The blessed Sahabiyaat witnessed such an era where in a father used to bury alive his baby daughter, women were humiliated and then made to drink wine from their murdered father’s skull. Brother spilt the blood of his brother, and men performed nikah with his own step mother. It is from this cruelty and ignorance that these blessed sahabiyaat were produced. By taking benefit from the teachings of Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wasalam they soon became the Rafeeq-e-hayaat (life companions) of their husbands, and the Queens of their households!We were born as Muslims and we live as Muslims Alhamdulillah, so who is to say that it is too hard for us to follow such role models today!
If Hazrat Aisha (radhiallahu anha) spent her life, her knowledge and her belongings for the benefit of the people then who is to say that we cannot do the very same today? If Hazrat Fatima bint Khattab (radhiallahu anha) was the means of reforming Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu anhu) from one of the biggest enemies of Islam to the 2nd greatest Sahaaba in time, Khalifa-e Rasool and Commander of the believers then who is to say that we too as women cannot help bring people towards this perfect Deen.
Sisters remember “Man kaana lillah kaanallahu lahu” Become your Lords and Allah azza wajal will readily become yours. Put the passion of the serving the Deen in your hearts. Love Allah and his Rasool like you’ve loved none before and become the guiding stars of the Ummah. For the Ummah today is in great need, and if anyone is going to help change its state, my dearest mothers and sisters then it is you and I, the womenfolk of Islam.
You see, a woman who lives her life in the light of the Quran and Sunnah will have more contentment and peace of heart than any other women in the world. If this woman then reciprocates her guidance and wisdom, her light of knowledge and deeds of piety onto her children and onto the members of her household and community then imagine, just imagine how many great generations she can produce to be the flag bearers of Islam, and how many societies she can be a means of reforming!
Let us begin by asking Allah to help us imitate such beautiful women and follow their remarkable ways. Who knows how far our small intentions and heartfelt prayers can take us!