Monday, 4 April 2011

Do Not Make a Spectacle of Yourself

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (r.a.) narrates that hadhrat Umayma bint Ruqayqa (r.a.) approached to pledge her allegiance to Islaam. Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) said to her,

"I require you to pledge that you shall not ascribe any partner to Allaah, not steal, not fornicate, not kill your child, not come forth with slander which you fabricate before your two hands and legs, not wail at the death of anyone and not to make a spectacle of yourself as women made spectacles of themselves during the first Period of Ignorance."

Tabraani as appears in Majma'uz Zawaa'id (Vol.6 Pg.37). It is also narrated by Nasa'ee, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad and Tirmidhi as mentioned in the Tafseer of Ibn Katheer (Vo1.4 Pg.352).

(From 'Hayatus Sahabah' by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawi)