Friday, 12 August 2011

The Best women Of Paradise [1]

In this world, every day thousands to millions of people are being born and others goes to departure for never having chance to come back in our world. When we look behind and read the history then we come to know about few immortal beings, indeed they are alive with us because their high status that they achieved by living life in such a great way, and became examples for us till the world end.
It's urged that we not only remind them but also follow their path and adopt their ways of life so shall we get success like them. Islam is a religion that give women high status. Lets recalls our memories about four greatest women of Paradise. Indeed these great ladies are true source of  strength and inspiration.

Hazart Anas (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) reports that Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has said: "The best women of mankind are four: Mariam daughter of `Imraan, Asiya wife of Pharaoh, Khadija daughter of Khuwailid, and Fatima the daughter of the Messenger of Allaah." [Bukhari and Muslim]

This hadith is about four women who acquired perfection in faith and character by virtue of their devotion, patience and morality. Their lives are guidance and examples for all believers, especially in times of hardship, difficulty and struggle. 

Lady Asiya (May Allah Be Pleased with her)


image, picture, Women Of Paradise
Lady Asiya (May Allah Be Pleased with her), wife of the Pharaoh, is known by Muslims as one of the greatest women of all time. 
The Qur'an chronicles her as a great person and she is respected all the more by Muslims as she was married to one of the most evil men in history, but never lost faith in God and remained steadfast in prayer and belief.
"And Allah sets forth the example of muslims, the wife of Firawn. 
When she said, 'O my Lord! Build a house for me in the Paradise with You and deliver me from Firawn and his work and deliver me from the people unjust."  Surah At-Tahrim : Ayat 11

God had chosen her to provide refuge to Prophet Mosa(Moses) Peace Be Upon Him, when he was an infant. When her maids brought the cradle of Prophet Mosa(Moses) Peace Be Upon Him from the river, she insisted to Pharaoh that she wanted to adopt that infant as a child: 
And the wife of Firawn, said, 'this child is the comfort to me and you, slay him not perhaps he may profit us or we may take him for a son,' and they were unaware.  Surah Al-Qasas : Ayat 9

Lady Asiya (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) worshipped God in secret and praying in disguise fearing her husband. She died while being tortured by her husband, who had discovered her monotheism.

image, picture, Women Of Paradise
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A righteous lady married to the biggest tyrant, 
Her husband denied the truth so vehemently,
Yet she worshipped the One True Lord secretly,
Of Islam she was a strong adherent.

She was most beloved to the worst oppressor,
But she gave up riches amongst richest and chose to suffer,
She wasn’t willing to give up the truth,
When she was tortured for days on end, Islam was there to sooth. 

A smile on her face she constantly had,
And they even resorted to calling her mad,
It was the truth and beauty of Islam that she had tasted,
Her life was for Allah only and nothing was wasted. 

Years before the seeds had already been planted,
She was inspired to take in the baby Moosa (Peace and Blessings be upon him),
When it was the baby boys heads that Fir’aun (Pharaoh) wanted, 
Allah’s plan triumphed and He provided the answer. 

Aasiyah (May Allah be pleased with her), indeed your sacrifice was not in vain, 
Allah was the witness of your suffering and pain.
Promised Jannah (Paradise) by Allah Most High,
Your beautiful story makes me want to cry. 

Your love for Allah was so much, 
And I can only wish that I had your strength,
You are a true and perfect example for us,
Clearly epitomising what's important in life.

30 comments:

  1. Love to read always more about the women in Islam. It is always so inspiring as they all are amazing examples for us.
    And thanks for adding the poem, I remember reading it a while back and found it powerful and heart-touching.
    Take care and have a blessed Friday.

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  2. @MarieHarmony: Stay Blessed ... :)

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  3. Hello Asma..I have learned something again..I was shocked on the story of Lady Asiya..truly she should be respected and looked up upon by every woman in this world..living in a miserable life and even tortured by her husband explains a hard life that she had..but she still didn't lose her faith in God..

    We all have our own stories to tell and in this world we are living today we all go through our different pains in life..sometimes even through the furnace of fire..but it has always been there given to us for a reason..and one of which is to test our faith in Him..often times these adversities or trials in life are given for us to be stronger and mature as individuals..

    nice post Asma..passing by :)

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  4. Wonderful sharing... It proves that if there is a will then the most powerful tyrant cannot harm a muslim's faith.,

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  5. @Sie: Hello! :)
    Indeed I shared about Lady Asiya cause she inspired me a lot in many ways, her whole life teaches us how to have firm determination & faith...
    Yes, but stories about the great personalities like Lady Asiya give us strength to face our life in a courageous way without losing faith... :)

    @Muhammad Israr: Yes if you have faith on Allah no one can harm you... :)

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  6. i just love ur blog, because u post something meaningful unlike me.
    and ur knowledge abt islam makes me love ur blog more.
    great work, keep posting work like this
    and the poem was way too wonderful.

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  7. @Ateeq Mughal: Insha Allah I will...
    Stay Blessed

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  8. keep writing Asma ..this was a great piece.waiting for part 2:-)

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  9. Lovely post Asma. Beautiful poem .. Thanks for sharing.
    xx ♥

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  10. hehe jzk for commenting : D ramadan kareem!hw is ur fst going xxx ^-^

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  11. this is so informative really i didn't knew about this much =)
    and beautiful poetry
    thanx for it.!
    Hope to see more

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  12. @Style Blogger: Happy Ramadan... Allhumdulillah going nice... :)

    @Rosette Princess: Insha Allah I will publish about rest of 3 noble & holy women...

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  13. i applaude u for posting such posts :)

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  14. Asma,
    Thanks for sharing with us a truly valuable piece of historical nature.
    Hazrat Musa ki Qur'aani suchee Kahani aap ki nazam our blog ki zubaani. Very sound of course!

    May Allah SWT bless you with forgiveness for all past sins [major or minor] [intended or blundered] in the 2 of 3 phases of ramzan shareef. AAMEN

    BTW "Happy Independence Day"-----
    Also, my recent post misses you desperately.

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  15. lovely post asma. jazakAllah :)

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  16. @Kiran Ashraf: May Allah reward us for our good deeds & forgive our sins...

    @Tariq Mian: Ameen...
    Happy Independence Day... :)
    Ohoo just running towards... :)

    @Mahlaqa :)

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  17. Salam, Asma. You have a great blog with excellent writings. Thank you for your invitation and I'm glad that I'm here now for you have so much to offer which are all worth-reading.

    Your writings captivate me. I like this post so much for you let us know the great Muslim women of all times. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  18. Beautiful post. The story in the verse about faith, and the deliverance is beautiful :)


    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  19. Thanks for sharing yet again great reminder for our source of inspiration the most high ranked women of jannah. MashALLAH

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  20. @normal.is.overrated.: Welcome Dear... :)

    @Blasphemous Aesthete: Yes it is... :)

    @Aiman: Anytime... :)

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  21. Thanks for info!

    Im glad someone is here to tell us about the people we should take inspiration from.

    Loved Reading It! =)

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  22. looool i no : ) i think its a bit too scary!

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  23. @Style Blogger: Scary... :/ Why? :)

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  24. Assalamu alaikum. :) Very nice poem mashaaAllah.
    I am inspired by her. And when a friend told me about her, I immediately picked her name when I converted.

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  25. @Aasiyah: Waleikum Assalam... :)
    Jaza-kl-Allah thats too good...

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