SubhanAllah, so much in a single story. I’m still thinking about it and I am left wanting to know more about the ‘old woman’ – who was she? Was it Ummul Mu’mineen Aisha (RA)?
Insha’Allah there are still such beautiful teachers (for sisters) scattered around the world – scattered pearls. Otherwise, everything – especially Islamic studies – feels desperately rushed, impersonal, and distant these days. Couple that with sources that are abundant and competing for authenticity with plenty that are distracting, dubious, dishonest and misleading and it makes for a difficult terrain to navigate – to know and choose. Insha’Allah the effort and time it takes to go through it all will be rewarded too.
As salaamu alaii kumm wa rahmatullah wa barakath,
The title of the post is inspired from an erstwhile (1913) English play and later Hollywood movie (1938) of the same name but believe me, after having read the story which I’m sharing with you today, I couldn’t come up with a better title than this, rest assured, the only similarity is in the titles and nothing else.
Set in the Arab lands, the story talks about love post marriage, the narrator is Hadrath Sharih (rh) wherein he relates to Hadrath Sho’bi (rh) an account of his marriage to one Zainab (rh) of the Banu Tamim clan, I could only get one reference but if I get more, I’ll update the post insha-Allah.
“A happy man marries the woman he loves, a happier man loves the woman he marries” ~ Susan Douglas
The story begins:
Hadrath Sho’bi (rh) says, “Sharih once met me…
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