A Woman’s Story

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “My dear child, why are you crying?”The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family.

The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with pearls.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked
The seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a silver
thimble ringed with sapphires.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked.
Again, the seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.
“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked.

The seamstress replied, “Yes.”

The Lord was pleased with the woman’s honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water.

When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, “Why are you crying?”

“Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney.

“Is this your husband?” the Lord asked.
“Yes,” cried the seamstress.

The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”

The seamstress replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord It is
a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt. Then if I said ‘no’ to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I’m not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT’S why I said ‘yes’ to George Clooney.

And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is: Whenever a woman lies, it’s for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.

That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.

All Us Women

Ya Haqq!

PS  My sister sent me this story. She has a wonderful and understanding husband :)  Please feel free to repost it, and change the men’s names to anyone you wish.


19 Responses to A Woman’s Story

  1. mujahida3001 says:

    assalamu alikum
    wow, mashallah! beautiful

  2. seeker94 says:

    Cute story…. but a lie is still a lie…….

  3. samaha says:

    Oh God! I can’t stop laughing.

    I always tell my husband that the children were less work than him the day they knew which drawer their sox were in.

  4. Suroor says:

    Thank you O King of Humour :)

  5. Abdur Rahman says:


    Allah! Allah! :)

    A little humour goes a long way. May God reward your sister.

    Abdur Rahman

  6. Beautiful story! but I want to say another moral of the story for husbands,

    Never walk with your wives.
    If you would like to do it, never walk along the riverbank.
    If you would like to do it this way, walk as your wife be nearer to the river ;)

    Only a joke,

    Ya Haqq!

  7. mujahida3001 says:

    assalamu alikum
    jazakallah khair for adding me
    take care

  8. irving says:

    Salaam Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    Thank you all for your comments. I see the sisters found it hilarious while the brothers were only slightly amused :)

    Now that’s funny in itself hahaha

    Ya Haqq!

  9. Koonj says:

    She lied.

    George Clooney is MY husband.


  10. umhajar says:

    YOu, dear sufi, are hereby tagged. Now put some silly junk on this blog, it is imperative!

  11. M.Husayn says:

    Dear Irving,
    I really loved the story especially the undertone of sabr and shukr.
    I shall use this when the occasion arises.
    Many Thanks

  12. Maliha says:

    too funny! I am also looking forward to your weird tag response :) come on, show us your human side o’ darvish :)

  13. M. Shahin says:

    Oh my…this was so funny!!

    I haven’t laughed so good in a long time. Tell your sister thank you and may Allah bless her :-)

  14. I heard a new knock-knock joke in the Pursuit of Happyness film last night…
    Who’s there?
    No-one Who?

    Now the thing about this story is that it’s a modernized but still deep story, and we need more of these… often wisdom enters through the funny-bone. (Abdal-Atheem Peter Sanders read it to me over I-Chat!)

  15. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Brother Abdal-Hayy:

    Your wise joke is a Zen delight :) Hu Hu Hu, cried the Sufi owl :)

    Ya Haqq!

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