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Abu Dujana, Stories of The Sahaba

July 25th, 2011
by Sufia

Abu Dujana

Amongst the Lions of Allah was a companion by the name of Abu Dujana Sammak bin Kharsha (r.a.a). He was from the Ansar and accepted Islam early in the Prophet’s (s.a.w) mission. He was recognized for his piety and strength and bravery in Jihad. Wherever we discover his name in the books of Sunnah, he can be identified fighting for the Deen of Allah.
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Anas bin Malik, Witness to the Verse Of Al-Hijab, The Veil

July 25th, 2011
by Sufia

ahadith Anas bin Malik, Witness to the Verse Of Al Hijab, The Veil

Narrated Anas bin Malik (raa): I was ten years old when Allah’s Apostle (saws) arrived at Medina. My mother and aunts used to urge me to serve the Prophet (saws) regularly, and I served him for ten years.

When the Prophet (saws) died I was twenty years old, and I knew about the order of Al-Hijab (veiling of ladies) more than any other person when it was revealed.

It was revealed for the first time when Allah’s Apostle (saws) had consummated his marriage with Zainab bint Jahsh (raa).

When the day dawned, the Prophet (saws) was a bridegroom and he invited the people to a banquet, so they came, ate, and then all left except a few who remained with the Prophet (saws) for a long time.

The Prophet (saws) got up and went out, and I too went out with him so that those people might leave too.

The Prophet (saws) proceeded and so did I, till he came to the threshold of ‘Aisha’s dwelling place. Then thinking that these people have left by then, he returned and so did I along with him till he entered upon Zainab and behold, they were still sitting and had not gone.

So the Prophet (saws) again went away and I went away along with him. When we reached the threshold of ‘Aisha’s dwelling place, he thought that they had left, and so he returned and I too, returned along with him and found those people had left.

Then the Prophet (saws) drew a curtain between me and him, and the Verses of Al-Hijab 1 were revealed.

Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 62, Number 95

Al Ahzâb – Surah 33. The Clans, The Coalition

[33:59] “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Three Notable and Respectable Non-Arab Sahaba Women

Al Nahdiah

She was a slave along with her daughter Umm Ubays. Her owner was a woman from Banu Abd-al-dar. Both of the mother and daughter embraced Islam during their slavery and had to face immense torture and brutalism by the non Muslims of Makkah. Upon seeing their miserable condition, Abu Bakar talked to her mistress. The mistress replied in an arrogant tone and asked him to pay for her freedom. Abu bakar paid for their freedom according to the price the mistress demanded. So, this way their miseries came to an end by the grace of Allah.


Lubaynah was another slave girl freed by the notable friend of Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi wasalam known as Abu Bakar R.A. Abu Bakar R.A. had freed many other slave men and women by paying from his own pocket and wealth.

Lubaynah was owned by Umar ibn al-Khattab who had not yet embraced Islam. Another slave girl known as Zinnira accompanied her. Umar threw all of her anger and hatred for Islam on them. His harsh treatment was unbearable by the slave girls. His merciless beatings could not affect the faith of Lubaynah at all. The brave girl refused to renounce her religion in any condition and remained steadfast to her beliefs in One Allah SWT and His Apostle Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam.

Sîrîn bint Sham’ûn

Sîrîn bint Sham’ûn, the Egyptian lady and sister of Umm al Momineen Maria Al-Qibtiyya were sent as a gift to Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam. Muqawqis, the Sassanid official, wanted to please the Prophet with his gifts. Both of the girls were slaves of Prophet and comprised unique intelligence with beauty. Unlike any ordinary master, Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam, the master of masters treated both of his slave girls with much respect and gave them honor. The Prophet sent Maria Al-QIbtiyya proposal and her sister got married to Hassan ibn Thabit, companion of Prophet Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam.

Umm Salamah R.A Sahaba – Owner of Extraordinary Courage and Patience

Umm Salamah, real name Hind, was the daughter of Makhzum clan and married to Abdullah ibn Abdulasad. Both of them are among early Muslims of Makkah. Quraysh with their frenzied anger made the life unbearable and miserable for them like many of the others who had recently embraced Islam. Umm Salamah, her husband along with other Muslims migrated to Abyssinia.

The husband and wife returned to Makkah after sometime and did not find the situation much in their favor. Quresh and people of Makkah were leaving no one from their cruel intentions and torturous behavior. Umm Salamah and her husband were among those who were permitted to migrate to Madinah. They both and their son went through a very rough time until they finally reached Madinah and settled there.

Her clan had snatched her away from her husband and son. She was left alone to stay with her clan. It was terrible for her to be forced to leave her family and this separation left her grief stricken. Her clan finally permitted to join her husband and she was set free. She went to Banu Abdulasad in Makkah for the return of her son. After getting her son back, she set forth for her journey towards Madinah.

She reached Madinah and met her husband. Finally, they all reunited and it seemed her sufferings had come to an end. Soon, her husband died and she was left alone again along with her son. Many nobles with marriage proposal approached her but she refused until the time came she had prayed so much for. She received the proposal by the noblest of all men Prophet of Allah Sallalaho Alayhi wasalam and she agreed with all her might and happiness. She died as the most respectable and honorable Umm al-Mu’mineen the mother of all true believers.

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