Mothers of the Maʿṣūmīn 14
About this project
Sharing the background of the pious individuals who had the honor of becoming the mothers of the Maʿṣūmīn in a way that is inspiring for young women.
Drawing on morals of the story for the reader both directly and indirectly
Ability to write in a way that the scene is set for the reader of the political and social landscape of the time
Immerse the reader in an engaging and creative way into the historical story.
Time commitment: 1-5rs/week
All required software provided
Background-how a North African slave girl reached Madinah and married the 7th Imam.
From a remote area of Sudan, little Najma/Tokhtum was one of the small girls forced to embark on a difficult journey with her family
The family and most of Sudan was suffering from extreme poverty and had a plague going on
They hailed from an extremely poor area where human trafficking was rampant. The trafickers would trick them, bribe them/kidnap them and then transport them to far off regions and eventually sell them. Sometimes the king/head of the tribe would sell people or people themselves would even sell themself because they would prefer to get food/better quality of life and they felt it was better for them to be violated than die of starvation.
Najma khatoon was a small child when her family (because of poverty) were either kidnapped or bribed with the promise for a better life.
Along the way she is separated from different members of her family as the journey progresses through Africa, towards Arabia.
Majority of the members of her family were sold in Saudi Arabia, as the Arabs were rich and could afford the luxuries.
The system of Human Trafficking at the time:
bribed/kidnapped the africans-sometimes entire families
Started on a journey towards more affluent lands (Arabia)
Sold some people along the way at auctions
Rented out the rest for day time jobs/part time house work/farm work/cleaning/ mazdoori while the group of traffickers waited in huts to proceed towards a certain place.
Hence families were split across many continents at times-possibly never to reunite again.
By the time Najma Khatoun eventually reached Saudi Arabia she was possibly 7 or 8 and completely famished. 3-4 years had passed since she started the journey and barely anyone from her family remained with her.
Najma Khatoun was too small to be sold-no one was interested in buying her because she was so small no one thought she would be useful.
Najma Khatoun sees a dream
One night Najma Khatoun saw dream that the next morning she should be ready to leave as the noble prophet wanted to come and take her…
the one who wants to sell her was confused why no one wants to buy her because he was even affected by her akhlaq…but she was thin and weak.
He was praising her left and right but still no one
He was tired and puzzled
6 imam bought her and she was so happy…
At that time after ten they would rape
Imams would walk around and buy and free slaves..kaffara of fasting buying and freeing slaves…
So he bought her her purity etc.
See all potentials in her haya iffat the moment she saw the imama she bacame to cry she had see the prophets face and this was familiari
Imam saw her and her love
Imama bought and freed
Where should i go and told her i saw a dream
Imam brought her to his wife and gave her to hamideh
Plan of imam to bear the light of imamah.
Eight imam was born and was dark too and from her flesh and blood but this black lady that people
She was in africa she travelled all these hardship and imama buys her Allah trusted on her to continue the light of imamah.
Kaanat ummi min afsali nisaaina
How she is afzaliyat not because she was mother of imam she earned that.
Short story for adults about first part of her life, until she was under the wing of Hamideh Khatun.