Slanders about Prophet’s (PBUH) marriage with Safiya (RA)

Slanders about Prophetโ€™s (PBUH) marriage with Safiya (RA)

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


Holy Prophetโ€™s (PBUH) marriage with Sayyidah Safiya (RA) is another topic that critics of Islam often take up. They say:

1-Holy Prophet (PBUH) married a woman after killing her husband and father, so how could she be happy or even willing for it?
2-The rules of Iddah were violated in this marriage.


In the following lines we explain the whole issue in detail. Ahadith in Sahih Bukhari explain as to what actually happened.

ููŽุฃูŽุตูŽุจู’ู†ูŽุงู‡ูŽุง ุนูŽู†ู’ูˆูŽุฉู‹ ููŽุฌูู…ูุนูŽ ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ุจู’ูŠู ููŽุฌูŽุงุกูŽ ุฏูุญู’ูŠูŽุฉู ุงู„ู’ูƒูŽู„ู’ุจููŠูู‘ ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ูŠูŽุง ู†ูŽุจููŠูŽู‘ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุฃูŽุนู’ุทูู†ููŠ ุฌูŽุงุฑููŠูŽุฉู‹ ู…ูู†ู’ ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ุจู’ูŠู ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงุฐู’ู‡ูŽุจู’ ููŽุฎูุฐู’ ุฌูŽุงุฑููŠูŽุฉู‹ ููŽุฃูŽุฎูŽุฐูŽ ุตูŽูููŠูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ุจูู†ู’ุชูŽ ุญููŠูŽูŠูู‘ ููŽุฌูŽุงุกูŽ ุฑูŽุฌูู„ูŒ ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ูŠูŽุง ู†ูŽุจููŠูŽู‘ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุฃูŽุนู’ุทูŽูŠู’ุชูŽ ุฏูุญู’ูŠูŽุฉูŽ ุตูŽูููŠูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ุจูู†ู’ุชูŽ ุญููŠูŽูŠูู‘ ุณูŽูŠูู‘ุฏูŽุฉูŽ ู‚ูุฑูŽูŠู’ุธูŽุฉูŽ ูˆูŽุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุถููŠุฑู ู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุตู’ู„ูุญู ุฅูู„ูŽู‘ุง ู„ูŽูƒูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงุฏู’ุนููˆู‡ู ุจูู‡ูŽุง ููŽุฌูŽุงุกูŽ ุจูู‡ูŽุง ููŽู„ูŽู…ูŽู‘ุง ู†ูŽุธูŽุฑูŽ ุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฎูุฐู’ ุฌูŽุงุฑููŠูŽุฉู‹ ู…ูู†ู’ ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ุจู’ูŠู ุบูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽู‡ูŽุง ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ููŽุฃูŽุนู’ุชูŽู‚ูŽู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ูˆูŽุชูŽุฒูŽูˆูŽู‘ุฌูŽู‡ูŽุง ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุซูŽุงุจูุชูŒ ูŠูŽุง ุฃูŽุจูŽุง ุญูŽู…ู’ุฒูŽุฉูŽ ู…ูŽุง ุฃูŽุตู’ุฏูŽู‚ูŽู‡ูŽุง ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู†ูŽูู’ุณูŽู‡ูŽุง ุฃูŽุนู’ุชูŽู‚ูŽู‡ูŽุง ูˆูŽุชูŽุฒูŽูˆูŽู‘ุฌูŽู‡ูŽุง ุญูŽุชูŽู‘ู‰ ุฅูุฐูŽุง ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุจูุงู„ุทูŽู‘ุฑููŠู‚ู ุฌูŽู‡ูŽู‘ุฒูŽุชู’ู‡ูŽุง ู„ูŽู‡ู ุฃูู…ูู‘ ุณูู„ูŽูŠู’ู…ู ููŽุฃูŽู‡ู’ุฏูŽุชู’ู‡ูŽุง ู„ูŽู‡ู ู…ูู†ู’ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ูŠู’ู„ู ููŽุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽุญูŽ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ุนูŽุฑููˆุณู‹ุง ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู…ูŽู†ู’ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽู‡ู ุดูŽูŠู’ุกูŒ ููŽู„ู’ูŠูŽุฌูุฆู’ ุจูู‡ู ูˆูŽุจูŽุณูŽุทูŽ ู†ูุทูŽุนู‹ุง ููŽุฌูŽุนูŽู„ูŽ ุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ุฌูู„ู ูŠูŽุฌููŠุกู ุจูุงู„ุชูŽู‘ู…ู’ุฑู ูˆูŽุฌูŽุนูŽู„ูŽ ุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ุฌูู„ู ูŠูŽุฌููŠุกู ุจูุงู„ุณูŽู‘ู…ู’ู†ู ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุญู’ุณูุจูู‡ู ู‚ูŽุฏู’ ุฐูŽูƒูŽุฑูŽ ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ูˆููŠู‚ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ููŽุญูŽุงุณููˆุง ุญูŽูŠู’ุณู‹ุง ููŽูƒูŽุงู†ูŽุชู’ ูˆูŽู„ููŠู…ูŽุฉูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ

