Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Haraam Bint Milhaan رَضِیَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا

Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Haraam Bint Milhaan  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  is also one of the blessed devoted Sahabiyyat of the Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  who greatly served Islam and sacrificed their lives.

Brief introduction

She  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  is a maternal milk-aunt of the Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ , (Nuzhat-ul-Qaari, vol. 4, pp. 44) the sister of Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Sulaym  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  and the maternal aunt of Sayyiduna Anas  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ . She  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  belongs to the Tribe Bani Najjaar. (At-Tabqat-ul-Kubra, vol. 8, pp. 320)

Nikah and children

Her first Nikah was performed with Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin Qays  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ  from whom she bore two children – Sayyiduna Qays Bin ‘Amr and Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Amr  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ مَا. Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin Qays  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ  participated in the battle of Badr and Uhud. He  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ  embraced martyrdom in the battle of Uhud. The second Nikah of Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Haraam  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  was performed with Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah Bin Saamit  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ  from whom she bore Muhammad Bin ‘Ubadah. (Tahzeeb-ut-Tahzeeb, vol. 10, pp. 515)

Good news

The Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  gave her the good news of martyrdom in his blessed life. Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ  has said: The Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  would go to Umm-e-Haraam Bint Milhaan. She  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  would serve food to the Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ . Once, the Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  went to her and took rest and after some time he  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  woke up smilingly. Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Haraam  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  humbly asked, ‘Ya Rasoolallah  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ ! Why are you smiling?’ He  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  replied, ‘I have just had a dream in which I saw some Mujahideen of my Ummah going for Jihad sitting in boats in the sea in a way as kings sit on their thrones.’ Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Haraam  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  asked, ‘Ya Rasoolallah  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ ! Make Du’a that Allah Almighty may include me in these Mujahideen.’ The Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  made Du’a for her and then slept. He  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  woke up smilingly again and mentioned the same dream. Umm-e-Haraam  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  said, ‘Ya Rasoolallah  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ ! Make Du’a that I may remain included in these Mujahideen.’ The Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  replied, ‘You will be in the row of the first Mujahideen.’ (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 275, Hadees 2877, 2878)

Incident of her martyrdom in the battle of Cyprus

Our Beloved Rasool  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ  had already given the news of her martyrdom. In 27 AH, during the reign of Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ , a naval battle was fought under the supervision of Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ  in which she  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  along with her husband, Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah Bin Saamit  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ , made a sea voyage to Cyprus. After the conquest of Cyprus when she was returning, a mule was brought for her conveyance. She  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  mounted the mule and got martyred by falling from it. After martyrdom in Cyprus, she  رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہا  was laid to rest there. (Asad-ul-Ghaabah, vol. 7, pp. 343)

Her shrine and the belief of the people of Cyprus

Allamah ‘Ayni has mentioned: The people of Cyprus have great reverence for her shrine and make Du’a for rain through her Wasilah (sake) and say, ‘It is a shrine of a righteous woman’. (‘Umda-tul-Qaari, vol. 10, pp. 88, Taht-al-Hadees: 2788)

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

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

 

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