The Women (2)

Surah Ali ‘Imran 35-37

(Remember) when the wife of ‘Imran said: “O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services, so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.”
When the child was delivered, she said, “My Lord, I have delivered a female.” And Allah was most knowing of what she delivered, “And the male is not like the female. And I have named her Maryam, and I seek refuge in You, for her and her descendants, from Satan the accursed.”
So her Lord accepted her (Maryam) with goodly acceptance. He (Allah) made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakariyya. Every time he (Zakariyya) entered Al-Mihrab to (visit) her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Maryam, from where have you got this?” She said, “This is from Allah.” Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit.”

 

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

Satan touches every son of Adam on the day when his mother gives birth to him, with the exception of Maryam and her son (Isa bin Maryam)
Reference : Sahih Muslim 2366 c
In-book reference : Book 43, Hadith 193
English reference : Book 30, Hadith 5838

`A’isha, Umm al-Mu’minin, said, “I did not see anyone who more resembled the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in manner of speaking than Fatima. When she came to him, he stood up for her, made her welcome, kissed her and had her sit in his place. When the Prophet came to her, she stood up for him, took his hand, made him welcome, kissed him, and made him sit in her place. She came to him during his final illness and he greeted her and kissed her.”

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 971
In-book reference : Book 42, Hadith 7
English translation : Book 42, Hadith 971

Narrated `A’isha, Umm al-Mu’minin :
We, the wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) were all sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ) and none of us had left when Fatima came walking, and by Allah, her gait was very similar to that of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) .’ When he saw her, he welcomed her, saying, “Welcome, O my daughter!” Then he made her sit on his right or his left, confided something to her, whereupon she wept bitterly. When he noticed her sorrow, he confided something else to her for the second time, and she started laughing. Only I from among the Prophet’s wives said to her, “(O Fatima), Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) selected you from among us for the secret talk and still you weep?” When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) got up (and went away), I asked her, “What did he confide to you?” She said, “I wouldn’t disclose the secrets of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)”

But when he died I asked her, “I beseech you earnestly by what right I have on you, to tell me (that secret talk which the Prophet had with you)” She said, “As you ask me now, yes, (I will tell you).” She informed me, saying, “When he talked to me secretly the first time, he said that Jibril used to review the Qur’an with him once every year. He added, ‘But this year he reviewed it with me twice, and therefore I think that my time of death has approached. So, be afraid of Allah, and be patient, for I am the best predecessor for you (in the Hereafter).’ ” Fatima added, “So I wept as you (`Aisha) witnessed. And when the Prophet (ﷺ) saw me in this sorrowful state, he confided the second secret to me saying, ‘O Fatima! Will you not be pleased that you will be chief of all the believing women (in Paradise)?”

Sahih al-Bukhari 6285, 6286
In-book reference : Book 79, Hadith 58
English reference : Vol. 8, Book 74, Hadith 301

 

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