that is because you didn't ask the question properly and you did not give any of that information earlier. asking the proper question is half the knowledge, as the wise men have said. the first question was a request to a link to a reliable explanation, which abulhasnayn promptly replied. but then, you were unsatisfied and said: 'can anyone help'. how can you expect anyone to read your mind? only now, you are saying that it was because: a number of questions arise on this 'reason' itself. - is it just curiosity to know, or whether there is another problem with it? - is there any aqidah or fiqh issue hinging on the former or the latter position? - what are the consequences in the event only position 1 is true? - what are the consequences in the event only position 2 is true? - are both positions mutually exclusive (such as if 1 is true 2 SHOULD be false or vice-versa) - if they are contradictory and both ought to be true (proven from other sources) then how to reconcile them? - does any heretical group use this for their own argument? (which spawns many further questions such as what is the validity of their claim, whether that claim is refuted by other sources and so on..) - does this appear contradictory (to the questioner at least; and then he would have to explain why he considers it contradictory). - what do you mean when you say: pre-nuptial agreement? is it the standard 'khutbah' or 'katab al-kitab' 'asking for hand' or 'betrothal' or 'engagement' or a post-modern meaning of pre-nup? - 'heard' from where? common man, scholar, reference from book, speaker, etc.? - is this the main issue then: 'was there an agreement prior to marriage or not?' - this is entirely different to your stated reason for asking cited further above. [agreed that in your post this para is first and the reason comes next. but i do not understand how this led you to ask the other questions. just curious, i cannot make the connection.] think about it. see there are a number of issues with this event as ibn Hajar explains a number of aspects - concerning narrators, about a sword, and so forth. unless you have a specific and well-formed question, lamenting that you didn't get an answer is not the answer. ---- when the question was first asked, i looked up the following hadith [some are partial narrations, but related] in bukhari related to this issue. [the first is bukhari; after colon ref from fat'H al-bari that i use] 926 : 3/199 3110: 7/371 3729: 8/442 3767: 8/474 5230: 11/679 5278: 12/97 so i was wondering what could be the problem behind the question (problem as in 'something that needs a solution'); in the meanwhile abul hasanayn answered, which i thought was good enough - but apparently it is not. feel free to look up all the above and if there is anything specific still, you can ask. not that i claim to have ALL the answers, but we can try. wa billahi't tawfiq.