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He was patient with his wives
Allah, the Glorified and Exalted has described His beloved Messenger with the words:
لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ [١٢٨:سورة التوبة]
(Now has come unto you a Messenger from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that you should perish; ardently anxious is he over you; to the Believers he is most kind and merciful. But if they turn away, say: Allah is enough for me: there is none worthy of worship other than He; in Him is my trust; He the Lord of the Throne [of Glory] Supreme!) (Quran 9: 128)
The qualities of mercy, kindness, and leniency in the Prophet's personality are best exhibited in his relationship with his wives and these can be seen in the following examples:
It is narrated by Anas (Ra) : Every night, the Prophet's wives used to collect in the house of the wife whose turn it was. Zaynab (Ra) entered 'A'ishah's house and the Prophet (SM) extended his hand, so 'A'ishah (Ra) said: She is Zaynab. So the Prophet (SM) closed his fist, and both (wives) began arguing until their voices became very loud. Abu Bakr, who was passing by, heard them and said: I feel like throwing dirt in their mouths. The time for prayer approached, so the Prophet (SM) got up and left without saying anything to her, but Abu Bakr came back and scolded 'A'ishah (Ra).1
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