06-13-2011, 05:04 PM
'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu'.
I Cannot Obey Allah in public and Disobey Him in Private!”
Narrated Abdullah ibn Zayd ibn Aslam, from his father, from his grandfather, who said:-
When I was accompanying `Umar ibn al-Khattab (radi Allahu ‘anhu) on his patrol of Madinah at night, he felt tired, so he leant against a wall.
It was the middle of the night, and (we heard) a woman say to her daughter:-
“O my daughter, get up and mix that milk with some water.”
The girl answered:-
'O Mother~ did you not hear the decree of Amir al-Mu’minin today?”
The mother answered:-
“What was that?”
The girl said:-
'He ordered someone to announce in a loud voice that milk should not be mixed with water.'
The mother then said:-
'Get up and mix the milk with water;
you are in a place where `Umar
cannot see you.'
The girl told her mother:-
'I cannot obey Allah in Public
and Disobey Him in Private.”
'Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) heard this,
and told me:-
“O Aslam, go to that place and see who that girl is, and to whom she was speaking, and whether she has a husband.”
So I went to that place, and I saw that she was unmarried, the other woman was her mother, and neither of them had a husband.
I came to `Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) and told him what I had found out.
He called his sons together, and said to them:-
'Do any of you need a wife,
so I can arrange the marriage for you?
'If I had the desire to get married,
I would have been the first one to
marry this young woman.'
`Abdullah said:- “I have a wife.
`Abd al-Rahman said:- “I have a wife'
I do not have a wife,so let me marry her.”
So `Umar arranged for her to be married to `Asim.
She gave him a daughter,
who grew up to be
the Mother of Umar ibn `Abd al-`Aziz (rahimahullah).
"So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.
And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.”
['Quran'99- Al-Zalzalah: 7-8]
Source:-Related in Sifat al-Safwah and Wafiyat al-A'yan and cited by Ibn al-Jawzi in Ahkam al-Nisa' pp. 441- 442]
06-16-2011, 12:13 PM
Jazakallah khair for sharing
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