The daughter of Amr ibn Harith and the wife of Rawaha ibn Abdul Aziz Sulma, Tumadir (ra) was named so because of her extremely white complexion. She is also known as “Khansa” because of her flat and short nose. It was a title given to her by Rasoolullah (sa).
At a time, when the Muslim girls have confusions about career choices, Rufaida Ansaria’s story can be an inspiration. She is the first Muslim nurse, who practiced nursing long before Florence Nightingale stepped up.