“We conquered Khaibar, took the captives, and the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, ‘O Allah’s Prophet! Give me a slave girl from the captives.’

The Prophet said, ‘Go and take any slave girl.’ He took Safiya bint Huyai. A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger! You gave Safiya bint Huyai to Dihya and she is the chief mistress of the tribes of Quraiza and An-Nadir and she befits none but you.’ So the Prophet said, ‘Bring him along with her.’ So Dihya came with her and when the Prophet saw her, he said to Dihya, ‘Take any slave girl other than her from the captives.’ Anas added: The Prophet then manumitted her and married her.”

Thabit asked Anas, “O Abu Hamza! What did the Prophet pay her (as Mahr)?” He said, “Her self (i.e. freedom) was her Mahr (dower) for he manumitted her and then married her.” Anas added, “While on the way, Um Sulaim dressed her for marriage (ceremony) and at night she sent her as a bride to the Prophet. So the Prophet was a bridegroom and he said, ‘Whoever has anything (food) should bring it.’

He spread out a leather sheet (for the food) and some brought dates and others cooking butter. (I think he (Anas) mentioned As-Sawiq). So they prepared a dish of Hais (a kind of meal). And that was Walima (the marriage banquet) of Allah’s Messenger (pbuh).” (Bukhari, Hadith 358)

Were the rules of Iddah violated?

Following Hadith needs a careful reading;

ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ุณุนูŠุฏ ุงู„ุฎุฏุฑูŠ ูˆุฑูุนู‡ ุฃู†ู‡ ู‚ุงู„ ููŠ ุณุจุงูŠุง ุฃูˆุทุงุณ ู„ุง ุชูˆุทุฃ ุญุงู…ู„ ุญุชู‰ ุชุถุน ูˆู„ุง ุบูŠุฑ ุฐุงุช ุญู…ู„ ุญุชู‰ ุชุญูŠุถ ุญูŠุถุฉ
Abu Saโ€™id Khudri narrated the following statement from Allahโ€™s Messenger (pbuh) regarding the captives of Awtas: โ€œThere must be no intercourse with a pregnant woman till she gives birth, or with one who is not pregnant till she has had one menstrual period.โ€ (Abu Dawud, Hadith 2157. Albani classified it as Sahih)

This Hadith lays down a rule that a man is not allowed to have intimate relations with a captive woman till she is clean from menses. This is to avoid any confusion in the lineage.

