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Safiyyah bint ‘Abdul Muttalib & Safiyyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab

There are two prominent 'Safiyyah" in Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. life, “Safiyyah binti Abdul Muttalib’’ was a companion and aunt of  the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) while "Safiyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab" was one of the wives of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. She was, along with all other wives of Muhammad, titled Umm-ul-Mu'mineen or the "Mother of Believers". 

1. Safiyyah binti Abdul Muttalib

A resolute and fearless woman. The first woman to kill a polytheist fighting in the path of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala. She gave birth to and raised the first person to unsheathe his sword for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, Zubair ibn al ‘Awwam radiya Llahu ‘anhu. A blessed woman of strong character, Safiyyah bint ‘Abdul Muttalib al Hashimiyyah al Qurashiyyah radiya Llahu ‘anha. The paternal aunt of Rasulullah S.A.W and the full sister of Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib radiya Llahu ‘anhu. The only aunt of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who embraced Islam and migrated to Madinah. Truly Safiyyah is a unique example for the Muslim woman. True to herself, resolute, brave, intelligent, and fearless. No amount of difficulties would shake her resolve. 

2. Safiyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab

As the wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Safiyah played an important role in the personal life of the Prophet (sallallahu 'alyhi wa sallam) and in the course of his calling people to Islaam. She was a woman of outstanding qualities, from a noble lineage, and the beauty which her family was famed for had reached its pinnacle in her features. It was this beauty that kindled the sentiments of possessiveness in the other wives of Rasulullah S.A.W



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Assalammualaikum wrt wbt. 

Greetings and welcome to all new students and welcome back all residents to IIUM Gombak & Mahallah Safiyyah. This year is a year with full of challenges and adaptation of new norms. At Mahallah, we are thrilled and looking forward to your engagement in an exciting educational journey of discovery.

Whether you are a returning or new students, we hope you find unlimited opportunities to enjoy campus life by learning, exploring and engaging together in our Mahallah programme. Together we can promote a better role of Muslim Ummah.

Be respectful, observe amanah and ihsan towards each other. These core values Insyaallah allow us to enjoy a sustainable living and learning environment where we can all pursue our dreams to the highest potential.

We hope everyone can strive to be a balanced, comprehensive and holistic students in achieving success in intellectual and spiritual excellence.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Suzilawati Rabe 
Principal of Mahallah Safiyyah,
International Islamic University Malaysia