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Written by: Bint-ul-Huda
It has been divine practice that any nabi (prophet) has not been placed under obligation of any non-Muslim. According to the research scholars of Islam all ancestors of Holy Prophet Hzarat Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) were momin and muwahid (believes and Muslim) as the writer of "Seerat-nabawiyya" while quoting the saying of Imam Fakhr-ud-din Raazi page 41 of his book writes that Holy prophet has said I had continuously been carried /transported from the aslaab(the loins) of Tahereen (pure chaste men) to the arhaam (the wombs) of Taheraat (pure, chaste women) and Allah had said that polytheists are Unclean and impure. So it is wajib and necessary that there should not be any of holy prophet's ancestor (grandfathers of grandmothers) polytheist.
Research scholars had liked this saying of Imam Fakhr-ud-din Raazi. By throwing light on the system of the universe this became apparent that where as pious faithful servants of Allah had played their role in the same manner pious and faithful women had equal contribution with them. Hazrat Hawwa (Eve AS) stood by the side of Hazart Adam (A.S), Hazrat Hajra (A.S) supported Hazrat Ibrahim(A.S), Hazrat Maryam (mary)( A.S) remained with Hazrat Eisa (Christ) (A..S). Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra (A.S) the life partner of Holy Prophet gave him a helping hand. Hazrat Fatimah tuz Zahra binte Rasool illah (A.S) cooperated Ameer-ul-momeneen Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S) while Hzarat Zainab binte Ali (A.S) stood by the side of syed-ush-shuda Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) in the journey of Islam for the its life, safety and eminence in the burning plain of Karbala. Thus for the upbringing and training of Moses ( Hazrat Moosa A.S) such a great lady was recommended which was not only a momena ( faithful ) but one of the four Kamil-ul-Eman women of the world. So in tafseer Kashshaaf and Tafseer Bezawi slating the Tafseer of the last Aayah of Sura-e-Tahreem, the saying of Holy Prophet had been quoted that there had been many Kamil ul Eman amongst men but Kamil-ul-Eman amongst women were four: Aasiya Binte mazahim (A.S) the spouse of Firoan (pharaoh), Maryam (A.S) the mother of Eisa (A.S) , Khadija binte Khawelad (A.S) and Fatimah (A.S) binte Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny). Here is a glimpse of Hazrat Khadeeja tul Kubra's the one of four mukhaddaraat-e-Ismat-o-Taharat (pious ,pure and chaste ladies)
Hazrat Khadeeja tul kubra daughter of Khawelad was unique because of her noble and praise worthy qualities. She was accomplished, wise intelligent, gentle, of noble family, honourable and respected lady that she was called Tahira (chaste and pure) even in the era of ignorance. She was the most rich and wealthy woman of Arab. It has been reported that 90000 (ninety thousand) camels were used to convey her trade materials to Yemen as well as her wealth-loaded camels on the paths of Syria had also been in movement. A new chapter in the history of Arab was opened when maleeka tul Arab became the life partner of Hazrat Muhammad who was honest, true and trustworthy. She was Khadija Binte Khawelad who was the first to certify the Resalat of Holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) from among the women rather she displayed the great exemplary sacrifice by giving a helping hand to the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h and his Aal) in his chores of Resalat. Today Islam is on its heights courtesy Hazrat Khadeeja who played full part in the process. She showered all her wealth for the promotion of Islam. She played the role of shield for Rasool on each and every step against the enemies of Islam. That's the reason of her being Mohsina-e- Islam means that Islam is under obligations of Hazrat Khadeeja tul kubra (A.S). Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S) and Hazrat Khadeeja tul kubra (A.S) were those two great personalities who never left the Holy prophet alone in the hour of need. The great strength given by them to the divine mission is being mentioned in the holy Quran in these words .
Did He (Allah) not find you an orphan and give you shelter? Did He (Allah) not find you poor and enrich you?
