Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Marriage of Aisha & Prophet Muhammad

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) married her when she was 6 years old, and consummated the marriage with her when she was 9, and she stayed with him for nine years (till his death).
She said the women "blessed me and wished me good luck and said: May you have share in good. They washed my head and embellished me and nothing frightened me. Allah's Messenger [Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)] came there in the morning and I was entrusted to him." [Muslim 8:3309] [Bukhari 7:62:64]

Khawlah bint Hakeem (رضي الله عنها) was the wife of Uthman ibn Maz'oon and it was she who originally suggested that Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) should offer his daughter Aisha for marriage to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم). The suggestion to marry Aisha was a predicament for Abu Bakr, for the 6 year old Aisha was already engaged to a non-Muslim, Jubayr ibn Mut'im. It would have been socially unacceptable for Abu Bakr to have broken the engagement. However, by the will of Allah, the engagement was repudiated by the potential groom’s family on account of their own disbelief in Islam, enabling Aisha (رضي الله عنها) to be engaged to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم).

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) later told Aisha: "You have been shown to me in (my) dreams on three nights. An angel was carrying you in a silken cloth and said to me: 'This is your wife.' And when I uncovered it; behold, it was you. I then said: 'If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.'" [Muslim 31:5977]

JEALOUSY, JEALOUSY & MORE JEALOUSY

• Umm Salamah / Safiyyah

Umm Salamah (رضي الله عنها) sent a meal she had prepared to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) (her husband).
When Aisha came she - in her jealousy and anger -  flipped the dish over!
The claims of the opponents thus tremendously contradict her behaviour.
As Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "I never saw any woman who made food like Safiyyah (رضي الله عنها),
I could not keep myself (due to jealousy),
I broke the vessel as I became angry."
[Sunan an-Nasa'i 3955, 3956, 3957] [Dawud 23:3561]
And as Aisha shattered the dish into pieces,
slander against the mercy to mankind is shattered into further pieces.
Notice this was not a one-off moment;
her jealousy and anger was a thing most constant!
Tell me then, if what you say is true, why her feelings have ceased to be relevant?
Or do push this [fact] away to a place ever so distant
because you realize it does not favour your argument?
You seek new ways to tarnish his image and Prophet-hood.
Is this situation (of Aisha's strong emotions heavily expressed) alone not enough to clear away all falsehood?

• Safiyyah

Once Aisha criticized Safiyyah, out of jealousy:
"O Messenger of Allah (Muhammad), have you noticed how short Safiyyah is?"
He (صلى الله عليه و سلم) replied: "You have said a word (so bad) that if it were mixed into the sea,
it would pollute the entire sea." [Dawud 41:4857] [Tirmidhi 2502, hasan sahih]
Keep in mind her continuous jealousy and anger,
before you start aiming your finger. (︺︹︺)
Know, to you now, those hate-filled criticisms should be credible no longer,
as these proofs of her love keep growing stronger and stronger. ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

• Zaynab bint Jahsh

Her feelings for the Prophet were so strong that...
...even a Quranic verse was revealed! (⊙.⊙(☉_☉)⊙.⊙)
So allow me to unveil what the haters have concealed.
The Prophet loved sweet edible things and honey. [Bukhari 7:71:586]
Aisha said the Prophet used to spend time with his wife Zaynab bint Jahsh
where he drank honey at her house.
Jealousy would be inevitable as Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was also his spouse.
And so, yes - you've guessed it! As a result of jealousy,
Aisha made the Prophet forbid himself from consuming honey!
Can you imagine how much Aisha loved the Prophet?
She disliked him spending too much time there (i.e. with Zaynab)
and wanted him to spend more time here (i.e. with Aisha)
This is the reality, most clear.
She played a trick on him consequently,
saying: Hafsa and I agreed secretly
to say to him: "I notice that you have an odour 
of the Maghafir (a bad-smelling gum)."
They did so and the Prophet replied: "No, rather
I drank honey at the house of Zaynab bint Jahsh,
but I will never do it again.
I have taken an oath."
This is the truth the slanderers loathe!
Why would they bury this away if they were truthful? ^( '-' )^
The following Quranic verse was sent,
as a result of this event:
"O Prophet! Why do you forbid (for yourself)
that which Allah has made lawful...
If you both (Aisha & Hafsa) turn in repentance to Allah..." (Quran 66:1-4)
[Bukhari 6:60:434] [Muslim 9:3496] [Sunan an-Nasa'i 3958]
The behaviour and actions of his beloved wife Aisha speak volumes,
when she forbade him from dining on his favourite food
because of the extended amount of time he spent with his wife Zaynab.
This is the reality so come along with me to see how it blooms. 

