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Determined to Make a Difference​

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2019 07:47

(Zubaidah – The Wife of Haaroon Rasheed – Part Three)

During the era of Zubaidah, there was a scarcity of water in Makkah Mukarramah. This shortage was especially devastating at the time of hajj as during this period, thousands of people would flock to the blessed city, as well as the plains of ‘Arafaat, Muzdalifah and Mina, from all corners of the Muslim world. Eventually, the demand for water was so high that people would pay up to one dinaar (gold coin) for a single bag of water!

When Zubaidah witnessed this, she was overcome by pity for the plight of the poor people who could not afford this exorbitant amount, yet required this valuable resource for survival. She thus embarked on a project to provide water to the people in Makkah Mukarramah.

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The Passion to Share​

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2019 15:17

(Zubaidah – The Wife of Haaroon Rasheed – Part Two)

On one occasion, the finance manager of Zubaidah learnt that a certain person, who was employed to attend to the administration of her various properties, had taken funds from the income of her properties equivalent to two hundred thousand dirhams (silver coins). He thus had the man imprisoned for the crime.

After his imprisonment, the man contacted two of his friends and asked them to go to the finance manager and intercede to him on his behalf. Accordingly, his friends set out, and while they were on the way, they met Faidh bin Abi Saalih. Seeing the two friends, Faidh asked them, “Where are you going to?” They replied by explaining to him the incident that had transpired and the purpose of their errand. “Do you need me to assist you?” he offered. They expressed that they would appreciate his assistance, and so he accompanied them.

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Leaving a Legacy

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2019 15:09

(Zubaidah – The Wife of Haaroon Rasheed – Part One)

With every passing day, there are people who enter this world, taking their first breath and commencing the journey of life, and there are people who take their last breath and depart, never to return. However, from the billions of souls who came and went, only a select few left such a legacy that they earned themselves an entry in the pages of history.

One such person was a woman who was named Amatul ‘Azeez, but was more commonly known as Zubaidah. It is reported that her grandfather, the famous Abbasid ruler, Abu Ja’far Mansoor, had given her the nickname Zubaidah on account of her radiant and beautiful complexion. 

She was the wife of the renowned Khaleefah, Haaroon Rasheed whom she had married in 165 A.H. Apart from her husband being a powerful ruler and Khaleefah, her son, known as Al-Ameen, and many of her close family members were also rulers of the Muslims. She thus enjoyed a position of distinction in the ruling family.

Insha-Allah, in the parts to come, we will discuss her qualities, outstanding generosity and the long-standing legacy which she left for the Ummah.

(Wafayaatul A’yaan vol. 2, pg. 314, Al-Muntazam vol. 8, pg. 278 and Taareekhul Islam vol. 15, pg. 156)

 

Absolute Submission​

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Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2019 15:00

Sayyiduna Mugheerah bin Shu’bah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports the following incident:

On one occasion, I sent a proposal to marry a girl of the Ansaar. When I mentioned this to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he asked me, “Did you see the girl?” When I replied in the negative, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) recommended to me, “Look at her, for it is more likely that there will be affection and love between you (i.e. if you marry her after looking at her and finding her pleasing to your eye, there will be a greater chance of your marriage prospering).”

I thus proceeded to the girl’s home and told her parents what Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had mentioned. Hearing that I wanted to look at their daughter, the parents were reluctant. Hence, I stood and began to leave their home.

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Faithfulness is Never Forgotten​

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 May 2019 07:31

(Wife of Nabi Ayyoob [‘alaihis salaam] – Part Two)

Nabi Ayyoob (‘alaihis salaam) remained in the state of sickness for more than eighteen years, yet he and his respected wife remained patient and steadfast.

One day, Shaitaan approached the wife of Nabi Ayyoob (‘alaihis salaam) in the form of a doctor. As he had adopted this form and appeared to be a normal person, she did not realise that it was actually Shaitaan in front of her. Thinking him to be a doctor, she asked him, out of concern for her husband, whether he had any cure for his illness. Shaitaan said, “I do have a cure. However, in return for the cure, he must address me and say, ‘You have cured me’. I do not want any other compensation for my treatment.”

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