Now considering the fact that Sayyidah Safiya (RA) was actually a captive woman who was then freed and married to by the Holy Prophet (pbuh), in the light of the above Hadith the Prophet (PBUH) was to wait for her being clean from a menstrual course before consummating the marriage and this is exactly what he did. We read in Sahih Bukhari:

ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽู†ูŽุณู …ููŽุงุตู’ุทูŽููŽุงู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ู„ูู†ูŽูู’ุณูู‡ู ููŽุฎูŽุฑูŽุฌูŽ ุจูู‡ูŽุง ุญูŽุชูŽู‘ู‰ ุจูŽู„ูŽุบู’ู†ูŽุง ุณูŽุฏูŽู‘ ุงู„ุตูŽู‘ู‡ู’ุจูŽุงุกู ุญูŽู„ูŽู‘ุชู’ ููŽุจูŽู†ูŽู‰ ุจูู‡ูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ

Narrated Anas bin Malik: โ€ฆThe Prophet (pbuh) selected her for himself, and set out with her, and when we reached a place called Sadd-as-Sahbaโ€™, Safiya became clean from her menses then Allah’s Messenger married her. (Bukhari, Hadith 3889)

Was Sayyidah Safiya willing for the marriage?

As to the question whether Sayyidah Safiya (RA) was willing for the marriage or not, no bodyโ€™s conjecture but her own words can make things clear. The following narration explains in detail:

ู„ู…ุง ุฏุฎู„ุช ุตููŠุฉ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ู†ุจูŠุŒ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู…ุŒ ูˆุณู„ู… ู‚ุงู„ ู„ู‡ุง: ู„ู… ูŠุฒู„ ุฃุจูˆูƒ ู…ู† ุฃุดุฏ ูŠู‡ูˆุฏ ู„ูŠ ุนุฏุงูˆุฉ ุญุชู‰ ู‚ุชู„ู‡ ุงู„ู„ู‡. ูู‚ุงู„ุช: ูŠุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฅู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูŠู‚ูˆู„ ููŠ ูƒุชุงุจู‡ ูˆู„ุง ุชุฒุฑ ูˆุงุฒุฑุฉ ูˆุฒุฑ ุฃุฎุฑู‰. ูู‚ุงู„: ู„ู‡ุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡: ุงุฎุชุงุฑูŠุŒ ูุฅู† ุงุฎุชุฑุช ุงู„ุฅุณู„ุงู… ุฃู…ุณูƒุชูƒ ู„ู†ูุณูŠ ูˆุฅู† ุงุฎุชุฑุช ุงู„ูŠู‡ูˆุฏูŠุฉ ูุนุณู‰ ุฃู† ุฃุนุชู‚ูƒ ูุชู„ุญู‚ูŠ ุจู‚ูˆู…ูƒ. ูู‚ุงู„ุช: ูŠุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู„ู‚ุฏ ู‡ูˆูŠุช ุงู„ุฅุณู„ุงู… ูˆุตุฏู‚ุช ุจูƒ ู‚ุจู„ ุฃู† ุชุฏุนูˆู†ูŠ ุญูŠุซ ุตุฑุช ุฅู„ู‰ ุฑุญู„ูƒ ูˆู…ุง ู„ูŠ ููŠ ุงู„ูŠู‡ูˆุฏูŠุฉ ุฃุฑุจ ูˆู…ุง ู„ูŠ ููŠู‡ุง ูˆุงู„ุฏ ูˆู„ุง ุฃุฎุŒ ูˆุฎูŠุฑุชู†ูŠ ุงู„ูƒูุฑ ูˆุงู„ุฅุณู„ุงู… ูุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆุฑุณูˆู„ู‡ ุฃุญุจ ุฅู„ูŠ ู…ู† ุงู„ุนุชู‚ ูˆุฃู† ุฃุฑุฌุน ุฅู„ู‰ ู‚ูˆู…ูŠ

When Safiya came to the Holy Prophet (pbuh), he said to her; โ€˜Among the Jews your father did not stop in his enmity towards me until Allah destroyed him.โ€™ She said: โ€˜O Allahโ€™s Messenger! Indeed Allah says in His book, โ€˜No one will take anyone elseโ€™s burdenโ€™. So the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said to her:

