Saturday, October 5, 2013

The pleasing lord

It seems that ‘Allah’ has always been favourable (read ‘partial’) to his prophet, Muhammad. To the extent that his wife Aysha stars questioning him about it.

I would like to present a couple of authentic hadith from Sahih Bukhari regarding this.

One: Sahih Bukhari – 7:48
This hadith narrated by Abu Hisham mentions the Quranic revelation from ‘Allah’: “(O Muhammad) You may postpone (the turn of) any of them (your wives) that you please.” (Quran- 33:51)
This is about the prophet’s rotation in visiting his wives. As everyone knows, since he had multiple wives, he used to sleep with them by rotation, one at a time. And the revelation is about ‘Allah’’s permission to postpone his visit to one of the wives in favour of another. Aysha cleverly responds to this revelation thus:”O Allah's Apostle! I do not see, but, that your Lord hurries in pleasing you.”


Two: Sahih Bukhari- 7:92.2
 
In this hadith, mention is made of the Quranic revelation regarding the norm to be followed by people when they visit the prophet’s house for a meal. The occasion is Muhammad’s marriage with Zainab. Several people lingered chatting with each other after the feast. This annoyed Muhammad as he was probably waiting impatiently to be with his new bride, which was not possible unless the people left. And he recited the revelation that would help him: “O you who believe! Enter not the Prophet's house until leave is given you for a meal, not (as early as) to wait for its preparation. But when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken your meals, disperse without sitting for a talk. Verily such (behavior) annoys the Prophet; and he would be shy of (asking) you (to go), but Allah is not shy of (telling you) the Truth.”(Quran- 33:53)

Is the Prophet putting words in his beloved Lord’s mouth? :)

2 comments:

Muhammed Nuhman said...

I can't get over the fact that someone who haven't read the actual hadees is criticizing it.
In the first hadees what's your whole point actually?
Aisha [ra] was well known for loving the prophet [saw] and being one of his wives who was jealous and a bit possessive. (jealousy is not always a bad characteristics as it shows love and care). I don't see the problem with this Hadith, What's the big deal?

deepdowne said...

I guess you're mistaken. The hadith is not about Aisha.

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