Written by Binte Ashraf Ali
I wish i could meet up with some of the Sahabiya رضى الله عنهما.
So that I could ask them about the things they experienced and endured.
So that I could ask them about how they felt. So that I could ask them to guide me on how to get through life, how to live for the pleasure of Allah..
I wish I could meet Khadija bint Khuwaylid رضي الله عنها, the beloved wife of Nabi ﷺ.
So i could ask her how it felt to be the wife of Rasoolullah ﷺ.
I would ask her how she felt being the mother of such great women, Zainab, Ruqayya, Umme Kulthoom and Faatimah رضي الله عنهما.
I would ask her what emotions she experienced when Rasoolullah ﷺ came running to her saying Zamilooni, Zamilooni.
I would be enthralled by her stories of sacrifice, love and patience..
I wish I could meet Zainab bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها, the beloved daughter of Nabi ﷺ.
I would ask her about the love she and Abul Aas رضي الله عنه shared.
About the difficulties they went through.
I would ask her about the time she was separated from her husband.
The time she had to part with the necklace her mother had given her.
The time she had to travel alone to Madinah. I would have so many questions.
Oh, I wish i could meet Ruqayya bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها.
I wish i could ask her about her Hijrah to Abyssinia with her husband Uthmaan رضي الله عنه. How did she manage, leaving her home and family behind.
The hardship that she had to endure during her stay there.
I wish I could ask how she got through the pain on hearing that her mother was no longer alive on her arrival back to Makkah.
I wish I could meet Aaisha bint Abu Bakr.
Another beloved wife of Nabi ﷺ.
I would ask her how it was to share such a special bond with Nabi ﷺ.
I would ask about the happiness she felt when Nabi ﷺ would be around. I would ask about her father Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه the closest friend of Rasoolullah ﷺ.
And I would ask her about the sadness the day Nabi ﷺ departed from the dunya.
I wish i could meet
Faatimah bint Muhammad رضي الله عنه.
So i could ask her about her life,
How it felt being the most beloved daughter to her father.
How it felt being the wife of such a great man, Ali رضى الله عنه.
How did she manage to do so much of tiresome chores by herself without any complaint.
Oh how I wish!
How I wish I could meet some of the Sahabiya رضي الله عنهما .
I could mention endless names.
I would ask them how it felt sending their husbands and sons off for Jihaad knowing they may never see them again.
I would ask how they lived so simply, yet they were content.
I would ask them countless questions.
And I would be captivated by their answers,
By their stories of war, sacrifice, love, patience, honesty, honor, death and difficulties.
I would no doubt be left spell bound by their answers.
I would ask them to guide and teach me how to be patient and Allah fearing.
How to be a good wife, mother and daughter.
Oh how I wish I could meet them.
What perfect role models they are for the Muslimahs of the Ummah if only we took heed.
Unfortunately we won’t get to meet them now, or anytime here in Dunya.
But we can read and learn about their lives.
And we can take lessons from their lives and try to amulate them so that we too can attain closeness to Allah.
So that we can attain Jannah and be united with them there, Insha’Allah…
*You cannot dress however you want (short tight clothing, no hijab, perfume etc). You cannot act however you want (immoral, immodest, interact with non Mehrams). You cannot follow whoever you want (actresses, singers, make up artist etc). And then hope to be with the Sahabiya رضي الله عنهما in Jannah. It doesn’t work like that. If you want Jannah, and you want to get the good fortune of meeting the Sahabah and Sahabiya رضي الله عنهما Then you need to follow their lifestyle and the Sunnah of Rasoolullah ﷺ*
*_You can’t live and love the Kuffar lifestyle and then expect to receive Jannah and all its joys._*
You need to act Muslim and look Muslim.
You need to live like a Muslim.
Follow the righteous, don’t go against the laws of Allah and make dua.
Then, Insha’Allah, through Allahs infinite mercy He will afford us the good fortune of being with them in Jannah.
“You will be with who you love (on the day of Qiyaamah)”
And if you love someone, you’ll follow their way and you will do everything possible to get a chance to be with them.
You won’t just say you wish you could meet them and then do everything in your power to stay away from them.
May Allah grant me and everyone Ikhlaas and the ability to practice and may He through His mercy join us with the Sahabah رضي الله عنهما in Jannah..