Muslim women's online learning centre


In Islam, the Sahāba were the companions of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). This form is plural, the singular is Sahābi, which is Arabic for "friend, companion."

Definition of Companion

Anyone who saw Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in his lifetime, believed him as the prophet of Allah, and died as a Muslim will be defined as Companion or Ṣahābi.

The status of Sahaba

It is the common Islamic theory that the status of all the noble sahaba is much higher than that of all other human being except all the prophets. It means, according to Islam, after all the prophets, the companions of prophet are the most respectable human beings.


Sahabiyat means female companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. They are pious and noble women, they sacrificed their lives and wealth for Allah and his beloved prophet ﷺ. They are considered as highest rank among women in Islam.


Awliya Allah or Waliyullah literally means friend of Allah.

Definition of Wali Allah

Wali Allah are the pious people those who obeyed and followed the orders of Allah Almighty and sunnat of beloved Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam in every aspects of their life and finally were pleased and accepted by Allah Almighty.

A Wali is someone who occupies a very close station to Allah and is protected by Allah from major sins and repetition of sins in general, and kept in a state of obedience. It is a very special rank and position of acceptance given by Allah to His beloved servants.

When we call Awliya or Wali Allah, it includes whole Noble Sahaba (the companions of beloved Prophet ﷺ), Tabi'een, Tab al tabi'een, Imams and other Awliya.

However, whenever people speak, they used to call sahaba in their unique name as "Sahaba". Since it is the noble status in Islam. Hence, commonly we say waliyullah for Tabi'een, Tab al tabi'een, Imams and other Awliya.

The status of Awliya

It is the common Islamic theory that the status of all the noble sahaba is much higher than that of all Awliya Allah. Likewise, the status of all Awliya is higher than that of other ordinary people like us.

What is Karamat?

Karamat are the miracles that performed by Awliya with the blessings of Allah Almighty.

It is the belief of Islam that the Prophets have miracles which is called as mu’jizat, among which is included knowledge of the Unseen continually bestowed to them by Allah.

It is also the doctrine of Islam that the Awliya have miracles which is called as karamat, that they received from Allah, among which is “Kashf” (unveiling/perception of the unseen).

The fact that the Awliya have knowledge of the Unseen (and other miraculous abilities) is attested to by the Qur’an and Sunna and the experience of the righteous Muslims throughout the centuries of the history of Islam, and does not constitute, as some misguided Muslims claim, kufr or shirk.

Proof from the Quran

♣ The Wali who was with Sayyidina Sulayman (Alaihissalam) brought him the throne of Bilqis quicker than the blink of an eye. He was characterized as "one who had knowledge of the Book," as Allah stated,

"One with whom was knowledge of the Book said, 'I will bring it to you before your gaze returns to you…" (Al Quran 27:40),

and this is Asif bin Barkhiya (a non-prophet human), the scribe and relative of Prophet Sulayman (Alaihissalam), according to the Tafsir of Ibn ‘Abbas and the majority of commentators.

Proof from the Hadith

♣ Hazrat 'A'ishah (RadhiAllahu Anha) narrated: "When he (Abu bakr) was on his deathbed, my father(Abu bakr) said to me: "Verily, you have two brothers and two sisters." So, I became startled at this, as I only had two brothers and one sister. He referred to his then-pregnant wife, Bint Kharijah, saying: "I see that she is pregnant with a girl," and that turned out to be exactly the case."

(Later his wife gave birth to Umm Kulthum as he said)

Book - Muwatta, Baihaqi

♣ Harith ibn Malik al-Ansari passed by the Prophet ﷺ who asked him, “How are you this morning, O Harith?” and he replied, “This morning I am a true believer in Allah.” The Prophet ﷺ said: “Take care of what you say, for everything has a proof to it, so what is the proof of your belief?” He said: “I have turned myself away from this world by keeping awake at night and staying thirsty by day; and I can almost see the Throne of my Lord in full view before me, and I can see the people of the Garden visiting each other, and the people of the Fire wailing to each other.” The Prophet ﷺ said, “O Harith! You have realized (the truth), therefore cling to it.” Some versions add, “(This is) a believer whose heart Allah has illumined.”

Book - Tabarani in his Mu’jam al-Kabir (3:266 #3367)


♦ Mother of beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

​Seyyada Aminah bint Wahb (RadhiAllahu Anha)

♦ Foster mother of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ​​

Seyyada Halimah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

​​♦ Names of Ummahat ul Momineen

​(Wives of Holy Prophet Muhammad ​ﷺ)

​Hazrat Khadijah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Sauda (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Aishah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Hafsah (Radhiyallaho anha)

Hazrat Zainab bint Khuzaimah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Umm Salamah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Zainab bint Jahsh (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Juwairiah bintul Harith (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Umm Habibah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Safiyyah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Hazrat Maimoonah (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​

♦ Names of daughters of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

​​​​​​​​​​​​Seyyada Zainab (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Seyyada Ruqayyah (RadhiAllahu Anha)​

Seyyada Umm Kulthum (RadhiAllahu Anha) ​

​Seyyada Fatima (RadhiAllahu Anha)

​​♦ Other Female Sahabiyat Names

Asma bint Abu Bakr (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Bareerah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Busrah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Fariah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Jumaimah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Kadshah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Khansa (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Khansa Bint-e-Amr (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Khaula (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Nusaiybah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Rakheelah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Sumaiyah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Thubaytah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Umm Sulaym (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Umm warqah (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Umm-e-hani (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​

♦ Female Wali Allah Names​ 

Rabia Al Adawiyya Al Basri (RadhiAllahu Anha)

Nafeesathul Misriya (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​​

Rayhanatul Habashiya (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​​

Maimoonathul Badawiya (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​​

Shawanatul Bisriya (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​​

Fathima Nishapuri (RadhiAllahu Anha)​​​​

English Section  →  Islamic Women Leaders