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He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would talk with his wives while on a journey at night:

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
339 2022/10/25 2024/05/26
Article translated to : العربية

‘Aa’ishah narrated: “Whenever the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhiwa sallam, would set out on a journey, he used to cast lots amongst his wives.

Once the lot came out in my favor and that of Hafsah’s. We (Hafsah, and myself) both went along with him. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,used to travel (on camel), and when it was night he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would walk along with me and talk with me. Hafsah said to me: ‘Would you liketo ride upon my camel tonight and allow me to ride upon your camel and you would see (what you do not generally see) and I would see (what I do not see) generally?’ I said: ‘Yes’. So I rode upon the camel of Hafsah and Hafsah rode upon my camel. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, came near my camel (whereas) Hafsah had been riding over that. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, greeted her and then rode with her until they came down. I thus missed (the company of the Prophet) and when they sat down, I felt jealous. I put my foot in the grass and said: ‘O Allah, let the scorpion sting me or the serpent bite me. And so far as the Messenger is concerned, I cannot say anything about him because he is Your Messenger.”

‘Aa’ishah uttered these words because of her extreme jealousy, and things that women say due to jealousy should be overlooked.

Out of his perfect compassion, he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, instructed the man driving the camel to do so slowly.

Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was on a journey and he had a black slave called Anjashah, and he was driving the camels (very fast, and there were women riding on those camels). The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “O Anjashah! Drive [the camels] slowly with the glass vessels [women riding on them]!”

Scholars said that the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, likened women to glass vessels because they are delicate, are easily affected, cannot (usually) tolerate hardship, and are weak. This is how glass vessels are, they are fragile and cannot tolerate much pressure or else they break easily.

An-Nawawi said: “This means to drive camels slowly, because this fast speed of the camel would exhaust the one riding on them, and since women are weak in general, they would get weaker if the camels were going fast. Consequently they could get harmed and could even fall, and this is why he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, instructed him not to go fast.





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