Hadith on Women: The Prophet would have women participate in the defense of Islam

May 13, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would go into battle with Umm Sulaim and other women with her from the Ansar and they would give water and tend to the wounded.

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1575

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَغْزُو بِأُمِّ سُلَيْمٍ وَنِسْوَةٍ مَعَهَا مِنْ الْأَنْصَارِ يَسْقِينَ الْمَاءَ وَيُدَاوِينَ الْجَرْحَى

1575 سنن الترمذي كتاب السير عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم باب ما جاء في خروج النساء في الحرب

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