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My husband treats me as if he were superior based on the fact that he is a man and I am a woman. He justifies this according to Allah's teaching of " Men are the protectors and maintainers of women " How can he propose that all mankind are equal whilst deny me rights based on my gender?
A :

Within a marriage, men and women have different roles, rights and duties which are complementary.  Allah teaches that a husband is the guardian of his wife and therefore must take care of her and treat her fairly according to the Qura’an. The superiority of the husband is not designed to honour him but rather to obligate him to take responsibility to provide for his family and to maintain their security. It is important that both men and women understand this duty and that men do not make their wives feel that this is a gift or a good deed. We ask Allah to unite your hearts in love and bless you with his mercy.

Sheikh, Hamdi Amin

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