Author: Muhammad Ali Qutb
Translator: Abdur Rafi Adewale Imam
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House
About the Book: Women entering the fold of Islam played an enviable prominent role, side by side their counterparts, in shaping and developing the Muslim society as a model from the onset, emancipating humanity, men and women, from the shackles of deep-rooted ignorance. Women in Islam have a very special place, status, and dignity that is unknown to mankind before or after.
The life sketches of the early female believers, in this book, stand as a beacon and outstanding models for the so-called “weaker sex” and call for the revival of the pristine, lofty, high position of women in the society once again.
The women in this book are listed in categories, such as “Mothers of the Prophet”, “Wives of the Prophet”, “The Prophet’s Daughters”, and many more categories.
Some women included in this book are:
Aminah Bint WahbHaleema as-Sa’diyah
Fatiman bint Asad
Khadeedjah bint Khuwaylid
Zaynab bint Khuzaymah
Safiyyah bint Huyy ibn Akhtab
Umm HabeebahUmm Salamah
Juwayriyah bint al-Harith
Umm Hani and Nab’ah
Asma’ bint Abu Bakr
Safiyah bint ‘Abdul-Muttalib
Asmaa’ bint Umays
Naseebah bint Ka’b
Umm Haram bint Milhan
Fatimah bint al-Khattab
And last but definitely not least; Fatimah az-Zahrah
Read this book. Live the lives of these great women as they lived them around the prophet. You will tell the tales to your friends and families. But mostly, you will never forget them.