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Hadrat Sayyidah Khansa – may Allah be pleased with her – is one of those blessed females who was also among the blessed Ashaab. During the Battle of Qadisiyah, which occurred in the month of Muharram in the 14th of Hijrah, as it reached its pinnacle she then ordered her four sons to also enter the battle bravely and defend the Muslims.


When they heard the command of their blessed mother, they entered the battle and each one after another was martyred after fighting very bravely till the end. When their blessed mother heard this news, she remarked, “I thank Allah Almighty Allah that my sons were brave until the end and did not turn their backs on their enemies. Allah Almighty has also blessed me with their martyrdom and I also make Du’a that Allah Almighty will also grace me with their shadow of martyrdom on the Day of Judgement.”


It is mentioned that when Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – heard about this brave lady and her action, he made sure that she continued to receive the income of her four sons thereafter. (Usdul Ghaabah, 5/444)


This has always been the behaviour of our pious Muslims of the past. Their entire life was filled with sacrifices and martyrdom. In fact, nowhere in history will we find such amazing examples of dedication.