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Why Prophet was exempted  from the dividing the time among wives ?

Some opponents of Islam say that the Quran is not from God because there is some verses that talk about personal life of prophet that is not related to Islam and Muslims.

 تُرْجِي مَن تَشَاءُ مِنْهُنَّ وَتُؤْوِي إِلَيْكَ مَن تَشَاءُ ۖ وَمَنِ ابْتَغَيْتَ مِمَّنْ عَزَلْتَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكَ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَن تَقَرَّ أَعْيُنُهُنَّ وَلَا يَحْزَنَّ وَيَرْضَيْنَ بِمَا آتَيْتَهُنَّ كُلُّهُنَّ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ ۚ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ عَلِيمًا حَلِيمًا (Al-Ahzab.51)

"You may put off whichever of them you wish and consort with whichever of them you wish, and there is no sin upon you [in receiving again] any [of them] whom you may seek [to consort with] from among those you have set aside [earlier]. That makes it likelier that they will be comforted and not feel unhappy, and all of them will be pleased with what you give them. Allah knows what is in your hearts, and Allah is all-knowing, all-forbearing."

Actually  , the social life of the Prophet was so busy and nearly any month has been imposed a war on him..

 In addition, the responsibility of education and training people and resolving conflicts   of people and fighting against hypocrites and guiding Islamic nation was upon the prophet (SAWA) So if he wanted to take the time to divide among women could not do the great  responsibilities , And the prophet's life should be relaxed to perform its responsibilities without concern with peace of mind. And this is mentioned in the Quran to Muslims know this decision is only for the Prophet not others..

Also if Quran did  not  exempt the Prophet and the Prophet could not divided time in difficult conditions the Prophet lost the people's trust and hypocritical accused the Prophet that he introduces himself as an example,  while deal with it's wives in injustice way! Therefore because of prevent this misunderstanding this verse came in the Quran. In addition, we know that the Prophet, even in the final days of life were divided  time between women fairly.










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Salamun Alaykum

Ayat Allah Makarim Shirazi in his commentary:

Some of the prophet's wives vied with one another, on dividing the prophet's leisure and spare time; and caused some difficulties for the prophet through their disputes. Although the Messenger of God
strictly observed the rules of equality and justice with them, yet their disputes still continued. The above verse revealed giving him the necessary authority on account of his leisure and spare time, which was rare, in order to do what was rightful.mTo put this in another way, we may say: A Moslem cannot have more than one wife if he is not apt to treat his multiple wives justly. This is because in Moslem household,
there is no room for a physically favorite wife.
Our prophet in his special position was forced to hold several wives, and he did his best to observe the rules of justice and equality with them all, particularly in the matrimonial relations. But for a man in his position it was not so easy to observe equality in the rotation of the wives, and their reception and rejection. In any case the prophet
ignored all his personal considerations. So the above verse sets the prophet free from some obligations on account of the turns and being in seclusion with one of his wives.
By some exchange of rotation, the prophet through the above verse, could manage to cheer up and cool the eyes of those who had missed their turns and could have been disappointed.

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