(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 Saheeh Bukhaari when he received the news that his wife had 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.
Prior to her demise, Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) had once seen a dream in which ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) came to his home while he was still in the madrasah. In the dream, on realizing that ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was at his home, he immediately left the madrasah and went home. On meeting ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), he asked him, “What is the reason for your coming? I did not even know that you arrived!” ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I have come to take my sister.” After narrating this dream, Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) explained that his wife was a descendant of ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) through her maternal lineage.
Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “After my wife passed away, I was very concerned regarding her and wished to know the state that she was in. Sometime later, I had a dream in which I saw a grand palace with beautiful rooms. There were attendants present and the rooms were very unique. There was a magnificent bed, the like of which I had never seen before, and there was also bedding upon the bed. My wife was seated on the bed and was dressed like a young, beautiful bride. Her clothing was made of the finest cloth and the splendour of her scarf was beyond description. There was a bed beside her on which she was laying bedding. She turned and called out to me to come and join her. However, I informed her that I still had work to do and that I would come later on.”
After narrating the dream, Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) mentioned, “I had peace of mind after this dream and my worry and concern was now removed. I also realized that my own death was close.”
(Hayaat-e-Siddeeq pgs. 204 & 239)
1. The pious were always concerned that no person should pass away while bearing a grievance against them – even if that person be their spouse. As we do not know when a person may pass away, in the event of us hurting any person, we should immediately secure their forgiveness and should not delay in the least.
2. The reward for persevering and enduring for the short duration of our stay in this world is the infinite, ultimate bliss and ecstasy which we will enjoy in Jannah.