O Womenfolk! give Charity and ask much Forgiveness [Sahih Muslim: Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman , Number 142] It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah b. Umar (Radi Allah Anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) observed: O womenfolk, you should give charity and ask much forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell. A wise lady among them said: Why is it, Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam), that our folk is in bulk in Hell? Upon this the Holy Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) observed: You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion but (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of the wise, besides you. Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense and with religion? He (the Holy Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam)) observed: Your lack of common sense (can be well judged from the fact) that the evidence of two women is equal to one man, that is a proof of the lack of common sense, and you spend some nights (and days) in which you do not offer prayer and in the month of Ramadan (during the days) you do not observe fast, that is a failing in religion.