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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab’s Son Marries A Milkmaid

One night, Caliph Umar as usual went in disguise with his companion Ibn Abbas to see the condition of the people. They strolled from one quarter to another. At last they came to a colony where poor people lived.

While passing by a small house, the Caliph heard a whispering talk within. The mother was telling her daughter that the amount of milk fetched by her for sale that day was very little. She told her that when she was young, and used to sell milk, she always mixed water with milk, and that led to considerable profit. She advised her daughter to do the same.

The girl said, “You adulterated milk, when you were not a Muslim. Now that we are Muslims, we cannot adulterate milk.” The mother said that Islam did not stand in the way of adulteration of milk. The daughter said, “Have you forgotten the Caliph’s order? He wants that the milk should not be adulterated.” The mother said, “But the Caliph has forgotten us. We are so poor, what else should we do but adulterate milk in order win bread?” The daughter said “Such a bread would not be lawful, and as a Muslim I would not do anything which is against the orders of the Caliph, and whereby other Muslims are deceived.”

The mother said, “But there is neither the Caliph nor any of his officers here to see what we do. Daughter you are still a child. Go to bed now and tomorrow I will myself mix the milk with water for you.” The girl refused to fall in with the plan of her mother. She said, “Caliph may or may not be here, but his order must be obeyed. My conscience is my Caliph. You may escape the notice of the Caliph and his officers, but how can we escape the notice of Allah and our own conscience.” Thereupon the mother remained quiet. The lamp was extinguished and the mother and the daughter went to sleep.

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The Mother Of Aboo ‘Aasim (122-212H) Was Just 12yrs Old!

Aboo ‘Aasim was born in 122H – and his mother was twelve years old at the time!

Those who he narrated from include: Imaam Maalik, Sufyaan amongst others.

Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree (And Aboo ‘Aasim was the most senior and most excellent of his shaykhs), Ishaaq Ibn raahawaih, ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee, Imam Ahmad, Adh-Dhuhlee, amongst others.

Imaam Bukhaaree said:

“I heard Aboo ‘Aasim say, ‘Since I have known backbiting to be forbidden, I have never backbitten anyone.’ “

Aboo ‘Aasim said:

“Whoever seeks hadeeth has sought the highest of affairs, so he must be the best of the people.

He never narrated except from memory, he died on the 14th of Dhul Hijjah 212H

[Siyaar A’laamun Nubulaa, Vol. 9, Pp. 480-485]

Hisham Ibn ‘Abdul Malik (133-227) Narrated From 70 Women

Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik was born in 133H.

Those He Narrates From, And Those Who Narrate From Him:

Those he narrated from include: Imaam Maalik, Imam Layth, amongst others.

Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree, Aboo Daawood, Ishaaq Ibn Raahawaih, Adh-Dhuhlee, Aboo Haatim, amongst others.

What The Scholars Have Said About Him:

Imaam Ahmad said:

“Abdul Waleed (Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik) is precise.”

He also said about him:

“Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik is the shaykh of Islaam today. Today I do not give precedence to any of the narrators of hadeeth over him.”

Aboo Zur’ah said about him:

“He reached half of Islaam, and he was an Imaam in his time, having great standing with the people.”

He Narrated From Seventy Women!

Ahmad Ibn ‘Abdullaah Al-’Ijlee said:

“Abdul Waleed (Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik) was a reliable and sound narrator of hadeeth in Basrah. He narrated from seventy women, and students used to travel to him after (the death of) Aboo Daawood At-Tayaaleesee.”

He died in 227H, may Allaah have mercy upon him.

[Siyaar A’laamun Nubulaa, vol. 10, Pp. 341-347]