โ€˜Make your choice, if you will chose Islam Iโ€™ll select you for myself and if you chose Judaism, Iโ€™ll set you free and send you to your people.โ€™ She said; โ€˜O Allahโ€™s Messenger indeed I longed for Islam and testified for you even before you gave me this invitation when I came to you. I have no guardian among the Jews, neither father nor brother and I prefer Islam over disbelief. Allah and His Messenger are dear to me then freedom and to return to my people.โ€ (Ibn Saad 8/123)

Lest one should doubt this narration as to how did Sayyidah Safiya (RA) know before embracing Islam that Allah says in His book โ€˜No one will take anyone elseโ€™s burdenโ€™, it needs to be clarified that even in the Jewish scriptures the same is mentioned e.g. in Ezekial 18: 20 and it is comprehendible that she coming from a Jewish background knew it.

About a Companion standing armed outside their camp and Sayyidah Safiyaโ€™s feelings:

Unaware of such an affectionate talk between Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Sayyidah Safiya(RA) , one of the pious Companions, Sayyidina Abu Ayub (RA), stood armed outside their camp for the fear that Sayyidah Safiya, whose father and brother were killed in the battle, may try to harm the Prophet (pbuh) (Ibn Saad 8/126).

Some Missionaries refer to this happening giving an impression as if Sayyidah Safiya (RA) was forced into marriage and was really unhappy.

While the very conversation quoted above belies such a notion, it must also be known that Abu Ayub (RA) was standing there voluntarily and Holy Prophet (PBUH) had not made him to stand there as he knew the actual position of Sayyidah Safiya.

The pious companion in his innocence didnโ€™t know and the cunning polemicists in their evil designs run away from the fact that much before Holy Prophet (PBUH) reached Khyber the All-Wise, the Almighty had sown the seeds of the love of the Prophet in the heart of Sayyidah Safiya (RA).

ู†ูŽุฒูŽู„ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ุฎูŽูŠู’ุจูŽุฑูŽ ูˆูŽุตูŽูููŠูŽู‘ุฉู ุนูŽุฑููˆุณูŒ ูููŠ ู…ูŽุฌูŽุงุณูุฏูู‡ูŽุงุŒ ููŽุฑูŽุฃูŽุชู’ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽู†ูŽุงู…ู ูƒูŽุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ุงู„ุดูŽู‘ู…ู’ุณูŽ ู†ูŽุฒูŽู„ูŽุชู’ ุญูŽุชูŽู‘ู‰ ูˆูŽู‚ูŽุนูŽุชู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุตูŽุฏู’ุฑูู‡ูŽุงุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุตูŽู‘ุชู’ ุฐูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุฒูŽูˆู’ุฌูู‡ูŽุงุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ูˆูŽุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ู…ูŽุง ุชูŽู…ูŽู†ูŽู‘ูŠู’ู†ูŽ ุฅูู„ุง ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽู„ููƒูŽ ุงู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠ ู†ูŽุฒูŽู„ูŽ ุจู†ุงุŒ ููŽููŽุชูŽุญูŽู‡ูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ูˆูŽุถูŽุฑูŽุจูŽ ุนูู†ูู‚ูŽ ุฒูŽูˆู’ุฌูู‡ูŽุง ุตูŽุจู’ุฑู‹ุงุŒ ูˆูŽุชูŽุนูŽุฑูู‘ุถูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ู‡ูู†ูŽุงูƒูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ููุชู’ูŠูŽุฉู ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ู„ููŠูŽุชูŽุฒูŽูˆูŽู‘ุฌูŽู‡ูŽุง

