Imam tells Gambian women: Obeying your husband is the key to paradise

Written by Lamin Saidy

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The former imam at the Banjul International Airport, Alhaiba Hydara has said if a woman obeys her husband, she may enter paradise through any of the gates she wishes.   

During a recent appearance on GRTS, Imam Hydara said a woman is required to obey her husband and exert her utmost effort to fulfil his needs in a way that makes him satisfied and thankful. 

He further said it is very important for a Muslim woman to fulfil her husband's requests when he orders and abstain when he forbids.  

According to him: "Many married women nowadays don't know their responsibilities in their matrimonial homes." 

He argued the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed indicated that the husband has confirmed right over his wife, saying obeying your husband comes before obeying your parents and siblings.  

Alhaiba Hydara is one of the most well-known imams in the country. He's also a teacher at the Brikama Islamic Institute.