how the salaf deal with the fitnah of strange women   Leave a comment


How Ubaid bin Umayr dealth with the fitnah of strange women Al-Imaam Al-Haafidh Ahmad bin ‘Abdillaah bin Saalih Abil-Hasan Al-‘Ijlee (d.261H) Taken from: Ta’reekh Ath-Thiqaat of Al-‘Ijlee (Daar ul kutub al-‘ilmiyyah) p.321-323 Trans Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq Al-Imaam Al-‘Ijlee (rahimahullaah) said: There was once a beautiful married woman who resided in Makkah. So one day she looked at her face in the mirror and said to her husband: ‘Do you see that there is anyone who would look at this face and not be put to trial due to it?’ So he replied: ‘Yes.’ So she said: ‘Who?’ He said: ‘‘Ubaid bin ‘Umayr.’ So she said: ‘So give me permission then to approach him – such that I may put him to trial.’ So he said: ‘I grant you permission!’ So she came to him in the guise of a woman seeking a fatwa (religious verdict). So he went with her to a corner in the Masjid Al-Haraam. So she disclosed (unveiled) a part of herself like that of a half a moon. So he said to her: ‘O Amatullaah!’2 So she said: ‘Indeed I have been put to trial because of you; so look into my affair.’ So he replied: ‘Indeed I am going to ask you something; so if you are truthful in it – then I shall look into your affair.’ She said: ‘You will not ask me anything except that I shall be truthful to you.’ So he said: ‘Tell me; if the Angel of Death came to you in order to take your soul. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘If when you are entered into your grave; and you are sat up for questioning. Would it then please you that I had indeed fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘When the people are given their books; and you do not yet know whether you are to be given your book in your right hand or in your left. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘When you would want to cross The Bridge (in the Hereafter); and you do not know whether you will advance (upon it) or that you will not advance. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘If then when The Scales are bought forth; and you likewise are bought forth – and you do not know whether they are going to be light or heavy. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘If when you are standing before Allaah for questioning. Would it then please you that I had fulfilled for you this request?’ She said: ‘By Allaah; no.’ So he said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ He then said: ‘Fear Allaah O Amatullaah, for indeed Allaah has endowed blessing upon you – and has shown you excellence.’ Then the woman returned to her husband, so he asked her: ‘What did you do?’ She said: ‘You are idle (inactive) – and we are idle, so I have instead turned to praying and fasting and worshipping.’ Thereafter her husband would say: ‘What’s with me and ‘Ubaid bin ‘Umayr – he’s corrupted my wife. Every night she used to be like a newlywed; but now he’s turned her into a Nun.’

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Inspirational

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