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The Faithful Wife

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:56

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

Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was fortunate to have been married to the best of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum). Her first husband was Sayyiduna Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). After his martyrdom, she married Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). After him, her third husband was Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). However, these three Sahaabah were also fortunate to be married to her, as she was not only pious, but was a most faithful and obedient wife, as is evident from the two incidents below:

- One day, during the period when she was married to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), two of her children began to argue with one another regarding whose father was better. One was her son Muhammad (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), from Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and the other was her son Muhammad (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), from Sayyiduna Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Each son said to the other, “I have more nobility than you, and my father was better than your father!”

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Ask Allah Alone

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2019 16:10

‘Abdur Rahmaan bin Ebrahim Fihri (rahimahullah) reports:

There was once a man who came to a governor to ask for his help. However, when he arrived at the governor’s house, he was surprised to find him in sajdah, imploring Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa. On seeing the powerful governor begging Allah Ta‘ala, he remarked, “When this man requires someone else for assistance, then how can I turn to him for assistance? Why do I not present my needs before the One besides whom no one else can fulfil my needs.”

It so happened that the governor overheard his remark. Hence, when he lifted his head (from sajdah), he instructed his attendants, “Bring the man to me.” When the man was brought into his presence, he instructed, “Give him ten thousand.” He then addressed the man and said, “That Being alone gave this to you whom I was imploring in sajdah, and to whom you resorted and returned.”

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Bidding her Husband Farewell

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2019 16:44

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

During the year 8 A.H., the momentous Battle of Mutah transpired. This was just a few months after Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and her husband, Sayyiduna Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), arrived in Madeenah Munawwarah from Abyssinia.

When dispatching the army, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) appointed Sayyiduna Zaid bin Haarithah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) as the commander of the army. However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) also mentioned, “If Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is killed, then Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) will be the commander, and if Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is killed then ‘Abdullah bin Rawaahah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) will be the commander. If ‘Abdullah bin Rawaahah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is killed, then the Muslims should appoint someone among themselves.”

From this statement of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) understood that these three Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) would be blessed with martyrdom in this battle. Subsequently, all of them were martyred by the enemy.

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It’s Under Your Nose!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2019 17:08

There was once a multi-millionaire businessman who journeyed to a tropical island to enjoy a vacation. One morning, he set out from his chalet, bright and early, to walk on the beach and enjoy the morning air. As he strolled, he caught sight of a local fisherman, hard at work in a small boat, pulling fish out of the water.

A few hours later, at approximately 10am, when the businessman was walking on the beach once again, he was surprised to find the fisherman relaxing in a hammock! “How can this man be so lazy?” he wondered. “He only worked for a few hours, and now he’s already resting!” he thought to himself. With these thoughts in mind, he approached the fisherman.

When he reached the fisherman, he greeted him, asked him how he was and made small talk for a few minutes. Thereafter, he asked him, “Why do you work so little? How many fish did you catch today?” The fisherman replied, “I require five fish to feed my family, and five fish to sell. By selling these five fish every day, I earn sufficient money to fulfil my needs.” The businessman then said to him, “If you catch ten fish in a few hours, then by fishing for the entire day, you would be able to earn much more!”

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