The wife of Abul Haytham radiyallahu ‘anhu

The wife of Abul Haytham radiyallahu ‘anhu

She is a Sa habiyah. She used to feel very sorry for Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Once there was no food in his house. When he could not bear the hunger any longer, he went to her house. Her husband was gone out to bring drinking water. She was very hospitable to him. In the meantime, her husband also arrived. He was extremely pleased to have Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as his guest and made the arrangements for a meal for him.

Lesson: If Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was not satisfied with her sincerity and devotion, he would have returned after seeing that her husband is not at home. He knew that she was a very good woman. For Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to be pleased with someone and to consider the person to be a good person is not something insignificant (instead, it is a great virtue in that person’s favour). O women! When Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam went to her house, he was a guest at that time. You should also be pleased when guests come to your house. Do not display any niggardliness or meanness.