We cannot progress without her "One of the most knowledgeable of Allah’s creation with respect to the mastery of Tarbiya/nurturing, the discovery of talent, and the art of greatness-formation is the mother, perhaps only coming second place to prophets.
When one flicks through the pages of our breathtaking Islamic history, it really does seem that in the majority of cases where revivalist and reformers were formed, their greatness can be attributed directly to their mothers.
Consider the companion Zubair Ibnul ‘Awwaam, the very first to unsheathe a sword in defence of the Prophet PBUH, he is but a seed that was planted by his mother, Safiyya Bint ‘AbdilMuttalib and an accurate reflection of her.
Consider the companion ‘Abdullaahi Ibnu Ja’far, the leader of the generous, the noblest of youth amidst the Arabs and the last from the tribe of Haashim to see the Prophet Mohammad PBUH, his father was martyred in the battle of Mu’ta, and so it was his mother – Asmaa Bintu ‘Umais – who carved greatness out of him.
Consider the companion, Mu’aawiya Ibnu Abi Sufyaan, the mastermind of a leader and scribe of the Prophet PBUH. The traits of his mother, Hind Bintu Utbah, were so obvious in him. In fact when he was still a child and she heard someone say: "If he goes on to become a man, he will lead his community.” She responded: "May I lose him if he will only lead his people!” And indeed, he'd end up leading the entire Muslim nation. In fact, when needing to identify himself, he would proclaim: “I am the son of Hind!” Consider Sufyan AthThawri, the “leader of the believers in Hadeeth” who, too, was but a seed which his mother had planted and nurtured. She said to him:
يا بني، اطلُبِ العلم وأنا أكفيك بمغزلي “My son, pursue knowledge and I’ll finance you through my weaving.” Consider ‘AbdurRahman An-Naasir who marched into Al-Andalus during a period of turmoil and chaos, and managed to restore its order, till it became the capital of knowledge, civilisation and enlightenment.... continue on FB
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