Said, "I went to the Messenger of Allaah [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], with the women who took an oath of allegiance with him in Islam. They said, Messenger of Allaah! We take a pledge with you not to associate anything with Allaah, not to steal, not to commit adultery, not to kill our children, nor to produce any lie that we have devised between our hands and feet, and not to disobey you in what is known.
The Messenger of Allah, [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, In what you can do and are able. " Umayma continued, "They said, Allaah and His Messenger are more merciful to us than ourselves. Come, let us give our hands to you, Messenger of Allaah! The Messenger of Allaah, [peace and blessings of Allaah], said, I do not shake hands with women. My word to a hundred women is like my word to one woman. " [Muwatta]
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