A friend of my whom I try to convert to Islam is reading the Qur'an and read this verse:
'O you who have believed, do not enter the houses of the Prophet except when you are permitted for a meal, without awaiting its readiness. But when you are invited, then enter; and when you have eaten, disperse without seeking to remain for conversation. Indeed, that [behavior] was troubling the Prophet, and he is shy of [dismissing] you. But Allah is not shy of the truth. And when you ask [his wives] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts. And it is not [conceivable or lawful] for you to harm the Messenger of Allah or to marry his wives after him, ever. Indeed, that would be in the sight of Allah an enormity.' (33:53)
And asked me the question, why is this inside the Qur'an which is meant to be a gift for the whole mankind? Why is Allah dealing that much with stuff that prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) can deal himself also?
Aren't there more important things to say for Allah to the whole mankind?
He asked me this and I have no answer on this because also for me this verse looks like it makes no sense inside the Qur'an. So how do you explain this verse: why is it inside the holy and all-knowing Qur'an?