Hafsah radiyallahu ‘anha

Hafsah radiyallahu ‘anha

She is the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the daughter of ‘Umar radiyallahu ‘anhu. On one occasion, Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had issued one divorce to her. Thereafter, upon the instruction of Jibra’eel he revoked this divorce. Jibra’eel had spoken in her favour in the following way: “You should revoke the divorce which you issued to her because she fasts abundantly, engages in a lot of ‘ibadah at night, and she will be your wife in jannah.” She had made a bequest to her brother ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar to give a certain amount of her wealth in charity. She had also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’ala. She had also made a bequest in this regard. Her first husband’s name was Khunays bin Hudhafah.

Lesson: Look at the barakah of piety that Allah Ta’ala defended her and sent Jibra’eel to speak on her behalf in order to have her divorce revoked. Look at her generosity – how she made arrangements for charity in the name of Allah and also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’ala. O women! Adopt piety and remove love and greed for wealth from the heart.