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As the Islamic history abounds with accomplishments of male Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all), female Companions also played a pivotal role in that era as Mujahidaat (fighters), scholars, wise wives and great mothers. Here, we will briefly highlight some of the honorable contributions of some female Companions throughout that era, (may Allah be pleased with them all), and bring us together in the highest Paradise.

Nusayba bint Ka‘b al-Maziniyah, may Allah be pleased with her:

Also known as Um Ammarah. She is most remembered for taking part in the Battle of Uhud, in which she carried sword and shield and fought against the Mekkans. When the Muslims were lost the battle and some fled, she remained steadfast and shielded the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from the enemies during the battle and even received several lance wounds and arrows until she fell unconscious.

Asmaa bint Yazeed, may Allah be pleased with her:

She witnessed the invasion of Al-Khandaq, Khyber, and Al- Hudaybiyah. In the thirteenth year after emigration to Madinah, she went out to the Levant, where she participated in the battle of Yarmouk. She contributed to watering the wounded and healing their wounds. She even killed nine of the Romans by a tent pole on that day.

Um Sulaim bint Milhan, may Allah be pleased with her:

She is the mother of Anas Ibn Malik, the servant of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). She is an Ansari (from Madinah) Having divorced from her husband, Malik ibn Nadr because he did not accept to convert to Islam,  Abu Talhah Al Ansari came to ask her for marriage. At first, she rejected his proposal because he had not yet converted to Islam. After his insisting, she replied to him that she would accept to marry him if he converts to Islam, and this would be the Mahr (dowry) for her. It was a testament to her loyalty and commitment to the new faith. Anas reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said:

[دَخَلْتُ الْجَنَّةَ فَسَمِعْتُ خَشْفَةً فَقُلْتُ مَنْ هَذَا قَالُوا هَذِهِ الْغُمَيْصَاءُ بِنْتُ مِلْحَانَ أُمُّ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ].

[I entered Paradise and heard someone's footsteps. I said: Who is this? They said: She is Ghumaisa, daughter of Milhan, the mother of Anas Ibn Malik] (Sahih Muslim, 2456).

Umm Waraqah, may Allah be pleased with her:

She was a learned, scholarly, pious and modest lady, who was well known among the women Companions as one who spent her nights and days in prayer and meditation. She used to recite the Noble Qur’an beautifully; she used to spend a lot of time meditating on the meaning of its verses. She had a thirst for knowledge of the Qur'an, Islamic Shari'ah, and Hadiths of the Prophet peace be upon him.

By sharing such noble brief biographies of great female Companions, especially wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him), it teaches us that Muslim women are as men, can write a history of glory and dignity, through their adherence to Islamic teachings and devotion and sacrifice for serving Islam. (Reference: Great Women of Islam Who were given the good news of Paradise, p. 254).



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