Board Member of the Assembly of Experts, on Tuesday evening, at a session to interpret Surah al-Ahzab, which was held in Goharshad Mosque warm bedchamber, referring to the Verse 53 of this Surah said, “In this verse, the etiquette of sociability with the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his family has been mentioned, and the Almighty God says, ‘O you who believe! do not enter the houses of the Prophet (S.A.W.) unless permission is given to you for a meal, not waiting for its cooking being finished, but when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken the food, then disperse, not seeking to listen to talk; surely this gives the Prophet (S.A.W.) trouble, but he forbears from you, and Allah does not forbear from the truth And when you ask of them any goods, ask of them from behind a curtain; this is purer for your hearts and (for) their hearts; and it does not behove you that you should give trouble to the prophet (S.A.W.), nor that you should marry his wives after him ever; surely this is grievous in the sight of Allah.’”
“Permission to enter the houses of others, is not special to the house of the Prophet (S.A.W.) as stated in Surah Noor ‘O you who believe! Do not enter houses other than your own houses until you have asked permission and saluted their inmates; this is better for you, that you may be mindful’.” he added.
“Addressing ways, which have been mentioned in this verse about the wives of the Prophet (S.A.W.) are, in fact, relevant to all Muslim men and women who observe veil for purity of their heart and maintaining piety” Member of the Supreme Council of Khorasan Seminary explained, referring to the emphasis of Quran on preserving the sanctity and religious rules in relations between non-mahram people.
Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi continued, referring to some of the messages of this verse, and by stating that faith requires courtesy and social etiquette stated, “According to the Verse 53 of surah al-Ahzab, we find these points that the right of peace at home should be respected for everyone. Serving guests have been the conduct of the Prophet (S.A.W.), and Islam is so comprehensive that addresses both issues such as serving guests, and governmental issues. Prophet (S.A.W.) used to suffer from wasting time in undue talks. Suffering does not necessarily mean to be something apparent and physical, moral and psychological pressure is also a kind of suffering. In the relationship between women and men, the works should be based on piety and true-heartedness. Non-mahram looks affect each other’s hearts. The relationship with non-mahrams without veil offends the Prophet (S.A.W.) ‘You must not hurt the Prophet (S.A.W.)’.”
“Today, the West claims that in the modern age, as the age of communication, all information and personal issues are in the showcase, and the concept of privacy has changed, and the range of privacy has gone unlimited, while this issue does not match the cultural religious principles of Islam” Member of the Assembly of Experts expressed in another part of his speech, emphasizing the need to respect the privacy of others.
“If you hear something confidential about somebody or become aware of an issue, you cannot harm someone’s trust legally and customarily and drag it from a private circle to the public. Islamic Verses and narrations have mentioned severe punishments and consequences for those who seek to discover the slips of others, and numerous recommendations have been mentioned for not entering into the private lives of others” Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi stated in the end, with emphasis on the fact that in Islam, the foundation is based on not making the private issues public.
It is worth mentioning that, from next week, a series of sessions of interpretation of Quran by Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi is going to be held in the Rawda bedchamber of Goharshad Mosque on Wednesday nights after the evening and night prayers.