The reward for refusing Zinā!

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

He replied: “By Allāh, for years I have not used any perfume, but the reason for the good smell has to do with what 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 before. 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.

● [al-Mawā’idh wal-Majālis (Page: 224)]