“It is easier to face the Romans than our woman!”
O you who run from a constant women
Who has both beauty and virtue;
And leave her to the infidel,
The hated and evil infidel, to posses,
Disgrace and ruin!
“You are not our husbands if you can not save us from the infidels!”
“May Allah curse those who run from the enemy!”
These were the words with which the muslim women met the soldiers, their husbands, sons, brothers, fathers when they retreated from the battlefield of al-Yarmuk to reorganize them selfs and find new strenght for the battle. O and how they found it, and how fast! Indeed, the man of the Muslim army, were truly man, fearless, righteous, they only feared Allah, and everything they did was to gain Allah’s Pleasure with them, they were martyrdom seekers and well known and feared amongst the enemys. They were man of pride and glory. Man of high-ranked reputation….
…. now facing this kind of assaultes!
First they were welcomed with a shower of stones, after which women ren to the men and struck horse and rider with tent poles. And who was the first muslim horseman to feel the anger of a fury muslimah? Abu Sufyan! And from no body less but his own wife, Hind, may Allah forgive them both. She struck the neck of his horse with a tent pole and shouted: “Where to, o son of Harb?! Return to battle and show your courage so that you may be forgiven your sins against the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa Sallam)!”
Wallahi, these women knew, what to say, when and how. These women knew how to act and react, how to remind and inspire, ….. where to strike!
Other men faced the same lovely temper, and they all returned to the battlefields now yet more outraged at the enemy.
One of the Muslims confided to his comrades: “It is easier to face the Romans than our woman!”
One of those glorious women was “Asma’ Bint Yazid Bin As-Sakan, the cousin of Muadh Bin Jabal, may Allah be pleased with them both.
It was said about her in Siyar A’lam An-Nubala’ [2/297], that she was, “From the Mujahidat who gave Bay’ah to the Prophet, salAllahu alayhi wa Sallam, and she killed nine Romans on the day of Al-Yarmuk with a pole from her tent.” “(The Role of the Women in Fighting the Enemys, by Shaykh Yusuf al-Uyayri, rahimahullah)
Stones and tent poles! Imagine what these women’s spirit would attain today with guns, RPG-s, hand granates..etc.
Indeed the strength is not in the body, it’s in the heart! The heart that truly beats ‘La illahe illAllah, Muhammedun Rasulullah!’