What Is Ghairat?

GHAIRAT (shame, honour and modesty) is an attribute which Islam stresses much. Once in the court of Qaadhi Musa Bin Ishaaq, a lady covered with her burqah claimed that her husband was indebted to her for 500 gold coins which were for her mahr. The husband contested her claim. The Wakeel (lawyer/representative) of the lady produced two witnesses to testify as is required by the Shariah to prove a claim which is denied. Before testifying the … [Read more...]

Aaminah bint Wahb (Mother of Nabi Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam)

The womb of Aaminah bint Wahb was that womb wherein the noble foetus (of Allah’s Messenger) settled. This seed has been moving from loins of men, generation after generation until Allah in His Divine wisdom decreed that it moved to ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib, the youthful Qurayshi who excelled his contemporaries in greatness and beauty and in whose eyes the light of Prophethood was shining. The birth of the Seal of Prophethood would firmly … [Read more...]

Umm Kulthoom bint Muhammad (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)

In the Quraysh assembly, they used to say, “Muhammad has only daughters”. They said that in total oblivion of Allah’s great divine wisdom that has many aspects and goals and full of immense meanings. They forgot that they were people of ignorance and that they are, as Allah describes them: “And when the news of [the birth of] a female [child] is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief. He hides himself … [Read more...]

Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa)

Ruqayyah was born after her sister Zaynab. She was also a source of happiness for her noble parents. Soon afterwards, Umm Kulthoom was born, and both of them grew together as if they were twins. Their closeness to one another greatly increased especially since their eldest sister, Zaynab had married and moved to her matrimonial home. They then became ever more closed and more attached to each other. It is as if both of them had been destined for … [Read more...]

Zainab bint Muhammad (RadiyAllahu ‘anhaa)

The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) had four daughters all whom were born to his first wife Khadeejah (RadhiyAllahu 'anhaa) The oldest of his daughters was Zainab and the youngest of his daughters was Faatimah. Ruqayyah and Ummu Kulthoom were second and third oldest, respectively. All died within his lifetime, expect for Faatimah who died 6 months after his death. Zainab, (RadhiyAllahu 'anhaa) was born ten years before the Prophethood, … [Read more...]