بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Asalamu Alakyam Ramtuallahi Wa Barakahai,
MashAllah when I hear stories about the Sahabyat (Radi Allahu anhum) i'm in a state of awe. Wallahi they're manners and they're Taqwa would put us to shame. While these great women recieved glad tiding to Jennah and lived amongst the Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam). Here in the West we look up to women who don't even have a ounce of Imaan in their heart, it's heartbreaking. SubhanAllah. In the hadith below it shows the strength of these great women(r).
Bukhari and Muslim report that Anas said:
"On the day of Uhud, when some of the people ran away from the Prophet (PBUH), Abu Talhah stood before the Prophet (PBUH), defending him with a shield. Abu Talhah was a highly-skilled archer, and on that day he broke two or three bows. Whenever a man passed by who had a quiver full of arrows, he would say, `Give it to Abu Talhah.' Whenever the Prophet of Allah (PBUH) raised his head to see what was happening, Abu Talhah told him, `O Prophet of Allah, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you! Do not raise your head, lest an arrow strike you. May it hit my chest rather than yours.' He [Anas] said: I saw `A'ishah bint Abi Bakr and Umm Sulaym, both of whom had tucked up their garments so that their anklets were visible. They were carrying waterskins on their backs and were pouring water into the mouths of the people. They would go back and fill the waterskins again, then come and pour water into the mouths of the people again. Abu Talhah's sword fell from his hands two or three times because of exhaustion."108
"What a noble deed these two great women did in quenching the thirst of the mujahidin in the midst of a raging battle and in the intense heat of the Hijaz climate. They were moving about the
battlefield, not caring about the falling arrows and clashing swords that surrounded them. (From the book The Ideal Muslimah)." -I strongly recommend it for both females and males. For women to aspire to be like them and males to desire a wife that have some of the characteristic of the Sahabyat(Radi Allahu anhum).
If there was any good in this note then it was from Allah and if there were any mistakes then it was from myself and the Shaytan. Indeed the most truthful speech is the Book of Allah, and the finest guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa salam).