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Right now, I really dont know what to do in my life. I was betrayed by my own husband, however I do know the reason. Man usually look for something who will be there partner in there life. Someone who is completely sane and not the one who is insane. I do know the reason why he did this kind of betrayal He Did to me, yet even for once he didn't tell me the truth.

I couldn't accomplish anything. My emotion and psychological thinking were already poisoned. I am afraid God is angry with me because of what is happening to me. I am considering this thing as a torment in this life. I am seeking for forgiveness from him. I cant loss him...but now that he did betrayed me...and my attitude wer somehow not in good condition. My social life were somehow not in good...I no longer don't know what to do...=(
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By Andrea Umm Abdullah | Saudi Life

BEFORE I was a Wife and Mother, I was Muslim.

I had value even then.

When I became a Wife and Mother, my worth didn’t suddenly shift and depend on that.

And if I am no longer a wife or mother, I will still have purpose.

Allah, the One who created me, said, “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except toworship Me.” 51: 56

This is my purpose. This is what I am supposed to do with my life. However, when we talk about Muslim women, it is usually in the context of her fulfilling her “purpose” of being a wife and mother. But what does this mean for the women who do not fit into either category?

Does it mean she is not fulfilling her purpose in life? Does it mean that she has no value? That she is worthless?

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) was not a birth mother.

Maryam (may Allah be pleased with her) was not a wife.

And Asiyah (may Allah be pleased with her) was not a birth mother and her husband was Firaun.

Yet, these women are praised. Why?

Allah says,

“And Allah presents an example of those who believed: the wife of Pharaoh, when she said, “My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise and save me from Pharaoh and his deeds and save me from the wrongdoing people.” And Mary, the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her chastity, so We blew into (her garment) through Our angel, and she believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures and was of the devoutly obedient.” 66:11

We need look no further than the incident of slander against Aisha to see an example of her unshakeable faith. When her parents told her the rumors and they had no other words for her, she said, “I cannot but repeat the words which the father of Prophet Yusuf had spoken: ‘fa-sabrun jamil’: I will bear this patiently with good grace.”

And when the verses were revealed that declared her innocence, the first thing she said was,“Alhamdulilah.” She didn’t thank Muhammad (peace be upon him). She didn’t tell her parents, “I told you so!”

While it is indeed honorable to be a wife and a mother, it is problematic to single out these roles as the honor of a woman. Once we do that, we’ve taken away her fundamental value that comes from her having iman. This value that she has is independent from any role she may carry out.

“Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you (who has the most taqwa).” 49:13

When Allah says, “Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so - for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.”, what’s beautiful is that these are characteristics, not roles.

And Allah says, “And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer- those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, (even as much as) the speck on a date seed.” 4:124

And “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to have a good life, and We will surely give them their reward (in the Hereafter) according to the best of what they used to do.” 16:97

So a Muslim woman is striving to please her Lord, even when fulfilling her roles as wife and mother. Her value is not placed in her servitude to her husband or her children, but to her Lord.

When we talk about men, we don’t say that they were created to take care of women and that’s it. So why do we tend to focus on the same for women?

We take a few hadith and the rest become irrelevant. We know the Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged men to marry virgins, but looking at his (peace be upon him) example, we see that he married women who were not virgins. He (peace be upon him) didn’t see them as worthless.

When Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) explained why he married a previously married woman, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “You have done well.” (Bukhari)

And he (peace be upon him) said, "The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for Allah's Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night." (Bukhari)

What if we took some hadith about men and made them the criteria to judge a man’s worth?

“The best of you are those who are best to their wives, and I am the best of you to mywives.” (Tirmidhi)

So what if a man doesn’t have a wife? Does that make him worthless? Does that make him the worst of men? Of course not.

On what basis do you then judge him? The same way we should value the women –

“Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you (who has the most taqwa).” 49:13

this is an article which can ba an inspiration!

I understand. You must let him go. My ex partner was running away and left 2 children in my care. I was very regretting that I had chosen him to be my partner. We couldn't get a long each other for 7 years. I have moved on to my life. The last news about my ex-partner is struggling in financial and can't get any permanent job. I have better life than him.

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thank you for the concern but this sickness is getting on me.

ok i just read this story and i had to ask you if u wanted to talk about it i just wanted to help have a great day and i hhope u feel better

i do wanted to talk in the sense there is nobody i can talk to with this kind of this disease. Here in my hometown this is nothing, but for me it is something my dear!

well where i come from its something and again message me if u want to talk so everyone cant see what we say to each other

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