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Ummu Amatullah
07-29-2005, 01:47 PM
One of the most distinguished women who took part in the battle of Uhud, if not the most distinguished of them, was Nasibah bint Ka'b al-Maziniyyah, Umm 'Umarah (May Allah be pleased with her). At the beginning of the battle, she was bringing water and tending the wounded, as the other women were doing. When the battle was going in the favour of the Muslims, the archers disobeyed the command of the Prophet (SAW), and this turned the victory into defeat, as the Qur'an described it:



"Behold! You were climbing up the high ground, without even casting a side glance at anyone, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you back..." 3:153



At this point, Nasibah went forward, with her sword unsheathed and her bow in her hand, to join the small group who were standing firm with the Prophet (SAW), acting as a human shield to protect him from the arrows of the mushrikin. Every time danger approached the Prophet (SAW) she hastened to protect him. The Messenger of ALlah (SAW) noticed this, and later said, "Wherever I turned, to the left or the right, I saw her fighting for me."



Her son 'Umarah also described what happened on that tremendous day: "On that day, I was wounded in my left hand. A man who seemed to be as tall as a palm-tree struck me, then went away without pursuing me to finish me off. The blood began to flow copiously, so the Messenger of Allah (SAW) told me, 'Bind up your wound.' My mother came to me, and she was wearing a waist-wrapper, which she had brought, for the purpose of wrapping wounds. She dressed my wound, whilst the Prophet (SAW) was looking on. Then she told me, 'Get up, my son, and fight the people.' The Prophet (SAW) said, 'Who could bear what you are putting up with, O Umm 'Umarah?' She said: The man who had struck my son came by, and the Messenger of ALlah (SAW) said, 'This is the one who struck your son.' I intercepted him and hit him in the thigh, and he collapsed. I saw the Messenger of ALlah (SAW) smiling so broadly that I could see his back teeth. He said, 'You have taken your revenge, O Umm 'Umarah!' Then we struck him with our weapons until we killed him, and the Prophet (SAW) said: 'Praise be to Allah (SWT), who granted you victory over him, gave you the satisfaction of taking revenge on your enemy, and let you see the vengeance for yourself." On this day, Nasibah herself received many wounds whilst she was fighting the people and striking their chests. The Prophet (SAW) saw her, and called to her son, "Your mother! Your mother! See to her wounds, may Allah (SWT) bless you and your household! Your mother has fought better than so-and-so." When his mother heard what the Prophet (SAW) said, she said, "Pray to Allah (SWT) that we may accompany you in Paradise." He said, "O Allah (SWT), make them my companions in Paradise." She said, " I do not care what befalls me in this world." Umm 'Umarah's jihad was not confined to the battle of Uhud. She was also present on a number of other occasions, namely the treaty of 'Aqabah, Al-Hudaybiyah, Khaybar and Hunayn. Her heroic conduct at Hunayn was no less marvellous than her heroic conduct at Uhud. At the time of Abu Bakr's Khilafah, she was present at Al-Yamamah where she fought brilliantly and received eleven wounds as well as losing her hand. It is no surprise that the Prophet (SAW) gave her the good news that she would enter Paradise, and that she was later held in high esteem by the khalifah Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and his commander Khalid ibn Al-Walid and then by 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA)!!!





Her name was Nusseyba bint Ka'b from Maazin. She was known as Ommou 'Imara. She was among the 73 ansar (aous and Khazradj from Madinah) wha gave al- legience to the prophet SAAS in El 'Akaba before Hidjra (migration) to Madina They gave him the oath to support him and sacrifice for him with their wea- thes, souls and families once he comes to them in Madina. Ibn IsHaaq (the author of Essiira ennabawiyya) relates that she was atten- ding the war with the prophet SAAS as well as her sister, her husband Zaid Ibn 'Assim and her two sons Khoubaib and 'AbduLlah. Her son Khubaib was killed by Moussaylima the lyer, the one who claimed to be prophet of Yemen. He was asking: do you witness that Mohammed is a prophet, Khubaib replies yes, so Mussaylima cuts a bit from his body. When he asks him to witness that he is a prophet, Khubaib replies no and he cuts another bit untill he died on that without replying more than yes or no. So Oummou 'Imara was among those who went to Yamaama to fight Mussaylimah and she got there a hand cut. Ibn Kathir says that Oummou Sa'd Bint Sa'd Ibn Rrabii' used to visit Oummou 'Imara and ask her: Oh aunt!, can't you tell me your story (about the battle of OuHoud)? She said:"I went out early in the day to see what people were doing. I had a container full of water and I walked untill I was near the apostle of Allah. I stood up to face the fighting and to protect him (the prophet) with my saber and by throwing arrows with my bow untill I got se- riously wounded. Oummou Sa'd said that she looked at her shoulder and she saw a deep wound so she asked her what was that made that deep wound. She said it was Ibn Ham:a, when people left the prophet alone he came running and shouting: show me him (the prophet), I won't be safe if he is safe. So I stood in his way with Mous'ab Ibn 'Oumayr and others who stood firmly defending the Prophet SAAS, so he hit me this but I hit him back many strikes but Allah's ennemy was well protected with two shields.



