Good Deeds Challenge #15

A dear, dear friend of mine wrote this challenge and sent it to me. I thought it was beautiful: “Here’s an idea for the blog. Encouraging each other to be a strong supporter of our spouses and have the intimate relationship of Rasul (saw) and Khadijah (RA) . The girls sang this nasheed during the Walimah and it was beautiful, MASHALLAH.

Going through Islamic history, we so often read about all the “huge” events that have defined Islam, we tend to skip over the seemingly insignificant ones.

Zamilooni means “Hold Me”- just thinking back to when the Prophet SAW first received revelation– the emotions that must have been going through his heart and mind- the first person that we went to, the person to comfort him, understand him, help him make sense of it all, was his beloved wife, Khadija. He ran to her asking her to Hold Him & Cover Him- and she did. She was the pillar of strength in one of the most defining moments of history. She was there for him, she supported him, she believed in him, she encouraged him… The relationship between them is a shining example for all of us….”

Make du’a for this sister and her family, for all of us to succeed in this challenge, and for a renewed commitment to our roles as the “garments” of our spouses (and if you are not married yet, ponder what this will mean in your impending marriage, insha’ALLAH).

He stepped inside his home, and he overwhelmed with fear
An angel came with words from God, things were still unclear
Saying read – read, but he couldn’t read, then amazing words he heard
A trembling deep inside his heart, confused by what had occurred
There was only one who could comfort him
And help him see the light
To ease his fears, to reassure
It was khadijah, his wife…

He said Zamilooni, Zamilooni, Dathirooni, Dathirooni, (Envelop me, Embrace me)
A mighty task has come before me…
I need you here with me…
By my side…

She was a woman of nobility, successful in all her trade
Many wealthy men had asked for her, she had turned them all away
But when she saw Muhammad, a shining moon, may peace be on his soul
He was a light for her – so right for her – her life will now be whole

But she had never seen him so distressed, as he was there that day
She would comfort him, and hold him tight, and chase his doubts away


We look for stories of love, in places dark and cold
When we have a guiding light, for the whole world to behold
But were so selfish in our ways, and to the ones we hold so close
Our own pleasure and happiness is what we value most

But she sacrificed all her wealth and everything she had
And he honored her, and gave her faith,
when the times were bad, when times were bad…

Now years have passed, times had changed,
since khadijah breathed her last.
Message of the one true God,
was spreading far and vast

But then he came across some jewelry,
that khajidah once had worn
His eyes began to swell with tears,
his heart again began to mourn

Cause she was there for him, when times were rough,
and his enimies were cruel
Was the first believer, so keen and eager, to comfort al-Rasool


Mawlaya salli wa sallim da’iman abada
‘Ala habibika khayril khalqi kullihimi
(O my Leader, send your salutations and blessings forever
Upon Your Beloved, the best of the whole of creation)


~ by deedschallenge on May 30, 2008.

One Response to “Good Deeds Challenge #15”

  1. AsSalaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh, jazaakillahukhayran for the last two posts, they have been just what I needed during the past two weeks. Masha’Allah so beautiful,so touching and so true! May Allah bless you and all contributors with the Jannatul Firdaws, amin.
    Wa Salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

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