Umme Khalid radiyallahu ‘anha

Umme Khalid radiyallahu ‘anha

 

When the people migrated to Abyssinia, she was also present. She was a child at that time. When she returned from there to Madinah, her father went to meet Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. She also accompanied her father. She was wearing a yellow dress. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had a small embroidered shawl. He made her wear it and said to her that she was looking very nice. Thereafter he made the following du‘a: “May you get worn out and get old.” This is a form of expression the meaning of which is that may you live long. Many people have narrated that they have not seen any woman as old as her, i.e. she lived for very long. The people used to refer to her and say that a certain woman has reached very old age. Once, when she was a child, she began playing with the seal of prophethood which was on Rasulullah’s sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam back. Upon seeing this, her father scolded her. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam told him to leave her alone as there was nothing wrong in what she was doing.

Lesson: She was very fortunate. O women! The shawl of the Din is actually the shawl of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, just as the Quran has referred to piety as clothing. If you wish to acquire this fortune, adopt Din and piety.