This was a short story of one of the great women in Islam. May Allah have mercy on her and the other believers.
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MinAhlilHadeeth
04-27-2006, 09:27 AM
One of the most distinguished women who took part in the battle of Uhud, if not the most distinguished of them, was Nasibah bint Ka'b al-Maziniyyah, Umm 'Umarah (May Allah be pleased with her). At the beginning of the battle, she was bringing water and tending the wounded, as the other women were doing. When the battle was going in the favor of the Muslims, the archers disobeyed the command of the Prophet (saw), and this turned the victory into defeat, as the Qur'an described it:
"Behold! You were climbing up the high ground, without even casting a side glance at anyone, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you back.." (3:153)

At this point, Nasibah went forward, with her sword unsheathed and her bow in her hand, to join the small group who were standing firm with the Prophet, acting as a human shield to protect him from the arrows of the non-believers. Every time danger approached the Prophet, she hastened to protect him. The Messenger of Allah noticed this, and later said, "Wherever I turned, to the left or the right, I saw her fighting for me."

Her son 'Umarah also described what happened on that tremendous day, "On that day, I was wounded in my left hand. A man who seemed to be as tall as a palm-tree struck me, then went away without pursuing me to finish me off. The blood began to flow copiously, so the Messenger of Allah told me, 'Bind up your wound.' My mother came to me, and she was wearing a waist-wrapper. She dressed my wound, whilst the Prophet was looking on. Then she told me, 'Get up, my son, and fight the people.'

The Prophet (saw) said, 'Who could bear what you are putting up with, O Umm 'Umarah?' She said: The man who had struck my son was passing by at that moment and the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, 'This is the one who struck your son.' I intercepted him and hit him in the thigh, and he collapsed. I saw the Messenger of Allah smiling so broadly that I could see his back teeth. He said, 'You have taken your revenge, O Umm 'Umarah!' Then we struck him with our weapons until we killed him, and the Prophet (saw) said: 'Praise be to Allah (swt), who granted you victory over him, gave you the satisfaction of taking revenge on your enemy, and let you see the vengeance for yourself."

On this day, Nasibah herself received many wounds whilst she was fighting the people and striking their chests. The Prophet (saw) saw her, and called to her son, "Your mother! Your mother! See to her wounds, may Allah (swt) bless you and your household! Your mother has fought better than so-and-so."

When his mother heard what the Prophet said, she said, "Pray to Allah (swt) that we may accompany you in Paradise."

He said, "O Allah, make them my companions in Paradise."

She said, " I do not care what befalls me in this world."

Source: Excerpted from the book "The Ideal Muslimah" by Dr. Muhammad Ali Al Hashimi. Taken from A woman warrior of Islam
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Ghazi
06-22-2006, 02:47 PM
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Subhanallah this women has more courage then the men of the ummah right now subhanallah may allah grant us the courage she had so we too can defend our brothers and sisters.
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amirah_87
06-22-2006, 02:48 PM
maasha'alah tabarakAllah!!...nice thread sis!!
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-22-2006, 05:43 PM
Glad you liked it.:)
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wafa islam
06-22-2006, 05:52 PM
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SubhanAllah! Jaza kAllahu khayr for sharing. I also thought about posting something about that sahabiyya al-jaleelah radiallahu anha wa ardaha.

:sister: but u have done it now:)

:w:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-22-2006, 05:54 PM
Aww sorry i beat you to it sis.:(
W'salaam
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IbnAbdulHakim
06-22-2006, 06:21 PM
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Posted so long ago yet so few replies? This is a story of such courage, discipline, faith, loyalty and Love 4 Allah and his prophet! A truelly beautiful example!!!!

i dont think any1 can read this wivout shedding tears.... SubhanALlah :'(

:wasalamex:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-22-2006, 06:32 PM
Whoever doesn't read it, it is only their loss.:)
InshaAllah i will still be rewarded for posting it up. Even if no one reads it.
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Nusaybah
06-24-2006, 12:58 AM
Nusaybah bint Ka'b was my favorite companion so jazakallah for posting her biography.
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wafa islam
06-24-2006, 06:48 PM
Originally Posted by Umm_Shaheed
Aww sorry i beat you to it sis.:(
W'salaam


No problem sis,,

U did a great job, a7santi!!

:w:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-24-2006, 06:50 PM
Aww jzk sis.:wub:
W'salaam
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afriend2
06-25-2006, 03:39 PM
salaam,

mashAllah this is a great example! and the book "The Ideal Muslimah" is an excellent read!!

wassalam :peace:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-25-2006, 09:03 PM
Yeah i have that:D. Sooo coool!:coolious:
W'salaam
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afriend2
06-26-2006, 10:30 AM
salaam,

page 88 onwards has other great examples as well mashAllah. it has the famous Asma'bint 'Umays, Asma'bint Abu Bakr as-Sideeq, and Sumayya, the mother of 'Ammar ibn Yaasir (who was murdered bu Abu Jahl :'()...amongst many other strong muslim women!

SubhanAllah.

wassalam :peace:
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