The 5 Most Influential Women in Islamic History

Many influential women are recorded in the history of Islam. They are considered to have a great influence because they can form understanding, then contribute to the overall growth of Islam, even today.

The nature instilled by these women in islamic history is the love of faith, courage, and intelligence. Here are five inspiring and highly influential women in the development of Islamic teachings.

1. Khadijah bint Khuwailid

Khadija was the wife of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Among other female figures, Khadijah has a strong and independent nature in all aspects of life. In addition, Khadija has a very inspiring nature for most Muslims in the world.

Khadija was born into a highly respected family. His father Khuwailid gave his daughter a proper education so that Khadija became a wealthy businessman in his day.

Before marriage, Khadijah had hired the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam in his place of business. After that Khadijah decided to become the Prophet’s wife by using the intermediary Nafisah bint Munyah. Nafisah then conveyed to Abu Talib, the Prophet’s uncle.

Through all the good qualities of Khadijah, Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam decided to accept Khadijah’s wishes and they married.

2. Fatimah, Women in Islamic History

Fatimah was the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam and Khadijah. Fatimah has a meek and kind nature. He also has a very high intelligence. The intelligence was born from his father, the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu laihi wa sallam.

Prophet Muhammad Shallalahu alaihi wa sallam taught Fatimah many things, including reality in Islam. Therefore, Fatimah became a very intelligent and faithful person. He is very devoted to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.

Fatimah with her father Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam had a very close and loving relationship. Until one day the Prophet Muhammad was pelted with dirt by the Quraysh, Fatimah faithfully cleansed her father’s body.

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3. Zainab, Women in Islamic History

Zainab was the daughter of Fatimah and Ali ibn Abu Talib. Zainab is also known as a woman who is intelligent in analyzing the meaning of logic and language science.

Besides, she is a strong woman. Zainab experienced various turmoils of life, among them during the terrible Battle of Karbala. Zainab inspires millions of people in her devotion to family and faith.

After his mother’s death, Zainab and his brothers Hassan and Hussain were forced to defend themselves and their families in the midst of the fighting that broke out after the death of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

Zainab was asked to enter the line to go to Damascus. He then gave a sermon about the resistance and oppression experienced.

Zainab saw the death of all loved family members, and she remained steadfast in facing her future life. He also still spread the teachings of Islam to all the ummah based on what has been learned from his outs, especially from the prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s grandfather.

4. Hafshah bint Umar

Hafshah bint Umar was one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Hafshah had immense beauty and fear of her beliefs.

Hafsa had a husband named Khunais ibn Hubhaifa who died. After that Hafsah married the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. The Prophet married Hafshah because he was requested by Umar ibn Khaththab Radhiyallahu anhu.

Umar saw the constant sadness that Hafsah experienced after her husband died.

After marrying the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam, Hafsa memorized the entire contents of the Holy Qur’an which was still an oral and unwritten text.

Thanks to the memorization of the Qur’an, Hafshah was able to inspire many people, especially women. Then the Qur’an began to be produced in written form, and arguably Hafshah is a pioneer of the Qur’an to be easy to learn.

5. Aisha bint Abu Bakr

Aisha bint Abu Bakr was also one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Aisha became the Prophet’s wife after Khadijah died.

Aisha became a teacher and taught in many schools. He teaches because he has extensive knowledge. He also had a very large role in the history of Islamic education. Intelligence in Islamic education, Aisha got from her father, Abu Bakr.

In the early years of Islamic civilization, Aisha included the ranks of Muslim intellectuals, in addition to Ali ibn Abi Talib, Abdullah bin Abbas, and Abdullah bin Umar.

Aisha became a teaching figure for many people until now. He taught a lot about the discipline of science, such as jurispruding and the science of Qur’anic interpretation.

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