When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) stayed in Aisha's house,
he put his arms around Zaynab (his other spouse).
Aisha, being enviously annoyed at this, said: "She's Zaynab."
She was unhappy about him touching Zaynab, on her night.
Thereupon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) withdrew his hand.
And from this, both (Aisha & Zaynab) started to have a (verbal) fight. 
Abu Bakr (Aisha's father) later spoke to her with stern words, saying:
"Do you behave like this?" [Muslim 8:3450]


• Hafsah bint Umar

Once the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) visited his wife Hafsa, 
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "He stayed with her more than usual.
I got jealous and asked the reason for that."
The reason for this was that the Prophet was given honey for drinking.
She said: "We will play a trick on him (to prevent him delaying)." (◐.̃◐)
Thus more proof this love was true and mutual.
[Bukhari 7:63:193] [Bukhari 9:86:102] [Muslim 9: 3497]

_______¶¶  On one occasion the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) went on a journey.
____█████  And both his wives (Aisha & Hafsa) went along.
___███████  What happened during this travel is the key
__████████  that will unlock the truth, thus calling Aisha a "victim" or a "target"  
_______████  will break through as utterly wrong!
_______███  As we come to know where Aisha's heart and desires truly belong.
______▐██  Hafsa wished to change camels with Aisha so she said to her:
_____▐███  "Why don't you ride on my camel tonight and I ride yours?"
____▐███  Aisha replied: "Yes, (I agree)."
____████_______████  "And then the Prophet came towards Aisha's camel
____████______██████  on which Hafsa was riding.
____▐████____███████  He greeted Hafsa and then proceeded
_____████████████████  (beside her) till they dismounted.
_____▐████████████████  Thus Aisha missed (the company of the Prophet).
_____█████████████████  And when they sat down, Aisha felt jealous.
______███████████████ So one now, about this event, ponders!
______▐████████████████  Because the truth from the lie profoundly differs!
_______▀████▀______▀█████  Dear readers! Truth or falsehood, which do you prefer?
________▐███_________▐█████  "At night, the Prophet would ride his camel
________▐███__________▐████  beside Aisha and talk with her."
_________███___________▐███  Aisha missed her husband since Hafsa took her place.
_________███____________▀██  Please inform me: What kind of "victim"
_________███_____________██  misses the presence of the "victimizer"?
_________███_____________██  This is the reality of the marriage manifest in front of your face.
_________██_____________██  The reality those fabricators try so desperately to efface!
________▄██___________▄██  [Muslim 31:5991] [Bukhari 7:62:138]

• Khadijah

I have mentioned Umm Salamah, Safiyyah, Zaynab bint Jahsh and Hafsa
and now it's time for the best woman of her nation: Khadija (رضي الله عنها)!  [Bukhari 4:55:642]
The Prophet's age was 25 and his first marriage was with her.
She, being a twice widowed lady, was at the age of 40.
This was a monogamous marriage that lasted more than 20 years up until her death.
The jealousy Aisha felt towards a woman who was no longer alive, O where do I start?!
Even after Khadija's death, her love was deeply embedded in the Prophet's heart.
Aisha told the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم): "(You treat Khadija in such a way)
as if there is no woman on earth except Khadija." [Bukhari 5:58:166]
Aisha mentions when Khadija's sister came to the Prophet,
you see, the Prophet began to be overwhelmed with emotions,
when he noticed her mannerism was similar to that of Khadija's.
And so he was overcome with grief as he remembered.
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "This made me feel jealous, so I said:
What do you miss so much about an old women of Quraish,
one who had red gums and is long dead?" [Muslim 31:5976]
Do you see continuously how Aisha, to her strong feelings, succumbs?
As she starts disparaging, commenting on Khadija's 'red gums', 
insinuating that her teeth had fallen out, leaving only her red gums to be seen.
Aisha's own words: "I never felt so jealous of any woman
as I did of Khadija, even though she had died, 
I heard the Prophet mentioning her too often." [Bukhari 8:73:33]
Anas said: "When the Prophet was given something, he used to say:
'Take it to so-and-so. She was a friend of Khadija's.
Take it to the house of so-and-so. She loved Khadija.'"
[Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 117:232]



