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A fabrication about Roses/Rose-Water

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I have heard that diabetes can be cured by drinking rose water based on the fact that the rose plant was developed as a result of the sweat of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

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Composure of a Sahabiyyah at the time of calamity

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Please comment on the authenticity of this narration:

The son of Ummu Khallad (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) was martyred. When she heard about it she came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) 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.”

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Sayyidah Ummu Habibah’s (radiyallahu’anha) first husband

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I would like to ask the name of the first husband of Sayyidah Ummu Habibah (radiyallahu ‘anha) because in some places he is mentioned as ‘Ubaydullah ibn Jahsh while in other places (in Mishkat) it is mentioned as ‘Abdullah ibn Jahsh

 

Answer

The correct one is ‘Ubaydullah ibn Jahsh. What appears in Mishkat has been declared a mistake by the commentators. Especially since the source that Mishkat cites for the narration in question mentions him as ‘Ubaydullah, and not ‘Abdullah.

Refer: Mirqat, Hadith: 3208, At-Ta’liqus sabih, vol.4 pg.61 and Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2100)

 

Further, the biographers of the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) have also mentioned ‘Ubaydullah ibn Jahsh to be her husband prior to her marrying Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).

(Al-Isti’ab, vol.4 pg.304-305 & Al-Isabah, vol.4 pg.305 no.431)

 

Notes:

  1. Misspelling like this [from ‘Ubaydullah to ‘Abdullah and vice-versa] is a common occurrence.
  2. Her first husband, ‘Ubaydullah left Islam and died a Christian while they were in Abyssinia. Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) married her thereafter.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar