Attributes of the Righteous Wife by Shaykh Abdur Razzaq
The author says, “The topic of this book, “The Attributes of the Righteous Wife”, isn’t just for the young woman looking forward to marriage and wants to know about the attributes of a good wife in order to adorn herself with those attributes and prepare herself to implement and perfect them. Nor is it merely addressed to the married woman who has already chosen these righteous attributes and wishes to persevere and continue to practice them.
Nor is it only for the married woman who fails to fulfill these attributes and falls short in them in order for her to fix herself and rectify her marital life. Rather it is an address and a reminder much more general than all of this. It is a reminder for the father who wants his daughters as well as any other women under his guardianship to have a good upbringing, an honorable life and an entrance into marital life according to what Allaah and His Messenger have intended. This treatise will hopefully aid him in reminding these young women of the legislative guidelines and necessary characteristics that the young Muslim woman must be cultivated upon and look after.
This treatise is also a reminder for the mother who is the shepherd of her home, the one responsible for her daughters as their instructor, for surely most women grow up practicing that which they saw and heard their mothers doing. It is also a reminder for the callers to Allaah to look after this affair, to place importance on this matter and to strive very hard in spreading these virtuous attributes, commendable characteristics and blessed traits….”