Faizan ‘Aaishah Siddiqah and Shan-e-Khatoon-e-Jannat

From all the immense brilliances of Islam it should be noted that women were not ignored but rather they are portrayed as possessing an important role in reforming society through Islamic teachings and actions. The women who made the pure teachings of Islam the motto of their lives gained a great status in history and without a doubt reached the pinnacle of greatness. In order to spread the Islamic teachings with regards to women and to spread the knowledge of those ladies who acted upon these teachings, the publishing department of Dawat-e-Islami, Maktaba-tul-Madinah, has printed many books. An introduction of two of those books is presented:

1. Faizan ‘Aaishah Siddiqah

This is a detailed book comprising 608 pages written in the Urdu language regarding the blessed life history of the mother of the believers, the virtuous and pure one, Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا. In this book you will find 23 chapters about her Seerah based on the Holy Quran, Hadees and in the light of the explanation from the commentators of Hadees which highlight aspects such as:

٭   Passion for worship

٭   Devotional love for the Noble Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

٭   Hospitality and humility

٭   A Mufassirah (commentator of the Quran), Muhaddisah (Scholar of Hadees) and a Muftiyah (Issuer of Islamic verdicts)

٭   Inviting towards good and forbidding evil

٭   Housekeeping, are all mentioned in this book.

A notable and historical event which took place in the life of Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا was that of Ifk (the great slander). This is mentioned in great detail in the Ayahs of Surah An-Noor in the 18th part of the Quran. This incident along with the historical facts has been mentioned in particular. In addition to this, 46 other topics covering beliefs and reforming actions have also been mentioned. 215 various books were used in preparing this book.

2. Shan-e-Khatoon-e-Jannat

This is a beautiful and heart-warming 500 page book regarding the life history of the beloved princess of the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم namely Sayyidatuna Fatima-tuz-Zahra رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا. In this book you will find:

٭   Passion for worship

٭   Devotional love for the Holy Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

٭   Greatness & grandeur

٭   Saintly-miracles

٭   Selflessness and generosity

٭   Piety and asceticism

٭   Housekeeping

٭   Strictness in observing veil

٭   Blessed Nikah along with details regarding the dowry of Sayyidatuna Fatima-tuz-Zahra رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا along with 12 other detailed topics.

Following the context, approximately 190 blessed sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم have been written along with many Ayahs of the Quran and Madani pearls.

A common quality between both books

٭   Both books have been written especially for Islamic sisters therefore the terminology used is aimed at Islamic sisters however it is just as beneficial for Islamic brothers.

٭   Writing just the details about the lives of these blessed women was not enough. In order to educate and train the Islamic sisters with regards to their moral character and actions, Madani pearls gained from the lives of these blessed women have also been mentioned.

٭   In reality both books combined are a collection of 35 prepared speeches therefore it is equally beneficial for Aimmah Kiraam, those who deliver speeches and Muballighin (preachers).

٭   The terminology has been kept simple so that everyone can gain benefit from these books.

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