Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The woman who challenged tyranny

Yes, she is none other than Aasiyah Radhiyallahu anha- the wife of Firawn. Allah made her an example for the believing men and women until the Hour comes, and He praised her in His Book. She is a symbol for those who want to follow the ways of Allah in life, and thus, be guided. Allah SWT says:

وَضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلاً لّلَّذِينَ ءامَنُواْ امْرَأَةَ فِرْعَوْنَ إِذْ قَالَتْ رَبّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ وَنَجّنِى مِن فِرْعَوْنَ وَعَمَلِهِ وَنَجّنِى مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّـلِمِينَ
And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe: the wife of Fir`awn, when she said: "My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir`awn and his work, and save me from the people who are wrongdoers. (Surah At-Tahreem: 11)

She was a woman of great wisdom, courage and patience. She freed herself from the control of the "kafir" (Firawn) and sought a home with The Lord, which is more beautiful and ever-lasting than the luxuries in the palace of Firawn. She had strong faith in Allah, and because of her sincerity to Her Lord, she was able to speak the word of faith and truth to her tyrant husband. She was tortured, but she bore it with great patience. Because she knew that what she wanted was a better home which should be earned by following the true religion, and not by unjust means like her husband.

Allah says:
إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِى جَنَّـتٍ وَنَهَرٍ- فِى مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِندَ مَلِيكٍ مُّقْتَدِرِ
Verily, those who have Taqwa, will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers. In a seat of truth, near the Muqtadir(The Magnificent) King. (Surah Al-Qamar: 54-55)

May Allah SWT give us more patience, courage and wisdom to face the trials in life and be successful in The Hereafter, aameen...

-With strong faith and sincerity to Allah SWT, one will be able to be brave and courageous no matter what the situation. There is no power or strength except with Allah.
-Your utmost devotion should always be to Allah SWT first, only then to your husband or anybody else.
- Constant remembrance of Allah and The Hereafter will help you overcome difficulties in this world. The hereafter is better than this world for the true believer.
- We have the best women on earth like Aasiya, Maryam Alihumassalam, and the Mothers of the believers (the wives of Our beloved prophet Sallallahu alihiwassalam), Fathima (daughter of The Prophet) Radhiyallahu anhum, as our role models. We have no reason to look for role models elsewhere. And to learn more about them, we have The Qur'an and the Sunnah of Rasoolullah.

And Allah knows best.

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