​A Word for Women

The mother of the believers Aa’ishah, radiallaahu anha, has narrated more than a two thousand Ahaadeeth. She was the teacher of all in knowledge and piety jurisprudence. The Sahaaba used to turn to her (for solutions) for the biggest of the issues. After the Aayah of Ahzaab2 was revealed the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu and alaihi wasllam asked her to consult with her father (Abu Bakr) and decide if she would prefer the splendor of this world or the hereafter(i.e. the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu alaihi wasallam)? The mother of the believers, Aa’ishah radiallaahu anha said in reply, ‘I need no consultation in this matter with my parents, I prefer the Aakhirah (i.e. the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) better than this world.’ 
Asma’ bint Umais radiallaahu anha, the wife of Abu Bakr radiallaahu anhu was a boy under the very patient woman. When she learnt about the killing of her son, Muhammad bin Abee Bakr radiallaahu anhu, then instead of crying and wailing, she took control over her anger and sat in the Masjid quietly. Due to which she bled. 

The Taabi’iyyah, Ummus Suhba’ was a worshipping and abstentious woman. In her illness she was presented with a special kind of intoxicant in a cup. She supplicated to Allaah, ‘O Allaah! If You know that Your Messenger has indeed forbidden this intoxicant, then safeguard me from it and cure me without using it.’ (Then) the cup broke and the intoxicant flowed down and she was cured . (She) used to wake up in the night and say, that she was astonished about her eyes, that they knew that they had to sleep for a long time in the grave and in spite of that they want to sleep here!

Umm ad-Darda’ as-Sugraa was told that someone is complaining (or mentioning something wrong) about you to the Khalifa Abdul Maalik. Then she replied that she did not care, if someone has illegally accused me then someone must have illegally praised me as well (which I may not deserve. When Laila, the grandmother of Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Azeez, was a small child, one elderly lady from the household told her when the latter part of the night had set in that, ‘Add water to the milk as it is time for morning.’ She replied, ‘How can I add water to the milk when the Ameer ul-Mu’mineen (Umar radiallaahu anhu) has forbidden it.’ The woman said, ‘O you foolish one! Is Ameer ul-Mu’mineen looking right now?’ The little girl replied, ‘But Allaah is watching me! I will not do such a thing.’ There are many such incidents from which my sisters can take a lesson. I would ask them that instead of other stories and novels they take up studying the translations of Qur’an and Hadeeth. Due to which not only will they correct themselves but their children as well will gain benefit from it. 

Allaah Ta’alaa commanded the Messenger’s sallallaahu alaihi wasallam wives that the recitation of Qur’an and Hadeeth should be done in their homes.

And your homes should be like theirs, such that the Qur’an and Hadeeth is recited and the translations are studied and they are memorized.

May Allah make it easy for us.. 

Shaykh Badiuddeen Shah ar-Raashidee as-Sindhee
Khutubaat Raashidiyyah

Translated By: Abu Ahmad


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