ASMA BINT-E-ABU BAKARe
The eldest daughter of
Abu Bakr was Syeda Asma. Her mother was Qutaila
did not become a Muslim and was divorced by Abu Bakr. When the Holy
Prophet and Abu Bakr sought refuge in a cave outside Makkah on the
occasion of Migration to Madina, Asma used to carry food to them under
the cover of darkness. When the Holy Prophet and Abu Bakr left the
cave, Asma tore her apron and tied the goods with the two belts. For
this ingenuity, she received from the Holy Prophet, the title “She of
the two belts”. she was the eighteenth personality ebmraced islam.
Dhat an-Nitaqain is the nickname of Asma bint Abu Bakr Raziyallahu
anha. When Huzoor Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Abu Bakr Siddique
Raziyallahu anhu fled Makkah for Madina, they spent 3 days in a cave
"Ghar e thour" outside Makkah.
Asma Raziyallahu anha prepared provisions for them, and she tore her
sash/waist belt in half and used half to help tie the provisions for
carrying. seeing her devotion and sincerity , She was then given the
nickname Dhat an-Nitaqain, or the Owner of Two Sashesby prophet
Muhammad sallallaho allihi wasalam .She did all these efforts secretly
because the enemies of Makkah were wandering around badly to search
prophet Muhammad sallalla ho allihi wasalam.
In Makkah the road where this
board i fixed, leads to SOAR CAVE
where prophet Muhammad
sallalla ho allihi wasalam had been hiding
himself with companion Abubakar
sidiq R.A. Since syeda Asma bin
abubakar had used this way to
reach SOAR CAVE, now it is named to
the title name of syeda Asma
She was married to Zubair, a cousin of the Holy
Prophet. At Madina, soon after migration, Asma gave birth to Abdullah,
who was the first Muslim child to be born after migration. After the
tragedy of Kerbala, Abdullah declared himself as the Caliph at Makkah.
When the Umayyads stormed the city of Makkah, Abdullah consulted Asma
who was then eighty years old, as to what he should do. She advised,
“If you believe your cause to be right you should be ready to die for
it, if on the other hand your object is merely worldly gain, then you
may certainly compromise with your enemy”.
When Abdullah died, Hajjaj
gave instructions that Abdullah’s
lifeless body be crucified. To add insult to injury, he declared that
it would only be taken down if Asma beseeched him to do so. Asma (RA)
refused to do any such thing and her refusal was relayed to Hajjaj. The
tyrant vowed that she would come to him, or he would send someone to
drag her by her hair. In return, Asma vowed that she would not come to
him, unless someone did drag her by her hair.
In the end, Hajjaj went to
Asma’s residence. Keen to see her spirit
broken, he insolently Inquired: “What do you say about this matter?”.
She proudly replied, “As far as I am concerned, the result of the
battle between you and my son is that you have destroyed his worldly
life and he has destroyed your akhirah (hereafter)!” Asma then
contemptuously asked: “Has not the time yet arrived for this knight to
dismount?” Hajjaj replied, “You mean this munafiq (hypocrite?)” Asma
boldly countered, “By Allah! He was not a munafiq. He was a man
well-known for his prayers and fasting. I heard Allah’s Messenger (SAW)
say that a great liar and a great fitnah-maker will arise from the
tribe of Thaqeef. We have already seen the liar (Musaylimah al-Kathab)
and I think that the fitnah-maker is none other than you!”
Asma bin Abu Bakr died a few
days after the murder of her son Abdullah.
The grave of yeda Ama
bint-e-Abubakar is in Makkahs' holy grave
yard JANNAT -UL- MALLA