When Allahโ€™s Messenger (pbuh) reached Khyber while Safiya was a bride at her place. She saw in her dream that a sun came into her lap. She mentioned it before her husband. He said; โ€˜By Allah you do not wish for anyone except the King who has come upon us.โ€™ Allahโ€™s Messenger conquered Khyber and her husband was killed. From that time (of dream) she loved that the Prophet (pbuh) may marry her. (Tabarani Kabeer, Hadith 19667)

ุนูŽู†ู ุงุจู’ู†ู ุนูู…ูŽุฑูŽุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุจูุนูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽูŠู’ ุตูŽูููŠูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ุฎูุถู’ุฑูŽุฉูŒุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ:ู…ูŽุง ู‡ูŽุฐูู‡ู ุงู„ู’ุฎูุถู’ุฑูŽุฉู ุจูุนูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽูŠู’ูƒูุŸููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽุชู’: ู‚ูู„ู’ุชู ู„ูุฒูŽูˆู’ุฌููŠ: ุฅูู†ูู‘ูŠ ุฑูŽุฃูŽูŠู’ุชู ูููŠู…ูŽุง ูŠูŽุฑูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุฆูู…ู ู‚ูŽู…ูŽุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽู‚ูŽุนูŽ ูููŠ ุญูุฌู’ุฑููŠ ููŽู„ูŽุทูŽู…ูŽู†ููŠุŒ ูˆูŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ุฃูŽุชูุฑููŠุฏููŠู†ูŽ ู…ูŽู„ููƒูŽ ูŠูŽุซู’ุฑูุจูŽุŸ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽุชู’: ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุฃูŽุจู’ุบูŽุถู ุฅูู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ู…ูู†ู’ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูุŒ ู‚ูŽุชูŽู„ูŽ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ูˆูŽุฒูŽูˆู’ุฌููŠุŒ ููŽู…ูŽุง ุฒูŽุงู„ูŽ ูŠูŽุนู’ุชูŽุฐูุฑู ุฅูู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ:ูŠูŽุง ุตูŽูููŠูŽู‘ุฉู ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ ุฃูŽุจูŽุงูƒู ุฃูŽู„ูŽู‘ุจูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุฑูŽุจูŽุŒ ูˆูŽููŽุนูŽู„ูŽ ูˆูŽููŽุนูŽู„ูŽุญูŽุชูŽู‘ู‰ ุฐูŽู‡ูŽุจูŽ ุฐูŽุงูƒูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ู†ูŽูู’ุณููŠ

Ibn Umar narrates: In the eye of Sayyidah Safiya was a scar. Holy Prophet (pbuh) said to her, โ€˜What is this scar in your eye?โ€™ She said, โ€˜I mentioned before my husband that I saw a moon falling into my lap in a dream so he slapped me and said; โ€˜Do you long for the King of Yathrib [i.e. Holy Prophet pbuh]โ€™ She said:

โ€˜There was none more hateful to me then Allahโ€™s Messenger (pbuh) as he killed my father and husband. [But] the Prophet (pbuh) explained, โ€˜O Safiya your father instigated the Arabs against me and did so and soโ€ฆโ€™ He kept on explaining until that feeling (of hatred) vanished from me.โ€™
(Tabarani Kabeer, Hadith 19668. Albani classified it as Sahih in his Silsala Sahiha H. 2793)

Taking together all the narrations above we come to know that Sayyidah Safiya (RA) had a feeling of affection for the Prophet (pbuh) before they met (Tabarani 19667). When her father and husband were killed in the battle she developed some feeling of hatred for the Prophet (PBUH) for natural reasons but when the Prophet (PBUH) explained

to her what all her father did to him (Tabarani 19668) she realized that her father met such an end because of his own deeds (Ibn Saad 8/123) and so her ill feelings for the Prophet (PBUH) completely vanished and she was left with the feelings of love for the Prophet (pbuh) that the All-Wise and Almighty had put in her heart through a dream (Tabarani 19667 & 19668).
Truly unique and inscrutable are the ways of My Lord!


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