive the reward of waging jihâd which is the most difficult form of ‘ibâdah.
39. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“There is no jihâd on women, no jumu’ah, nor do they have to accompany the janâzah.”
Lesson: Here again, look at the rewards that they receive by merely staying at home.
40. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“Allah loves the woman who has love and affection for her husband and safeguards herself from other men.”
Lesson: This means that she should not consider it below her dignity to express her love and adulation for her husband as is the habit of certain proud and haughty women.
41. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“Allah has prescribed jealousy for women and jihâd for men. If a woman exercises patience with îmân in the hope for reward on account of a certain action which may cause her to be jealous, such as her husband marrying a second wife, then she will receive the reward of a martyr.”
Lesson: Look at the great reward that a woman receives on account of a little self-control and patience as opposed to the man who has to undergo so many difficulties to receive that reward (i.e. the reward of a martyr).
42. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“By doing your wife’s work you will receive the reward of charity.”
Lesson: Look at how the Sharî’ah has shown you the ways of providing comfort to women. It has promised to reward you in such a way that every Muslim will provide comfort to his wife in the hope for this reward.
43. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The best woman is the one whom when her husband looks at her he is pleased with her, when he orders her to do something she obeys him, and she does not displease him by doing anything contrary regarding his wealth and honour.”
44. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“May Allah have mercy on women who wear izâr.”
Lesson: On account of purdah, wearing the izâr is something that is natural to women. Despite this, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam has made du’â for such women. This is a great form of compassion towards women.
45. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The fulfilling of domestic tasks by a woman can cause her to reach the stage of jihâd – Inshâ’ Allah.”
Lesson: How marvellous! There is no end to the bounties of Allah Ta’âlâ.
46. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The best woman among you is the one who is untainted with regard to her honour and chastity, and who loves her husband.”
Lesson: To love the husband is actually happiness of the heart. Despite this, there is virtue and reward in it.
47. A person said to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam:
“O Rasûlullâh! I have a wife. When I go to her, she says to me: ‘Welcome to my chief and the chief of my household.’ When she sees me sad and sorrowful, she says: ‘Why are you worrying about the world? Your hereafter is being made easy for you.'” Upon hearing this, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Inform her that she is from among all those who are working for Allah (i.e. doing good deeds) and she is receiving half the reward of those waging jihâd.”
Lesson: Look at the immense reward she received for this insignificant gesture of hers (which caused comfort to her husband).
48. ‘Asmâ’ bint Yazîd Ansâriyyah relates that she addressed Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying: “O Rasûlullâh! I have been sent as an envoy by other women. They are saying that men have surpassed us on account of their attending the jumu’ah salât, congregational salât, visiting the sick, attending the janâzah, hajj, ‘umrah, and defending the borders of the Islamic state.” He replied: “Go back to these women and inform them that for them to beautify themselves for their husbands or fulfil the marital relationships with them, to search for those things which will cause the husband to be pleased with them, and to be obedient to the husband equals all the above actions (which are carried out by men).”
49. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The reward that a woman receives from the time that she falls pregnant until she delivers the child and commences breast-feeding is equal to the person who is guarding the borders of the Islamic state and who has to be ever ready to wage jihâd. If this woman dies in the course of this period, she will receive the reward of a martyr.”
50. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“When a woman breast-feeds her child, the reward that she receives for every sip is as if she has given life to a dead person. When she commences breast-feeding, an angel taps her on her back (a form of congratulation) and says to her: ‘All your past sins are forgiven. Now whatever you do will be recorded from the very beginning.'” That is, the sins that you may commit will be written for the future. Minor sins are referred to in this context. However, having one’s minor sins forgiven is no small feat.
51. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“O women! Remember that the pious among you will enter Jannah before the pious men. (Later when their husbands will enter jannah) they (the pious women) will be given a bath, perfumed and then handed over to their husbands on red and yellow conveyances. They will have children with them who will be like scattered pearls.”
Lesson: O women! What greater virtue do you wish to have? You have already reached Jannah before the men. Obviously, the prerequisite is that you should become pious and this is not difficult.
53. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“The woman whose husband is not at home, and she safeguards her honour, abandons beautifying herself, remains at home, abandons everything that is considered to be a form of beautification and offers salât with steadfastness will rise on the day of judgement as a virgin. If her husband was a true believer, she will be his wife in jannah. If he was not a true believer, e.g. if he passed away without îmân, Allah will perform her nikâh with a martyr.”
54. Abû Dardâ’ radiyallâhu ‘anhu narrates: “My friend, Abul Qâsim sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, made me a bequest. He said: ‘Continue spending on your house folk according to your ability.'”
Lesson: Those who act miserly when it comes to spending on their wives despite being able to spend should ponder over this Hadith.
55. Abû Hurayrah radiyallâhu ‘anhu narrates that a believing man should not despise a believing woman (i.e. his wife) because if he does not like a certain habit or trait of hers, he is bound to like some other habit of hers.
Lesson: In other words, he should think about this and thereby exercise patience.