Monthly Archives: December 2015

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Juwairiyah bint Harith”

Juwairiyah (R.A)’s original name was Barra. Due to it being inauspicious, her named was changed during her marriage to Nabi (S.A.W). She was a charming and sweet lady, extremely beautiful. Anyone who saw her could not help being captivated by her pleasant demeanor. She was a highly self-respecting woman and held herself in high esteem. […]

“Ya’ll need more of them manners”

Nabi (S.A.W) said: “Verily, I was sent for no other reason, except to perfect the noble traits of character.” You know you get these moments where you just question your sanity, or lack thereof, at the hands of- in polite terms- imbeciles. You seem to be the only one irritated by the mother that lets her […]

“Frown turned upside down”

I’m sort of short. I was more than ‘sort of short’ during my childhood. I don’t really mind. Fine, so maybe not reaching the top shelf without climbing onto something (*nervous laughter and sideward glance at my dad* whaaat, no, I don’t use my cupboard shelves as a ladder) can be bothersome at times. But […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Zaynab bint Jahsh”

Zaynab (R.A)’s Kuniyat was Al Hakam. Her mother’s name was Umaimah,  a daughter of Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of Muhammad (S.A.W). Zaynab (R.A) was therefore a first cousin of the Nabi (S.A.W). She was influenced by the teachings of her brother, Abdullah bin Jahsh, to become a Muslim. Beautiful, intelligent and of noble birth, she […]

“Azwaaji Mutah-haraat: Umm Salamah bint Abu Umayyah”

Her real name was Hind bint Abu Umayyah, who became famous by the name Umm Salamah. She was noble by birth, intelligent, cultured, wise and talented. Her mother was Atiqah bint Amir. Her father, Abu Umayyah bin ‘Abdullah, was the leader of his tribe and was a horseman of great repute. He was also a […]