Muslim Heroines

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The Women of Sirin Household

One of the greatest scholars from amongst the taabi’een was a man by the name of Muhammad Ibn Sirin. He was famous for dream interpretation where he combined his wisdom, experience and knowledge to become a teacher and an asset to his community, the same way Yusuf عليه السلام was to his people when he was…

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Is Our Faith The Same?

The miracle of our mother, Hajar عليها السلام is one that is close to my heart. Maybe because she’s a woman or maybe because I’m her namesake. Or maybe because it’s one of the few miracles that will exist till time immemorial and one that I can see for myself. I haven’t formally studied Tafseer (Quranic…

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A Shining Example – Saudah Bint Zam’ah

Oftentimes, when we speak of the Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Believers), we talk about powerhouses like Khadijah, ‘Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab bint Jahsh (رضي الله عنهن) etc; about those who were outspoken and emerged as the leaders among women because of their powerful personalities. However, we sometimes tend to forget about those silent pillars that…

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Maimoonah – The Most Righteous

Maimoonah رضي الله عنها was the last of the twelve wives of the Prophet ﷺ. She was born into a noble family; her father was Harith bin Hazan, who belonged to the tribe of Banu Halal. Her mother was Hind bint ‘Auf, and she had the distinction of being the only woman who was the…

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Umm Musa – Faith VS The Nile

When we think of Muslim Heroines, we may instantly think of the Mothers of Believers or the Female Companions رضي الله عنهم around the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. Rarely do we explore or reflect on the lives of the women who were around at the time of the previous Prophets, such as Bilqis – the…

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Shaykhah Bahiyya – A Role Model

The past few months have seen the deaths of some giants in Islamic Scholarship, and among them is one of the greatest female scholars of our time, Shaykhah Bahiyya bint Hashim al-Qutbi al-Filaliyyah. Known for her exemplary patience, steady smile and pleasant, jovial demeanor with everyone around her, Shaykhah Bahiyya was someone who kept all…

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Rufaidha’s Tent

So many carry this belief that if one is practicing Islam, then they must only focus on learning about aspects concerning the religion and noting else. They have a notion that we must detach from the dunya by abstaining from seeking worldly knowledge. Many stop women from learning  and seeking knowledge citing religion but instead…

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Safiyyah Bint Huayy – Our Mother

  Safiyyah bint Huyayy was one of the wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and was a Jewess before she married him. Her lineage became an immense test of her patience and restrain, thus beautifying her character even more رضي الله عنها, as we shall go on to see. Lineage and Early Life…

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