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Many authors since the beginning the Islamic era have recorded and written about the important role established by the Companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him, during the early period of Islamic history. Also, many great men like the Companions, caliphs, and scholars that lived both during and after the Prophet’s life contributed to the establishment and spread of Islam through the efforts of Da’wah. However the role that women contributed at the beginning of Islamic history has often been overlooked or neglected and as a result recorded data has been disproportionately unavailable, even though Islamic history is full of stories and accounts of women and the significant role that they played in Islam. This book attempts to fill a gap by enlightening the reader a step further on the lives of these women as prodigies at the time of the Prophet. Their legacy is that of courage, integrity, and deep devotion to the message that the Blessed Prophet Muhammad brought to mankind. Their influence was to have a profound impact not only on their generation but subsequent generations.
The noble women around the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, did not confine themselves to the corners of their homes nor occupy themselves with trivial matters. They were like shinning stars in the galaxy of wonders of Islamic history. They possessed zeal and the will to sacrifice their lives and all that they were used to, such as family ties and familiar territories, purely for the sake of obeying Allah’s command. We can hardly find again such pioneering women throughout Islamic history with such exemplary attributes as these first female adherents who followed and associated with Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
Shouldn’t Muslim women feel proud of Khadijah, who was the first person to embrace Islam? What about the glory of Sumayah, who was the first martyr in Islam? What about Asma’, young as she was frequently journeyed to the cave of Thawr while the Messenger of Allah sought refuge there during his migration? Shouldn’t Muslim women proudly remember Umm Imarah, who stood steadfast in the Battle of Uhud when men fled in fear? What about the glory of ‘A’ishah, who was among those who narrated the largest number of Prophetic Hadiths? And at the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, it was the advice of a woman which culminated in the peace among Muslim. What about the pride for Muslim women in that?
Khadijah: The First Muslim Woman
Az-Zahra’ Fatimah bint Muhammad (PBUH)
Zaynab the Elder. Daughter of the Prophet (PBUH)
Safiyah 5int ‘Abdul Muttalib
‘A’ishah bint As-Siddiq
Hafsah bint Al-Faruq
Umm Salamah bint Zad Ar-Rakb
Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan
Zaynab bint Jahsh: The Qur’anic Woman
Asina’: The Lady of the Two Girdles
Sumayah: The First Martyr
Nasibah bint Ka’b (Umm ‘Imarah)