By Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq. Islamic tradition praises Asiyah, Mary, Khadijah, and Fatimah as the four women who showed monumental examples of excellence in faith. While Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur’an, the other three are mentioned in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Asiyah was the wife of Pharaoh and she was the one who protected Moses in the palace from the wrath of her furious husband. Mary is the epitome of purity and submission, who was miraculously blessed with Jesus, and she stood firm against all kinds of slanders and accusations. Khadijah was the first believer to the Prophet Muhammad. She spent all her fortune in her husband’s cause, including her life. Fatimah, the Prophet’s daughter, is the person through whom the Prophet’s generation still continues. This book depicts the lives of these four remarkable women in human history. Age 7+. Tughra Books (2012), English, 32 pages.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn Abbas said: "The Messenger of God drew four lines on the ground and said, ‘Do you know what these lines represent? The best among the women of Paradise are Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatima bint Muhammad, Maryam bint Imran, and Asiya bint Muzahim.'"
• Asiya: The daughter of Muzahim, wife of the Pharaoh
• Mary: The virgin mother of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him
• Khadija: The first wife of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him
• Fatima: The fifth child of Prophet Muhammad and Khadija