Intriguing Story of Thabit (R) and the Deaf,Dumb and Blind Lady

“One day, a young pious man by the name of Thabit had no food to eat. As he was walking, he came across a garden with an abundance of apple trees. Although the garden was fenced, the trees were so mature that their apples were hanging over the fence. Innocently, he took an apple and started to eat from it. After he finished that apple, he felt an extreme sense of shame and guilt as he did not take permission from the owner of that garden.

The guilt drove him to go and apologize to the owner and ask him what he could do to pay for the apple. To his surprise, the owner said, ‘The only way you can pay me back is by marrying my daughter.’ On the surface, it seemed like a pretty good deal. Then the owner said, ‘But you must know that my daughter is deaf, dumb (unable to speak), and blind.’

Thabit pondered upon this but not too long as he sensed that he had committed a great crime by eating the apple that didn’t belong to him. So he agreed to marry the man’s daughter to absolve himself of the sin. As he entered upon her, to his surprise the woman was beautiful and returned his salaam.

He looked at her and said, ‘But your father said that you are deaf, dumb, and blind!’

She smiled and responded, ‘I am deaf to all forms of backbiting, gossip, and lying, dumb to any thoughts that are displeasing to Allah, and blind to that which Allah has not permitted me to look at.’ It had become clear that Allah SWT had rewarded Thabit for his sincerity, good character, and honesty with a pious woman. Through that woman, Allah would bestow upon Thabit a son by the name of Nouman, otherwise known as Imam Abu Hanifa (RAA).”

Source: The Message International


One Response to “Intriguing Story of Thabit (R) and the Deaf,Dumb and Blind Lady”

  1. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

    Everytime I click on your blogposts I always learn something new and beautiful. It makes me really happy and I get to share it with my family and friends.Thank you so much for sharing. May Allah reward all your efforts !

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