|Nationality||Middle East, originally from Europe|
Zunairah al-Rumiya (Arabic: زنيرة الرومية, Zaneerah the Roman) (other transliterations include Zaneera, Zannirah, Zanira or in some sources Zinnirah) was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. She was among the slaves freed by Abu Bakr.
She was amongst the first to embrace Islam in Mecca. After her conversion, she was asked to renounce her new religion but remained steadfast. When Abu Jahl knew of her conversion, he beat her.
After being manumitted, Zunairah lost her eyesight. The Quraysh claimed, "Al-lāt and Al-‘Uzzá are the ones that have taken away her sight." But she replied, "No, by the house of Allah, you are lying. Al-Lat and Al-Uzza can neither harm nor heal and they have not afflicted me. This is from Allah."
- http://www.reviewofreligions.org/4203/the-life-character-of-the-seal-of-the-prophetssaw-part-9, .
- Muhammad ibn Saad. Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir vol. 8. Translated by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Madina, pp. 180-181. London: Ta-Ha Publishers.
- Muhammad ibn Ishaq. Sirat Rasul Allah. Translated by Guillaume, A. (1955). The Life of Muhammad, p. 144. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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