Praise be to God, and may blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of God, One of the important matters that some Muslims neglect and which is a reason for activating and motivating a Muslim and his success in his life in this world and even in his next life is knowing the lives of the predecessors who preceded us, taking lessons and lessons from them.
Therefore, we will begin here by presenting several models and influential women figures in Islam and how we can learn from them and take them as role models for us.
Table of content
Khadija bint Khuwaylid.
Her marriage to the Prophet (PBUH)
Khawla bint Tha’laba
Asma bint Abi Bakr
The story of Dhat Al-Nataqin
Sumaya Bint Al-Khayat
1- Khadija bint Khuwaylid.
Her lineage and upbringing, may God be pleased with her, in the era of ignorance.
Khadija bint Khuwaylid bin Asad bin Abdul Aziz bin Qusay Al-Qurayshiah Al-Asadiya. Her mother is Fatima bint Zaida, a Quraishite from Bani Amer bin Luay. she is one fo most famous women in islamic history Her lineage meets that of the Prophet, peace, and blessings are upon him, in his grandfather Qusay, as she is one of his closest women to him in lineage. she was leadership and businesswoman.
Khadija, may God be pleased with her, was born in Mecca, and she grew up in a house of honor and prestige. Her father died on the day of the war of the wicked. She was married twice, before the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, to two of the masters of the Arabs, namely: Abu Hala bin Zurara bin Al Nabash Al-Tamimi, and she came from him with Hind and Hala. As for the other one, he is Ateeq bin Omar bin Makhzoom, and Hind bint Ateeq came from him.
Mrs. Khadija, may God be pleased with her, had a great deal of trade, and her caravans did not stop between Mecca and the cities of trade at the time, Until she became one of the few merchants of Mecca, she reached a great position in generosity and high morals, as the women of Mecca and those close to it knew about it, They would go themselves to her in her house, and they would receive a great deal of her generosity and favor. And if she went out to the ancient house, to circumambulate it, they would go out with her, and they were surrounded by her, so not one of them did not talk, and she did not speak except with serious words, and they did not like to hear from anyone a derogatory word, which might hurt the hearing of Mrs. Khadija, may God be pleased with her.
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Her marriage to the Prophet (PBUH)
Her sources (Al-Sira), and others, mentioned that Lady Khadija, may God be pleased with her, had a great deal of trading, as she used to hire men and pay them her money, to trade with her, and the Messenger of God, peace, and blessings be upon him, was one of those who dealt with her. The narrations say: She once sent him to Syria, accompanied by her boy, Maisarah. And when he returned, the boy told her what he had seen of the manners of the Messenger, peace be upon him, what he had touched of his honesty and purification, and what God had made on his hands of blessing until the profit of her trade doubled.
At that time Khadija wanted Muhammad to be her husband. Soon, Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib proposed to her, to his nephew, from her uncle Amr bin Asad bin Abdul Aziz.
The marriage took place fifteen years before the mission, and the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, at that time, was twenty-five years old, while she was forty years old. The couple lived a decent and carefree life, and God blessed them with six children: Al-Qasim, Abdullah, Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, and Fatimah, may God be pleased with him.
Lady Khadija, may God be pleased with her, and her role in supporting the Prophet, peace be upon him.
She was able, may God be pleased with her, to prepare for the Prophet, peace, and blessings be upon him, a comfortable home before the mission, since she helped him in his solitude in the cave of Hira, and comforted him with herself and her money. And upon the mission she believed him, when he came to her frightened and trembling, saying: “Zamlouni, zimlouni.”. It had an important role in establishing the Prophet, peace, and blessings be upon him, and standing with him, with what God gave her of the preponderance of reason, personal strength, and conscious wisdom, and this is what made her from most famous women in Islamic history
Lady Khadija, may God be pleased with her, had given herself and her home to serve the Muslims, and she used her position to ward off harm from the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace. Therefore, The Prophet was very saddened by her death.
The Prophet, peace, and blessings are upon him, preserved this virtue for her, and he did not marry again during her life until she died; He grieved at her loss, and he still remembered her, exaggeratedly glorified and praised her, and acknowledged her love and virtue over all the mothers of the believers, saying: “I have been blessed with her love.” And the Prophet, peace, and blessings be upon him, says: “She believed in me when people disbelieved in me. And assisted me with her money, as people deprived me. And God Almighty blessed me with her son, as He forbade me from the other women.” Even Lady Aisha, may God be pleased with her, was very jealous of her. Al-Bukhari and others have reported several narrations showing the jealousy of Lady Aisha, may God be pleased with her.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, demonstrated her merit when he said: “The best women in Paradise are Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatimah bint Muhammad, Asiyah bint Muzahim
Pharaoh,s wife, and Maryam the daughter of Imran. May God be pleased with them.
