Q: In which year did Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) intend divorcing Hazrat Sauda (Radiyallahu Anaha)?
A: This does not relate to one’s beliefs or actions. Similarly one will not gain any worldly or Deeni benefit through researching these issues and nor will one be questioned regarding it in the hereafter. Hence it is best for one not to be concerned about these things. The fact that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had kept her in his nikaah and she will be from among his Mubaarak wives in the hereafter is sufficient for us to love her, respect her and regard her as the mother of the ummah in the same way we regard all the other Mubaarak wives of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as the mothers of the ummah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
عن علي بن حسين قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إن من حسن إسلام المرء تركه ما لا يعنيه (جامع الترمذي # 2318)
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)