A Beautiful Advice Concerning Marrying and Divorcing Easily
[Q]: There is an evil habit that has spread amongst the practicing brothers (Salafīyyīn); it is that one of them will marry a woman and after a few short days a quarrel will take place between the spouses and the news will spread (to the community). Then, there are some brothers who encourage him to divorce her, until the point that there is a sister who has been divorced fourteen times, and this is widespread and apparent, and there is no one there (America) from the people of knowledge for them to return to, so what do you advise us with?
Be good to women, for indeed they were created from the rib, and indeed the rib is crooked, and the most crooked part of the rib is the upper portion, so if you try to straighten it you will break it, and if you leave it as it is it will remain crooked, so be good to women.
Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam)
Translated by Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik Ādam al-Akhdar