The Best Thing After Iman And The Worst Thing After Kufr [Women]
It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – once addressed the people and said:
No man can have anything better after faith (îmân) than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no man can have anything worse after unbelief (kufr) than a sharp-tongued woman of bad character.
[Al-Hâfidh Abul-Qâsim Al-Asbahânî, Al-Targhîb wa Al-Tarhîb article 1528. Also recorded in other sources with a slight variation in wording]