Monday, September 5, 2011

After 20 Years

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed.

She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.  She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee.

He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

"What's the matter, dear?" she whispers as she steps into the room.

"Why are you down here at this time of night?"

The husband looks up from his coffee.

"Do you remember twenty years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?" he asks solemnly.

"Yes, I do," she replies.

The husband paused. The words were not coming easily.

"Do you remember when your father caught us in the back   seat of my car?"

"Yes, I remember" said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continued. "Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said,

"Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for twenty years?"

"I remember that, too" she replied softly.

He wiped another tear from his cheek and said, "I would have been out of jail today and a free man!"  
p/s: Whatever you want to do, do it right.  

Ketahuilah bahwa seorang suami adalah pemimpin di dalam rumah tangga, bagi isteri, juga bagi anak-anaknya, karena Allah telah menjadikannya sebagai pemimpin. Allah memberi keutamaan bagi laki-laki yang lebih besar daripada wanita, karena dialah yang berkewajiban memberi nafkah kepada isterinya. Dan Allah Ta’ala berfirman:
“Laki-laki (suami) itu pelindung bagi perempuan (isteri), karena Allah telah melebihkan sebagian mereka (laki-laki) atas sebagian yang lain (perempuan), dan karena mereka (laki-laki) telah memberikan nafkah dan hartanya.” [An-Nisaa' : 34]
Oleh karena itu, suami mempunyai hak atas isterinya yang harus senantiasa dipelihara, ditaati dan ditunaikan oleh isteri dengan baik yang dengan itu ia akan masuk Surga.
Masing-masing dari suami maupun isteri memiliki hak dan kewajiban, namun suami mempunyai kelebihan atas isterinya. Allah Ta’ala berfirman:
“Artinya : Dan mereka (para wanita) memiliki hak seimbang dengan kewajibannya menurut cara yang pantas. Tetapi para suami mempunyai kelebihan di atas mereka. Allah Mahaperkasa, Mahabijaksana.” [Al-Baqarah : 228]

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