Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Women are the biggest affliction to men, after Mohammad (pbuh)

Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33:
Narrated Usama bin Zaid:
The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women."

1) No argument here... How can anyone argue with Mohammad (may peace be upon him) that women are the worst affliction to men. AIDS has nothing on women...
a) Maybe the backs of women will provide a cure for men, just as the back of fly wings give cure to diseases carried by flies. http://muslimhadith.blogspot.com/2008/07/dr-mohammad.html

2) Not sure what this part means - "After me"
a) Does this mean that Mohammad (may peace be upon him) was the greatest affliction, followed by women?
i) This makes sense: http://muslimhadith.blogspot.com/2008/12/2008-year-in-review.html
b) Or does this mean that the one thing Mohammad (may peace be upon him) could not cure was the affliction of women.

3) I will go with the latter interpretation.
a) Why didn't the Holy Prophet (May peace be upon him) prescribe cures like camel urine for curing the affliction called women? http://muslimhadith.blogspot.com/2008/07/dr-mohammad-part-ii.html

4) How do Muslim women feel that they are the greatest affliction to Muslim men?

1 comment:

january5159 said...

The remark by Rasulullah saw about `after me' denotes a reference to time. `Other than me. . . ' would mean a reference to a physical being similar to Rasulullah saw.