Shaykh Osman Nuri Topbas: The Prophet (s.a.w.) Never Married Out of Desire

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Osman Nuri Topbas wrote, in “The Prophet Muhammad Musthafa the Elect (s.a.w.)”, “Had the Prophet (s.a.w.) married out of sexual desires, there were many young and beautiful daughters of the Answar, the Madinan Muslims, from whom he could have chosen.  Doubtless, they would all have been more than willing to marry the Prophet (s.a.w.) and, thus, attain the honour of becoming the wife of the Last Messenger (s.a.w.) and consequently, the Mother of the Believers.  The Prophet (s.a.w.), however, never chose to head down that path.  It, therefore, ought to be realised that the Blessed Prophet (s.a.w.) contracted multiple marriages, with the Permission and Command of Allah (s.w.t.), for reasons social, moral and religious, and above all out of the need to have a number of women trained to convey the specific legal commandments of Islam to other Muslims.

Considering Islam is a universal religion that aims to cover all times and places, it would be difficult to think that the duty of teaching the vast corpus of Islamic knowledge should rest upon one woman only; and had that been the case, the religion may not have properly passed on to future generations.  Besides, that ‘one’ wife could well have passed away before the Prophet (s.a.w.), which would have forever interrupted the establishment of Islamic Law.”


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