The idea that a woman is misfortune and annuls prayer
John William Godward's oil painting “Idleness,” 1900
How can someone who lives by the fanatical mindset feel anything other than hatred for his wife, the person who should be the closest to him of all in this world?
The Apostle of God (pbuh) said: When one of you prays without a sutrah, a dog, an ass, a pig, a jew, a Magian, and a woman cut off his prayer… (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 2, Hadith 704)
Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people). (Sahih Bukhari, Book 9, Hadith 490)
Evil omen is in three things: The horse, the woman and the house. (Sahih Bukhari, Book 52, Hadith 110)
If there is any evil omen in anything, then it is in the woman, the horse and the house. (Sahih Bukhari, Book 52, Hadith 111; Sahih Muslim, Book 26, Hadith 5528)
We need to consider these fabricated hadiths in the light of the above remarks. To belittle women, whom God says He has created in the finest form, by comparing them with dogs, donkeys and pigs, and to describe them as ”evil omen”, is incompatible with the values of the Qur’an. Muslim women are blessed people, praised and shown as role models, and loved and respected in the Qur’an, and are described as blessings throughout the Qur'an.
In addition, the way that animals such as dogs and horses, which are very nice and also of much help to human beings, are described as creatures with evil omen annulling acts of worship is also a sign of the horrible manifestation of the rationale in question.
What is more, there is no such concept as fortune or misfortune in Islam; these concepts are part of polytheism. It must not be forgotten that good and evil both come from God. Nothing created has any power of its own to be either fortune or misfortune for human beings. Believing in misfortune is simply a part of the polytheistic character, and God tells us it is really those people who have ill fortune:
“... No indeed! Their ill fortune will be with God. But most of them did not know.” (Qur'an, 7:31)