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PA glorifies mother who celebrated 4 sons' deaths

Sheikh Yusuf Jum’ah Salameh, PA Minister of Waqf (Islamic Trust), in the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, honors woman who celebrated the death of her four sons, as "a great woman":
     “Al-Khansa, this noble woman… The day she lost her brother Sakhr [before she adopted Islam] she began crying and shouting in anguish... [But] when Allah filled her heart to accept Islam, and faith filled her heart, things changed. She sent her four sons, her flesh and blood, into battle, to Qadisiyah [near Iraq] as a service to this religion. When she heard that they had attained Shahadah (Martyrdom for Allah), she said, ‘Praise Allah, who honored me with their deaths. I pray to Allah that I will join them in Paradise...’
This is the great woman. This is the noble woman. See how Islam changed her behavior and her poetry?”

Note: Al-Khansa - an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century) famous and honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers.
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