Foregoing the rights

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Hadis: It has been narrated by Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha): When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) fell ill in the apartment of Hadrat Maimuna (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) he asked permission of the other wives for his nursing in my apartment. All of them agreed. From this we learn three things. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) observed equity in the matter of passing his time with his wives, although according to a tradition he was not obliged to do so. Secondly, if a husband desires to live with another wife out of turn, he has to obtain permission from the wife whose turn it is. Thirdly, it is well becoming on the part of a wife that in such matters she should afford a concession to her husband for his comfort.

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