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The Sahabiyyah Asmaa bint Yazeed

August 18, 2012

أن أسماء بنت يزيد بن السكن بنت عم معاذ بن جبل قتلت يوم اليرموك تسعة من الروم بعمود فسطاط

الراوي:مهاجرالمحدث:الشوكاني المصدر:در السحابة الصفحة أو الرقم:476 خلاصة حكم المحدث:إسناده رجاله ثقات

Asmaa bint Yazeed ibn as-Sakan was the daughter of the uncle of Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (her cousin). She killed on the Day of al-Yarmouk nine Romans with an iron spike from a tent.”

Imam ash-Shawkaanee said about the above narration that the men in its chain of narrators are trustworthy in Daru as-Sahaabah


أن أسماء بنت يزيد الأنصارية شهدت اليرموك مع الناس ؛ فقتلت سبعة من الروم بعمود فسطاط ظلتها

الراوي:مهاجر الأنصاريالمحدث:الألباني المصدر:الرد المفحمالصفحة أو الرقم:154 خلاصة حكم المحدث:إسناده حسن

Asmaa bint Yazeed al-Ansariyyah was present at (the battle of) al-Yarmouk with the people. She killed seven Romans with an iron spike from her tent.”

Shaikh Albaanee said about the above narration that its chain of narrators was hasan (good) in ar-Radd al-Mafham

(the following from: )


أسماء بنت يزيد بن السّكن بن رافع بن امرئ القيس الأنصاريّة الأوسيّة ثمّ الأشهليّة ، قال أبو علي بن السّكن : هي بنت عمّ معاذ بن جبل ،و كانت تكنّى أمّ سلمة ، و كانت يقال لها : ” خطيبة النّساء ، روت عن رسول الله صلّى الله عليه و سلّم عدّة أحاديث ، و قال عبد بنُ حميد : أمّ سلمة الأنصاريّة هي أسماء بنت يزيد بن السّكن ، شهدت اليرموك و قَتلت يومئذٍ تسعةً من الرّوم بعمود فسطاطها و عاشت بعد ذلك دهر


(Al-Haafith Ibn Hajar mentioned):

Asmaa bint Yazeed ibn as-Sakan bin Raafi’ ibn Imra’ al Qays, al Ansariyyah, al-Awsawiyyah, al-Ash-haliyyah

Abu Ali ibn as-Sakan said: ‘She was the daughter of the uncle of Mu’aadh bin Jabal (i.e. his cousin) and her kunya was Umm Salamah. She was called ‘Lecturer of the Women’ and a number of hadeeth of the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – are narrated from her.’ Abd ibn Hameed said: ‘Umm Salamah al-Ansariyyah, she was Asmaa bint Yazeed ibn as-Sakan. She was present at the battle of Yarmouk and killed nine of the Romans with the iron spike of a tent. And she lived after that for a time.’”

Mustafa George (in a Gift for the Muslim Female ) said:

…she was well known for her uprightness and strong intellect. She nursed the wounded Muslim fighters during the Battle of al Yarmook and when the fighting became intense, she grabbed an iron spike from her tent and began fighting alongside the Muslim army, killing nine Roman fighters.

Al Hafith Ibn ‘Abdul Bar[2] mentioned concerning her[3]:

It is mentioned that Asma bint al Yazeed approached the Messenger of Allah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) and said:

I am a messenger for a group of females. All of them say a similar statement to mine, and they all are in agreement with my opinion. Indeed Allah has sent you to men and women, and we have believed in you and we follow you. We (females) are responsible for tending to the homes and we are the place where men fulfill their desires, in addition to carrying their children (during pregnancy). But the men are preferred over us due to the merits gained for attending the Friday congregational prayer, attending burial procedures and also fighting in the way of Allah. If they leave their homes, we protect their wealth and we also raise their children. (With this being the case) do we take part in their tremendous reward, oh Messenger of Allah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam)?

Upon hearing this, the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) turned toward his male companions and said:

Have you ever heard a female inquiring about her religion in a better manner than this female?

The companions replied: Indeed we have not, oh Messenger of Allah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam)!

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) then replied to her: Return oh Asma, and inform the group of females that being a good wife to your husband, exerting yourself to please him, and making him pleased with you is equivalent (in reward) to all of what you have mentioned concerning the men!…”


Aishah, The Scholar and Caller

April 7, 2012