Ibn cAbbās , may Allāh be pleased with him, said, “The husband of Barīrah was a black slave called Mugīth. He belonged to such-and-such tribe.
It is as though I see him going around behind her in the lanes of Madīnah with his tears flowing on to his beard. The Prophet ﷺ said to cAbbās,” O cAbbās, are you not amazed at the love of Mugīth for Barīrah and the dislike of Barīrah for Mugīth?” Then he ﷺ said, “If only she would go back to him.”
She enquired, “O Messenger of Allāh, are you commanding me?”
He replied, “ I am only interceding.”
She responded, “Then I have no need for him.”