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Story of Hadhrat Umme Sulaim(Radhiyallaho anha):
  December 3, 2018

Story of Hadhrat Umme Sulaim(Radhiyallaho anha):

Umme Sulaim (Radhiyallahoanha) was the mother of Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallaho anho). 

After the death of her husband, she remained a widow for some time with a view to devoting her Self to the proper upbringing of her son.


 She was then married to Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anbo) and got a son named Abu Umair from him.

 The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) used to go to her house and play with the child.

One day. Abu Umair was ill and Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anho) was fasting.

 While Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anho) was out on his job.

 the child died. She washed and enshrouded the dead body and laid it on the cot.

 She then herself took a bath changed her clothes and made her toilet.

 When the husband returned home and had his Iftar he asked her:

"How is the child?"


She replied:

 "He is now in peace."

He was satisfied.

 The couple shared the bed for the night.


When they got up in the morning, they had the following conversation.

Hadhrat Umme Sulaim (Radhiyallaho anha):'

"I have a question to ask you."

Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anho):

"What is that?"

Hadhrat Umme Sulaim (Radhiyallaho anha):


"Suppose a person is entrusted with something.


Should he deliver up on demand that which is ent~ usted to hini"or- not?" .


. Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anho):

'He must deliver up.

 He has no right to hold it back".

Hadhrat Umme Sulaim (Radhiyallaho anha):

. "Abu Umair was entrusted to us by Allah. 

He has taken him back."

Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anho) was filled, with grief.

 He simply said:

"But why did you not inform me before?"


He went to the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) and narrated the story to him;

 He prayed for him and said:


"Allah is likely to bless your sharing the bed with your wife last night."

One of the Sahaba says:

"I lived to see the effect of the Prophet's blessing.

 As a result of his union with his wife on that night, Hadhrat Abu Talhah (Radhiyallaho anho) got a son named Abdullah.

This Abdullah had nine sons.

 all of whom were Qarish."

It needs much courage and patience to.

 do what Hadh .

rat Umme Sulaim (Radhiyallaho anha) did at the death of her son.

 She did not like her husband to know about the death of the child while lie was fasting.

 and while he needed food and rest.


Source:Fazaile Amaal.