Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

After Maghrib Salaah

After saying Maghrib Salaah in a congregation followed by nafl Salaah (Awwabin) he went to that wife’s apartment with whom according to the turn, he had to pass the night and stayed there. Mostly, all the wives came over there; as also other ladies of Madinah, gathered there for at this time the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to impart religious teachings to the women. In short, this was the night madrasah (school) for the women where they used to have lessons in religion and sociology from the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), the teacher of the world. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), Did not like to deprive the women of religious knowledge and Islamic culture. Here the women used to put forward their cases and he decided them. They narrated their difficulties, complaints and handicaps and he solved them. If any one of them wished to swear allegiance to him, she did so here on the following conditions:

she would not associate any thing with ALLAH, would not commit theft, would not indulge in fornication, would not kill her children, would not slander any one and would not deviate from the pathway of purity set forth by the Prophet.”

He accepted their oath of fealty and prayed for their pardon. This madrasah continued till lsha Salaah. Thereafter he went to the mosque for lsha Salaah and the women returned to their homes.