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Sunday, March 12, 2006

A lil' bit about Hadhrat Ruqayyah bint Muhammad

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim

Hadhrat Ruqayya bint Muhammaed radiAllahu anha was the wife of Hadhrat Uthmaan, daughter of Rasulullah saliala hualayhi wassalam and the third daughter of Hadhrat Khadeeja radiAllahu ta'ala anha. She had an only son by the name of Abdullah and made Hijrah with Hadharat Uthmaan radiAll ta'ala anhu to the distant land of Abyssinia, leaving behind her heart and home for the protection of her deen. She set a sterling example to the women of the world, teaching them love for their deen and devotion to their husbands.

Hadhrat Ruqayya radiAllahu ta'ala anhuwas first married to Utba who was the son of Abu Lahab, however, she had not yet started living with her husband when Abu Lahab instructed his son to divorce her because Rasulullah saliala hualayhi wassalam had announced his prophethood. She was then married to Hadhrat Uthmaan, five years after nabuwwah (after the announcement of prophethood)Hadhrat Uthmaana and Hadhrat Ruqayya migrated to Abyssinia. For long while afterwards, Rasulullah salia alahualay hi wassalm received no news from his dauhgter until a woman of the Quraysh informed him that the couple were well. Rasulullah salia ala hualayhi wassalam said
"May Allah be their companion" (SaHibuhum'Allahu).
Rasulullah salia ala hualayhi wassalam then said "Uthmaan is the first person since Loot alay hisalam to migrate to with his family. When Hadhrat Ruqayya returned to Makkah, she was devasted to receive the news that her beloved mother had already left this world, a shock that endured with patience.

May Allah bless her with His mercy and blessings. May Allah bless her with peace and mercy. May Allah bless women with the qualities that she carried. Ameen wa thuma ameen.