Asma’ bint Yazid Ansariyyah

Asma’ bint Yazid Ansariyyah relates that she addressed Rasûlullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying: “O Rasûlullah! I have been sent as an envoy by other women. They are saying that men have surpassed us on account of their attending the jumu’ah salat, congregational salat, visiting the sick, attending the janazah, hajj, ‘umrah, and defending the borders of the Islamic state.” He replied: “Go back to these women and inform them that for them to beautify themselves for their husbands or fulfil the marital relationships with them,

to search for those things which will cause the husband to be pleased with them, and to be obedient to the husband equals all the above actions (which are carried out by men).”