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Hadrat Sayyiduna Idris Al Haddad – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that that once a few females came to visit his blessed wife and through this gathering, she asked the great Imam the following question. She asked, “Ya Sayyidi! We normally spin cotton in our house. However, at times, soldiers carry their lanterns near the house and pass by (with the result that the room itself becomes bright). In this light, is it permissible to spin our cotton?”


The great Imam asked her who she was and she replied that she was sister of Hadrat Sayyiduna Bishar Hafi – may Allah be pleased with him. When he heard this, he replied, “Taqwah became apparent in your house, therefore, you are not allowed to spin cotton through this light. (In other words, he was explaining to her that although it was permissible for ordinary Muslims to do so, however, since her blessed brother had set such high standard in Taqwah, it was not permissible for her to do so. (ibn Kalakaan)