A common space for harmonic peacemakers
...so in muhammads compound one day there was a terrific row..very noisy with lots of shouting for a long time.
Everyone was concerned but no-one dared intrude to see if everything was ok. umar the friend of muhammad was called and when he heard the row he shouted out loud of his arrival as he knocked on the door. When he entered he was surprised to see the prophet relaxed and laughing and laughing.. the wives had all disappeared to the next room and were silent.
Umar spoke up so that the women could hear...' if you could show the prophet himself the same respect that you show me it would be more fitting.'
Without missing a beat they called back..' the prophet himself is much kinder than you are.'
i thought it was worth sharing.....