Monday, 25 July 2016

SHORT ANSWERS - HAZRAT ASMA (RA)

SHORT ANSWERS - HAZRAT ASMA (RA)

2. Answer the following questions.
(i) Who were emigrants and where did they migrate to?
Ans. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and his close companion, Hazrat Abu Bakr Saddique (RA) were the emigrants. They migrated from Makkah to Madina in the year 622 A.D. The preparation of this journey was made at the house of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A.)
(ii) What title was give to Hazrat Amsa (RA) by the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
Ans. Hazrat Asma (RA) rendered useful services for the migration of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and his father Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA) from Makkah to Madina. For her services, she was given the title of "Zatun-Nataqin" by the Holy Prophet (SAW). 
(iii) Why was Abu Jehl furious?
Ans. On the night of migration of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and Hazrat Abu Bark (RA), Abu Jehl headed towards Hazrat Abu Bakr's (RA) home. He asked Hazrat Asma (RA), "Where is your father?" Hazrat Asma replied, "How would I know?" This made Abu Jehl furious.
(iv) What happened when Abu Jehl asked about Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA)?
Ans. When Abu Jehl asked Hazrat Asma (RA) about her father Hazrat Abu Bakr Saddique (RA), she replied how she could know about him. At this Abu Jehl got angry and gave her a slap on her face so hard that her ear-ring fell off but she did not reveal the secret. 
(v) Why was Abu Quhaffa (RA) worried?
Ans. Abu Quhaffa (RA) was worried because he thought that his son, Hazrat Abu Bakr Saddique (RA) had taken all the wealth with him, leaving his children empty-handed and helpless, and had put them in difficulty.
(vi) How did Hazrat Asma (RA) console her grandfather?
Ans. Hazrat Asma's (RA) grandfather was blind. He thought that his son, Hazrat Abu Bark (RA) had taken all the wealth with him. Hazrat Asma (RA) made him place his hand on the pebbles covered with a piece of cloth. He thought that they were jewels. In this way, she consoled her father. 
(vii) Who was Hazrat Abdullah bin Zubair?
Ans. Hazrat Abdullah bin Zubair (RA) was the son of Hazrat Asma (RA) and Hazrat Zubair al-Awwan (RA). He was the nephew of Hazrat Ayesha Saddiqua (RA). He is regarded as the fifth righteous Caliph of Islam who ruled the region from 683 till his death in 692.
(viii) Which incident in the story showed Hazrat Asma's (RA) love and respect for the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
Ans. When Hazrat Asma (RA) got punished by Abu Jehl, she did not give him any clue about the Holy Prophet (SAW). During the night, she conveyed food to the Holy Prophet (SAW) at the risk of her own life. This shows her love and respect for the Holy Prophet. 
(ix) Which incident in the story tells about the generosity of Hazrat Asma (RA)?
Ans. Hazrat Asma (RA) inherited a garden after the death of her sister, Hazrat Ayesha (RA). She sold it and gave away all the money to the poor and the needy. This event shows her generosity. Moreover, nobody returned empty-handed from her doorstep.
(x) What message do you get from the life of Hazrat Asma (RA)?
Ans. Hazrat Asma's (RA) life is a beacon of light for all of us. Her life preaches us the message of generosity, bravery, loyalty and sacrifice. Her life is an epitome of a true Muslim that we should follow to please Allah and His Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).

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