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"Omm A'mmârah, this man has wounded thy son." Nasybah says: 'I struck the leg of that infidel with my sabre so that he fell, whereat the apostle of Allah laughed so heartily that his teeth became visible. He said: "Thou hast had thy revenge," and after the idolater had departed to the regions of hell, he exclaimed: "Thanks be to God, who has caused thee to vanquish thy foe!" It is related of the above-mentioned A'bdullah that he said: 'At the time when my mother was fighting around his lordship the refuge of prophecy-u. w. b.-she received a blow which made her blood flow abundantly. Therefore his lordship shouted to me: "Aid thy mother!" He also said: "May God bless you! You are of my family. Verily thou art better than such and such a one of my family. May God have mercy on thee!" (Let it not remain hidden that Nasybah had A'bdullah by Zayd B. A'assum, who had been her husband before A'dhar.) My mother said: "O apostle of God, pray that in paradise I may be one of thy companions." Accordingly his lordship raised his blessed hands in supplication, and uttered the words: "O God, make them my companions in paradise." My mother said: "After that I cared for no calamity which might befall me.""


It is said that Nasybah was present also in the battle of Yamamah, and it is recorded of her that she said: On the day of Yamamah I came to the battle-field with the intention to fight. My son was also present with me, and when the army of Moseylâmah the liar was put to flight by the army of Islam, and had taken refuge in the "garden of death," which had before been called the "garden of the merciful," the Musalmans pursued them, and a fearful struggle took place at the door of the garden, where Abu Dujjanah the Anssari attained martyrdom. At last, however, the banner of Khaled B. Alwolyd, who was the commander of the army, had been uplifted, and the professors of Islam threw themselves into the garden. I joined those happy warriors, and united with them in searching for Moseylâmah, but suddenly one of these miserable fellows


struck me with his sword, which severed my hand from my body. I swear by God that I returned to the battle in spite of that wound, and saw him killed after a short while, my son A'bdullah standing near his head, and cleaning his sabre from his blood. On that occasion I offered my prostrations of thankfulness to God, and engaged in curing my wounds.' Some historians narrate that during the Khalifate of Fârûq a fine robe was brought into the assembly, and that those who were present said: 'O Amir, give this robe to Ssafyah, the spouse of thy son, for she is a new bride.' O'mar replied: 'I shall send this dress to one who deserves it more than any other lady.' Then he despatched the garment to Omm A'mmârah, and said to the company present in that assembly: On the day of Ohod, when the army of Islâm had been dispersed, his holy and prophetic lordship had been slightly wounded, but Satan exclaimed: "Muhammad has been killed!" Therefore the Musalmâns were confused, and ran helterskelter to Madinah, where the same news had spread, and the people, being terrified, were inclined to commit suicide. Some, however, went to Ohod, and the first man who recognised his lordship on the way was Ka'b B. Mâlek, who relates this interview as follows: "The eyes of his lordship were shining like stars, and I exclaimed: 'O ye Anssår! this is the apostle of God sound and safe.' But the prophet beckoned to me to be silent." Wâqidi relates that the prophet had put his cuirass on Ka'b, and that of Ka'b on himself. Ka'b fought valiantly, and received seventeen wounds.

When the companions knew that the apostle was alive. they gathered around him from all sides. He proceeded to the pass of Ohod, and wished them to go to the mountain. A big stone was, however, in the way, to which he was unable to climb on account of fatigue. Accordingly Ttolhah sat down, and his lordship, placing his blessed foot on his back, stepped up to the rock, and said that Ttolhah had a claim to paradise.

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