Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of (the women characterized as being ones of) profit, romance, affection, fertility, sterility, crying, entering and exiting and of slander
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حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن إبراهيم الكرخي قال: قلت: لأبي عبد الله عليه السلام: إن صاحبتي هلكت وكانت لي موافقة وقد هممت أن أتزوج فقال: انظر أين تضع نفسك، ومن تشركه في مالك، وتطلعه على دينك وسرك وأمانتك فإن كنت لابد فاعلا فبكرا تنسب إلى الخير وإلى حسن الخلق .ألا إن النساء خلقن شتى * فمنهن الغنيمة والغرام ومنهن الهلال إذا تجلى * لصاحبه ومنهن الظلام فمن يظفر بصالحن يسعد * ومن يغبن فليس له انتقام وهن ثلاث فامرأة ولود ودود تعين زوجها على دهره لدنيا ولآخرته ولا تعين الدهر عليه، وامرأة عقيم لا ذات جمال ولا خلق ولا تعين زوجها على خير، وامرأة صخابة ولاجة همازة تستقل الكثير ولا تقبل اليسير.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Hasan bin Mahbub, from Ibrahim al-Karkhi, that he said: I said to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him: My female companion died and she was agreeable with me. I have now considered to marry. He said: Look to where you place yourself, who you will share your property with and make observe your religion, secret and trust. Hence, if it is a must that you are to do so, then marry a virgin who is ascribed to goodness and good mannerisms. [1] Alas, women were, indeed, created in diversity, So, among them is the one who is like a profit, and one of romance. And among them is the one like the crescent when it manifests to its companion, And among them are those with darkness. Hence, the one who acquires a good one of them, will rejoice, And the one who is frauded, will not be able to retaliate. They are three: a woman who is fertile and affection and assists her husband through his lifetime in matters of this life and his next life, and who does not assist life against him; a woman who is barren, having no beauty, nor mannerisms, nor assists her husband to any goodness; and a woman who is noisy, enters and exits in abundance and who is slandering, who considers much to be little and does not accept that which is simple.