The Prophet as a Husband – Moving and Inspiring Reflections
As part of the Perfect Mercy program by SeekersGuidance, Dr. Bano Murtuja gave a moving and powerful description of the Prophet as a husband. His affection, his gentleness, and his ability to comfort his wives’ hearts is an inspiration to all. There are examples from his life that can be taken and applied – his defense of his wives, his joking with them, his conflict resolution and his poetry in addressing them.
As with other parts of his life, he maintained balance and fairness in his role as a husband. He loved his wives. And not just love as a feeling – he loved them. He expressed, acted and displayed his love. Dr. Bano’s heartfelt exploration will move you and prompt deep reflection on the meaning of being garments for one another. It breaks the paradigm for what it means to be a husband and brings forth the prophetic light.
Comments on this lecture by High-Performance Muslim Coach Tushar Imdad:
“I thought I knew the Sunnah of being a husband until I saw this short talk.
Seriously, the Indian subcontinent stereotype of the patriarchal, domineering leader is far from the Prophetic model.
Dr. Bano Murtuja’s 15 min exposition brought tears to my eyes and will to yours as you see the incredible way in which Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) inspired his wives, emotionally as well as religiously.
My skills as a husband instantly improved as I learned aspects of the beautiful Sunnah which were hidden from me by my upbringing and the dominant cultural understanding of what it means to be a Muslim husband.
Watch and grow.”