The Hikmah of Hakeem-ul-Ummah (RA)’s Wife

Hazrat Mawlana Thanwi (RA) was very particular about his clothing.  He was also particular about following the Sunnah.  He would normally wear nice clothes, but one day he saw a tear in one of his clothes, so he thought that he should patch it up as that is also one of the Sunnahs of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).  As he was doing this, his wife asked him what he is doing. Hazrat Thanwi (RA) told her that he is patching up his clothes. One can see the wisdom of the wife in her next statement. She said, “What will your mureedeen say when they see you in patched up clothes?  They will think that you are in some sort of financial difficulty, and as result, they will bring you new clothes.  So Hazrat Thanwi (RA) realized that his wife was right.  Instead of patching up his one torn cloth, he just wore a nice pair to avoid his mureedeen bringing him new clothes and giving them the wrong idea.

Look at the humility of Hazrat Thanwi (RA) and the absence of pride within him.  He did not feel it below his honor or rank to listen to the advice of his wife.  Listening to the advice of one’s wife is also a sunnah of the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) as can be seen in the incident of the removal of Nabi Kareem (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) at the treaty of Hudaybiyah.  Subhanallah!  Our Akabir had such great nisbat with the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) that they followed his footsteps exactly as they were meant to be followed.

I pray to Allah that He grant us all the ability to be receptive to any advice given to us by our well-wishers.

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3 Comments on “The Hikmah of Hakeem-ul-Ummah (RA)’s Wife”

  1. emat Says:

    I have several questions?

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