Hakim Tirmidhi’s (rahimahullah) statement about reformation of five types of people

Question

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) said:

“The rectification and benefit of the youth is in the knowledge. The rectification and benefit of the middle-aged person is in the Masjid. The benefit of the woman is in the home. The benefit of the one who harms (others) is in the prison.”

What is the reference for this? I checked Sunan Tirmidhi but could not find it?

 

Answer

This is actually the statement of Imam Hakim Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and not Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Isa At Tirmidhi (the author of Sunan Tirmidhi). See a biography of Imam Hakim Tirmidhi here.

Imam Hakim Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) said: “The goodness and rectification of five types of people lies in five things; The benefit for a child is in studying, benefit for a youngster lies in seeking knowledge, benefit for a middle aged man is in the Masjid, the benefit for a woman lies in the home and the benefit of one who harms others is in prison.”

(Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 13 pg. 441)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar