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He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, had great protective zeal for his wives:

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
346 2022/12/04 2022/12/04
Article translated to : العربية

‘Aa’ishah narrated:

“An effeminate male used to visit some of the wives of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and they would consider him the same as an eunuch or a male attendants having no physical desire (i.e. an abnormal condition in which a man is devoid of sexual feeling, which is mentioned in the Quran). One day the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, entered while this male was in one his wives’ residence and he (the effeminate male) was describing a woman to her (the Prophet’s wife) and how well-endowed she was. Upon hearing this, the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “This man is aware of how to describe women [as a man who has desire for them]. He is not allowed in your residences [any more].” So his wives forbade him from visiting them after that.”

Ibn Hajar said: “The reason why the wives of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, allowed this man to visit them is because he was an effeminate male (as mentioned in the narration) and they firmly believed that he has no desire for women, and that his visit is permissible. However, when the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, heard his description of women, he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, decided that he could have desire for women and thus prevented him from visiting them again. Moreover, the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, feared that this man would go around describing women to others. This narration is evidence that women who fear that a person could go and describe them to others should prevent him from seeing them (unveiled), and it also proves that one should distant oneself from matters that are uncertain.

The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, had great protective zeal for his wives (as every Muslim should), unlike those who have stripped themselves of their religion and all virtuous traditions, who try to weaken the sense of protectiveness within the Muslim community.



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