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Happiness in Deeni Progress​

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2019 15:46

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part Four)

Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and her husband, Sayyiduna Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), had performed hijrah to Abyssinia together with some other Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to escape the persecution of the Quraish. Hence, they lived in Abyssinia, far from their homeland, until Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) sent Sayyiduna ‘Amr bin Umayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to the King of Abyssinia, requesting him to send Sayyiduna Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and his companions back to Arabia to join Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

They thus set off by ship and met Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) just after the Muslims conquered Khaibar. However, as they had migrated to Madeenah Munawwarah so late (approximately six or seven years after the hijrah of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]), many people would say to them, “We preceded you in performing hijrah.”

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Competing in Kindness and Care​

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2019 15:24

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part Three)

On the occasion of the ‘Umratul Qadhaa (the qadhaa ‘Umrah performed by Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam] and the Sahaabah [radhiyallahu ‘anhum] after the Treaty of Hudaibiyah, in the next year), the disbelievers allowed Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to remain in Makkah Mukarramah for just three days, after which they had to depart.

As they were departing from Makkah Mukarramah, the orphaned daughter of Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), ‘Umaarah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), came behind Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) calling out, “O my uncle! O my uncle!” She had been living in Makkah Mukarramah until this time but now wished to leave Makkah Mukarramah and join the Muslims in Madeenah Munawwarah. Seeing her, Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) made her over to Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), who was seated in her carriage atop the camel, and said to her, “Here is your cousin, take her!” Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was not happy for her to live among the disbelievers in Makkah Mukarramah.

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The First Covered Bier in Islam​

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2019 15:53

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part Two)

Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the blessed daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha) were sisters-in-law, as both of them were married to two brothers; Sayyiduna ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib and Sayyiduna Ja’far bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) respectively.

Shortly before she passed away, Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned to Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha), who was in the marriage of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) at that time, “O Asmaa! I do not like what is done with a woman’s body (when she passes away and her body is being taken for burial, as merely) a cloth is placed on her body which allows her body shape to be seen.”

Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha) replied, “O daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! Shall I not show you something which I saw in the land of Abyssinia?” Saying so, she called for some fresh, moist palm leaves to be brought. When they were brought, she shaped them (into a funeral bier). Thereafter, she draped a cloth over the bier (and due to the frame, the cloth would not lie directly on the woman’s body, thus not allowing the shape to be seen). 

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Blessed with the Best​

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 09:03

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part One)

Every woman would love to be married to the ‘dream’ husband. In this regard, there was one Sahaabiyyah who was privileged to have been in the nikaah of not one, but three of the best husbands of this Ummah (two of whom were from the four Khulafaa). This was none other than Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

She was initially married to Sayyiduna Ja’far bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the cousin of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and elder brother of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) by ten years. She bore him three sons viz. ‘Abdullah, Muhammad and ‘Awn (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), and remained in his nikaah until she was widowed with his martyrdom in the Battle of Mutah.

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Loyal to the Last

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:32

There was once a group of people who were suffering from a certain calamity. One of these people came to Wahb bin Munabbih (rahimahullah) and asked, “O Abu ‘Abdillah! Have you ever heard of a calamity or punishment that is worse and more severe than the calamity which we are suffering at present?” Wahb (rahimahullah) replied, “If you have to look at the difficulty that you are suffering and the difficulties that were faced by the people of the past, you would realize that your difficulty compared to theirs is like smoke compared to fire!”

To illustrate the point, Wahb (rahimahullah) narrated the following incident:

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