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Beauty in Refusing the Seduction of Women

It is reported that Abu Bakr al-Miski was once asked , “We always find a good odor emanating from you – why or how?”

He answered, “By Allah, for years now I have not used any perfume, but the reason for the good smell has to do with an ordeal that I passed through.

A woman once tricked me into entering her home. Then she closed and locked the door behind her, after which she began to seduce me. I became utterly bewildered as to what I should do, for I had no options before me.

I said to her, “I need to go and purify myself.”

She ordered her servant to take me to the bathroom, and when I entered it, I took faeces in my hand and wiped it all over my body. Then I returned to her in that state. Shocked to see me like that, the woman ordered that I be removed from her home. I left and immediately had a bath. That very night I saw a dream; in it, it was said to me,

“You have done that which no else has ever done. I will make your smell good and pure in this world and in the hereafter.”

When I woke up , the smell of perfume was emanating from my body, and it has continued to emanate from my body until this very moment.”

Source: Taken from ‘al-Mawa’idh wal-Majalis’ page 224