Who was the first woman to die for Islam? ~ Hi all readers! There are many interesting things that we can find when we read history. Some of the interesting things I mean are about economic growth, resistance to arbitrariness, tolerance, brotherhood, goodness, evil, and so on. Likewise, with the history of Islam. The history of Islam did not appear, then grew easily. There are many obstacles that color it.
Of course, I will not explain everything in Islamic history. I don’t have much time and energy to do that. In this article, I will explain one question that often arises in the minds of people who want to understand Islamic history as a whole, and Islamic history during the time of the Prophet Muhammad in particular. The question I mean is about “who was the first woman to die for Islam?“
Sumayyah: the First Woman to Die for Islam
Maybe the question above (Who was the first woman to die for Islam?) looks very strange because, in general, women are one of the types of people who are strictly forbidden to be killed in the history of Islamic warfare. But this question will become very natural if we know that in the Mecca period when the Prophet Muhammad taught Islam in Mecca before he moved to Medina, there were a lot of Muslims who were tortured because they converted to Islam. That is why the Prophet Muhammad ordered the Muslims to move to Habasyah (Ethiopia) for the second time.
One of the Muslims who was tortured by the enemies of Islam was Sumayyah. She, her husband (Yassir), and her child (Ammar bin Yassir) are some of the Muslims who are willing to endure torture in order to defend their belief in Islam. Islamic historical data that I found explains, that Abu Jahl stabbed a sharp object into Sumayyah’s anus so that she died.
So, the first people who died for Islam were women. She is Sumayyah who died because he was murdered so viciously. She is one of the female heroes of Islam. May Allah always have mercy on her.
Readers all! That is a brief explanation of who was the first woman to die for Islam. Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!
I think that’s all for this article. May be useful. Amen!
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