Did you know ? She was among the 1st seven people to accept Islam.
1.Abu Bakr Siddique 2.Ali bin Abi Talib 3.Khadijah 4.Zaid bin Harithah 5.Sumayyah bint Khabat 6.Ammar bin Yasir 7.Bilal bin Abi Rabah Belonged to rich & noble families. As a result, the Quraish could not persecute them. Belonged to poor & were mostly slaves. As a result, the Quraish tortured & persecute them, without fear.
Was a slave of Abu Huthaifa. Among one of the greatest women Sahabiat. [i.e. the most honourable near Allah is the most pious (49:13)] Given good news of Paradise, by Prophet 1 st Martyr of Islam. Her Status
Problems faced… Sumayya & her family were subjected to worst forms of torture possible, at the hands of Quraish. Abu Jahal punished her severely, but her constant refusal to leave Islam, enraged him. So, he martyred Sumayya Later, Yasir bin Aamir, was also martyred.
Good News… Prophet would often speak about the family of Yasir in the highest terms of praise. Paradise. Protection & safety from Hell-Fire. People of Ibn Sumayyah would always stand by the right & just.
In the Quran… This family sacrificed their lives, all in order to earn the Pleasure of Allah. Its about such people that Allah says…
Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. [9:111] Indeed, They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah ? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.