PRAISED THE PROPHET


• When the Prophet Passed Away


How did Aisha (رضي الله عنها) behave and feel at the time of the Prophet's death?
Before the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) took his last breath,
Aisha said the Prophet was "leaning against my chest."
You be the judge now, what does the following suggest?
Prayers were recited for Allah to protect the Prophet from all evils when he became sick,
Chapter 113 (Surah Al-Falaq) and Chapter 114 (Surah An-Nas) of the Quran, to be specific.
She said: "I started (praying) asking Allah to protect him from all evils." [Bukhari 5:59:732]
This is the truth of this marriage, dear reader, being unraveled.
For certainly, the truth, in the end, always prevails!
What can be more romantic and perfect than spending the last moments of your life
with your most beloved wife? [Bukhari 5:57:14]
At the time (of the Prophet's death) Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was 18-19 years old.
And how Aisha felt about this moment, I cannot withhold:
"It was one of the favours/blessings of Allah towards me
that the Prophet expired in my house
while he was leaning against my chest." [Bukhari 5:59:730]
This clearly settles all disputes to rest;
After-all, she considered the Prophet's last moments with her as a blessing!
Is this saying from her very own lips something you are still going to be dismissing? (◑.◑)




• Where Did Aisha Want To Be Buried?

When the 2nd Khalifah (Caliph) of Islam, Umar ibn Al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه), was at his time of death, he had wished to be buried next to the Prophet:

Umar said to (his son) Abdullah: "Go to Aisha and say: 'Umar is paying his salutation to you.' But don't say: 'The chief of the believers,' because today I am not the chief of the believers.' And say: 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab asks the permission to be buried with his two companions (i.e. the Prophet and Abu Bakr).'" Abdullah greeted Aisha and asked for the permission for entering, and then entered to her and found her sitting and weeping. He said to her: "Umar ibn Al-Khattab is paying his salutations to you, and asks the permission to be buried with his two companions." She said: "I had the idea of having this place for myself, but today I prefer Umar to myself." When he returned it was said (to Umar): "Abdullah ibn Umar has come." Umar said: "Make me sit up." Somebody supported him against his body and Umar asked (Abdullah): "What news do you have?" He said: "O chief of the believers! It is as you wish. She has given the permission." Umar said: "Praise be to Allah, there was nothing more important to me than this. So when I die, take me, and greet Aisha and say: 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab asks the permission (to be buried with the Prophet ), and if she gives the permission, bury me there, and if she refuses, then take me to the grave-yard of the Muslims.'" [Bukhari 5:57:50]

Aisha, at the age of 32, said this. She wanted to be buried next to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and her father, Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه).

• Aisha explained to the Prophet how special she was to him

Narrated Aisha: "I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Suppose you landed in a valley where there is a tree of which something has been eaten and then you found trees of which nothing has been eaten, of which tree would you let your camel graze?' He said, '(I will let my camel graze) of the one of which nothing has been eaten before.'" (The sub-narrator added: "Aisha meant that Allah's Apostle had not married a virgin besides herself.") [Bukhari 7:62:14]

• Compliments

Another time Aisha was asked how the Prophet prayed in the month of Ramadan.
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "He used to offer 4 rakat (units), let alone their beauty,
and then 4 rakat (units), let alone their beauty. [Bukhari 4:56:769]
Twice she described the beauty of the Prophet Muhammad's prayer.
Bear witness to these evidences as they build weightier and weightier.
Does someone who dislikes another praise the other with emphasis and repetition?
No, rather, this gives you an indication towards her love and admiration.
Aisha described the shine of the Prophet's hair in another occasion. [Bukhari 7:72:800]
And another time, she was praising how he smelt. [Bukhari 7:72:812]
His shining hair, his beautiful scent.
Look how she described her husband:
"The Prophet once entered upon me in a very happy mood, with his features glittering with joy." [Bukhari 8:80:761]
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) disliked her husband feeling troubled. [Bukhari 5:59:562]
She even wished to please the Prophet by giving him gifts. [Bukhari 3:47:748]
So how could you let all these truths escape from your midst?

