Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great Women in Islam

The answer to the Great Women in Islam quiz for this week is:

- She was the first woman to memorize the Holy Qu’raan in its entirety.

- 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)


  1. Assalaam Alaikum dearest sister.
    I want you to know how thankful I am that you want to take your time to increase our knowledge of this beautiful deen! Jazakallah khair, sister and may Allah (swt) be pleased with you and your efforts!

  2. Wa-alaykum salaam dear rose water

    Jazakallah khayr for your lovely comment, may Allah (SWT) accept your duaas inshaa Allah. Alhamdullillah, we have so many great women as role models, it's such an inspiration and I just think the more we know about them, the more it will help us to improve our lives, inshaa Allah. I just hope that Allah Almighty is pleased with us all, inshaa Allah.

    Stay well my sister, May Allah's Peace and Blessings be on you and your loved ones always.

  3. Ameen, dear sister, and the same to you!! <3
    I totally agree with you; these women are wonderful role models!
    Take care.