|Posted by Falsehoodgo on December 23, 2016 at 12:55 PM|
Her early life
Sumayya bint khayyat was a slave of Abu Hudhayfa ibn al-Mughira. She got married to yassir, one of the immigrants to Makka. Because he was an immigrant, Yassir had the feeling of alienation. Theretore, he resorted to Abu hudhayfa seeking sponsorship. Abu Hudhayfa in turn gave him his female servant, Sumayya in marriage. They soon gave birth to 'Ammâr and' Ubaidellah. When 'Ammâr grew up, he knew about the new faith, he embraced Islam after a long period of meditation. He went home to clarify what he heard from the Prophet (pbuh) to his parents. At once, Yassir and Sumayya embraced Islam.
Her trial & death
Banu Makhzum knew that Yassir, Sumayya and' Ammar accepted Islam. So, they put them into severe torture to make them abandon Islam. They started to take them all to the burning desert of Makka, where they tortured them severely. However, Sumayya maintained a firm stance. The Prophet (pbuh) used to go where they were tortured, commending their fortitude and heroism by saying, "Keep patient, Yassir's family. Verily, your meeting place will be in Paradise. "Upon hearing the Prophet's (pbuh) saying, Sumayya proudly recited, "I testify that you are the Messenger of Allah and that your promise is truthful." She did not bother about death so long as it was in the cause of Allah. Verily she tasted the sweetness of belief and witnessed Allah's reward by the eyes of her. Although her husband, Yâssir passed away before her eyes, the tyrant atheists failed to convert her. Eventually, Abu Jahl stabbed her with his spear to be the first female martyr in Islam. May Allah have mercy on Sumayya the symbol of sacrifice and courage!
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