In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord – Allah), the men and the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat and alms), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the optional Nawafi fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues. Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise). (33:35)
Table of Contents
Exploits and Achievements of the ‘Sahabiyat …09
Khadijah (R) …19
Saudah bint Zam’ah (R) …31
‘Aishah (R) …41
Hafsah bint ‘Umar (R) … 59
Zainab bint Khazeemah (R) …71
Umm Salamah (R) …. 77
Zainab bint Jahash (R) … 93
Juwayriah bint Harith (R) …105
Safiyyah bint Huyayee (R) …113
Umm Habibah Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan (R) ….123
Maimoonah bint HArith Al-Hilaliah (R) ….135
Fatimah bint Muhammad (R) ….145
Fatimah bint Asad (R) ….161
Umm Roomin (R) …..169
Sumayyah bint Khabat (R) …..177
Umm Haram bint Malhan (R) ….183
Asma’ hint Abu Bakr Siddique (R) ….189
Umm Sulaim bint Malhan Ansariah (R) …..199
Umm ‘Ammarah Naseebah (R) ….207
Ar-Rabee’ bint Ma’uwth (R) …..215
Faree’ah bint Malik (R) ….223
Umm Hisham bint Harithah bin Nu’man (R) …229
Umm Salamah Asma’ hint Yazid bin Sakan Ansariah (R) ….235
Umm Sa’d Kabshah bint Rafi’ Ansariah (R) …243
Umm Munthir Salma bint Qais (R) ….251
Umm Waraqah bint ‘Abdullah bin Harith Ansariah (R) ….257
Umm Aiman (R) ….263
All praises are due to Allah the Almighty, the Lord of all that exists. May Allah’s peace and blessing be upon His final Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad, his family and his Companions.
Darussalam is pleased to present this valuable book, ‘Great Women of Islam, who were given the good News of Paradise’. It was compiled in the Urdu language by a great scholar and a compiler of Islamic books, Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar, and translated by our Islamic sister Jamila Muhammad Qawi.
This book is about the life stories of the Mothers of the believers and sixteen Prophet’s women Companions. They were those pure and virtuous women of Islam who were honored during the very lifetime of the Prophet ﷺ with the prediction that they would live forever in Paradise in the Hereafter.
All the Mothers of the believers were of very noble character and conduct and pleased Allah so much that He sent special greeting for Khadijah (R). ‘Aishah (R), had a brilliant mind and a remarkable memory, and had the distinction of being the source of many Ahadith because of her long association with the Prophet ﷺ. Her knowledge of the many branches of religion like Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh and Shari’ah, her wisdom in interpretation, her mastery of the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ – all these qualities made her one of the most remarkable personalities of the time.
Female Companions were very active in religion, as well as, in politics and business. They were so courageous in the battlefield that their services like giving medical aid to the soldiers, nursing the wounded on the battlefields, and providing food and water to the wounded and thirsty can be found in history. They spread the message of Islam and it is proved by many of the instances that converted many of the disbelievers to Islam.
There are many more stories like this that will encourage our muslim sisters to get more knowledge about such great women. I hope that they will study this book thoroughly and try their best to follow these noble women of Islam.
Pray to Allah, the Almighty, that He grants them all – the writer, translator and editor and everyone else who participated by any means – the best reward in this world and in the Hereafter, for having supported in the completion of such a valuable book. Ameen.
Abdul Malik Mujahid
General Manager Darussalam