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  • Faatimah bint Yahya

    Faatimah bint Yahya  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  her was a great Mujtahidah of the 9th Century. A Mujtahidah (which is the female word of Mujtahid) is a scholar of great caliber who can deduce from the sources of Islamic law (texts from the Quran and the Sunnah). In turn, they use these deductions to give rulings in accord with both the contemporary.. More

  • Maryam bint Jahsh

    Muslim women excelled, not only in Fiqh, Hadeeth and Tafseer but also in other Islamic sciences. One such example is Maryam bint Jahsh, may Allaah have mercy upon her, who lived in the 4th Century; she was an expert in the language in which Allah chose to reveal the Quran (i.e. Arabic). She was married to the great Yemeni scholar Jamaal Ad-Deen ‘Ali.. More

  • The Daughters of Scholars

    Islam advocates educating women and enlightening them about the teachings of religion, as this greatly influences the life of women as well as that of their children in the future. As Hafiz Ibrahim, the Poet of the Nile, said, "The mother is a school; if she is well-prepared, a noble nation is prepared." Besides, the Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Amat Al-Ghafoor bint Ishaaq Al-Dihlawi

    One example of a great Muhaddithah (scholar of Hadeeth), a non-Arab, of the 13th Century. ‘Non-Arab’ is outlined because many feel that these great women were great only because they were lucky to have Arabic as their mother-tongue and ancestry was from the Arabs. On the contrary, many of our great scholars, even from among the men, the.. More

  • The Daughter of Sa‘eed ibn Al-Mussayyib

    In this article, we will now present the example of the granddaughter of the great Companion Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, had married his daughter to the illustrious taabi’ee (the generation after that of the Companions) Sa’eed ibn Al-Mussayyib, may Allah have mercy upon him. From.. More

  • Umm As-Sa‘d … the loyalty of the pupils

    The Loyalty of the Pupils Regarding her pupils and their relationship with her, she remarked: "I remember each one of them: some I certified in one way of recitation, and others – and they are few and far between – I have conferred licenses in all ten styles. All of these accreditations are stamped with my own seal that I always keep.. More

  • Faatimah bint Muhammad ibn Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon her

    We are now going to meet one of the greatest Faqeehah (woman-scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence) of her time. She was renowned for her grounded knowledge of Hanafi Jurisprudence and was no other than the daughter of the great scholar and jurist, Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abu Ahmad ‘Alaa’ Ad-Deen Al-Samarqandi, may Allah have mercy upon him, whose.. More

  • Faatimah bint Al-Munthir ibn Al-Zubayr ibn Al-‘Awwaam, may Allah have mercy upon her

    Asmaa', may Allah be pleased with her, is a well-known figure in Islamic history; not only was she the daughter of Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, and the sister of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, but she was the obedient wife of the great companion Az-Zubayr ibn Al-‘Awwaam, may Allah be pleased with him. Her role.. More

  • 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