Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Asking from behind a partition

Quran Chapter 33: 53b (Pt-22, Stg-5) (L-2612) درس قرآن

Asking from behind a partition

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

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

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


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


إِنَّ ذَٰلِكُمْ كَانَ يُؤْذِى ٱلنَّبِىَّ فَيَسْتَحْىِۦ مِنكُمْ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَسْتَحْىِۦ مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَإِذَا سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَٰعًا فَسْـَٔلُوهُنَّ مِن وَرَآءِ حِجَابٍ ذَٰلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ 53b

53b.  Lo! that would cause annoyance to the Prophet, and he would be shy of (asking) you (to go); but Allah is not shy of the truth. And when ye ask of them (the wives of the Prophet) anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain. That is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. 53b.  ‘Inna  zaalikum  kaana  yu’-zin-Nabiyya  fayastah-yii  minkum;  Wallaahu  laa  yastah-yii  minal-haqq.  Wa  ‘izaa  sa-‘altumuuhunna  mataa-‘an  fas-‘aluuhunna  minw-waraaa-‘i  hijaab.  Zaalikum  ‘atharu  li-quluu-bikum  wa  quluubihinn.



It is commanded: The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) had to suffer due to your such affairs, but he cannot say due to modesty and regard that “you should now get out because your act of sitting here wastes his time”. Sustaining inconvenience by him and saying nothing to the person due to whom he suffers; is entirely highest grade of his civility and humanity. But Allaah Almighty cannot be shy of teaching you politeness and manners for the reason that the advice will displease you. He does not need to be shy or be silent in saying the truth and regarding desire of pleasing someone. Otherwise, how would you correct your habits and become a mankind?


Behold! You should not come fearlessly before female family members of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) to ask for something, but you should ask them from behind the curtain. Satan will not be able to get any opportunity of deceiving due to this care. It will be purer for your hearts and his (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) wives (May Allaah be pleased with them) will not be discomforted. These Commandments are for your guidance, so that you should not trouble the Messenger (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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