Thursday, May 05, 2005

An old woman came to the Prophet pbuh and said: "O Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah (almighty) that I will enter Paradise." He said jokingly, "O Mother of So-and-so, no old women will enter Paradise." The old woman went away crying, so the Prophet pbuh said, "Tell her that she will not enter Paradise as an old woman, for Allah (almighty) says: (We have created [their Companions] of special creation, and made them virgin-pure [and undefiled]) (Qur'an 56:35-36)."
- Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 'it is hasan because of the existence of corroborating reports.'

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