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Do Not Marry 7 Types of Women

Ibn Uthaymeen: “Do not Marry 7 types of Women …

Do not Marry 7 types of Women

1. Al-Annaanah:
The woman who whines, moans and complains and ‘ties a band around her head’ all the time (i.e. complains of a headache or some illness but in reality she is not sick, rather she is faking).

2. Al-Mannaanah:
The woman who bestows favours, gifts, etc. upon her husband then (at that time or the future) says; “I did such and such for you or on your behalf or because of you.

3. Al-Hannaanah:
The women who yearns or craves for her former husband or children of the former husband.

4. Kay’atul-Qafaa:
The women who has a brand mark on the nape of her neck (i.e. has a bad reputation or doubts about her).

5. Al-Haddaaqah:
The women who cast her eyes at things (i.e. always looking at something to purchase, then desires it and requires her husband to buy it (No Matter What).

6. Al-Barraaqah:
The women who spends much of her day enhancing her face and beautifying it to such an extent that it will seem like it was manufactured.

7. Al-Shaddaaqah:
The woman who talks excessively..

Taken from the Book: ‘A Concise Manual of Marriage’ by Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen

  1. May 19, 2009 at 7:50 am


    This is the first time i’m reading such a list. It is interesting that all 7 types of women exist (& in large numbers!) & not all of these characteristics can be gauged before marrying them.

    Also, wondering if Skh. Ibn Uthaymeen (rahimuhullah) has complied a similar list of non-marryable men (as they exist too).

  2. Amirah
    October 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Assalaamu Alaikum,

    Interesting reading.I have two daughters and would like info as to what type of man not to marry. Something other than the obvious like not praying, exercising the 5 pillars, physically abusive or lack of ability to take care of them. Perhaps, information of things that would be a great fitnah for them or would break the rib of their character. Choosing a mate for woman is detrimental because its one of the only times where the women can exercise her right to be selective. After, that she is at the mercy of her husband. Hopefully, he would be gentle kind, and considers the feelings of his wife but this is not always the case.

  3. October 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Wa ‘alaykum salaam wa rahmatullah sis Amirah

    Indeed, it is true that choosing the correct husband for the woman is a great matter because after the marriage, the husband has more rights upon her than even her parents.

    From what the scholars have mentioned regarding choosing the husband, they always mention the qualities which are mentioned in the several ahaadith of the Prophet sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam. And those are that his deen should be correct (aqeedah wise and manhaj wise) and he should be one who knows the rights of the wife upon him.

    The scholars have mentioned that if you choose a man who is upon taqwa, he will live with her in goodness and if anyone of them wants a separation, he will release her in goodness. Good character is very important since if he has good character in general, he will be good with his wife. Ibn Baz rahimahullah mentioned that true compatibility is in the Deen and not in where the individuals are from (i.e. country), even though being from a similar background does help in the compatibility factor.

    There was an interesting story that was related from Ibn Baz rahimahullah.

    “Let me relate a true story, told by one of the students of Sheikh Ibn Baz (Rahimullah). One day, the Sheikh was reading out loud a question from one of his female students which read something like this:

    “Please ask any of your students if any of them would be interested in marrying me. I am a student of such and such and I am at such an age and am ready for marriage. The Mahr is only ONE Saudi Riyal and my father is here today to do the nikah”

    (The student who related the story is actually our own dear Sheikh AA). He said basically all single brothers’ hands were up including himself.

    Then Sheikh Ibn Baz asked: “Who did Fajr in Jama’ah in the Masjid every morning, never missing…?” And a lot of hands went down drastically with only a few left.

    Then he asked: “Who fast Mondays and Thursdays?” a few more hands went down.

    Then he asked: “Who did Tahajjud last night? And one hand remained and the Sheikh asked if he can afford to keep a wife. The answer was yes and he married that female student for only ONE Saudi Riyal (In Saudi standard, this is a real bargain).

    May be we should follow that example. Allah knows best

  4. Abd al-Muhsin Al-Ilahbaadee Al-Hindy
    December 16, 2009 at 5:18 am

    AsSalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkaatuhu,

    Ma’ShaAllah, May Allah Azz wa Jall al Hakeem wal Kareem, have mercy on our Shuyookh, Aimah Ibn Uthaymeen and Ibn Baaz.And grant them Jannat al Firdous.Aaameen Ya Rab al-Aalameen.Now that what Imam Bin Baaz did is known as Hikmah!!

    Shukran Brother(Website owner Administrator) May Allah Azz wa Jall reward you.
    AsSalaamu alayum,


  5. Ummisa
    February 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    assalamu alaikum,
    May Alah reward you with goodness…ameen..nice article and story also..

  6. Abdullahi Audu Fika
    February 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Assalamu Alaykum warahmatullah

    i would like to start with thanking the people who were contribute in bringing up this awareness thanks and may God bless.
    Actually in the seven kinds of women that we are not suppose to marry i have got three to four faults which are my spouse presently doing it for me and i really love her. What kind of advise you people are gonna give me?

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