Sayyidatuna Rubayyi’ Bint Mu’awwaz Ansariyah

Sayyidatuna Rubayyi’ [رُبَیّع] رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا is also one of the fortunate and courageous women who made unparalleled sacrifices to strengthen Islam, bore difficulties and remained steadfast even in difficult situations.

Introduction

Her name is Rubayyi’ Bint Mu’awwaz Bin ‘Afra [عَفْرَاء] Ansariyah رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا and her mother’s name is Umm-e-Yazeed Bint Qays. She رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا belongs to the famous Arab tribe, namely Bani Najjaar. (Al-Isaabah, vol. 7, pp. 132)

Her father, Sayyiduna Mu’awwaz رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ is that Badri Sahabi who took part in the battle of Badr. Moreover, Sayyiduna Mu’awwaz رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ embraced martyrdom in this very Ghazwah Badr. (Siyar A’laam-un-Nubala, vol. 2, pp. 359)

Nikah ceremony

Sayyidatuna Rubayyi’ رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا also hold the privilege that the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ himself attended her marriage ceremony. (Al-Istee’aab, vol. 4, pp. 396)

Her Nikah was performed with an honourable Badri Sahabi, Sayyiduna Iyaas Bin Bukayr رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ. She رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا bore him a son named Muhammad Bin Iyaas. (Tabqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 8, pp. 329)

In the books of biography and history, excellence and virtues of Sayyidatuna Rubayyi’ Bint Mu’awwaz رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُمَا have been mentioned. Some of them are as follows:

1. Privilege of Bay’at-e-Ridwan

Some fortunate people had the privilege of Bay’at-e-Ridwan and received glad tidings of deliverance from the Hell, by the blessed tongue of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5, pp. 123, Hadees 14784) She رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا is also one of those fortunate people.

2. Serving the warriors

She رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا participated in many Ghazwahs with the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. She herself has stated, ‘Participating in Ghazwahs with the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ, we would serve the warriors by serving them water and treating the wounded.’ (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 276, Hadees 2882)

Favour by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Once Sayyidatuna Rubayyi’ رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا sent a gift to the court of the Beloved Nabi صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. So the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ accepted it and, by giving her a fistful of gold in return, he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said, ‘Have its jewellery made.’ (Al-Istee’aab, vol. 4, pp. 396)

Beautiful style of the Na’at of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Someone once said to her, ‘Please tell the attributes of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ.’ So, in a very beautiful style, she رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا mentioned the beauty of the Holy Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ in the following way, ‘لَوْ رَاَيْتَهٗ لَرَاَيْتَ الشَّمْسَ طَالِعَةًif you had beheld the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ, it would have been as if you would have seen a rising sun. (Al-Isaabah, vol. 7, pp. 133)

Blessed demise

She رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا passed away during the reign of ‘Abdul Malik. (Siyar A’laam-un-Nubala, vol. 3, pp. 198) According to one opinion, she رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا lived till the reign of Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ.

(A’laam liz-Zarkali, vol. 3, pp. 15)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on her and forgive us without accountability for her sake!

اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

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