such matters, you will be able to form an opinion of your own upon that matter.
86. M. Some of these things would have been wrong in any one else, but in the Apostle of
God they were not, because God commanded him to act as he did. Certain privileges also were granted
him in matrimonial matters because he was God's chosen one. This we learn from Surah XXXIII., Al
C. The affair of Zainab, to which that verse refers, and which is dealt with in the preceding
(v. 37) verse of that Surah, is one upon which it would be well to reflect before pronouncing
87. M. The Qur'an never attributes sin to Muhammad.
C. In Surah XLVIII., Al Fath, 2, God is represented as saying to Muhammad, "Verily, we
have won for thee an undoubted victory, in order that God might forgive thee what went before of thy
fault and what followed after1." 'Abbasi says that this means the faults he
committed before he