[Then] Zainab bint Mohammed

When I first read the story of Zainab bint Mohammed ﷺ it appeared to me like a movie. The story is so full of suspense, action, romance it would really make a great script. ……………………………………………………… Zainab was born into a happy home. She was the daughter of the most noble man, Mohammed ﷺ, and his noble … Continue reading

[Then] Fatima bint Asad

  Fatima bint Asad was the wife of the Prophet’s ﷺ uncle Abu Talib and the mother of Jafar ibn Abi Talib and Ali ibn Abi Talib. She also had two other sons, Aqeel ibn Abi Talib and Talib ibn Abi Talib.  When the Prophet’s ﷺ mother died, Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asad raised him in … Continue reading

[Then] Fatima bint Mohammed ibn Ahmad Al Samarqandi-Jurist, Scholar, Muhaddithah

  We have discussed many muhaddithat so far on this blog, so today I want to take it a bit further and tell you about Fatima bint Mohammed ibn Ahmad Al Samarqandi, who was not only a muhadithah and a great scholar but she was also a jurist and used to issue fatwa (religious edicts … Continue reading

[Then] Um Sulaim bint Milhan

Um Sulaim bint Milhan is the mother of Anas ibn Malik and the sister of Um Haram bint Milhan. She is Ansari (from Madinah) and embraced Islam early. Her husband, Malik ibn Nadr, however did not convert and tried his very best to make her change her beliefs. This caused constant arguments between the two … Continue reading

[Then] Um Kulthoom bint Uqbah

Um Kulthoom bin Uqbah was one of the first Muslims in Mecca. At the time she was not married and very proud of the fact that she was able to become Muslim on her own freedom of choice. The fact of the matter is that she was the daughter of Uqbah ibn Abi Al Mueet, … Continue reading

[5 Ramadan 1433] [Then] Fatima bint Qays

Fatima bint Qays was a Companion of the Prophet ﷺ  from Quraish and was among the early emigrants to Madinah. She was a jurist and a teacher and has narrated hadith from the Prophet ﷺ. She is most famous for two hadith, one about the Anti-Christ and another one that created a lot of controversy because … Continue reading

[3 Ramadan 1433] [Then] Um Al Darda- Teacher, Scholar, Muhaddithah, Jurist

Um  Al Darda was one of the greatest scholars, muhaddithat and jurists of her time. She as a tabi’iyah (the tabiiyeen were those that did not meet the Prophet ﷺ so they were not Companions) and her husband was the well known Companion, Abu Darda. When she was younger, she would follow Abu Darda (the man … Continue reading

[1 Ramadan 1433] [Then] Zainab bint Ali ibn Abi Taleb-Islam’s first social worker

To start off Ramadan, I thought the most appropriate woman to highlight would be Zainab bint Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, Prophet Mohammed’s ﷺ first female grandchild. Her story is one that is clouded with obstacles and hardship and it is how she dealt with these situations that distinguished her among the people. You see it is … Continue reading

[Then] Um Haram bint Milhan

Um Haram bint Milhan was an Ansari woman (from Madinah) and she was the sister of Um Sulaym, the mother of Anas ibn Malik. She was of the Ansar who embraced Islam before Hijra. Um Haram was first married to Amr ibn Qias bin Zaid with whom she had a son named Qais. Here husband … Continue reading

[Then] Nana Asma’u-Scholar, Poet, Community Leader, Educator

Nana Asma’u was born in 1792 in Degel, which is 25 miles north west of Sokoto in what is now Northern Nigeria. She was named after Asma bint Abi Bakr and was the daughter of Uthman don Fodio, who was the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate. Nana Asma’u had a strong Islamic upbringing. She memorized … Continue reading