Hot Water on the Maid?
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Hot Water on the Maid?

The anti Ahmad Muslims raise the allegation that Ahmadas poured hot water on a maid. They quote that Ahmadas usually used warm water to clear himself and one day a maid put a watering container full of hot water. After Ahmadascame out and he spilled the water on her and spilled the water on her hands so she can realize such water cannot be used to clean oneself. This is taken from Siratul Mahdi. Firstly, no where does it state that the water was boiling or that the maid found it boiling. The reality is that our private parts are sensitive just as that the back of the hands are. This was just done to show the maid that she should know the temperature of the water before filling it up. There is absolutely wrong with this incident.


This allegation is completely baseless. Thi is such a small lesson and has no problems in it. Since when in Islam, was it forbidden to teach someone something? Let us look at some instances from the Qur’an for example. First one is in regards to Mosesas, where Allah States:


وَلَمَّا رَجَعَ مُوسَىٰ إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ غَضْبَانَ أَسِفًا قَالَ بِئْسَمَا خَلَفْتُمُونِي مِنْ بَعْدِي ۖ أَعَجِلْتُمْ أَمْرَ رَبِّكُمْ ۖ وَأَلْقَى الْأَلْوَاحَ وَأَخَذَ بِرَأْسِ أَخِيهِ يَجُرُّهُ إِلَيْهِ ۚ قَالَ ابْنَ أُمَّ إِنَّ الْقَوْمَ اسْتَضْعَفُونِي وَكَادُوا يَقْتُلُونَنِي فَلَا تُشْمِتْ بِيَ الْأَعْدَاءَ وَلَا تَجْعَلْنِي مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ {151}


And when Moses returned to his people, indignant and grieved, he said, ‘Evil is that which you did in my place in my absence. Did you hasten to devise a way for yourselves without waiting for the command of your Lord?’ And he put down the tablets, and caught hold of his brother’s head, dragging him towards himself. He (Aaron) said, ‘Son of my mother, the people indeed deemed me weak, and were about to kill me. Therefore make not the enemies rejoice over me, and place me not with the unjust people.(Chapter 7 Verse 151)


If the anti Ahmadi Muslims are against what Ahmadas did with water, what would they say about this incident of Mosesas? It is shown that they raise such allegations because they have not read the Qur’an.


Further we see a incident of the Holy Prophetsaw which is as follows:


حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَوْنٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا خَالِدٌ، عَنْ حُصَيْنٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى، عَنْ أُسَيْدِ بْنِ حُضَيْرٍ، – رَجُلٍ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ – قَالَ بَيْنَمَا هُوَ يُحَدِّثُ الْقَوْمَ وَكَانَ فِيهِ مِزَاحٌ بَيْنَا يُضْحِكُهُمْ فَطَعَنَهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي خَاصِرَتِهِ بِعُودٍ فَقَالَ أَصْبِرْنِي ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏ “‏ اصْطَبِرْ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ إِنَّ عَلَيْكَ قَمِيصًا وَلَيْسَ عَلَىَّ قَمِيصٌ ‏.‏ فَرَفَعَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنْ قَمِيصِهِ فَاحْتَضَنَهُ وَجَعَلَ يُقَبِّلُ كَشْحَهُ قَالَ إِنَّمَا أَرَدْتُ هَذَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏


Narrated Usayd ibn Hudayr,:AbdurRahman ibn AbuLayla, quoting Usayd ibn Hudayr, a man of the Ansar, said that while he was given to jesting and was talking to the people and making them laugh, the Prophet (ﷺ) poked him under the ribs with a stick.He said: Let me take retaliation. He said: Take retaliation. He said: You are wearing a shirt but I am not. The Prophet (ﷺ) then raised his shirt and the man embraced him and began to kiss his side. Then he said: This is what I wanted, Messenger of Allah!(Sunan Abi Dawud 5224)


It is also stated:


“The value of justice culminates was in its peak, when the Prophet Muhammadsaw  let some of his companions take revenge on him, this Sawad Ibn Ghazia, when was going out of the row on Badr Day, the Prophet Muhammadsaw did slightly touch his belly-by the arrow and said “Stand in the row!” He said “O Messenger of Allah! You caused pain to me! And Allah has sent you by right and justice gives me right!” The Prophet Muhammadsaw uncovered his belly and said “Retaliate”


There is absolutely nothing wrong with such little lessons. If one accuses Ahmadas, what would they say in regards to Mosesas and the lesson of Muhammadsaw? It is also important to know that the maid did not complain which shows she did not find it abusive either.