Never Abuse Your Partner

In this short film, Steve Dabliz and Mohamed Hoblos confront the controversial issue of abuse in the home, with a particular focus on emotional and psychological abuse. This is no doubt a universal issue that affects communities from all walks of life, and this short film attempts to tackle this problem from an Islamic perspective. Quite often, many may undermine the gravity of kind treatment one must offer to his or her spouse, completely neglecting its importance in one’s life. Allah ﷻ enjoins in the Quran for spouses to treat one another with respect.

وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ

“And live with them in kindness”. Quran 4:19
This entails kindness to the extent that one should beautify his words, his actions, and his overall presence when interacting with his wife. The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have said:
“The best of you is he who is best with his family, and I am the best among you with my family”. Sunan Ibn Majah
He ﷺ also famously said:
The most complete believers are those who have the best character and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives” Tirmidhi
It was the practice of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ to be kind, cheerful and playful with his wives. Aisha narrated that:
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ would race with me and I won the race. This occurred before I gained weight, and afterwards, I raced with him again, and he won that race. He said, “This victory is for that victory”. The Prophet ﷺ would also never get angry over matters of this world and would never complain about trivial matters such as food and worldly affairs.
Abu Huraira narrates:
“The Prophet (ﷺ) never criticized any food (he was invited to) but he used to eat if he liked the food, and leave it if he disliked it.” Sahih Bukhari