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I want her to be… December 9, 2008

Posted by shadows15 in Amazing Quotes!, Contemporary Issues, Sisters Section, Weekly Wisdom.
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Khalid bin Safwan saw a group in the mosque of Basrah, and he said, “What is this gathering?”

He was told, “There is a woman who informs men about women who are available for marriage.”

He went to her and said,”I want to marry a woman.”

She said, “Describe her to me.”

He said, “I want her to be a virgin who is wise like a married woman, or a married woman who is innocent like a virgin; she should be sweet when she is near, splendid when she is at a distance, she should have lived a life of luxury and then became afflicted with poverty — so she has the manners of the rich and the humility of the poor. When we gather wealth we should be as the people of the world, and when we become poor, we should be as the people of the Hereafter.”

She said, “I know of such a woman for you.” He said, “And where is she?” She said, “In Paradise, so work to achieve her!”



1. Abu Salamah - December 11, 2008

Salaamu alykum

Who is Khalid bin Safwan?

2. shadows15 - December 12, 2008

Wa alaikum assalam,

I believe this story is from the book “Gems and Jewels” but I do not know who Khalid bin Safwan is.

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