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2-Khawla bint Tha’laba
Khawla bint Tha’laba; She is one of the most famous women in islamic history , She converted to Islam and pledged allegiance to the Messenger of God, peace be upon him, She is the woman mentioned in Surah Al-Mujadila, She is one of the most well-known female companions, who was known for her maturity of mind and strength of opinion.
And she had a position of preaching with the Commander of the Faithful, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab,
Omar came out of the mosque with the jaroud, so a woman appeared on the side of the road, and Omar greeted her, and she replied, peace be upon him, and said:
Hey Omar, I knew you when you called Omair in the Okaz market, grazing sheep with a stick, Fear God in the parish.
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3-Asma bint Abi Bakr
Asmaa bint Abi Bakr As-Siddiq; Abdullah bin Abi Quhafa – may God be pleased with them both – and her mother is Qatilah bint Abdul-Uzza Al-Amiri, her husband is Al-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam, and her son Abdullah bin Al-Zubayr, she is Quraysh, Taymiyyah, Meccan, then Madani, she and her father, grandfather and son are from the Companions, and she is the sister of Aisha bint. Abu Bakr – may God be pleased with them both and she is one of the most famous women in islamic history
The story of Asma Bint Abi Bakr (Dhat Al-Nataqin)
Asma bint Abi Bakr – may God be pleased with them – is considered one of the companions who emerged in the story of the Prophetic migration, and she had an important event in the books of biography, and one of her positions in the migration,
When Abu Jahl came to the house of Abu Bakr – may God be pleased with him – looking for the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – he asked Asma’ about her father and she did not answer him. He slap her, but she stood in his face with firm determination and did not tell him anything.
Asma’ – may God be pleased with her – prepared for the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – and her father food and drink, to be fed on their journey, and when she finished preparing it, she found nothing to put the food in, so she cut her band and made it in half; Half for food, and half in which the water was placed, and when the Prophet informed about that – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – he called it (zat Alnitaquin) bi-banded woman, and she has been still throughout the period of the Prophet’s stay – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – in the cave of Thawr conveying supplies and news to them, And this is one of the reasons why it is the most famous women in Islamic history.
Asmaa lived with her son after her husband divorced her, and she lived a long time, and during the time of the Alhagaga bin yosuf, Abdullah bin Zubair did not accept his allegiance, so the Alhagag killed him and crucified him for three days, Asmaa came to the Alhagag, and her eyesight got worse, and she stood in his face and told him that he was a liar from Banu Thaqeef who had been told by the Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him -, and he accused her of dementia, then she died after her son after few days, May God be pleased with her, her father, her brothers, her husband, and her son.
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4-Sumaya Bint Al-Khayat
Sumaya bint Al-Khayyat was the first martyr in Islam, as this great Companion was not of beauty or lineage, She was the wife of Yasser Ibn Ammar, and she was a weak servant and had tasted types of injustice before the spread of Islam in Mecca.
Islam came as a gift to her so that she and her family would be rid of humiliation and slavery, and she is known by his father Ammar bin Yasir, the great companion who converted to Islam at the beginning, hiding in the famous Dar Al-Arqam at that time.
So she was among the first six who converted to Islam at its inception in Mecca with the Noble Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, where she converted to Islam after her son Ammar, then went to the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, and pledged allegiance to him immediately after her son spoke about Islam, and this is one of the reasons why it is the most famous women in Islamic history
Then, after that, she tasted the most severe types of torment from the people of Quraysh until they renounced the new religion and exited from Islam, but they did not weaken and did not accept.
The Holy Prophet, used to pass by them while they were being tortured, and he used to say(Be patient, the family of Yasir, be patient, the family of Yasir, for your appointment is Paradise).
And there are many more and more righteous women who had an influential role in Islam, but there is no space to mention all of them, but we also do not forget about them as examples,
Umm Warqa, Umm Haram, Umm Amara, Nusaiba bint Kaab, Nusaiba bint Al-Harith Al-Ansari (Umm Attia), Rafidah bint Saad (Rufaida Al-Aslamiya), Sultana Razia and Zubaydah bint Abi Jaafar, may God be pleased with them all and reward them with good.
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