Saturday, September 1, 2012

THE OBSERVANCE OF HIJAAB IN TIME OF DIFFICULTY

asalam wa alikum


THE OBSERVANCE OF HIJAAB IN TIME OF DIFFICULTY:
 
Hazrat Qais Ibne Shammas (R.A) reports that Umme Khallad (R.A) came to the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam to inquire about her son who had been killed in one of the battles in the path of Allah. When she arrived she had a veil covering her face. Upon seeing this one of the Companions of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, "How is it that even under such unfortunate conditions (inspite of such grief and sorrow) you wear the Hijaab?" 

Hazrat Umme Khallad (R.A) replied, 

"If I have lost my son I have not lost my modesty." (i.e I should not lose them both) 
Then the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam replied, "Your son will gain the reward of two martyrs." 
She asked, "How can this be possible?" 

The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam replied, "Because ‘Ahl-e-Kitab’ (people of the book, i.e. Jews, Christians ) have killed him." (Narration of Abu-Dawood) 

From this we can learn how the Sahabiyaat (those women who saw the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam after accepting Islam) remained firm upon the observance of hijaab even at times of difficulty and misery. 

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