Ayub Kashif becomes embittered toward his wife, Fatima, because their union has been childless. He eventually determines to divorce Fatima and free her slave, whom he then will wed. Fatima, who still loves her husband, lives a life of sorrow, praying that her husband's love will return to her. A year later, Allah grants Ayub an heir. Fatima hearing of the event, writes Ayub, requesting that she be allowed to attend his wife as a slave. This request Ayub denies. Four years later, Ayub, with a number of other merchants, departs to take rich merchandise across the desert. While on the journey he is attacked by a dread disease and, according to Turkish custom, it left to die. Fatima, in her dreams, sees that her husband is about to perish. Haunted by the vision, she seeks the wife and begs her to send aid to the suffering Ayub. The former slave, caring only for her personal comfort, laughs at the discarded wife and Fatima, accompanied by two slaves, starts out in quest of Ayub. The fast ...
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