She is also the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. When the kuffar of Makkah began oppressing the Muslims profusely, and the latter were not ordered to go to Madinah as yet, many Muslims went to Abyssinia. The king of Abyssinia who was known as Najashi was a Christian. However, after the arrival of Muslims, he became a Muslim. Umme Habibah ra diyallahu ‘anha was also among the Muslims who had come to Abyssinia. Najashi sent a person by the name of Abrahah to her informing her that he is sending a proposal to her on behalf of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. She accepted the proposal. Najashi also sent some gifts with Abrahah, which comprised of two silver bracelets and a few rings. Her first husband was ‘Ubaydullah bin Jahsh.
Lesson: How pious she must have been for her to leave her home solely to protect and safeguard her Deen. In return for this effort of hers, Allah gave her great comfort and honour in that she married Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the king made all the necessary arrangements. O women! When the situation requires you to choose Deen, do not give preference to worldly comfort, name and fame, wealth or your house and family. Everything should be sacrificed for Deen.