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "The Messenger of Allah came to me and saw me wearing silver rings, whereupon he asked: 'What is this, Aisha?'
I replied: 'I made them to adorn myself for you, O Messenger of Allah.'"
[Narrated by Abu Dawud in his Sunan with a strong chain (Zakat), Daraqutni in his Sunan, and Bayhaqi in his Sunan (4:140)]

Prophet Joseph (Yusuf) is considered to be an extremely handsome man in Islam.
Joseph (Yusuf) (عليه السلام) was given "half of all beauty." [Muslim 1:309]
Aisha said: "The women of Egypt cut their fingers when they saw Yusuf.*
However, if they had seen my Muhammad then they would have cut open their hearts." 

* 'Aziz's wife invited some ladies to a banquet where at the end of the dinner she gave each lady a knife and asked them to cut the fruits. At the same time she asked Yusuf (Joseph) to come out before them. They were bewitched by the beauty and countenance of Yusuf that each of them cut her hand (or fingers) with the knife instead of cutting the fruit each was holding. "So when she heard of their scheming, she sent for them and prepared for them a banquet and gave each one of them a knife and said [to Joseph], "Come out before them." And when they saw him, they greatly admired him and cut their hands and said, "Perfect is Allah ! This is not a man; this is none but a noble angel." (Quran 12:31)

HAPPY MARRIAGE


Plenty more moments with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) she did enjoy.
Even though, this Happy Marriage, you ever so eagerly want to destroy.

• Laughter

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "The Messenger of Allah used to kiss certain of his wives when fasting," and then she laughed. [Malik 18.5.14] (ɔ˘ ³(ˆ◡ˆc)

• More Laughter

"Abu Bakr (Aisha's father) came and heard Aisha raising her voice over the Prophet's.
Abu Bakr got hold of her.
The Prophet intervened and prevented him from hitting his daughter.
When Abu Bakr left, the Prophet consoled her saying: 'Did you see how I saved you from him?'
After a while, Abu Bakr returned and saw the Prophet joking and laughing with Aisha. <(' .' )>
Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) said: 'O Messenger of Allah, allow me to share in your peace just as you have allowed me to share in your conflict.'" [Ahmad, graded as hasan (good)]

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) narrated:
"The Prophet kissed one of his wives and left for prayer
without making wudu (ablution)."
A man said: "Who else could it have been except you?"
Then she smiled. 
[Jami' at-Tirmidhi, Volume 1, Chapter 62, Tradition No. 86]

"The Prophet, Aisha and Sawdah were sitting together and chatting. Aisha cooked a special dish and offered it to the Sawda but she declined. Aisha was a lively young person and threatened to force feed Sauda. And when she continued to remain serious, she actually splashed it all over her face!" ['Great Women of Islam' by Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar]

• Extreme Trust

"Al-Amin" (The Trustworthy) was one of the names the Prophet was known by.
Come ahead and see how Aisha had in her beloved husband extreme trust.
Do note that with trust, respect, admiration, comfort and love are all a must.
Watch then how this truth crumples all those lies to dust:
Two old women told Aisha: "The dead are punished in their graves."
And with their saying, let's see how Aisha behaves:
"I thought they were telling a lie and did not believe them...
...in the beginning."
So what made Aisha change her mind from rejecting to believing?
She told Prophet Muhammad about what these women were saying.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: "They told the truth." [Bukhari 8:75:377]

• Honour and Respect

When there was an argument with people about a piece of land,
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "Avoid the land, for the Prophet said:
Any person who takes even a span of land unjustly (will get punishment)." [Bukhari  4:54:417]
Notice how Aisha lives by her husbands teachings and wisdom.
This can only happen if she honoured and respected him.

