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The Value of Du‘aa

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Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2016 15:50

It was the habit of ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) that whenever a beggar asked her for something and made du‘aa for her (as is the habit of many beggars), together with giving the beggar whatever he had asked for, she would also return the du‘aa of the beggar. Hence someone once asked her, “Why do you give the beggar what he asks for and also make du‘aa for him?”

‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) responded, “If I give the beggar wealth and he gives me du‘aa, then what he has given me is in reality more valuable than what I gave him. Hence, I will owe him for his favour. I therefore return his du‘aa with a similar du‘aa, so that I will not be indebted to him for his du‘aa, and thereafter give him whatever he asks for. In this manner, I ensure that I receive the full reward of my sadaqah.” (Al-Mafaateeh fi Sharhil Masaabeeh vol. 2, pg. 553)

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The Honour of the In-Laws

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 15:51

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part Ten] – Mother-in-law of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah])

The mother-in-law of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was a very pious woman as well. She was known for her punctuality on performing Tahajjud Salaah. Among her outstanding qualities was the respectable manner in which she always conducted herself and the tact with which she would resolve issues.

When Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) proposed, his father-in-law had already passed away and the proposal was thus placed before his mother-in-law. Although the piety and character of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was well known to all, his poverty was such that it was unimaginable that his proposal would be accepted. However, his mother-in-law was a woman who understood the value of deen and piety. She thus accepted the proposal for her daughter and sent her from a home which had every type of wealth to a home which possessed no material wealth but was filled with the wealth of deen.

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An Enviable End

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 15:43

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part Nine] – Wife of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah] #6)

The wife of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) eventually passed away on Wednesday 4th August 1993.

Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was engaged in teaching Bukhaari Shareef when he received the news that his wifehad become extremely ill and that her condition was critical. Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) immediately rushed home and on entering, found that his wife had only a few breaths left. He made salaam to her, held her legs and gestured to her to forgive him. The signs of death then became apparent and while the words ‘Allah! Allah!’ were emanating from her mouth, she departed from this world.

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Selflessness and Submission

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 15:59

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part Eight] – Wife of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah] #5)

The wife of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) truly possessed the qualities of submission and humility. Hence the manner in which she served and obeyed her husband was nothing less than outstanding.

Despite hailing from a very affluent family and being raised in the lap of comfort, after marrying Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah), she adapted to the conditions prevalent in his home and went out of her way to see to his needs and comfort, even sacrificing her own comfort in the process.

Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) would often receive guests. His wife would prepare the food for the guests and as far as possible she would never suffice on preparing merely one dish. For many years, she saw to the needs of the guests entirely on her own. It was only later on, when her daughters were now old enough to assist her, that she would get them to help her in the kitchen, thereby training them as well.

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Interaction with the In-Laws

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016 15:43

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part Seven] – Wife of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah] #4)

The wife of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) lived under the same roof as her mother-in-law for approximately thirty years. During this lengthy period, she displayed exemplary conduct in her excellent manner of interacting, dealing and serving her mother-in-law. When people live in such close proximity for such a long period, it is obvious that a situation will occasionally arise in which there is some friction between the two parties. Despite these occasional misunderstandings, she always strove to display exemplary character in her interaction with her mother-in-law. On account of both her excellent character and the excellent character of her mother-in-law, these occasional misunderstandings would soon be forgotten and the great harmony which they shared in the home would prevail.

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