Shaik Fawzan said:A man who comes to an empty home and dosen't have a wife lives a difficult life, even if the home is full of money and enjoyments.
Monday, November 01, 2010
A Wise Wife.
Abu Sa'id related that in the time of the Children of Israelthere was a good man who had a pious, judicious and tactful wife. Aninspiration came down to the Prophet of the Age saying, 'Inform thatgood man that We have predestined him to spend one half of his life inpoverty and one half in wealth. Let him choose now whether the povertyshall be during his youth or during his old age.' The young man onhearing this went to his wife and said, 'O wife, this is the commandwhich has come down from God on High. How do you suggest that Ichoose?' 'What is your choice?' she asked. 'Come,' he replied, 'let uschoose the poverty during our youth, so that when hardship comes we mayhave strength to endure it.(Moreover), when we grow old we shall needsomething to eat if we are to be free from cares and capable ofproperly obeying (God's commands).' Thereupon his wife said, 'Ohusband, if we are poor during our youth, we shall be unable to obeyGod's (commands) properly then; and thereafter, when we shall havethrown to the winds the prime of our life and grown weak, how shall weperform the duties involved in obeying (God)? Let us therefore choosethe wealth now, so that we may during our youth have strength both toobey God's commands and to practise charity.' 'Your opinion is theright one', said the husband; 'let us act accordingly.' Then (another)inspiration came down to the Prophet of the Age, (and the message forthat man and his wife was this): 'Now that you are striving to obey Usand that your intention is good, I who am the Sustainer of alllife will cause you to pass (straight) to wealth. Continue striving toobey My commands, and of whatever I give you give part for alms sothat both this world and the next may be yours.'
A good helpmate will do (you) good in this world's and the next world's affairs alike.