Another example:
Alqama reported that Aisha came to a child and removed its pillow and found a straight razor under his head. She asked about the razor and they said, "We put it there against the jinn. She took the razor, threw it away and forbade them to use it. She said that the Messenger of Allah disliked and hated seeing bad omens in things. She forbade doing that. [Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 410:912]

• Peace and Harmony


Aisha said: "I used to comb the hair of Allah's Messenger while I was having the menses." ['Why the Prophet Muhammad married more than one' by Ahmad Muhammad El Howfy, ph.D, pg. 51]

• Comforter


Aisha said, "The Messenger of Allah entered upon me as I was crying." He said, "And what makes you cry." She said, "O Messenger of Allah, I remembered the Dajjal and I cried." The Messenger of Allah said, "If the Dajjal comes out while I am alive, then I will be enough for you (against) him. And if he comes out after me, then indeed, your Lord is not one-eyed. The Dajjal will issue forth from the Jews of Asbahan until he arrives at Madinah. He will descend beside it, and at that time it will have seven gates, and at each of its mountain-passes there will be two angels (blocking the entry of the Dajjal). Its evil inhabitants (i.e. hypocrites) will come out to him (while the righteous inhabitants remain in Madinah). Then he will go to Ash-Sham, to the city of Palestine, to the door Lud. Jesus son of Mary will descend and kill him. Jesus will remain on the earth for 40 years - a just Imam and a fair ruler." (Ahmad) [Book of The End: Great Trials and Tribulations, p. 118]

• Choice

No rape or force!
All his wives had free choice,
to stay or to divorce.

This choice was given by Aisha's own voice:
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "The Prophet gave us the option
(to remain with him or to be divorced)
and we selected Allah and His Prophet.
So, giving us that option." [Bukhari 7:63:188]

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said to her: I am going to mention to you something
but you should not hasten (to give your reply) unless you consult your parents.
And then he recited what Allah says:
"O Prophet (Muhammad)! Say to your wives:
If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, then come!
I will make a provision for you and set you free in a handsome manner (divorce).
But if you desire Allah and His Messenger, and the home of the Hereafter,
then verily, Allah has prepared for good-doers amongst you an enormous reward."
(Quran 33:28-29)

On that Aisha (رضي الله عنها) 
said to him:
"Then why should I consult my parents? Verily, I choose Allah,
His Messenger (Muhammad) and the Home of the Hereafter." [Bukhari 6:60:308]

No abuse or torture:
Narrated Aisha:
"The Prophet never hit a woman." [سنن أبي داود]
Are you going to shove her very own words into a corner?
He (صلى الله عليه و سلم) even told Fatimah bint Qays to avoid marrying a woman-beater. [Muslim 9:3526]



• Aisha's Love For The Prophet

"By Allah, I love to be near you,
and I love what makes you happy."
- The words of Aisha (رضي الله عنها to her husband.

• Prophet's Love For Aisha

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) once asked his daughter, Fatimah  (رضي الله عنها):
"Do you love what I love?"
Fatimah replied: "Yes."
Then the Prophet  (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:
"Then love this woman (i.e. Aisha)."
[Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 252:559]

Amr ibn Al-'Aas (رضي الله عنه) asked the Prophet:
"Who amongst people is dearest to you?"
He replied: "Aisha."
Amr said: "Who amongst men?"
He said: "Her father," 
and he said: "And who next?"
He said: "Umar." [Muslim 31:5876]

So not only did the Prophet  (صلى الله عليه و سلم) say that he loved Aisha  (رضي الله عنها) the most but when asked who was dearest to him amongst the men, the Prophet didn’t say "Abu Bakr" (رضي الله عنه); rather he said "her father."

