Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: Salamah (may Allah be pleased 
with her), the wet nurse of Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet (peace of and 
blessings of Allah upon him) said, "O Messenger of Allah (saw). You give glad 
tidings to the men and you do not give tidings to the women." He said, "Did 
your female companions put you up to this?" She said, "Yes." The Prophet (saw) 
said: Does it not please one of you that if she is pregnant by her husband and 
he is pleased with her, that she will have the reward equal to one who fasts 
during the day and prays Qiyaam (tahajjud) at night for the sake of Allah. When 
her labor pains (contractions) start, no one in heaven or on earth knows what 
is concealed in her womb nor the delights (and pleasures) that await her. When 
she gives birth, not one drop of milk flows from her nor a (child's) suck, 
except that she will have the reward of 1 hasanah (good deed) for every drop 
and with every suck. If the
 baby keeps her awake at night, she will have the reward of freeing 70 slaves 
for the sake of Allah. O Salaamah, do you know who these women are? They are 
the chaste and righteous women who are obedient to their husbands and not 
ungrateful towards them. (Tabarani , Mu'jam awsat [7/20]; Abu Na'eem, in mu'jam 
Sahaaba no. 7049; Ibn Asaakir in Tareekh Dimashq [43/347])


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