The men are the maintainers (and protectors) of the women because Allah has made some of them to excel the others and because they spend out of their property (for the women as bridal-money and livelihood).Therefore the improved women (the women who do the soul’s cleansing) are devoutly obedient, and as Allah has guarded (their property and chastity) they (too) guard in the unseen (in their husband’s absence themselves as well as their husband’s property and honor). As for those (women) from whom you fear disobedience (opposition) admonish them (first) and leave them alone in their beds (then) and (if they go on disobeying) hit them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely, Allah is Most Exalted, the Greatest.
If you fear a divergence between the two (husband and wife), then appoint an arbiter from his family and an arbiter from her family. If they both (husband and wife) wish for reconciliation, Allah will make them successful in their reconciliation. Surely, Allah is All-Knowing, Well-Acquainted with all things.
And be servants to Allah and do not associate any thing with Him. Be nice to the parents and to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the next-door neighbor and the neighbor that lives far and your companion (spouse) and the stranded and those whom your right hands possess (slaves, concubines, workers); surely Allah does not love the arrogant, the boastful.
Those who are niggardly and command others to be niggardly and hide what Allah have given them extra. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a disgraceful torment.