Halima Sadia (RA) was the foster mother of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who was hired to feed and to skilled Prophet ﷺ about the Arabic particulars. It was accustomed to the people of Makkah to put their infants in the care of Bedouin women who would educate them for a couple of years in the desert. The people of Makkah believed that the pristine, rocky desert environment would make their children robust and tough. Also, a childhood among the Bedouins skilled that the children would learn the purest form of the Arabic linguistic spoken all over Arabia.
Abdul Mutlib the grandfather of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was looking for one such Bedouin women who would serve as a nurse in the desert. Some women from Banu Sa’d agreed to offer their services but as Abdul Mutlib accepted their offer they rejected when they came to know that baby is fatherless. Because they felt that the family of the fatherless child would not be able to reward them handsomely.
That day Halima bint Abu Dhuwayb came to Makkah she saw Abdul Mutlib with an infant in his arms and took pity on the child who had been rejected by the other women to take him in the desert. Halima (RA) and her husband offered the infant to take the desert. The spot is witnessed where the Prophet ﷺ brought up. You must visit if you have planned to visit the Makkah through family umrah packages 2020 in order to perform the minor pilgrimage.
Halima (RA) and her husband felt their lives changed the moment meanwhile they took Muhammad ﷺ home. They set off to Makkah on a delicate female donkey that could barely keep up with their caravan. On the return, as Halima rode with the Prophet ﷺ in her arms, the same animal moved so fast that it left the caravan behind.
During the staying Prophet While Muhammad ﷺ with Halima’s family, the home flooded with blessings. Halima (RA) herself narrated that she brought Muhammad to her home during starvation. Her she-camel even had not a drop of milk and her own baby would cry the whole night out of hunger. But as they took the Prophet ﷺ things started to change. Not only her she-camel had filled with milk but also her breasts burst with milk so that both Muhammad and her own child drank their fill of milk and fell fast asleep. The goats of their family would return from grazing with their stomachs full of grass and their udders bursting with milk. Her family got plenty of milk during those days when there was impossible to get the milk during those days. Then a strange event happened after two years when they had to return Prophet ﷺ to his real family.
In the wake of this mystic occasion, Muhammad ﷺ was passed back to Makkah, where for the next two years he brought up under his real mother’s care. Halima (RA) died in 8 AH and is buried in Jannat Baqi in Madinah. Her grave is opulently visited from the devotees. If you gain umrah package December 2020 then you should visit the grave of Halima Sadia (RA) who devoted her life for our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Anas bin Malik (RA) reported that one day as Muhammad was playing with some children near the home of Halima house, Jibrael (AS) appeared and made Muhammad lie down. He then opened up the boy’s chest, took out his heart, and removed a piece of meat from it, saying:” This is the portion of Satan in you.” Then he put the heart of Prophet ﷺ in a golden tray filled with Zamzam water, washed it and replaced it in his chest. Anas (RA) added that he saw the mark on the Prophet’s (ﷺ) chest where it had been stitched back together.