Umm-ul-Momineen Sayyidah Umme Habibaرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہا
Name and Lineage:
Her name was‘RAMLA’ and her Kunyat was ‘Umme Habiba’ as well as her title was ‘Umm-ul-Momineen’.She was a daughter of the leader of Makkah and a sister of Hazrat Ameer Muawiyah رضوان اللہ تعالٰی علیھم اجمعین. Her mother was ‘Safiyah daughter of Aas’ who is an aunty of Hazrat Usman Ghani رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ.
Character and Peculiarities:
Her first Nikah was performed with Ubaidullah son of Jahsh and after embracing Islam, they both husband and wife migrated to Habsha but Ubaid converted to Christianity by going there. While drinking alcohol in the company of Christians, he died but she held onto Islam.She kept on suffering from the miseries and hardships.
When the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم came to know about her condition, whichgave the highly shockonto blessed heart of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم . Rasool Allahجل جلالہ و صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم sent Hazrat Amr son UmayyahDamri رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ to Habsha to console her.The Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم sent a letter to the empire of Negus (Najashi)that perform my Nikah with Hazrat Umme Habiba رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہا by becoming my legal guardian. The king of Negus sent this massage of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم to Hazrat Umme Habibaرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہا by his maidservant.When she listened this good news, then she gladly accepted the proposal and by taking offher jewelry she happily gave itas a gift to that maidservant. She chose her cousin Hazrat Khalid son of Saeedرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ as her legal guardian and then send him to the Najashi king.After gathering the immigrant Muslims, the Negus king solemnized Hazrat Umme Habiba’s Nikah with the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم and he also paid the dowerby himself. Afterwards with all due respect, he sent her to Madinaalong with Hazrat Shurahbil son of Hasana to the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم. By becoming the wife of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم and blessed mother of all Muslims, she began to leave at the blessed home of Rasool Allahجل جلالہ و صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم .
Along with generosity, bravery, religiousness,honest and trustattributes,she ownedthe very strong faith.Once her father Abu Sufyan who was disbeliever at that time, came to Madinaafter a long time to meet her and sat on the apostle’s bed of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم , she did not slightly care about her father and she picked him up from the apostle’s carpet and then said, I can never ever tolerate it that an unclean polytheist sit on this blessed apostle’s bed. Similarly her religious enthusiasm and Islamic passion’s events are so amazing which have been written in the history.
She was a great religious and virtuous woman and she memorized many Hadiths as well as she was a great worshiper. She was a highly serving woman to the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم , and a great loyal as well.
She passed away in Madina-tul-Munawwarah in 44 AH and she was buried in the Jannat-ul-Baqi cemetery next to the other wives of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم .مزید