Dr. A jadeeda’s work systematically rebuilds the life and career of Khadija,
Aisha, Zaynab, Ummu Aiman and Fatima the representatives of the
eminent female Sahaba who were best associates, family builders and social
leaders of Prophet Muhammad’s time. As an author Dr. Jadeeda has done
justice to the five female personalities who participated in the shaping of the
philosophic foundation and religious formulation of the prophatic Mission.
The sources for the author to trace these biographical accounts are the Holy
Quran, the corpus of biographical literature and the Hadiths left by Imam
Muslim and Imam Bukhari and others.
The lucid style and clear expression and the narrative talents of the author
are commendable. In perceiving women, Prophet Muhammad(570-632C.E)
stands out among all the apostles and Prophets. He found women endearing
and supportive. He treated them as more than equals; he never hesitated to
proclaim to the world the indebtedness that he owed to them. As the pure
life spring of the desert he exemplified human qualities while championing