Sayyidah Zinnirah Ar Rumiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) and the miracle of her eyesight

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Is this incident suitable to quote?

When Zinnirah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was being tortured by the Mushrikun so that she would renounce her Islam, her eyesight was taken away. So, the Mushrikun said: “Lat and ‘Uzza [names of their idols] took away her eyesight!” So, she said: “Never, by Allah!” So, her eyesight was returned.



Sayyidah Zinnirah Ar Rumiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was the freed slave of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu). She was among those who were severely tortured during the early days of Islam. The Muhaddithun have also stated other variations/pronunciations of her name.

The incident in question is suitable to quote. It is recorded by many Muhaddithun and widely quoted by many Biographers of Sahabah and Historians.

(Refer: At Tabaqatul Kubra of Ibn Sa’d, vol. 8 pg. 201, Al Mu’talif Wal Mukhtalif of Daraqutni, vol. 2 pg. 1143, Ma’rifatus Sahabah of Abu Nu’aym, vol. 3 pg. 3346, Dalailun Nubuwwah of Bayhaqi, vol. 2 pg. 283, Tarikhul Islam of Dhahabi, vol. 2 pg. 601, Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 26 pg. 176, Al Isti’ab, vol. 4 pg. 406, Usdul Ghabah, vol. 7 pg. 124, Al Isabah, vol. 13 pg. 413 and Hayatus Sahabah, vol. 4 pg. 364)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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