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A Word for Women

April 5, 2010

Shaykh Badiuddeen Shah ar-Raashidee as-Sindhee
The mother of the believers Aa’ishah, radiallaahu anha, has narrated more than two thousand Ahaadeeth. She was the teacher of all in knowledge and jurisprudence. Th e Sahaaba used to tu rn to her (for solutions) for the biggest of the issues.
After the Aayah of Ahzaab was revealed the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 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 alaih i wasallam) better than this world.’
Asma’ bint Umais radiallaahu anha, the wife of Abu Bakr radiallaahu anhu was a very patient woman. When she learnt about the killing of her son, Muhammad bin Abee Bakr radiallaahu anhu , then instead of crying and wailing, sh e took control over her anger and sat in the Masjid quietly. Due to which she bled.
Th e 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 with out using it.’ Then the cup broke and th e intoxicant flowed down and she was cured. She used to wake up in the nigh t 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 inspite of that they want to sleep here!!
[Translators Footnote] This is a part of a Khutbah by Allaamah Shaykh Badiuddeen ar-
Raashidee as-Sindhee taken from Khutubaat Raashidiyyah. p.122-123 The title is chosen by the
[Translators Footnote] “O Prophet (Muhammad sallallaahu alaihi wasallam)! Say to
your wives: If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, Then come! I will make
a provision for you and set you free in a handsome manner (divorce).” (Surah Al-
Ahzab 33:28)
[Translators Footnote] There seems to be some words missing here. It is not clear if what follows
is said about the Ummus Suhba’ or someone else.
Summarized from Khazarji
Umm ad-Darda’ as-Sugraa was told that someone is complaining (or mentioning something wrong) about you to th e Khalifa Abdul Maalik. Th en 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 h ousehold told her when the latter part of the night had set in th at, ‘Add water to the milk as it is time for morning.’ Sh e 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’mineed looking right now?’ The little girl replied, ‘Bu t Allaah is watch ing me! I will not do such a thing.’
Th ere 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 wh ich 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 th at the recitation of Qur’an and Hadeeth should be done in their homes.
And your homes should be like theirs, su ch that the Qu r’an and Hadeeth isrecited and the translations are studied and they are memorized.

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