Fatimah bint Abi Hubaysh, Hamnah bint Abi Jahsh, and Zaynab

Fatimah bint Abi Hubaysh, Hamnah bint Abi Jahsh, and Zaynab, the wife of ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud radiyallahu ‘anhu

 

It is mentioned in the Hadith that these three women came to Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to ask him a mas’ala. We have therefore mentioned them together. Furthermore, their circumstances are quite similar. The first woman came to ask about istihadah. The second woman is the sister-in-law of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the sister of Zaynab bint Jahsh radiyallahu ‘anhu. She had also asked him the ruling concerning istihadah. The third woman had asked him a mas’ala concerning charity. She is the wife of ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud radiyallahu ‘anhu, a great Sahabi.

Lesson: O women! This is what is known as desire for the Deen. If you do not know any mas’ala, you should make it a duty to ask a pious ‘alim. If you are shy to ask a particular mas’ala, pose the question to the ‘alim’s wife and she will convey it to her husband.