Umm Aiman, A Pious Virtuous Woman

Anas bin Malik (raa) reported: After the death of Messenger of Allah (saws), Abu Bakr said to ‘Umar (raa) : “Let us visit Umm Aiman (raa) as Messenger of Allah (saws) used to visit her”.

As we came to her, she wept. They (Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (raa)) said to her, “What makes you weep? Do you not know that what Allah has in store for His Messenger (saws) is better than (this worldly life)?”

She said, “I weep not because I am ignorant of the fact that what is in store for Messenger of Allah (saws) (in the Hereafter) is better than this world, but I weep because the Revelation has ceased to come”.

This moved both of them to tears and they began to weep along with her.

The Book Pertaining to the Merits of the Companions (raa) of the Holy Prophet (saws) (Kitab Al-Fada’il Al-Sahabah) – Muslim: Book 31, Hadith 6009

Commentary: The Book of Miscellany

Visiting The Pious Person – Loving Them And Adoption Of Their Company

Riyadh as-Saaliheen (The Gardens of the Righteous), by Imam an-Nawawi

Umm Aiman (raa) belonged to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and was a slave-girl of the Prophet’s father (‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-Muttalib). After the death of ‘Abdullah, Umm Aiman (raa) remained with the Prophet’s mother, Aminah, and took great care in his upbringing. Subsequently, the Prophet (saws) set her free and she was married to Zaid bin Harithah (raa)

This Hadith holds justification for weeping over the death of the pious and also shows that it is desirable to visit such persons to whom one’s friends go to pay respect.

The incident mentioned in this Hadith also shows the love that the Companions (raa) of the Prophet (saws) had for him.

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Gary Larocque

Born and raised in Canada of French/English heritage. Founder of TSP Muslim (The Straight Path Muslim). Accepted Islam September 12th, 2007 after years of study.

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  1. Assalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh dear Rebecca!I recently disrcveoed your blog because I’m following you and Nye’s vlogs on YouTube, masha’Allah. You’re both a great inspiration to me!I love everything about you two and I love your blog aswell! Your story about coming to Islam and how your parents also embraced Islam is very inspiring and beautiful to listen to, masha’Allah. I pray that my parents will do the same one day, although I don’t have much hope. Allahu Alim. I’m a revert myself Your family is very beautiful by the way, masha’Allah!! You really feel the love between you. How blessed you are!You’re very welcome to visit my blogs, insha’Allah.Lots of love and salaams from Denmark!

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