The Prophet  (صلى الله عليه و سلم) gave Aisha (رضي الله عنها) a nickname by calling her Aish:
Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:
"Aish! Jibril (Angel Gabriel) sends you greetings."
She said: "And peace be upon him and the mercy of Allah."
She remarked: "He sees what I do not see."
[Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 366:827]

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) also said:
"Many amongst men reached (the level of) perfection
but none amongst the women reached this level except
Asiya [Pharaoh’s wife] and Mary [the daughter of Imran]
and the superiority of Aisha to other women is like
the superiority of Tharid (i.e. a meat and bread dish) to other meals." [Bukhari 4:55:623]


DEFENDED THE PROPHET & HIS RELIGION

• About Liars Spreading Corruption

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) defended the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and his Religion.
So let this be, to all doubters, a brimming lesson!
Aisha said: "Whoever says Muhammad concealed part of the revelation,
is a liar, for Allah says: "O Messenger, announce what has been
revealed to you from your Lord." (Quran 5:67) [Bukhari 6:60:136]
Her defensive demeanour should most certainly not be ignored!
The Prophet was not a liar that he would conceal the truth (given to him by his Lord).

She disliked those who falsely attributed things to the Prophet and to Islam,
thus showing how much she adored the Prophet, through all her support!
Aisha was asked: "O Mother! Did Prophet Muhammad see his Lord?"
Aisha replied: "What you have said makes my hair stand on end!
Whoever tells you that Muhammad saw his Lord, is a liar." 
Then she recited: "No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision." (Quran 6:103) [Bukhari 6:60:378]

• About Verbal Abusers

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "A group of Jews entered upon the Prophet and said:
"As-Samu-Alaykum (Death be upon you)."
Now does the following response fit the argument of "she was molested"?
Aisha was enraged and said to them: "Wa-Alaykum As-Samu wal-la'n
(>'o')> (But death and the curse of Allah be upon you!)." <('o'<)
The Prophet said: "O Aisha! Be calm, Allah is kind and lenient
and likes that one should be kind and lenient in all matters.
Whenever gentleness is part of something it makes it beautiful
and whenever harshness is part of something it makes it ugly."
[Bukhari 8:73:53, 9:84:61] [Muslim 26:5386, 5388]
Reality and falsehood both seem to be painting entirely different pictures!

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was attacked verbally.
So if what you say is true, then why did she get so angry?
And opposed their saying, asking Allah to curse them?
Why did she so impatiently defend the Prophet against their mockery?
O those who speak against the Prophet, your soul for the truth, is ever so hungry!
Every single point you have raised happens to be contradictory! ( ⌣́,⌣̀)
Again, these are the facts you have chosen to bury.
And in your ignorance and hate you are ever so merry!
But how long are you going to stay like that?
Multiple occasions Aisha defended the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم)
and if she was alive till this day,
sh(رضي الله عنها) would be making those very venomous lies decay.
Know the objective of these lies are to lead others astray,
to make them brainwashed into thinking Islam is such a horrendous way.
But the honest seekers of truth will find, eventually, what Islam has truly to say.
As Allah says: "They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths,
but Allah will perfect His light, even though the disbelievers hate it." (Quran 61:8)




Aisha (رضي الله عنها) narrated: 
"A group of Jews came to the Messenger of Allah and said:
"Poison ('sam' instead of 'salam') be upon you." 
I understood it and said: "And poison be upon you and the curse of Allah!"

The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: "Easy, Aisha! Allah loves compassion in everything." I said: "Didn't you hear what they said?" The Messenger of Allah replied: "I already said: 'And upon you.'" [Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 217:462]

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "I was on a camel that was somewhat intractable and I began to beat it. The Prophet said: 'You must be compassionate. Whenever there is compassion in something, it adorns it, and whenever it is removed from something it disgraces it.'" [Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 221:475]

• Helped Islam

Aisha narrated a mammoth of 2,210 hadiths. These narrations form an integral part of understanding Islam.

When Abdullah ibn Umar said that the kiss necessitated ablutions, Aisha rectified the statement by saying: "Allah's Apostle used to kiss when fasting and did not perform ablutions." ['Why the Prophet Muhammad married more than one' by Ahmad Muhammad El Howfy, ph.D, pg. 51]

• Supported Those Who Supported The Prophet

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) supported defending the last Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم),
and she also supported those who supported the Messenger.

"Hassan ibn Thabit...the Prophet's poet and Companion." [Al-Dhahabi mentions in his biography (2/515)] 

Narrations refer to incidents where the poets of the disbelievers from Quraish would mock and satirize the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) in their verses. The Prophet, in turn, commanded Hassan ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه) to refute them, and Allah aided him with the Holy Spirit (i.e. Angel Gabriel).

