Thursday, December 12, 2013

Valuable is Covered

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) narrated: “Asma (radi Allahu anha) came to see the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). She was wearing a thin dress. The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) turned away from her and said, ‘O Asma, once a woman reaches the age of puberty no part of her body should be uncovered except her face and hands.’” [Abu Dawud]

Once Muhammad Ali's daughters came to visit him wearing clothes that were not modest. His daughter narrates:

“When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father's suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged as many hugs and kisses as we possibly could in one day.

“My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, ‘Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You've got to work hard to get to them.’

“He looked at me with serious eyes. ‘Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.’” [More Than a Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Presented Through His Daughter's Eyes]

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