Thursday, April 21, 2011
Great Women in Islam
The answer to the Great Women in Islam quiz for this week is:
- In her childhood she would already memorize verses of the Qur’aan that were recited in her presence.
- At the time of emigration to Medina she was about 8 years old but no Companion had a better recollection of the minutest details of the event than her.
- She acquired religious knowledge directly from the Noble Prophet Muhammad PBUH).
- She was never afraid to ask questions or for clarification about things.
- She questioned the Prophet (PBUH) about many things and because of this, Muslim women gained a better understanding of Islam.
- She always turned to the Qur’aan and hadeeth for solutions.
- Except for about 4 or 5 Companions, she narrated more ahadeeth than anyone else.
- She acquired knowledge of poetry, literature, history and genealogy from her father, Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him).
- She also learnt medicine from the numerous physicians of Arabia who visited the Prophet (PBUH).
- She excelled in knowledge and was even more knowledgeable than most of the Companions.
- She was a teacher and advisor to many.
- She was also courageous and brave.
- She was extremely generous and gave away all that was given to her without any concern for herself.
To find out more there are some nice books to read, available for free download at the following link are 2 good books:
- Great Women in Islam
- Women around the Messenger (PBUH)