That is why Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S) amongst men and Hazrat Khadeeja tul kubra(A.S) amongst women have the singular honour that the holy prophet (peace of Allah be upon him and his Aal) termed the year of their death Aam-ul-Huzn (year of grief) . She died on 10th Ramzan and was buried in Jehoon/ Hajoon in Makkah al mu'azzama.
It is TNFJ which has the honour to observe the death anniversary of Hazrat Khadeeja tul kubra (A.S) as youm-ul-Huzn throughout the country as being announced by TNFJ chief Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi..
Here I would like to quote that event of her death which was mentioned by Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah moosavi in his special message being issued on the occasion of Youn-ul-Huzn by central Youm-ul-Huzn Committee TNFJ in the year 2000.
" It has been said that when Hazrat Khadeeja-tul kubra (A.S) was nearing death, she asked the holy prophet (p.b.u.h ang his progeny) sit near her for a while so that she could see his face while taking the last breath. Then she said: 'thou holy prophet, Fatima (A.S) is young, I am going to hand her over to you.' The Holy prophet neared the daughter, sat her in his lap, kissed her and said: 'Fatima (A.S) is the piece of my heart.' At last Hazrat Khadeeja briefly said: 'A part of my life was spent serving you, I wish you to take care of me on the day of Judgement and do Shafa't (intercession) for me. Forgive me, If I lacked in fulfilling any of your right. Maula, there is another request to you that I would like to make through my daughter Fatima (A.S) therefore, as directed by mother, Hazrat Fatima -Tuz - Zahra (A.S) requested her father saying: 'Baba, my mother desires that the chader you used to wear at the time of Wahi may be given for her coffin so that she could become the center of Allah's blessings. The Holy prophet SAWW) went weeping hearing this and handed over that chader to his daughter. In the meanwhile, Gabriel appeared with a message of God and said: 'Thou Holy prophet, Khadeeja (A.S) is Mohsin-e-Islam because she has spent all her wealth in the way of God. Under
Allah feels that Khadeeja's (A.S) coffin is his responsibility and it would come from the heaven'. After that Hazrat Khadeeja (A.S) breathed her last (reference miftah-tul- Jannah, Muhammad bin Ashaar Fakhr ul muarrekheen al muqaddas al Zanjani) Holy prophet could not forget her during his lifetime. He often had said:
"Hazrat Khadeeja tul kubra(A.S) was an embodiment of qualities . She certified my nabuwwat at the time when no one was my supporter".
Hazrat Abdullah (A.S), Hazrat Qasim(A.S) and Khatoon-e-Jannat, mistress of the ladies of the worlds Hazrat Fatim -Tuz -Zahra (A..S) Were born of Hazrat Khadeeja -tul -Kubra(A.S).
Seerat-o-Kidar of Hazrat Khadeeja-tul-Kubra (A.S) is a complete example and a beacon of light for all women, by following which they can prove to the whole world that they could play an effective role in each and every field of life.
By: Hyder Raza
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By: Sumaya Marhoon
Amina Haider Al-Sadr, the famous Muslim author, also called Bint-ul- Huda, played a significant role in creating Islamic awareness among the Muslim women of Iraq. She was in her twenties when she began writing articles in Al-Adhwa, the Islamic magazine printed by the religious intellectuals of Al-Najaf, Iraq in 1379 (1959).
Bint-ul-Huda grew up with a serious love of learning. She soon became aware of the Muslim women's sufferings and the great disasters, which were damaging Islamic ideology in her country.
In 1400 (1980), the religious leader Al-Sadr and his sister, Bint-ul-Huda, were arrested. After three days of unimaginable torture, they were murdered by the tyrannical Iraqi regime. Islam suffered a great loss when these two Muslim personalities were killed in cold blood.
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Every day, while I am on my way to work, I see a sight that breaks my heart.
I see young girls waiting at the gates of the school, arriving every day, never missing a day in this freezing cold weather, while they know that they will not be allowed to enter the school...all this due to their wearing hijab. This sight has been repeated numerous times in the past years, but only in front of the universities, but now this has spread to the high schools (secondary schools), ...and it does not stop here.