fbpx

PROPHET MOHAMMAD, A HUSBAND AND A FATHER

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ABUT ISLAM AND PROPHET MOHAMMAD:

There is a great and unjust accusation, to THE CALL PROPHET MOHAMMAD and Islam, is a male-oriented religion.
It is true that Islam has its own rivals and prejudiced critics.
This is mainly because Islam itself gets into intellectual combats throughout the Holy Quran and the sunnah all the time.
Whenever those rivals launch a campaign against Islam out of grudge, Islam quietly gets victorious out of such campaigns.

 PROPHET MOHAMMAD
PROPHET MOHAMMAD

MOHAMMAD, THE IDEAL HUSBAND:

 Reflecting upon this Heavenly religion and its history reveals that women played almost
the greatest role in supporting and promoting Islam.
When frightened after meeting Gabriel at the Hira for the first time, prophet Mohammad
didn’t resort to his friend, Abu Bakr or his many uncles.
Instead, he resorted to his virtuous first wife Khadijah for condolence and comfort, Khadijah had a major role and effect
in supporting prophet Mohammad all the thorny way of his Call.
She was his best wife ever, as he often said, She believed him when people disbelieved him,
and She supported and encouraged him when people let him down,
She bore him his short-lived three boys and his four daughters: Ruqayyah, Zainab, Umm Kulthum and Fatimah.
Prophet Mohammad kept the memory of Khadijah even after her death.

He considered losing her, along with his uncle Abu Talib, a sufficient cause to call that year,
the year of Grief ”.
He even honored a woman only because that woman used to visit “ them” on the days of Khadijah.

prophet mohammad
prophet mohammad

PROPHET MOHAMMAD THE HUSBAND WITH MANY WIVES:

Logically, Mohammad was never a womanizer, as it is unjustly rumored,Though he was in the prime of his youth,
Prophet Mohammad considered Khadijah his best wife, despite the fact that she was fifteen years older than him.
When he migrated to Madinah, he consummated his controversial marriage to Aisha, Moving
from the elderly woman of Khadijah to the early adult woman
of Aisha sends us men a very important message: a husband should honor and care for his wife, regardless of her age or mentality.
The serah teems with examples of Aishah’s innocent, naive and even childish behavior, Almost no reliable source spoke about her stunning beauty that made the prophet call her his best wife.

The whole matter is as he himself once put it: “ the best man of you, Muslims, is the best “husband” to his wife, and I am the best husband to his wife”.
Even he calls a wife, a man’s folk, meaning all man’s relatives.

WHY SO MANY WIVES ?:

 In a tribal society governed by certain rules polygamy was an everyday occurrance.
So to judge a certain society, researchers shouldn’t impose their cultural values
on the given society.
The prophet MOHAMMAD more often declared that he was an Arab, bringing about no novelty which is different from what the previous prophets brought.
So the Arabs at his time and the preophets before himself practiced polygamy.
But why did the prophet do so? He answers us. Allah ordered him to marry every woman he married, It was not a personal affair.
Many of the prophet’s wives were either widows, old women or daughters of ex-enemies.
He wanted to strengthen the bonds with certain men.

So he married Aisha, the daughter of Abu Bakr, He married Hafs, the daughter of Omar, He married Safia the daughter of Ka’b, the chief of the Jews.
Also he married some daughters of the Arab tribal chiefs. However those diverse marriage cases were aimed to teach,
the Muslim husbands to be godd and just to their wives, either it was only one wife or more than just one wife.

prophet mohammad
prophet mohammad

PROPHET MOHAMMAD A FATHER AND A GRANDFATHER:

 When we discuss the character of the prophet as a father, we see the incarnation of the meaning of his Hadith:
“ I am but a mercy given to humanity as a gift.” First, he wept in tears for the loss of his baby child who died.
His enemies wanted to make him feel pain by divorcing his two daughters.
He let one of the most decent companions, Othman, marry his two daughters successively.
And He used to call Fatimah, his daughter, the mother of her father,
denoting his tenderness to her,
He pitied her for being married to a poor man, Ali ibn Abi Talib,He often visited her at her husband’s house.
When her house was too far from his, he kindly asked her to change houses to be nearer to him.

This is to enable him to visit her. During his last days, he couldn’t bear
to see Fatimah weeping for him.
He whispered to her that he was going to die, so she cried.
Then he whispered to her that she would be his first relative to die after himself, so she smiled: as Aishah later narrated.
The prophet didn’t only love his wives or children, he even loved his grandchildren as well.
He used to let al-Hassan and al-Hussein mount on his back, saying: “ your camel is the best of camels.” He called them his two basels.
He loved them so much that he asked Allah to love whoever loves them.

CONCLUSION:

To sum up, PROPHET MOHAMMAD was a prophet A human, of flesh and blood who came to humanity to teach
and advocate mercy in its best images.
We should learn to be merciful like him and be good merciful humans whenever and wherever we are.

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

Leave a Reply

5 Comments

  • […] The prophet ordered only five species to be killed whether inside or outside Makkah. These five species are: the snake, the kite bird, the mouse, the mad dog and the scorpion. This commandment is only due to their tremendous danger to people’s lives. Such harmful animals may kill people or even transfer deadly diseases to them. Howener, it is a part of the prophet’s sunnah for Muslims to sleep early and not to stir outdoors after the isha prayer. This is simply to give the nocturnal animals the chance to feed and hunt at night. […]

  • arham zohaib

    Again the Holy Quran goes on to abide by the commandments which Almighty Allah has enjoined His Messenger and his nation to commit with implementing His commandments towards the orphans and fulfilling the obligation , He says “ And do not approach the property of an orphan , except in the way that is best , until he reaches discretion ,. And fulfill [every] commitment . Indeed the commitment is ever[that about which one will be ] questioned .

  • adeel sana

    Almighty Allah praises the believers saying , Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord , and it is those who are successful for they believe in what has been revealed to Allah’s Messenger[PBUH] , and what was revealed before him, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith

  • hammad afreen

    Learning the Holy Quran perfectly and sustaining recitation regularly will remove all our worries and make us happy.

  • saleem nabeel

    Allah be Exalted and Glorified says regarding those who didn’t hold fast with the Book and dismissed His dear Book behind their backs , “ But those who denied Our sighs – We will progressively lead them [ to destruction ] from where they do not know “

Previous
Next