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Born in 580 AD, Hind was also known as Umm Salamah and was very active in social matters, being at the forefront of many battles to help soldiers and the wounded. She was also very eloquent and had the gift of being able to speak and write beautifully and so recorded her many travels and experiences. ADD REFERENCE
Umm Salamah was knowledgeable about religious matters, and married the Prophet Muhammad later in her life. She narrated no less than 387 hadiths and issued many fatwas. ADD REFERENCE
Particularly after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, her scholarship became even more important and many people, men as well as woman, flocked to her house to ask her religious opinion.
She issued fatwas on topics such as salah (prayer), hijab (covering), janaaza (burial) and fasting. ADD REFERENCE She had many students and placed great emphasis on teaching women though she taught both men and women.
Read more about the female Islamic scholars of Al Muhaddithat.