Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi
SAFEGUARD OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Hadrat Amr bin Ahwas Hasimi (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he heard the sermon of the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) on the day of the Farewell Pilgrimage. He first praised ALLAH, then he gave same piece of advice, after which he said, “Listen, O men! treat your women well, since they are captives in you hands, You have no right to be harsh with them unless you notice bare disobedience on their part. In case they happen to do so then you segregate yourself in the bed-room and also punish them but take care that they are not severely hurt; if they obey you do not seek ways to trouble them unnecessarily. Listen as you have some rights on your wives, they have some rights on you.
It is your right that they should not allow a person whom you do not like to violate the sanctity of your beds and they Should not allow to enter your house such persons whom you do not like to enter your house and listen: their right on you is that you feed them well, clothe them well and treat them nicely. [Tirmizi]