At Striving for Clarity, we love learning from other women as a means of seeking clarity on our own journey. Some of the best lessons are taught to us through the women who lived during the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Let's explore their impact and learn from the lessons each of them gave to us.
Aminah bint Wahb (RA)
“When I delivered him, a light came out with him that illuminated what is between the East and the West. The light illuminated palaces and markets of Syria until I saw the necks of the camels in Basra. I saw three flags erected: One in the East, one in the West and the third over the Ka’bah.
As Mothers hold a high place in Islam, it is fitting to start off with Aminah bint Wahb (RA). She was the women who gave birth to Allah’s messenger (PBUH). When Aminah (RA) was a few months pregnant, her husband Abdullah (RA) (the father of the Prophet (PBUH)) undertook a journey to Syria. Upon return, he fell ill and shortly after, passed way. Aminah (RA), now a widow, grieved deeply. Her son would be born without ever meeting his father. Her greatest consolation was her baby. She would always feel unique tenderness with him, both during her pregnancy and after he was born. She would always hug and embrace her beloved son. Aminah (RA) continued to feel great sorrow from her husband’s death, and when the Prophet (PBUH) was six years old, she fell ill from a fever that was spreading through the town and passed away not long after.
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