Halîmah Sa‘diyyah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family / Saturday, July 9th, 2011

This woman breast-fed Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. When he waged a jihâd against the city of Tâ’if, she came to him together with her husband and son. He treated her with great respect, laid down his shawl and made her sit on it. All of them accepted Islam.

Lesson: Despite her having a special relationship with Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam she knew that this would not give her salvation in any way if she did not bring îmân. She therefore accepted Islam. O women! You should not be under the assumption that you are from the progeny of a certain pious man or that a certain son or grandson of yours is an ‘âlim or a hâfiz and that they will grant you salvation. Remember that if you have Dîn in yourself, these persons can ask Allah for something on your behalf. But if you do not have any Dîn, they will be of no help to you.

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