Ash-Shaymaa' The Prophet's Sister !!!

canadian

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Ash-Shaymaa' The Prophet's Sister








She used to play with the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and sing saying:
O our Lord keep Muhammad for us till I see him grown up and prosperous
Then I see him becoming a leading master and suppress his enemy and envier
And grant him an everlasting might and valor



Abu 'Urwah Al-Azdi used to chant these verses of poetry and say: " Allaah Has responded to her supplication in the best manner"

Her name was Huthaafah bint Al-Haarith, known as Ash-Shaymaa', may Allaah be pleased with her. She was the sister of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, by suckling, as they both suckled from (her blood mother) Haleemah As-Sa'diyyah, may Allaah be pleased with her.

Ash-Shaymaa', may Allaah be pleased with her, loved her brother, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, dearly and would follow up with his news step by step. When she, may Allaah be pleased with her, heard about his mission and Prophethood, she immediately believed in him and supported him, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, because she saw that his call calls for peace, love, security, tolerance and compassion between people.

When the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, attacked the tribe of Hawaazin (her tribe) and Bnu Sa'd were defeated, she was taken as one of the war captives and she had grown old and weak, and her feature changed.

As the Muslims took her in, she told the man who took her as captive: "I am the sister of your Companion (I.e. the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)"

When they presented her to the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, she said to him: "O Muhammad! I am your sister" and then she gave a sign by which he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, recognized her.

He , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, welcomed her and was very hospitable to her and spread his garment for her to sit on. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said to her, as his eyes shed tears: "If you chose to go back to your tribe, I will send, and if you chose to stay with us, then you will live honored, loved and respected amongst us" she replied: "I prefer to go back" then she, may Allaah be pleased with her, embraced Islam, and the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, gifted her a camel, a two servants (a male and a female) to show her respect and honor. (Seerat Ibn Hishaam).

When the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, died the tribe of Sa'd (her tribe, may Allaah be pleased with her) apostated and she had a very courageous stance towards them in defense of Islam, until Allaah pulled them out of this trial of apostasy and they went back to Islam.

She, may Allaah be pleased with her, was a devout worshipper and was famous as a poet who supported and defended Islam and the messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, with her poetry, and she remained as such until she died, may Allaah be pleased with her.(http://www.rasoulallah.net/v2/document.aspx?lang=en&doc=12536)
 

karachiwala

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
:jazak: for a very nice post. May ALLAH :subhanahu: give us all the taufeeq to learn more and more about the life of our beloved Prophet HAZRAT MUHAMMAD pbuh and follow in his foot steps.
 

Star Gazer

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Here is a way of doing something for Islam and the country. Write and defend them with the pen, for pen is mightier than the sword in the long run.