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A Dream Come True

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 January 2018 09:29

(Sayyidah Ummu Habeebah [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part Two)

Sayyidah Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was initially married to ‘Ubaidullah bin Jahsh, and it was from this union that her daughter, Habeebah, was born. ‘Ubaidullah bin Jahsh was a Muslim at the time, and he migrated to Abyssinia with Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) in order to escape the ruthless persecution of the Quraish.

One night, Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) had a dream in which she saw her husband, ‘Ubaidullah bin Jahsh, in the most evil and terrible of conditions. When she awoke, she was perturbed and realized that the dream was indicative of her husband’s condition having changed for the worse. As she suspected, the very next morning, her husband announced, “O Ummu Habeebah! I had previously examined the different religions, and I had found no religion better than Christianity to which I subscribed and adhered. Thereafter, I left Christianity and followed the religion of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Now, I am returning to Christianity.”

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A Unique Nikaah

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 December 2017 16:33

(Sayyidah Ummu Habeebah [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part One)

Which of the blessed wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was closest to him, yet also the furthest from him, at the time of their marriage?

Which of the blessed wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was given the most mahr (dowry), yet Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not give her anything as dowry?

The answer to both of the above questions is: Sayyidah Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)

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The Gift of Gratitude

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 15:57

On one occasion, after Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam) had married, Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) came to visit him in Makkah Mukarramah. On arriving at his home, however, he did not meet Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam), as he was out, and instead met the wife of Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam). As she had never met Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) before, she did not recognize him.

Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) asked her where Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam) was to which she replied, “He has gone to find sustenance for us (i.e. he has gone out to hunt).” Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) next asked her regarding their condition and state. She replied by complaining and mentioning, “We are in a bad condition. We are undergoing constraints and poverty.” Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) then said to her, “When your husband arrives, convey my salaam to him, and tell him to change his doorstep.”

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Embodiment of Honesty

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 November 2017 15:52

Shaikh ‘Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani (rahimahullah) is a personality who needs no introduction as his piety and righteousness are well known. He narrates the following inspiring incident from his youth:

On the occasion when I took leave of my mother to travel to Baghdad, seeking the knowledge of Deen, she made over to me forty dinars (gold coins). In order for the gold coins to be safe and concealed, she sewed them into my kurta, near the region of my armpit. Thereafter, when bidding me farewell, my mother made me promise that I would always be truthful.

During the journey, our caravan was accosted by sixty robbers. At first, none of the robbers interfered with me. Eventually, one of the robbers passed by and asked me, “O pauper! How much of money do you have?” I replied by truthfully stating, “Forty dinars.” He asked me, “Where is the money?” I replied, “Sewn into my kurta beneath my armpit.” On account of my forthright honesty, the robber thought that I was joking and thus left me, continuing on his way.

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Blind Faith in Allah Ta‘ala

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 November 2017 15:30

Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the Sahaabiyah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was a slave from Rome. She accepted imaan in the very early stages of Islam. On account of her Islam, Abu Jahal and the other disbelievers would torture and persecute her.

After accepting Islam, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) lost her eyesight and became blind. As soon as this happened, the disbelievers began to mock and taunt her saying, “Laat and ‘Uzzaa (two idols that were worshipped by the disbelievers) have made you blind because you have rejected and disbelieved in them!”

In the face of their taunts, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) remained resolute and declared, “Laat and ‘Uzzaa are not even aware of who their worshippers are (as they are lifeless idols, so how can they blind me?). Rather, my blindness is from Allah Ta‘ala, and He is capable of restoring my sight.”

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