Lessons on the patience of female companions around the Messenger

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The battle of Uhud was the first battle in Islam in which Muslim women participated. The heroism of the women and sincerity of their faith appeared in this battle. They went to the battle to provide water for those thirsty and nurse the injured. Some of them stood against the strikes targeted at the prophet (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him). Some of the women that participated in the battle of Uhud were the mother of the believers Aisha bint Abi Bakr Al-Siddiq, Umm Ammãrah, Hamna bint Jahsh Al-Asadi, Umm Salit, Umm Suleim, and women from the Ansar. [Muslim (1809, 1810 and 1811)].

Tha`labah ibn Abi Malik, may God be pleased with him, said: Umar ibn al-Khattab divided garments among women from the inhabitants of Madinah and a good garment remained. Some of those with Umar said to him: O Commander of the Faithful! Give this to the daughter of the Messenger of God, who is with you- they meant Umm Kulthum, the daughter of Ali. Omar, may God be pleased with him, said: Umm Salit is more entitled to it, Umm Salit is one of the Ansar women who pledged allegiance to the Messenger of God. Umar said: She carried the water skins for us on the day of Uhud. [Al-Bukhari (2881, 4071)].

In this battle, the women demonstrated the most dedication to the support of the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace. Some great attitudes emerged from their patience for what had befallen them for the sake of Allah. These attitudes are documented in the books of History. Some of these attitudes are:

A – Sofiyyah bint Abdul-Muttalib, may God be pleased with her:

When her brother Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib, may God be pleased with him , was martyred in Uhud, and she came to look at him; The polytheists mocked him, they struck his nose, patted his stomach, cut off his ears, and his penis, so the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to her son, Al-Zubayr bin Al-Awam: “Approach her, and take her back so she does not see what is in her brother. ”He said to her: O mother! The Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) orders you to return. She said: Why? And it has been reported to me: that my brother was mutilated, and that is in the sake of Allah, so how satisfied are we with that! I will definitely seek reward with Allah, and be patient, God willing. Al-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam, may God be pleased with him, went to the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and told him about that, he said: “Leave her way.” So she went to him, and looked at him. She prayed for him, said istirja’, (Inna liLLAHI Wa Inna ilayhi raji’un) and asked forgiveness for him. [Previously cited].

B – Hamna bint Jahsh, may God be pleased with her:

When the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) finished burying his companions, may God be pleased with them, he rode his horse, and the Muslims went out around him and returned to Medina. Hamna daughter of Jahsh met him, so the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to her: “O Humnah! Seek reward upon your Abdullah.” She replied, “To Allah we belong and to him we shall return. May Allah’s mercy be upon him and may Allah Forgive him” Then the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “Seek reward upon your uncle, Hamzah” Again she replied as before. He then said, “O Hamnah! Seek reward upon your husband, Musab Ibn Umair.”  Upon this she cried out “O’ battle!” The Prophet S.A.W replied, “The women’s bond with a man is greater than that of a man with a woman,” [Ibn Majah (1590), Al-Tabari in his Tarikh (2/532), Al-Bayhaqi in Ad-Daleel (3/301), and Ibn Hisham (3/104)].

Further in the narration the Prophet S.A.W. said, “Why is it that you replied differently upon the news of Musab’s (R.A) martyrdom?”

She replied, “Prophet of Allah! The acknowledgement of my orphaned children induced such an answer.”The Prophet prayed for her (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and for her son, that God Almighty would treat them well from the successors, so Talha bin UbaydiLLAH got married to her She gave birth to Muhammad and Omran, and Muhammad bin Talha was the most connected one to her son.

C – The Dinarian woman, may God be pleased with her:

Saad bin Abi Waqas, may God be pleased with him, said: The Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) passed by a woman from Banu Dinar. Her husband, her brother, and her father were injured with the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) in Uhud, when she was informed of their death, She said: What did the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) do? They said: Good, O mother of so-and-so! He is, by the praise of God as you like. She said: Show me until I look at him, and he was pointed to until she sees him. She said: Every calamity after you is simple. [Al-Waqidi in Al-Maghazi (1/292), Al-Tabari in His History (2/533), Al-Bayhaqi in Al-Dalaleel (2/302), and Ibn Hisham (3/105)]. This is how faith does in the hearts of Muslims!

D – Umm Saad bin Muadh – Kabshah the daughter of Ubayd al-Khazraji, may God be pleased with her:

Umm Saad bin Muadh went out running towards the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) who was on his horse, and Saad bin Muadh was taking the horse’s grip. Saad said: O Messenger of God! My mother! Then the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: Welcome to her, so she got close to contemplating the Messenger of God, and said: As for when I saw you in peace; The calamity became minor, so the Messenger of God (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) comforted her with Amr bin Muadh, her son, then said: Oh Umm Saad! Bring good tidings, and bring good tidings to their families: that their deceased have all been accompanied in the paradise – they are twelve men – and have interceded for their families. She said: We are pleased, O Messenger of God! And who cries for them after this?! Then she said: Pray, O Messenger of God! To those who will succeed them. The Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “O God, remove the sadness of their hearts, and comfort their misfortune, and provide the best of successor for those who succeeded them” [Maghazi al-Waqidi (1/315 – 316

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