Abu Dawud Book 5, Hadith Number 2141.

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Narated By Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab : Iyas ibn Abdullah ibn AbuDhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) as saying: Do not beat Allah’s handmaidens, but when Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them. Then many women came round the family of the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) complaining against their husbands. So the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) said: Many women have gone round Muhammad’s family complaining against their husbands. They are not the best among you.