Hafsah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family / Sunday, March 27th, 2011

She is the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the daughter of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. On one occasion, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had issued one divorce to her. Thereafter, upon the instruction of Jibra’îl he revoked this divorce. Jibra’îl had spoken in her favour in the following way: “You should revoke the divorce which you issued to her because she fasts abundantly, engages in a lot of ‘ibâdah at night, and she will be your wife in jannah.” She had made a bequest to her brother ‘Abdullâh bin ‘Umar to give a certain amount of her wealth in charity. She had also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’âlâ. She had also made a bequest in this regard. Her first husband’s name was Khunays bin Hudhâfah.

Lesson: Look at the barakah of piety that Allah Ta’âlâ defended her and sent Jibra’îl to speak on her behalf in order to have her divorce revoked. Look at her generosity – how she made arrangements for charity in the name of Allah and also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’âlâ. O women! Adopt piety and remove love and greed for wealth from the heart.

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