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Whenever we recall the incident of the Prophet's migration from Makkah to Medinah, we remember those people who opened their hearts and their homes to welcome the beloved Prophet, (peace be upon him). They rushed altogether to show their  generosity and warm hospitality towards him, and competed in the areas of virtues  out of their belief in what the Prophet (peace be upon him) came with, and seeking Allah's satisfaction.

Among those people was a great mother of a great Companion.  She was a woman with many qualities of righteousness and steadfastness, asceticism and worship, and one of those people who supported the Prophet (peace be upon him).

She is Al-Nawwar, the daughter of Malik bin Sermah bin Malik bin Uday bin Amer bin Ghanam bin Uday bin Annajjar. She got married to Thabit bin Al-dhahak, with whom she gave birth to Zaid and Yazeed. After he died, she got married to Amara bin Hazm and gave birth to Malik.

The first gift sent to the Prophet (peace be upon him) when he settled in the house of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari after the emigration was a bowl of food brought by Zaid, sent by his mother Al-Nawwar (may Allah be pleased with her).

Zaid tells us the story of this gift, saying: "The first gift sent to the Messenger of Allah in the house of Abu Ayoub was a bowl of bread dipped in fat and milk, sent by my mother to him. I put it in his hands and said: O Messenger of Allah, My mother sent this bowl (to you). The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: May Allah bless you and your mother"[1].

Al-Nawwar was one of the righteous women who were blessed by Allah with a good memory; Whenever she hears the revealed verses, she quickly memorizes them by heart and then recites them to her son Zaid. She was keen to raise her sons in accordance to the guidance of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Indeed, she reaped what she sow; Her son Zaid Bin Thabit became among the handful of Companions who memorized the Qur’an as it was being revealed. He also became the Mufti of Madinah. In the era of Abu Bakr, he was given the task of collecting the Qur’an and compiling it into a book (Mushaf).

Along with her love for the Qur'an, Al-Nawwar, may Allah be pleased with her, was eager to memorize the Prophetic hadiths. She narrated some hadiths from the Prophet (peace be upon him) and from the Mothers of the Believers.

Al-Nawwar's house was the highest of all the houses around the Prophet’s mosque at Madinah. Bilal used to make a call to the morning(Fajr) prayer from it.[2]

[1] Al-Sirah Al-Halabiyah 2/277.

[2]  Sunan Abi Dawud 519


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