FOOD FOR THOUGHT WHEN WANTING TO COMMIT A SIN…….


A very beautiful woman who lived in Makkah Mukarramah was admiring herself in the mirror and asked her husband: “Is there any man who will see my face and not be tempted by it?” He replied: “Yes.” She asked: “Who?” He answered: “Ubaid Bin Umair.” She asked: “Will you allow me to tempt and entice him?” He agreed. She approached Ubaid Bin Umair pretending to ask him an important question. When they were in a corner of Masjidul Haram, she unveiled her face and it shone like the full moon. Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) asked her: “O slave of Allah, what do wish to ask?” She replied: “Please fulfill my desires as I am in love with you.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) responded: “I would like to ask you a few questions. If you reply truthfully, I will consider your request.” She remarked: “I will most certainly reply truthfully to as many questions as you wish to pose to me.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) asked: “If the Angel of death comes to take your soul, would you be pleased that I fulfil your request at that time?” She replied: “By Allah, never.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then said: “You have spoken the truth. If you are lowered into your grave and about to be questioned by the Angels, would you be pleased that I fulfil your request at that time?” She replied: “By Allah, never.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then said: “You have spoken the truth. If you about to cross the bridge of Sirat and you do not know whether you will make it across, would you be please that I fulfil your request at that time?” she replied: “By Allah, never.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then said: “When the scales of deeds are set up and you do not know whether the scales of your good deeds are heavy or light, would you be pleased that I fulfil your request at that time?” She replied: “By Allah, never.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then said: “You have spoken the truth. When you are standing before Allah to account for your deeds, would you be pleased that I fulfil your needs at that time?” She replied: “By Allah, never.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then said to her: “You have spoken the truth. O slave of Allah, Fear Him, as He has bestowed you with many bounties.” The woman then returned to her husband who asked: “What happened?” She replied: “We have been wasting away our lives until now.” She then dedicated herself to salaah, fasting and other acts of worship. Thereafter her husband would often remark: “What has Ubaid done to me? Every night she was like a bride, but now she has no inclination to the world.” Oh Allah , enable us to use these thoughts at the time of sin to prevent us from committing it! Ameen!

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