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Will the husband be punished if he forces his wife to do the household work?if she doesnt do it will she be punsihed? will it be a disobedience to the husband? a hadiths which says "....women is the gurdian of her household" what does that mean?how to please the husband? for example,wife doesnt have to do the household work and she doesnt do it but husband wants to her to do it then only  he is pleased by it...does that mean doing the household work and pleasing him will make women enter paradise?

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 Sister marriage in Islam is an amicable compromise wherein both the man and the woman strive to bring peace, harmony and understanding in their lives and home. Naturally and usually it is the man's responsibility to work and bring in the revenue for the expense and well being of the family. The wife's role is to look after the house and children, though this can be out-sourced if the husband can afford it. If the husband cannot afford this expense then it is only natural that the wife should help out.

Sister one should not use Islam and the interpretation of words in such a relationship as marriage. Every race on this planet follow this natural path. If you have love and respect for your partner then this question of segregation of work will never arise. When someone asks such a question, usually the problem is elsewhere and not in the household work.

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