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Prepared to Depart

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:26

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

Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) passed away in the year 44 A.H. during the rule of her brother, Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Shortly before her demise she called ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and said, “It is possible that misunderstandings could have occurred between us which sometimes occur between co-wives. May Allah Ta‘ala forgive us and overlook anything that may have happened. On my part, I forgive you for anything that might have transpired.” ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) responded by making a similar du‘aa for Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and also forgiving her. Hearing this, Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was delighted and exclaimed, “You have made me happy, may Allah Ta‘ala make you happy as well!” Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) also asked her other co-wife, Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), for forgiveness in a similar manner.

(Reference: Tabaqaat Ibni Sa’d vol. 8, pg. 100 and Mustadrak Haakim #6773) 

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Devotion to Deen

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 January 2018 16:24

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

Abu Sufyaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the father of Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), had accepted Islam on the occasion of the conquest of Makkah. He passed away many years later, during the khilaafat of ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Three days after the news of Abu Sufyaan’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) demise was broken to Ummu Habeebah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), she took perfume and applied it to herself saying, “I have no need to apply perfume. (However, I am doing so because) I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mention, ‘It is not permissible for any woman who believes in Allah Ta‘ala and the last day to mourn for more than three days, except upon her husband, as (in the case where her husband passes away,) she will mourn over him for four months and ten days.’” (Saheeh Muslim #3725)

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The Loyalty of Love

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 14:27

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

In the 6th year A.H. the treaty of Hudaibiyah was formed between the Muslims and the disbelievers of Makkah Mukarramah. When the treaty was formed, other tribes were also allowed to enter the treaty by becoming allies of either the Muslims or the disbelievers. Hence, the Banu Bakr tribe aligned themselves with the Quraish, while the Banu Khuzaa‘ah became the allies of the Muslims.

These two tribes had a long history of mutual bloodshed and fighting which finally seemed to cease with the inception of the treaty. Hence, the Banu Khuzaa‘ah were under the impression that they were now safe and at peace. However, the Banu Bakr and Quraish used this impression to their advantage, seeking to eradicate the Banu Khuzaa‘ah once and for all. They thus attacked the Banu Khuzaa‘ah at the dead of night and massacred a large number of their people. As the Banu Khuzaa‘ah were the allies of the Muslims, they wasted not a moment in sending a delegation to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in Madeenah Munawwarah, requesting his assistance.

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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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