Arabic text of the Hadith regarding the composure of a Sahabiyyah at the time of calamity


Can you provide the Arabic text of this Hadith?

The son of Ummu Khallad (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) was martyred. When she heard about it she came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to enquire about his position and reward. Despite being afflicted by the great tragedy of losing her son, her face was still covered with a niqab (veil/purdah).

A Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was quite astonished by this [level of composure] and he remarked: “You have come to enquire about your son [who was martyred] yet you [are so composed that you] have still covered your face [in this tragic moment]?”

She replied: “I may have lost my son, but I have not lost my modesty.”



The Arabic text of the complete Hadith is as follows:

عن عبد الخبير بن ثابت بن قيس بن شماس عن أبيه عن جده، قال: جاءت امرأة إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقال لها أم خلاد وهي منتقبة، تسأل عن ابنها، وهو مقتول، فقال لها بعض أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: جئت تسألين عن ابنك وأنت منتقبة؟ فقالت: إن أرزأ ابني فلن أرزأ حيائي، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ابنك له أجر شهيدين، قالت: ولم ذاك يا رسول الله؟ قال: لأنه قتله أهل الكتاب

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2480. See here)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar