بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
How can we forget her whose name was Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها ? Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها , a woman from Banu Najjar tribe, the mother of two martyrs and the sister of a companion of the Prophet , Abdullah bin Ka’b رضي الله عنه
She appeared to pledge allegiance to Allah and His Messenger ﷺ along with about seventy two men and two women including herself, the other woman being Umm Munee Asma bint Amr bin Adi.
Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها had two sons from her first marriage by the names of Abdullah and Habib. From her second marriage she had a son called Tameem and a daughter called Khawlah.
The battle of Uhud arrived and there was Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها , the brave and believing woman with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. Umm Emarahرضي الله عنها stood firm in defending her beloved Prophet ﷺ such that the Prophet ﷺ said that in whichever direction he turned in the battlefield he could see her defending and protecting him. Subhaan Allah, look at the concern she had for the Messenger of Allah ﷺ ! Where is her concern and the concern of her likes, and our concern? Yesterday Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها was there defending the Messenger ﷺ, today those brothers who defend the sunnah of that same Messenger ﷺ with their blood and life are slandered.
Furthermore, Nabi ﷺ said about Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها :
“From where can anyone get courage like you, O Umm Emarah?”
After all, Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها was a woman who gave blood for this religion! In the battle of Uhud she sustained at least twelve wounds. One of them was so deep that she fainted. She also participated in the battle against Musailmah alKathaab. She sustained eleven wounds and her arm was cut. Furthermore, she was also among the twenty women who took part in the battle of Khaybar.
Her son, Habib bin Zayd رضي الله عنه , was martyred by Musailmah alKathaab and her other son, Abdullah bin Zayd رضي الله عنه became a martyr in the battle of Harrat and the giving of life for the Religion of Allah hasn’t stopped today, just look to our honorable brothers in Afghanistan and Syria for example.
وَلَا تَقُولُوا لِمَنْ يُقْتَلُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتٌ ۚ بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تَشْعُرُونَ
And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, “They are dead.” Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.
Surah Baqarah, verse 154
So, not only was Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها a woman of great courage but she also the mother of men who sacrificed themselves for the Religion of Allah.
All the while the disbelievers today continue to parrot their propaganda against the woman of Islam even though among her predecessors were women who sacrificed their blood for the very religion which is supposedly an “oppression” for women.
They foolishly continue in trying to force the Muslim woman into believing that she is either oppressed by somebody else or that she is oppressing herself.
Anyway, may Allah allow us to walk in the footsteps of those great men and women from our Islamic history, ameen. We do not need other female role models which the West puts forth for its women, we do not need to take inspiration from makeup covered, mini-skirt wearing pop-stars or actresses. When noble female companions the likes of Umm Emarah رضي الله عنها decorate the pages of our history, why do we look to disbelieving women for inspiration? We only embarrass ourselves by doing so.
May Allah be pleased with Umm Emarah and make us like her, ameen.
“O Allah! Make this family my friends in Paradise.”
-Nabi Muhammad ﷺ
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