Shaykh Yasir Qadhi now delves into the discussion of the second wife of the Prophet ﷺ – Sawda Bint Zam’ah RA.
Sawda RA was a Qurayshi and she belonged to the tribe of Banu Abid Ibn Luayy. She was initially married to a man named As Sakran Ibn Amr who was the brother of the famous Suhail Ibn Amr. The union of this marriage resulted in a son named, Abdullah.
Sawda bint Zam’a was among the first women to migrate to Abyssinia. She was a bulky lady with a slow gait. She was married to the Prophet ﷺ in the month of Ramadan in the 10th year of Dawah.
How did this alliance or marriage come to be? It came about by the matchmaking of Khawlah Bint Hakim RA. To unravel the whole story behind this, please listen intently to the lecture.
Sawda RA was a blessed lady who was later on admired by Aisha RA in terms of maturity and wisdom and she also had a great sense of humour which is evident from the incident narrated by the Prophet ﷺ.
After the Battle of Badr, when Sawda RA saw Suhail Ibn Amr tied up in her house as a prisoner, she blurted out in a moment of lapse a dialogue that was a shocker. What was it that she said? And what was the response of the Prophet ﷺ to her at the time? Do listen.
Sawda was the one who was involved in the legislation of the Hijab. And it is through her only that we also derive the Fiqh of one of the aspects of hajj which is the Fiqh of Muzdalifa.
After the death of the Prophet ﷺ, Sawda RA lived a simple, frugal and worship engrossed life. She died during the Khilafat of Muawiyah.
Series by Yasir Qadhi
- 10 Deeds to Jannah
- Ask Shaykh YQ
- Dua The Weapon of The Believer
- Fiqh of Marriage
- Fiqh of Worship
- Kitab At-Tawheed
- Lives Of The Sahaba
- Mothers of the Believers
- Ramadan 2014 - Tafsir Surah Al-Fatiha
- Ramadan 2015 - Quranic Gems
- Ramadan 2019 - Quranic Duas
- Tafseer Surah Al Kahf
- Tafsir of Surah Yusuf
- The Book of Du'a From Sahih Al-Bukhari
- The Day of Judgement
- The Life in The Barzakh
- The Message of The Quran
- Towards Understanding Surah Yusuf
- Understanding The Traditions of The Signs of Judgement Day
- Ramadan 2016 - Beautiful Names Of Allah
- Ramadan 2017 - Pearls From The Quran
- The Branches of Faith
About Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University. Currently he is teaching at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.