A man who went to work in the gulf countries for many years, he was very poor when he went there, but he became wealthy, his father was a very righteous man, and used to be a Imam.So the young man after accumulating this wealth, said to his father: My father I want to get married, a lot of years passed by without being married and now I want to get married. And I want you to choose a wife for me, and I want you to go ahead and do the marriage contract, and I want to go into the actual marriage the day that I arrive, I don’t want to see her before that.This is how much he trusted his father, off course a righteous man knows that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: a woman is asked in marriage for 4 reasons, wealth, beauty, lineage and Religion, you better go for the Religion.He chose a very religious woman for his son, but yet her physical appearance was not the best.
The son arrived at the airport in Egypt, and he was taken to his wife who was wearing a veil. Then he got into the room with her alone, and as soon as she unveiled herself he became shocked, he became shocked!This is the wife that my father chose for me? She’s not beautiful, she’s not beautiful!
He became so depressed!, here I come after all these years, and this is what I get? He became so depressed that he just went to sleep.Towards the last third of the night, the wife who understood the reaction of the husband, tried to wake him up, he refused, she tried again, he refused, and then she sprinkled water over him to wake him up, and then he woke up, and she spoke to him: I know how disappointed you are, and i understand I’m not beautiful, but you know what, I wished to get married for one reason.I wanted to implement the Hadith of the Prophet when he said: May Allah have mercy on a man who wakes up at night to pray and then he wakes up his wife, and if she does not wake up, he will sprinkle some water over her face, to wake her up. And may Allah have mercy on a woman who wakes up at night to pray and then she wakes up her husband, and if he does not wake up, she will sprinkle some water over his face, to wake him up.And by Allah, I am so grateful to you that you granted me that wish, I wanted to implement that Hadith so much, and I was a little bit hopeless that I would not get married, because I am not beautiful.Can you please now fulfill the rest of this Hadith with me? Can you wake up and just lead me in salah, pray tahajjud with me?He wake up and led her in salah.This man swears by Allah, that as soon as he ended his tahajjud, leading her in salah, I looked at her as if I am looking at the most beautiful woman in the world.