Khutbah with Nouman Ali Khan: Guidance for Husbands
In Surat Al-Mujadilah, explains Nouman Ali Khan, Allah warns husbands against the seriousness of verbal and emotional abuse of their wives, to the degree that He places a penalty of freeing a slave or fasting for 60 consecutive days to go back on an unfair vow – a penalty reserved only for major sins. This is testament to the fact that in its core, the purpose of Islam is to protect the integrity of the individual and the family. This issue is so important that it takes precedence over the hypocrites who were conspiring against Prophet Muhammad, which is the subject of the rest of the chapter. This khutbah was given at the Huntsville Islamic Center.