The people debate the hadith relating to Umm Waraqah. But none of them understand. If they could taste this fruit, their thirst might be quenched for a moment this jummah. But their debates never break the skin.
Seekers read the narration and wear my garment to the masjid:
The noble Messenger, along with his Companions, would go to visit Umm Waraqah at her home on the day of Friday. When the noble Messenger announced his decision to go to war at Badr, Umm Waraqah humbly requested, “Grant me permission to go to war with you. I will look after the sick and wounded. Maybe Allah (most high) will honour me with martyrdom.” The noble Messenger replied, “Stay at your home. Certainly Allah most high will grant you martyrdom.” For this reason she became known as Shahidah from then on.
She requested permission from the blessed Messenger that if someone could perform the Adhan in her home. Eventually, the noble Messenger appointed an old man as a Mua’dhdhin (caller to the Prayer) for her and also granted Umm Waraqah permission to lead her household in Prayer. Umm Waraqah had already informed her male and female slave that they would go free upon her death. But this slave and slave-girl, during the Caliphate of Umar, by strangling Umm Waraqah martyred her. Thus, in compliance with the prophecy of the noble Messenger, she died as a shahidah in her own home.
What is the Dar of Umm Waraqah? It is the House of the Names. The Prophecy visited her House, and integrated those names, and Prophetic ascent is our possibility. For Prophecy brought the companions to her House in Jummah. Oh, to be amongst his companions, this close to that Jummah!
The Lady of the House leads the House in prayer, because prayer is the gate of the House.
So understand that a person may lead the prayer, man or woman, if they seek the comfort of that Guardian of the House. The good sheikh will reflect the guardian. The good sheikh will be feminized, in this way.
Who is Umm Waraqah? She was indeed “just” a woman at the time of the Reawakening.
Who is Umm Waraqah? A player in our guide’s parables. And the parables, their outer and inner co-garmenting, these fruits are for the Friends of Design.
You who believe, men and women!
Desist in your dispute, lest you mirror the male and female slaves of Umm Waraqah. They indeed gained freedom from the guardian of their house, and so will you may gain divorce from the House of Truth with your debate, if that is what you desire.
Their actions mirrored the original fall, the sexual fall, the fall into manhood and womanhood. Beware, lest your debate mirror that action.
Don’t dwell on your manhood or womanhood, even though this is the nature of our fall.
Look instead to the path of unity. In the path, there can be comfort. Rise, don’t fall, stand behind a good sheikh, one who seeks the comfort of the Guardian of the House!