Her real name was, according to some authorities, Rumaylah, and according to others, Sahlah and Maleekah. She was also called Umm Sulaym, which was her kunyah. She was the daughter of Milhaan ibn Haraam, a prominent member of Banu an-Najjaar who were closely associated with the Prophet’s house and family.
Umm Sulaym’s first husband was Malik ibn an-Nadhr. She bore him Anas, the famous companion of the Prophet She embraced Islam at an early period, while her husband remained a disbeliever. After his death, she received a marriage proposal from Abu Talhah, but she refused because he was an idolater. However, when he embraced Islam, she readily consented to marry him. She regarded his acceptance of Islam as her only dowry (mah).
Nowadays Islamic world has changed. Alhamdulillah, current technologies open new way for spreading Islam and sharing the message of Allah to a global world through facilitating of Islamic education. The changes affected the Quran learning process too. Here I describe the benefits of modern ways Quran learning.
The importance of Quran learning is confirmed by the words of the Book of Allah:
“[This is] a Book revealed to you, [O Muhammad] – so let there not be in your breast distress therefrom – that you may warn thereby and as a reminder to the believers.”
Talhah ibn Ubaidillah embraced Islam at about the same time as Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq. He went with Abu Bakr to the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) who laid Islam before him and recited some verses of the Quran. Talhah embraced Islam instantly. In fact, he was one of the ten companions who were given the good news of Paradise by the Prophet and the first eight people to embrace Islam.
Talhah’s family was shocked at the news that their son had embraced Islam. His mother suffered the most. Talhah was a man of noble character. He had qualities of leadership. His mother wanted him to become a leader of his community. She thought all her hopes were shattered, because of Talhah’s acceptance of Islam. She, however, was determined to turn him away from Islam.