Thursday, 9 February 2017

[Quote] Be Patient with Your Spouse and Seek the Reward from Allāh

It was said to Abū Uthmān An-Naysabūrī : What from your actions is most valuable to you?

He said: I was in my youth and my family was striving hard to convince me to marry 
but I refused. A woman came to me and said: 'O Abū Uthmān, indeed I am
infatuated with you. I ask you, by Allāh, to marry me.' So I went to her father, 
who was poor, and he married her to me and he was very happy with that. When she 
entered upon me I saw her and she was cross-eyed, cripple, and deformed.

Due to her love for me she would prevent me from going out so I would sit with her 
to soothe her heart and I didn't display to her any aversion, yet it was as if I was 
burning due to the aversion which I had for her. I remained like this for fifteen 
years until she passed away.

There is none of my actions that I hope to preserve more than my (action of) 
preservation of her heart.

Sayd  Al-Khātir pg. 132 

Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts

Masjid Tawheed was-Sunnah in Durham, NC

Source: MTWS Posthaven

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