Meraaj



There is a famous tradition of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)...quoted in the book "Roohe Rehan" from the book "Kaafi" quoting Hazrat Ali (A.S.) as saying that he and Hazrat Fatima (A.S.) once visited the Holy Prophet and found him in tears. They asked him the cause and he replied, "O Ali, the night that I went for Meraj I saw some wonen of my Ummah who were being so severely punished that I became concerned for them and started crying. I saw a woman who had been hung by her breasts. Then I saw a second woman who was eating her own flesh and a fire raged below her. A third woman was hanging by her tongue and boiling water was being poured down her throat. A fourth was bent double, hands and feet tied together, snakes and scorpoins crawling all over her. A fifth was deaf, dumb and blind, enclosed in a cage of fire, her brains oozing out of holes ib her skull. her body was breaking to peices, due to leprosy. Another was being shredded to pieces by scissors made of fire. One woman had a head of a pig and a body of a donkey and was being given several kinds of punishments. Another had the face of a dog, fire was entering her body from her behind and coming out of her mouth and the angels were giving her a beating with iron rods. Hazrat Fatima then inquired of her father, "Please tell me, what had these women done?" He replied, "Listen, beloved one, she who was hanging by her breasts used to deny her husband his rightful pleasure. The one hanging by her feet used to go out of her house without her husband's permission. The one eating her own flesh used to beautify herself and show her body to men other than her husband. The one who was tied hands and feet together never used to care about the filthy and unclean...and was not careful about bathing regularly after menses, intercourse etc., thus taking her prayers lightly. The dear, dumb and blind (one) used to bear children through adultery but would clain they were her husband's. The one whose body was being cut by the scissors never took care of her hijab in front of na-mahrams. The one whose body was being burnt used to provide women to men for sex. The one with the face of a pig was a back-biter and liar. And the one with the face of a dog was a jealous woman. sorrowful is the plight of the woman who makes her husband angry and happiness awaits her who makes him happy."