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Great Women of Islam

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This book is about the life stories of the Mothers of The Believers and 16 other Sahabyat who had been given the good news of the paradise in this world by Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wasallam).

There are good examples in the lifestyle of the Mothers of The Believers and women Companions especially for the Muslim women. It is necessary for all of us to study the See
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 28th 2001 by DARUSSALAM Publications (first published 2001)
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May 05, 2015 Emina rated it liked it
Ok, so here is the thing. I find it very hard to rate this book, because it in this case is highly dependent on the individual's liking and prioritized criteria when judging a book based on hadiths.
If one mostly values the story in a book, then this book would probably appeal as it tells the stories of female companions of the prophet SAW who share the context of being among those said to be promised paradise. The language is straight forward and and easy-going. Though there are a notable amoun
Maq Khan
Oct 10, 2015 Maq Khan rated it did not like it
i'm so confused about this book that i leave it in the middle i found alot of things that there is no sign in quran or in hadith.
and i will not suggest this book to anyone to read.
it's better to read islamic or such kind of books but 1st ask from somebody who have the knowledge of Quran.
Jan 04, 2011 Diyanah rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! We need role models to look up to, and these women are just that. As I read the tales of the women that were guaranteed paradise, I am closer to visualizing what it will take from me to become like them. They depicted a character of selflessness, honesty, courage, loyalty, modesty, generosity, and more... all sprinkled with seeking the pleasure of Allah. I believe this book is a stepping stone into shaping myself into a better worshiper of Allah.
Jan 11, 2016 Shamsa rated it really liked it
Through this book, I discovered the amazing traits of these women who are our mothers in Islam. We are more commonly familiar with Hazrat Khadeeja and Hazrat Ayesha, however, the rest of the Prophets wives and women acquaintances are also personalities worthy of respect and admiration. It was a first time exploration on my part of the circumstances in which the Prophet Muhammad took those women as his wives. I used this book to investigate how the wives got along each other and to see if polygyn ...more
Ummay Qasim
May 25, 2015 Ummay Qasim rated it really liked it
A wonderful read.
I was very curious to meet them.
Everyday my expressions were like"Aha! today I'll meet this great lady".
But now when I've finished this book I am grieving,missing them already.
Muniira Khudaish
Jun 07, 2008 Muniira Khudaish rated it it was amazing
This book is about the life stories of the Mothers of the Believers and 16 other Sahabyat who had been given the good news of the paradise in this world by Prophet Muhammad salallahu alahi wa salaam. There are good examples in the lifestyle of the Mothers of the believers and women Companions especially for the Muslim women. It is necessary for all of us to study the Seerah of these noble and fortunate women. Besides the Mothers of the believers, the compiler of the book has included the descrip ...more
Jun 28, 2013 Khalid rated it liked it
A great book to read on the subject especially since some of them are related to each other and you would feel like some parts of the book are repetitive even if the event is experienced from a different angle. But this is great as it helps one remember the places and names of events and people.

It's a good read as it doesn't require a lot of focus as it's a book to be read and not to be studied. The English used is straightforward and easily understandable and hardly requires one to use a dictio
Adila Zakaria
Dec 06, 2013 Adila Zakaria rated it it was amazing
Reading this book makes the heart overwhelming and burst into tears. I felt small. Indeed.

They are all women of paradise. They are the good examples we should make as role model.

They are pious, kind-hearted, loyal, submitted their life fully to Allah and HIS Messenger with no doubt, willing to sacrifice what they have to Islam and many more to dig in. Their story need to be digested. These are a wonderful seerah of Companions of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

They are surely enter the Paradise. Dijamin
Apr 09, 2014 Sameera rated it really liked it
good read
Avid Reader
Jul 01, 2012 Avid Reader rated it it was amazing
This book is great. I can not believe I just read it now. In Ramadan this book will one year old on my bookshelf. It is really shameful that I just read it now. Better late than never.

Naturally I cried reading it. It is all about these great Companions women or the greatest Islamic and overall era.

There is just one thing that bothers me: Maria- mother of Ibraheem- wasn't mentioned. What I am going to do is to read more books so I can understand why wasn't she mentioned.
بینش بیگ
Dec 01, 2012 بینش بیگ rated it it was amazing
This is great book!! this book is about the life stories of the virtuous women of Islam and their life story is really a great role model for all of us. I have read this book and really inspired of their honesty,Patience,courage,loyalty and generosity specially Hazrat Aishah(R.Z)and wish to be like them. Really inspiring book Love this one..!!
I suggest to all Muslims sisters to read this great book.
Aug 25, 2014 Nora rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed because the diction is terrible, the language is confusing, I even found a lot of grammar mistakes... He didn't use a lot of evidence from hadith, which makes the book less authentic, which is a shame because it is such a wonderful topic. In general, the stories are nice and it is very easy to read.
Oct 15, 2013 Radiah rated it it was amazing
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I thoroughly enjoyed the seerah of these noble women; they gave their lives to Islam in its infancy and are wonderful role models to women who struggle with their identities in this modern world. The women featured are scholars, wives, mothers and warriors in their own right. I found it simply inspiring.
Anti Wibawa
Sep 09, 2008 Anti Wibawa rated it really liked it
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the first time i read the book about Prophet's wifes. I found this book in Madinah and i was so excited since books about all the Prophet's wife was difficult to find that time, either only Khadidjah or Aisya. It tells you detailed enough about those great women one by one
Feb 09, 2011 Zohra rated it it was amazing
It's really nice to be informed about the lives of women in the days of the Prophet. Recommended for all history buffs, as well as those who want to learn about Islam's origins and the people who strove hard to make things happen. VEry inspirational book for women.
Jan 06, 2008 Sarwat rated it really liked it
It is a great book. it is a very good read for all those who think that islam looks down upon women and that muslim women have no rights or say in what happens around them
Siti Elfeeza
May 17, 2016 Siti Elfeeza rated it it was amazing
A book definitely worth going back to every time you need a boost in confidence and a reminder in the many roles of a woman.
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Jan 23, 2010 Safiya Florence rated it really liked it
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very inspiring detailed stories of the wives of the Prophet.
Siti Khairunnisa
Jun 05, 2013 Siti Khairunnisa rated it it was amazing
Those whom I hope to live by examples.
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