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Ibn Hishaam records through various historical material that the blessed daughter of Basheer bin Sa’ad and the sister of the famous companion, Hadrat Sayyiduna Numaan bin Basheer – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that her mother Sayyidah Umrah binte Rawaaha – may Allah be pleased with her – once gave her some dates in a container and mentioned that she should give these dates to her father and maternal uncle, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Rawaaha – may Allah be pleased with him.
She narrates further, “As I was searching for my father and uncle, I passed by the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He then asked me what I had in the container and I mentioned that it was dates which I needed to give to my father and uncle. The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – then asked me to place these dates in his blessed hands which I did. He then asked for a piece of cloth to be brought and when this was placed, he placed the dates on this piece of cloth. He then asked someone to call the Muslims who were busy in preparing the trench and asked them to come forward and eat. All of the Muslims came forward and began to eat. However, as they began to eat, the dates began to increase to such a degree that even the cloth overflowed with dates.”
This incident proves a clear Mo’jizah of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and also proves the immense contribution of the Muslim females of that blessed era. Bear in mind that due to hunger, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and the other blessed companions had actually tied stoned on their stomachs and this was a Divine Relief which came to them through the blessed hands of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. (Seerah An Nabawi, Ibn Hishaam). (Al Bidaayah)