Rebellious men those who accuse women

You heard about rebellious women, hear about rebellious men too.

Allah says in Surah an-Noor

(4. And those who accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes, and reject their testimony forever. They indeed are the rebellious.) (5. Except those who repent thereafter and do righteous deeds; (for such) verily, Allah is Of the Forgiving, Most Merciful.)

Ibn Kathir commented:

If the accuser cannot prove that what he is saying is true, then three rulings apply to him: (firstly) that he should be flogged with eighty stripes, (secondly) that his testimony should be rejected forever, and (thirdly) that he should be labelled as a rebellious who is not of good character, whether in the sight of Allah or of mankind.

Then Allah says:

﴿ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ تَابُواْ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ ذَٲلِكَ وَأَصۡلَحُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ ﴾

(Except those who repent thereafter and do righteous deeds; (for such) verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.) This exception refers to the second and third rulings mentioned above. The flogging has been carried out regardless of whether he repents or persists, and after that there is no further punishment, as is agreed among the scholars. If he repents, then his testimony may be accepted, and he is no longer to be regarded as a rebellious. This was the view of Sa`id bin Al-Musayyib — the leader of the Tabi`in — and also a group among the Salaf. Ash-Sha`bi and Ad-Dahhak said, “His testimony cannot be accepted even if he does repent, unless he himself admits that he said something false, in which case his testimony may be accepted.” And Allah knows best.

(Abridged English Translation of Tafsir Ibn Kathir under 24 : 4-5)

Accusing chaste believing women is serious.

Verily, those who accuse chaste believing women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity and are good believers — are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter, and for them will be a great torment.

Surah Nur verse 23

Ibn Kathir said:

قال عبد الرحمن بن زيد بن أسلم هذا في عائشة، ومن صنع مثل هذا أيضاً اليوم في المسلمات، فله ما قال الله تعالى، ولكن عائشة كانت إماماً في ذلك. وقد اختار ابن جرير عمومها، وهوالصحيح

Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said, “This is about `A’ishah, and whoever does anything similar nowadays to Muslim women, the same applies to him, but `A’ishah is the one who is primarily referred to here.” And Ibn Jareer opined the generality of this verse (that it is for all the chaste women) and this opinion is correct.

(Tafsir Ibn Kathir under Surah al Nur verse 23)

at Tabari commented:

يقول تعالـى ذكره: { إنَّ الَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ } بـالفـاحشة { الـمُـحْصَناتِ } يعنـي العفـيفـات { الغافِلاتِ } عن الفواحش { الـمُؤْمِناتِ } بـالله ورسوله، وما جاء به من عند الله، { لُعِنُوا فِـي الدُّنـيْا والآخِرَةِ } يقول: أُبْعِدوا من رحمة الله فـي الدنـيا والآخرة. { وَلَهُمْ } فـي الآخرة { عَذَابٌ عَظِيـمٌ } وذلك عذاب جهنـم

Allah the Almighty says: Indeed, those who accuse chaste women of immorality, meaning the modest women who are unaware of immorality, and who are believers in Allah and His Messenger and what came from Allah, are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter. He says: they are away from the mercy of Allah in the world and in the Hereafter. And for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment, which is the punishment of Hell.

(Tafsir at Tabari under Surah al Nur verse 23)

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” (One of them is) to accuse chaste women who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.”

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6857

P.s did you know, if a husband accuses his wife of committing zina, the wife can nullify the accusation as her testimony is accepted, consequently, the wife will not be punished. However, if the accuser is not her husband, then he has to bring four witnesses. If not, he will receive eighty lashes and his testimony will be rejected forever.