Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Equal behavior with all wives


Quran Chapter 33: 52b (Pt-22, Stg-5) (L-2610) درس قرآن

Equal behavior with all wives

Chapter ’Al-‘Ahzaab” – (The Clans) – 33

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

 

وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ حُسْنُهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا مَلَكَتْ يَمِينُكَ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ رَّقِيبًا 52b

52b.  even though their beauty pleased thee, save those whom thy right hand possesseth. And Allah is ever Watcher over all things. 52b.  wa  law  ‘a’-jabaka  husnu-hunna  ‘illaa  maa  malakat  yamiinuk.  Wa  kaanAllaahu  ‘alaa  kulli  shay-‘ir-Raqiibaa.

(Section 6)

Commentary

 

The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) passed nearly twenty five years of his initial life in solitude. After that, he married with Khadija, the great (May Allaah be pleased with her), who had been widow twice. After her death, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) married Aisha the daughter of Abu Bakr Siddique (May Allaah be pleased with them). Then eight widow women (May Allaah be pleased with them) became Messenger’s wives. At the time of the departure of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), there were his nine wives – Aisha, Hafsa, Sawda, Ummi Salma, Zainab, Ummi Habiba, Jawairiya, Safia and Memona (May Allaah be pleased with them). They all gave up thinking about the prosperity of the world and liked the willingness of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). It was the reward for them in the world which has been described in the above mentioned verses.

 

It is commanded: You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) are not allowed to take other women henceforth save those to whom We have made for you lawful, nor that you should change them for other wives, whether you feel them more beautiful and they please you.

 

Allaah Almighty knows that who abides by His Commandments and who does not care. Therefore, we should do every work bearing it in mind. The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was given authority to keep his wives equal in all matters or as he desired. And his wives had admitted clearly to obey his every command and they were willing to accept his every decision. The aim from this all was that he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) should not loiter in religious works due to being involved in domestic disputes. Even then, the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) took care of his wives’ rights equally, did not reap advantage from the privileges granted to him by Allaah Almighty and complied with entire works of preaching of the Religion. There was none who might perform like him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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