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Why did Allah Almighty prevent the wives of Prophet Muhammad from marrying any man after him?
While this question seems to be a difficult one to answer if one only looks at Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, from an isolated angle, because it would then seem that the Prophet have made up this law to conveniently self-serve himself, but in reality, GOD Almighty had put a similar Law to this, thousands of years before Prophet Muhammad, in the Bible.
First let us look at what Allah Almighty Said in the Noble Quran:
"The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. Blood-relations among each other have closer personal ties, in the Decree of God. Than (the Brotherhood of) Believers and Muhajirs: nevertheless do ye what is just to your closest friends: such is the writing in the Decree (of God). (The Noble Quran, 33:6)"
"Prohibited to you (For marriage) are:- Your mothers,.....(The Noble Quran, 4:23)"
Now let us look at the following verses from the Bible:
5 " 'Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or cut their bodies.
6 They must be holy to their God and must not profane the name of their God. Because they present the offerings made to the LORD by fire, the food of their God, they are to be holy.
7 " 'They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.
8 Regard them as holy, because they offer up the food of your God. Consider them holy, because I the LORD am holyI who make you holy.
13 " 'The woman he marries must be a virgin.
14 He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,
15 so he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the LORD, who makes him holy.' "
21 No priest is to drink wine when he enters the inner court.
22 They must not marry widows or divorced women; they may marry only virgins of Israelite descent or widows of priests.
6 This is the thing which the Lord doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
In Numbers 36:6, we even see a change in marriage standards from GOD Almighty by limiting the marriage to only the tribe for only the daughters of Zelophehad.
Prophet Muhammad's Wives, peace, mercy and blessings be upon all of them, are like those Priests. They are different and higher than everyone else. As we clearly see, the Bible too contains special laws and special treatment for specific people who are considered higher and different than everyone else from the ordinary public. Even Muslims as a whole are considered special and are raised above everyone else in the Noble Quran:
"Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But God beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise. (The Noble Quran, 2:221)"
The anti-Islamics viciously use these types of controversial topics to attack Islam and to try to prove that somehow Prophet Muhammad, peace, mercy and blessings be upon him, was not truthful and that he employed the Noble Quran to his personal service. The next time you run into one, especially in an audio chat/debate Islam-bashing rooms, expose their ignorance by using the above Verses.
Just to please Prophet Muhammad:
Keep in mind that Allah Almighty loved the Prophet so much that He Promised him to make the Romans be victorious in the next battle with the Persians just to please him and the believers, and it happened.
They thought Jesus
was claiming to be GOD:
They thought Jesus was thinking he was GOD. Here is how Jesus answered them:
The context here is that Jesus was forgiving sins by Allah Almighty's Permission. Jewish priests in the Old Testament and John the Baptist were also allowed to forgive sins: Leviticus 4:31, Mark 1:4, Luke 7:30 (those who rejected the baptism rejected the counsel of GOD). So the blaspheming part was they thought that he was claiming that he was GOD Almighty. Jesus responded to this. So trinity remains a lie and Jesus himself directly refuted it.
Jesus had no power over his Miracles. They were all given to him by GOD Almighty on limited occasions. Jesus thanked GOD Almighty for every Miracle. He gave thanks for every Miracle: John 11:38-42, Matthew 15:35-37, Luke 22:14-20, Matthew 11:25, Luke 10:21. He sought permission from Allah Almighty before performing them. Otherwise, he was utterly powerless! He had no Miracle except what GOD Almighty gave him. And they were limited, not infinite. Jesus also said:
Jesus Crying for the death of his friend:
Notice in John 11:38:
John 11 (WYC)
John 11 (NET)
Jesus was not putting on a false show of crying and moaning here. Prior to crying for the loss of of his friend Lazarus, Jesus had no knowledge that the stench-smelling decayed man will be resurrected back to life "....the body decayeth; for he hath been dead four days..." (John 11:39). So Jesus cried for the loss of his friend. It was all in GOD Almighty's Hand and Permission, ALONE, to resurrect Lazarus.
Again, this is why Jesus said:
Prophet Muhammad's similar experience:
GOD Almighty loves His Prophets. Yes, He, the Almighty, puts them sometimes through many hardships, but He also shows them ample love. Here, GOD Almighty enabled Jesus, peace be upon him, to resurrect Lazarus because Jesus was very upset for the loss of his friend.
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, also had a similar experience. When the Romans lost their battle with the Persians in year 617 AD, the Prophet was very upset, because:
1- His wife, Maria the Coptic, was a Christian who became a Muslim. Her real name is Maria Shamoun .
2- The Christian king of Abyssinnia, king Ashama ibn Abjar, - also known as King Armah and/or Ella Tsaham, - and who was also called with the Abyssinians royal title Al-Najashi in Arabic, - translates as Negas in English, - was the kindest to the Muslims who migrated to him after they fled the tortures and persecution of the pagans of Mecca .
Allah Almighty Said in the Glorious Quran:
30:2 غلبت الروم
[030:004] Within several years! في بضع سنين To Allah belong the decision and the decree prior to this (event) and later. That day, the believers would rejoice ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون,
[030:005] Over the victory granted by Allah. He helps whom He wants. And He is the most Powerful and the most Merciful.
The Romans indeed fought the Persians seven years later and defeated them in year 624 AD. This Divine Promise from Allah Almighty happened just to make the Prophet and the Believers happy and to rejoice! And no surprise there, the Divine Promise and Prophecy perfectly happened. Please visit:
This is another powerful proof that the Quran wasn't a convenient false revelation invented by a liar. The Glorious Quran is different. And to every polytheist trinitarian pagan:
If you believe that Jesus is our Creator, then I quote Jesus for you:
Why are you thinking such evil things?
GOD Honored Jesus' Cries:
By the way, similar to Jesus' cry over Lazarus' death, and Prophet Muhammad's upset over the Romans' defeat, and how Allah Almighty honored both of the Prophets' requests, it is quite clear that Allah Almighty also honored Jesus' cries on the night of the crucifixion to save him. And Allah Almighty indeed did save him from the crucifixion and death. Please visit:
Matthew 9:3-8, Leviticus 4:31,
Mark 1:4, Luke 7:30, John 11:38-42, Matthew 15:35-37, Luke 22:14-20,
Matthew 11:25, Luke 10:21,
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Did Prophet Muhammad really marry his daughter in law?
Womanizing and womanizers are
condemned in the Glorious Quran. Allah Almighty said:
"It is not lawful for you (to marry other) women after this, nor to change them for other wives even though their beauty attracts you, except those (captives or slaves) whom your right hand possesses. And Allah is Ever a Watcher over all things. (The Noble Quran, 33:52)"
Throughout the entries above, we've seen how Allah Almighty commanded the Muslim men and women to:
Islam does not condone womanizers. Neither the Prophet was a womanizer, nor does Islam condone womanizing. Islam honors marriage and considers its covenant to be a "Solemn Covenant". (ميثاقا غليظا). This ميثاقا غليظا was mentioned three times throughout the Glorious Quran:
1- The ميثاقا غليظا that Allah Almighty took between Him and His Prophets.
2- The ميثاقا غليظا that Allah Almighty took with the Jews on the holiness of the Sabbath.
3- The ميثاقا غليظا between the husband and the wife in Islam.
See Noble Verses 4:21, 4:154, 33:7.
|33:52, 4:21, 4:154, 33:7|
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