Mother of Believers


It was said to ‘Aisha, “A man said that you are not a mother to him.”

She said, “He said the truth. I am the mother of the believers not the mother of the hypocrites.”

[Adab Al-Shar’iah, Al-‘Ajeri, 5/2393]


Why did ‘Umar cry before his death?


“Give me permission to fornicate…”


Once as the Messenger of Allah, salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam, was seated with his companions in the mosque, a young man walked in and he seemed as though he was looking for someone. He kept moving his glance left and right until it fell on the Prophet, salah allahu ‘alahyhi wa salam. He began to walk towards him.

He then uttered boldly: O Messenger of Allah, give me permission to fornicate..”

The Prophet replied: “Do you accept it (fornication) for your mother?”

The young man said: “No.”

The Prophet replied: “And likewise, people don’t like it for their mothers.”

The Prophet then said: Do you accept it for your sister?”

The young man replied: “No.”

The Prophet said: “And likewise, people don’t like it for their sisters.”

The Prophet then said: “You should then like for people what you like for yourself, and dislike for people what you dislike for yourself.”

The young man felt that he had committed a mistake. He then said with all humility: “Pray to Allah to purify my heart.”

The Prophet asked the young man to get nearer and nearer to him, and then he placed his hand on his chest, and said: O Allah, guide his heart, forgive his sins, and protect his chastity.”

The young man said as he was leaving the mosque: I swear by Allah that I walked into the Prophet and there wasn’t anything more beloved to me than zina, and I leave and there isn’t anything more disgusting to me than zina,”

[Ahmad, Sahih Hadith]

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He started to weep and so he was permitted

Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas (rahidya Allahu ‘anhu) said, “I saw my brother, ‘Umair bin Abi Waqas, hide from the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) before everyone presented themselves to him before the battle of Badr. I asked him, “What is wrong with you, my brother?” He said, “I am afraid that if the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayi wa salam) saw me, he would deem me too young and return me but I love to go to battle, perhaps Allah will bless me with Shahadah”. He was then shown to the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) and he was returned. He started to weep and so he was permitted.”

Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas continued, “I would tie the sword for him due to his young age. He was killed at the age of sixteen.”

[Ibn Sa’ad as in Al-Isabah, and reported by Al-Bazaar, reliable narrators as in ‘Al-Majma”]

‘O Ibn al-Khattab!’

Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

‘Umar asked the Messenger of Allah (SAW) for permission to enter while there were some women of Quraysh with him who speaking to him and asking him for more, raising their voices above his voice. When ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab asked for permission to enter, they rushed to screen themselves. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) gave him permission and ‘Umar entered while the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was laughing. ‘Umar said, ‘May Allah make you laugh, Messenger of Allah.’ He said, ‘I am amazed at those women who were with me. When they heard your voice, they rushed to screen themselves.’ ‘Umar said, ‘But you, Messenger of Allah, are more entitled to be feared.’ Then he said, ‘O enemies of your selves! Do you fear me and not fear the Messenger of Allah?’ They said, ‘Yes, you are harsher and more severe than the Messenger of Allah.’ The Messenger of Allah said, ‘O Ibn al-Khattab! By the One in whose hand my soul is, whenever Shaytan finds you taking a path, he only takes a path other than your path.’

[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3480]