Prophet Muhammad As A Husband

Prophet Muhammad As A Husband – #10 Qualities

If you look into Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a husband in prophetic biography, you’ll figure out that he wasn’t a role model of in religious life as a messenger of Allah but also in his social life, he was an ideal husband with his wives.

It’s noteworthy that prophet Muhammed’s wives were 11. His first wife was Khadija Bint Khuwaylid (May Allah Be Pleased with Her). His last wife was Maymuna Bint El Harith (May Allah Be Pleased with Her).

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was a role model and inspired man in all aspects of life. He represented mercy as Allah said:

{We have sent you {˹O Prophet˺ only as a mercy for the whole world}

(Al-Anbya 21:107). 

Learn about the situations that demonstrated the messenger of Allah as an ideal husband in this article.

1. Helping Wives with Chores

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was a cooperative husband at home. He used to serve himself in many household duties without depending on his wives.

Al-Aswad reported: I asked Aisha, “What did the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, do in his house?” Aisha said, “The prophet would do chores for his family, and he would go out when it was time for prayer.”(Sahih al Bukhari).

He served himself by sewing up his clothes, milking his ewe, and washing his clothes. 

2. Patience with Wives 

One of the most popular qualities known about prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was patience. He was the best role model for patient husbands with wives at disagreement times. 

He was patient with his wife A’isha (May Allah be pleased with her) in multiple situations like patience with her when she broke a plate due to her jealousy of his other wife “Um Salama” 

Anas said: “The Prophet was with one of the Mothers of the Believers when another one sent a wooden bowl in which was some food. She struck the hand of the Prophet and the bowl fell and broke.

The Prophet picked up the two pieces and put them together, then he started to gather the food and said: ‘Your mother got jealous; eat.’ So they ate. He waited until she brought the wooden bowl that was in her house, then he gave the sound bowl to the messenger and left the broken bowl in the house of the one who had broken it.” (Sunan An-Nasa’i).

This situation demonstrated the messenger’s understanding of his wife’s jealousy as an instinct in women. He used to deal with these situations with quietness, wisdom, and kindness. He also bore their abandonment at their rage times.

3. Treating Wives Equally 

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) as a husband applied equality among wives in treating as he was known for justice in all life aspects. He avoided preferring a wife to another. 

According to A’isha’s narration (May Allah be Pleased with Her), the Messenger of Allah used to go to wives’ homes to see them daily.

Moreover, when prophet Muhammed was ill in his last days, he wanted to stay at A’isha’s home (May Allah be pleased with her to get care. But he desired that their wives allow him first to stay, so he asked for permission, and they all accepted.

4. Consulting Wives

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) used to meet his companions’ men to ask their opinions on the most crucial decisions. He also cared for his wives’ opinions and used to discuss different matters with them.

According to Um Salama’s narration, when prophet Muhammed (PBUH) wrote the “Al-Hudaibia Treaty”, he wanted his companions to make immolation and shave. But he didn’t get a response from them, although he repeated his order three times.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told the situation to his wife, Um Salama (May Allah be Pleased with Her). She told him: “O Prophet of Allah, just go and don’t speak to anyone until you make your immolation and shave”.

The Messenger of Allah responded to his wife’s consulting. His companions made the immolation and shaved when they saw prophet Muhammed did the same. 

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5. Caring about Wives’ Feelings

Prophet Muhammed as a husband gave the best example of caring about his wives emotionally. He dealt with their emotions with respect and paid attention to their complaints and words.

Moreover, he demonstrated his compassion for his wives by whipping their tears and reliving their grief.

You can read our article: Why Is Prophet Muhammad The Greatest Man In The World?

6. Eating and Drinking from One Place

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) ate and drank from the same place their wives did.

A’isha (May Allah be Pleased with Her) said:

“When I drink water from the pot while in menstruation period and give the pot to the Prophet ﷺ he drinks from the same place which touched my mouth.

“Moreover, during menstruation, I was eating from the piece of meat and giving the same to the Prophet ﷺ and he ﷺ puts his mouth in the same place of mine”. (Muslim).

7. Treating Wisely at Moments of Anger

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) showed his wisdom when he calmed his wives’ rage. When A’isha was angry, he put his hand on her shoulder and said:” O Allah, forgive her sins, relieve her heart from rage and protect her from distress”.

He wanted to bring one of his companions to judge between him and his wife A’isha (May Allah be Pleased with Her) when she was angry with him. 

He asked her:

“Do you accept Abu ‘Ubaidah Bin al-Jarrah as a judge between us? She replied: No, this man will not issue a judgment against you in my favor. 

“He said: Do you accept Omar as a judge? She replied: I fear Omar. He ﷺ said: Do you accept Abu Bakr (her father)? She replied: Yes I accept him”.

8. Abstaining from Violence with Wives 

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was the most gentle and kind husband. He didn’t beat or abuse anyone of his wives, other women, or even a servant. 

A’isha (May Allah be Pleased with Her) said:” The Prophet ﷺ had never beaten any woman, any servant, or anything with his hand other than fighting in the way of Allah Almighty. He does not take revenge from anyone who harmed him except when breaching the orders of Allah Almighty, in which case, he takes revenge” (Muslim).

9. Declaring Love

Prophet Muhammed declared his love to his wife A’isha (May Allah be Pleased with her) when one of his companions asked him about the person he loved most.

Amr Bin al Aas (May Allah be pleased with) asked the Prophet: ”O Prophet of Allah, who is the person you love most?” the Prophet ﷺ replied: “’ A’isha”. (Al-Tirmidhi).

10. Racing with his Wife 

Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) loved to play with his wives precisely A’isha (May Allah be Pleased with Her) like racing in the desert.

She narrated that the Messenger of Allah raced her twice, the first time before she gained weight, and she won, and the second time he won. These situations demonstrated his love and kindness to his wife.

Furthermore, Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was an ideal husband in the following actions:

  • Leaning on his wife’s lap (A’isha), while she was menstruating.
  • Keeping his wives’ dignity.
  • Urging his companions to treat their wives kindly.
  • Beautifying himself for his wives.

How Did Prophet Muhammed Treat his Family?

The servant of prophet Muhammed (PBUH), Anas bin Malik said:” I have never seen a man who was more compassionate to his family members than the Prophet”. 

Also, Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said:” The best of you are the best to their families, and I am the best to my family”.

The Messenger of Allah didn’t only display his love and kindness with his wives, but also with his daughters. He treated his daughter Fatima (May Allah be Pleased with Her) with compassion and invited her to sit next to him if he saw her coming to him.

Furthermore, he also showed love to his grandchildren, Al Hassan and Al Hussein (May Allah be pleased with them). He held them while praying, playing with them, and embraced them.

You can learn more about prophet Muhammed’s (PBUH) life in different aspects before and after his prophetic mission and migration from Mecca to Medina through the Islamic Studies course at Bayan Al Quran Academy


Prophet Muhammed as a husband was the best example of helping wives with household duties, treating them patiently and equally among them.

He was a role model as a husband in caring about his wives’ emotions, treating them fairly and quietly while rage, and refining from beating them. He wasn’t only an ideal husband but also a perfect father and the most compassionate grandfather.

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