Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
How does one interpret the hadith where the Prophet (saw) ignored his wives for a whole month, when there is another hadith that states one should not stay angry at another muslim for more than 3 days?
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth.
The Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace) did not vow to stop speaking to his wives during those days.
The hadith states that he took a vow to abstain from sexual intercourse (ila’) and he did not sleep with them for the month. (See Mirqat al-mafatih 6:395)
And Allah knows best.
Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf