Marry a sister upon sunnah or misguidance? A story from Salaf era   Leave a comment

Benefit: Given the Choice – Marry a Sister Upon the Sunnah or a Sister Upon Misguidance?

In the Name of Allaah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem… ‘Imraan ibn Hitaan, as-Sunnee (meaning that he was a sunnee) thumma (then he became a) al-Khaarijee: He adopted the madh-hab of the khawaarij during the later stages of his life. The reason for that was his cousin (female) was of the madh-hab of the khawaarij, so he wanted to make her change, however she ended up making him change to her madh-hab!1 Ibn Katheer further stated: “‘Imraan ibn Hitaan Al-Khaarijee: At first he was from Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah. However he married a very beautiful woman from the Khawaarij and he loved her immensely, whereas he was unattractive. Thus he wanted to change her to the Sunnah but she refused, hence he deviated along with her to her madh-hab. He was a prolific poet. He is the one who praised the killer of ‘Alee (‘Abdur-Rahman ibn Muljim) by stating the following: “A strike from an ever-repentant one; he did not do it except to attain the pleasure of the One who possesses the ‘Arsh. Indeed I will always remember this act for I consider him one to be of the most faithful servants in the sight of Allaah.”2 Imaam adh-Dhahabee’s wife told him, “I and you will be in Jannah together because you were blessed (i.e. to have a very pretty wife) and you showed gratitude, and I was tested and I was patient.”3 As Abu ‘Aaliyyah said, “Two favors Allaah bestowed upon me and I don’t know which is greater than the other: the first one is that He made me a Muslim, and second is that He did not make me a Harooree (i.e. a Khaarijee).”

4 —————————- 1 At-Tah-dheeb (8/167-168) 2 Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah (9/65) 3 Siyar ‘alaamu-Nubala (4/213) 4 It is interesting to note that he is one of the narrators of hadeeth whose hadeeth are in Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree source:

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Marriage

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