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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad - Paradigm of Leadership - Sukayna bint al-Hussein Radhi'Allahu Anha

 Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad - Paradigm of Leadership - Sukayna bint al-Hussein Radhi'Allahu Anha

The life of Sayyida Sukayna bint al-Hussain shows us that the people in the time of the Prophet’s ﷺ successors were diverse; and it was a time of hope, a time of happiness in the face of very considerable, sometimes excruciating adversity, and a time essentially of the embrace of life and of its brighter aspects.

This talk was delivered on January 25, 2020 at Cambridge Muslim College

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Sayyida Sukayna bint al-Husayn (117 AH, Madinah)

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"Sayyida Sukayna was a blessed daughter of our master Imām Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī ibn Abī-Ṭālib and Lady Rabāb, may Allāh be pleased with them all, and a princess of the family of the Prophet ṣall-Allāhu ʿalaihi wa-sallam.

She was granddaughter of our master Imām ʿAlī and our mistress Lady Fāṭima Zuhrā, and a great-granddaughter of the Lord of the Prophets ṣall-Allāhu ʿalaihi wa-sallam.

Her birth name was Amīna, but her mother gave her the title Sukayna and that became her name afterwards. Later, the pronunciation of the name changed to Sakīna which is more popular today than the original Sukayna.

She was the best of the noble ladies of her time, the most beautiful among them, the most elegant, and the nicest in mannerism.

Her beauty was unparalleled in the women of Arabia, to the extent that people would often exemplify a beautiful woman by saying that she had “the forehead of Sukayna.”

She was the best poet of her age. The great poets of Quraysh used to learn from her.

In her childhood, she was engaged with her cousin ʿAbdu’llāh ibn Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī. However, he received martyrdom before marrying her.

She accompanied her father and family to Karbalā in 61 AH, where most of her male family members were martyred by the Yazīdian tyrants. She witnessed this calamity at a young age and lost her brothers, cousins, uncles and her blessed father Imām Ḥusayn."

"She had inherited all the virtues and qualities of her ancestors. She faced extreme hardships throughout her life but faced them with patience and forbearance. Her generosity was a manifestation of her noble grandparents. One day, many poets had gathered at the door of her house, including the well known Jarīr and Farazdaq. She ordered her maid to give away one million dirhams to them.

She lived most of her life in Madīnah. The journey of her life ended in the month of Rabīʿ al-Awwal 117 AH in Madīnah according to the strongest opinion of historians. Her body was scented with thirty dīnārs worth of perfume. Her funeral prayer was led by Shaybah ibn Naṣṣāḥ, and she was buried in the Baqīʿ cemetery."

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