Umme Harâm radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family / Friday, July 15th, 2011

She is also a Sahâbiyah and the sister of Umme Sulaym radiyallâhu ‘anhâ, whose story has just been mentioned above. She is also an aunt of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He used to visit her as well. Once he went to her house, had a meal and fell asleep. He then woke up smiling. She asked him the reason for his smiling. He replied: “I had a dream and saw people of my ummah going on jihâd on a ship. Their possessions and clothing appeared to be that of the rich and the royalty.” She said: “O Rasulullah! Make du‘â that I am also from among them.” He made du‘â for her and fell asleep again. He woke up smiling for a second time, related the same dream, and that he saw more of the same type of people. She said: “O Rasulullah! Make du‘â that I am also from among them.” He replied: “You are already included in the first group of people.” It so happened, that her husband, ‘Ubâdah, went out for jihâd on a ship and she also accompanied him. Once they landed, she began climbing onto an animal. This animal became hysterical and she fell down and passed away.

Lesson: Rasûlullâh’s sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam du‘â was accepted because as long as the person does not return home, that journey is considered to be a jihâd. And once a person passes away while embarking on a journey for jihâd, he receives the reward of a martyr irrespective of how he dies. Look at how pious she was that she did not even worry about her life in order to attain reward. She asked him to make a du‘â so that she is blessed with this. O women! You should also bear this in mind. If you experience any difficulty in fulfilling Dînî duties, do not become agitated or excited. Eventually, it is you who will be rewarded.

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