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Once, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Umaamah May Allah be pleased with him asked Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him to make Du’a that he is also martyred in the path of Islam. He continued to make this request on many occasions.

 

However, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him continued to make Du’a for his safety. Then one day, he asked Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him, “O Prophet of Allah! Please guide me to perform such an action which would acquire benefit for me.” Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him then advised him to keep fast.

 

Thereafter, he always kept fast. As a matter of fact, even his wife and servant also joined him in keeping fast every day. It is mentioned that keeping fast became a symbol of this blessed household. In fact, whenever people saw smoke appear from the chimney of their home as if food was been prepared, they immediately began to say, “There is no doubt that today guests have arrived at this house because during the day, no food is prepared.” (Musnad Imam Ahmed)

 

Lesson

 

This also teaches us that the Muslim sisters of the past always joined their husbands when it came to performing noble deeds and actions and they never allowed themselves to become an obstacle in the path of Islam.

 

If the blessed wife of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Umaamah May Allah be pleased with him did not support him in this noble mission, then certainly it would have become very difficult for him to continue living in this noble manner.

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