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Hadrat Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik Radi Allahu ‘Anhu narrates that there was an old lady was in the habit of reading the Qur’an. The Noble Messenger of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam declared, “No old lady will enter Jannah,” in the presence of this old lady. This old lady was extremely shocked and asked, “O Prophet of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam! Then what will happen with us who are old females.”

 

The Noble Messenger of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam replied, “Have you not read the Qur’an, the Allah azza wajal declares:

اِنَّاۤ اَنۡشَاۡنٰہُنَّ اِنۡشَآءً ﴿ۙ۳۵﴾ فَجَعَلْنٰہُنَّ اَبْکَارًا﴿ۙ۳۶﴾

“We have indeed developed these women with an excellent development.  So made them as maidens. The beloved of their husbands, attractive, of single age. For those on the right….. “ [Surah Waqia, Verses 35]

 

Lesson

 

It was the behaviour of the pious predecessors that whatever the Noble Messenger of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said was something which was firmly established with them. The reason is that Allah azza wajal has also stated in Surah Najm, verse 3, that:

وَمَا یَنۡطِقُ عَنِ الْہَوٰی ؕ﴿۳﴾

And he speaks not of his own desire.
اِنْ ہُوَ اِلَّا وَحْیٌ یُّوۡحٰی ۙ﴿۴﴾

That is not but the revelation that is revealed to him.

 

The reason that this old lady became extremely worried was when she heard the words of the Noble Messenger of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and she was convinced that old ladies would not enter Jannah. However, the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam immediately removed her fear by quoting the words of the Qur’an.

 

This is the manner in which our Muslims sisters should also try and strengthen their Imaan. They should have certainty in every word and statement of the Noble Messenger of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. They should not become guilty of having any doubts in the words of the Noble Messenger of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. However, when we look at the state of most of the Muslim females of today, we cannot help but think that most of them actually doubt some of the teachings and advises of Islam.

 

Look at this example, that if a Muslim females hears that there is a snake in the house, her sleep would vanish because she has certainty that this snake would cause her extreme harm.

 

Yet, this same female would deliberately omit her Salaah, omit her fasting, continue to be disobedient to her husband, and disobey her parents. She would even become involved in back-biting, spreading rumours and also make sure that she goes around without a proper cover. At these times, they have no fear of the actual consequences of their actions.

 

This same female would not sleep the entire night knowing that there is a snake in the house, but she would not be afraid in committing all of the above acts. In other words, they would fear a mere snake and think nothing about the dangers which is to face them in the grave!

 

If only these females can be blessed with certainty before death. It is this certainty which stops a person from committing all types of sins and transgression and adorns a person with good deeds and piety.

 

We make Du’a that the Allah azza wajal blesses our females with this certainty in Imaan. Aameen.