Rumour in the Air

By Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin on 28-06-2013

A rumour spread among the community saying that Mohammed is going to diverse his wife. His wives, who very much regretted on their own conduct, were also afraid not knowing what was the fate that await them. The suspense continued for a month. The Muslim community remained in utter confusion regarding the decision Mohammed is going to take in the case of his wives. It was at this situation that Umer wanted to meet Mohammed. He went to his house and asked Rubbah who was at the door to seek permission to meet Mohammed. Rubbah went to Mohammed and passed the request of Umer.  Rebbah returned but did not respond to Umer saying that the invitation was not allowed by Mohammed. Umer repeated his request. Even then Rebbah did not respond. Umer raised his voise and asked Rebbah to get consent for his entry. He also said, “The prophet would have mistaken that I came pleading for Hafsa. By God if the prophet asks me to cut off her head, I would do so.” 
Umer finally got the consent to meet Mohammed and he entered the room. Mohammed asked him why he was there. When Umer explained the reason, Mohammed responded, “Peace of mind is necessary to exercise prophet hood.” Umer said, “Oh prophet of God, what kind of discomfort caused you by your wives?” There was rumour in the air that he was going to diverse his wives. The Muslims were very much annoyed. People gathered in the mosque in a mood of great anxiety, not knowing what was to happen. Mohammed explained that he did not diverse his wives and Umer asked his consent to report the matter that he did not diverse his wives. He proclaimed in a loud voice that Mohammed did not diverse any of his wives. 

About The Author

Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin

Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin (High Court of Kerala) is a great Gandhian and a noted humanitarian, who could successfully steer World Fellowship of Inter-religious Councils. His relentless efforts for inter religious harmony was awarded by HH Pope John Paul 2nd and Parliament of World Religions.