‘A’ishah bint Ja‘far Sadiq

‘A’ishah bint Ja‘far Sadiq

She had an eminent status. She used to say: “If I am put into hell, I will inform everyone that I used to regard Allah as One and yet I am being punished.”

Lesson: O women! Very few persons are blessed with such a status. Those who are blessed with it are done so on account of their total obedience. Adopt this obedience and remember that regarding Allah to be One means: you should not worship anyone else, you should not hope from anyone else, you should not fear anyone else, you should not think of pleasing anyone else, you should not worry about displeasing anyone else, if anyone praises you, do not feel happy, if anyone insults you, do not feel sad, and if anyone troubles you, do not worry about him. You should merely think that Allah wished it to be so. I am a servant – I should be pleased under all circumstances. The person who regards Allah to be One in this way will not have to worry about hell in any way. This is what this woman meant – it is as if she was explaining the barakah and greatness of regarding Allah as One in the manner that has been explained.