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Hadrat Sayyiduna Urwah bin Zubair – May Allah be pleased with him – narrates, “Once while we were making Tawaaf, I mentioned to Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn ‘Umar that I would like to marry his daughter. However, the eminent companion remained silent and did not give me an answer. I then thought to myself that if he was happy, surely he would have given me an answer. I also swore that I will never ever ask him this question again. With the Divine Mercy of the Allah Almighty, he arrived in Madina Shareef before me from Hajj.


“I then arrived in Madina Shareef and went to meet the Holy Prophet – May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and fulfilled the rights of a Muslim towards him. Thereafter, I went to Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn ‘Umar – May Allah be pleased with them. When he saw me, he warmly welcomed me and asked me when I had arrived. I mentioned that I had just arrived. He then told me, ‘While we were making the Tawaaf and we were all concentrating on the Divine Power of the Allah Almighty, at that moment, you had mentioned something to me about my daughter, Sawdah. Even though if you wanted, you could have asked me about this somewhere else.’ I replied that this was what was meant to happen and that is why it happened. He then asked me about my intention and I mentioned that I wished ever more to marry his daughter. He then called his two sons and performed my Nikah to his daughter.” (Hayaatus Sahaaba, 3/354)