Umme Ayman radiyallâhu ‘anhâ


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family / Monday, July 11th, 2011

Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to go and visit her occasionally. Once he went to visit her and she offered him something to drink. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam refused either because he did not feel like drinking anything at that time or because he was fasting. Because of the fact that she had brought up Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam she insisted that he drinks it. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to say that after my real mother, she is my mother. After his demise, Abû Bakr and ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhumâ also used to visit her occasionally. Upon seeing them she used to think of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and begin to cry. They should also begin crying.

Lesson: What an honour it was to have Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and these two great Sahâbah visiting her. Her greatness is on account of her serving Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and being perfect in her Dîn. O women! Serving Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam means that you must serve his Dîn, direct women towards good deeds, teach them the Dîn, teach your children piety, and you yourself should remain steadfast on Dîn. Inshâ’ Allah, you will also receive a part of greatness.

Do not think that she must have went in front of all these visitors without purdah. To go and sit by someone and to speak or listen to good talks even though it may be behind a screen or curtain is sufficient to be called a ziyârah (visit).

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