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There is no doubt that the blessed name of Sayyidah Umme Sulaim Rameesa binte Malhaan – may Allah be pleased with her – is quite famous in Islamic history. She is also the blessed mother of Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis bin Malik – may Allah be pleased with him – and the husband of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Talha Ansari – may Allah be pleased with him. She had immense love and reverence for the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and is considered as one of the most senior of Muslims.

 

Her first husband, Malik bin Nadr refused to accept Islam. He left for Syria and died there. She then dedicated her life to serving Islam and the Muslims and also dedicated her young son to serving the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. Some historians are also of the opinion that her mother was also the foster sister of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and that is the reason that there was never an issue of pardah between her and the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

 

The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to also visit her and sometimes take the Qaylulah in her house. On the bed on which he rested, there was also a piece of leather and when the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to rest on the bed, his blessed perspiration used to also drip on this piece of leather. When she saw this, she collected the blessed perspiration in a small bottle. When the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – asked her what she was doing, she replied that she was collecting this to mix with the other fragrances which she had. She also instructed her son, Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis – may Allah be pleased with him, to apply the blessed perspiration on her kafan which was completed as requested. (Sahih Muslim, Musnad Imam Ahmed)

 

 

 

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