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  • Umm As-Sa‘d … a challenging life

    After Umm As-Sa‘d completed memorizing the Holy Quran at the age of fifteen, she went to the Sheikhah (female scholar) Nafeesah Bint Abul-‘Elaa, described as the most renowned Quran teacher of her time, to request her to teach her the ten styles of recitation. Sheikhah Nafeesah, however, set a bizarre precondition: Umm As-Sa’d was.. More

  • The great trial of Maryam

    The most significant ordeal that Maryam – the ascetic, devout, celibate worshipper – may Allah exalt her mention, endured was receiving the news from Allah The Almighty that she would beget a child, even though she had no husband. In her own defense, she stated: {How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?"}.. More

  • Zaynab Bint Khuzaymah

    She was Zaynab bint Khuzaymah ibn al-Haarith ibn `Abdullaah ibn `Amr ibn `Abdi Manaaf ibn Hilaal ibn `Amir ibn Sa'sa'ah ibn Mu'aawiyah ibn Hawaazin from Bani Hilaal from Quraysh. She, may Allah be pleased with her, is related to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as they meet in their great grandfather `Abdu Manaaf. Her mother was Hind.. More

  • Sawdah Bint Zam’ah

    Her name, may Allah be pleased with her, is Sawdah bint Zam'ah ibn Qays ibn `Abdush-Shams ibn `Abdi Widdi ibn Nasr ibn Maalik ibn Hasl ibn `Amir ibn Lu'ay (the Qurayshi). Her mother is Ash-Shamoos bint Qays ibn Zayd of Bani `Adi ibn An-Najjar from Khazraj. She married as-Sakran ibn `Amr, the brother of Suhail ibn `Amr. She was an early convert to Islam.. More

  • Khadeejah Bint Khuwaylid: the first to embrace Islam

    Is it not a great honor that the first person to embrace Islam was a woman? She was the first to bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that her husband was the Messenger of Allah. Her husband was our beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam and she was Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her. Khadeejah,.. More

  • Hafsah Bint ‘Umar: the Prophet’s wife in Paradise -I

    Hafsah Bint ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with her, was born five years before the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) became a Prophet. She was six years older than her brother 'Abdullaah, may Allah be pleased with him. She was a beautiful and pious woman. Her first marriage was to KhunaysIbn.. More