Daily Archives: December 10, 2010

One Woman (Hadith No. 88)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no. 87 is a repeat. Read it here.

You know it’s said that Islam goes against the rights of women? That it doesn’t give them freedom of speech and expression? And the famous issue of ‘half witness’ (testimony of one woman is not accepted, two are needed). Well, it’s true. I won’t be going into the details. But here, I’m presenting an exception. That one woman CAN be enough to witness in exceptional situations..

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 88:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Mulaika:

‘Uqba bin Al-Harith said that he had married the daughter of Abi Ihab bin ‘Aziz. Later on a woman came to him and said, “I have suckled (nursed) Uqba and the woman whom he married (his wife) at my breast.” ‘Uqba said to her, “Neither I knew that you have suckled (nursed) me nor did you tell me.” Then he rode over to see Allah’s Apostle at Medina, and asked him about it. Allah’s Apostle said, “How can you keep her as a wife when it has been said (that she is your foster-sister)?” Then Uqba divorced her, and she married another man.

It was one woman. Prophet (SAW) believed her and not ‘Uqbah. Get it? ;)

Wassalam.

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