Abu Dawud Book 6, Hadith Number 2293.

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Narated By Furay’ah, daughter of Malik ibn Sinan : Zaynab, daughter of Ka’b ibn Ujrah narrated that Furay’ah daughter of Malik ibn Sinan, told her that she came to the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) and asked him whether she could return to her people, Banu Khidrah, for her husband went out seeking his slaves who ran away. When they met him at al-Qudum, they murdered him.

So I asked the Apostle of Allah (PBUH): “Should I return to my people, for he did not leave any dwelling house of his own and maintenance for me?

She said: The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) replied: Yes. She said: I came out, and when I was in the apartment or in the mosque, he called for me, or he commanded (someone to call me) and, therefore, I was called.

He said: what did you say? So I repeated my story which I had already mentioned about my husband. Thereupon he said: Stay in your house till the term lapses. She said:

So I passed my waiting period in it (her house) for four months and ten days. When Uthman ibn Affan became caliph, he sent for me and asked me about that; so I informed him, and he followed it and decided cases accordingly.