Hassan ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه) told the Prophet: "By the One Who sent you with the truth, I will tear them to pieces with this tongue of mine." [Muslim 31:6074; 31:6081]

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) reported: "Hassan ibn Thabit asked the Prophet's permission to lampoon (i.e. compose satirical poetry defaming) against the polytheists [of Quraish]. The Prophet said: 'What about our common descent with them?' Hassan replied: 'By Him Who has honoured you. I shall draw you out from them (their family) just as hair is drawn out from dough.'" [Muslim 31:6079] [Bukhari 4:56:731]

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) reported that the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: "Satirize against the (non-believing amongst the) Quraish [with your poetry], for indeed, it is more grievous to them than the hurt of an arrow." [Muslim 31:6081]

Let this narration tell you that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) taught us that such refutations - responding scholastically to those who would mock and satirize the Prophet - are much harder on the mockers than the arrow (or the bullet); the pens and voices of the noble scholars of the Religion do more to defend the Prophet than the strike of a sword, as the saying goes: "The pen is mightier than the sword."

Narrated 'Urwah: "I called Hassan [ibn Thabit] with bad names in front of Aisha." Aisha said: "Don't call him with bad names, for he used to defend the Prophet (with his poetry against the pagans)."
[Bukhari 8:73:171] [Al-Adab al-Mufrad - Al-Bukhari, 381:863] [Muslim 31:6081]

So Aisha (رضي الله عنها) admonished calling Hassan ibn Thabit (رضي الله عنه) with bad names. Why? Because he defended the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)!
Why would she defend someone who defended the Prophet? This can only be because she herself loved the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم)

BRIGHT & SUCCESSFUL WOMAN

• One Of The Greatest Scholars and Teachers Of Islam

• Urwah ibn Zubair, Aisha's nephew, (i.e. the son of her sister, Asma bint Abu Bakr) often visited her to discuss religious issues with her.

Urwah ibn Zubair said: "I did not find anyone more proficient (than Aisha) in the knowledge of the Holy Quran, the Commandments of Halal (lawful) and Haram (prohibited), Ilmul-Ansab and Arabic poetry. That is why, even senior companions of the Prophet used to consult Aisha in resolving intricate issues." [Jala-ul-Afham by Ibn Qayyim and Ibn Sa’ad, Vol.2, p.26]

Urwah thought the Apostles gave up hope in Allah, and said to her: "So they (Apostles) suspected that they were betrayed (by Allah)."
Aisha said: "Allah forbid! The Apostles never suspected their Lord of such a thing."
Urwah said: "What about this verse then?"
"Until when the Apostles gave up hope." —(Quran 12:110)
Aisha explained: "The Apostles gave up hope of converting the people who disbelieved." [Bukhari 6:60:217]
Read about more about Aisha explaining the Quran here: http://catchislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/women-in-islam.html

• Masruq thought that a verse in the Quran said that the Prophet saw Allah.
However, in reality, the pronoun 'him' referred to in the verse referred to Angel Gabriel, not Allah.
This confusion was cleared up and the true interpretation was taught by Aisha!
She proved her point by providing evidence from other verses in the Quran.

Masruq said, "I said to Aisha, 'Did not God Most High say, 'He saw him [Gabriel] on the clear horizon' (Quran 81:23)?
She said, 'Did you not hear that God Most High says, 'Vision comprehends Him not, but He comprehends all vision' (Quran 6:103)? And did you not hear that God Most High says, 'And it is not given to any human being that God should speak to him unless it be by revelation or from behind a veil' (Quran 42:51).'"

[Bukhari (4612); Muslim (177); Tirmidhi (3070); Ahmad (6:49-50)]. ['Al-Tibyan fi Adab Hamalat al-Qur'an' (An Exposition on the Etiquette of the Bearers of the Quran) by Imam Al-Nawawi, translated by Musa Furber, p. 90]


• {'A'isha bint Abi Bakr al-Siddiq (d. 57). The third and youngest wife of the Prophet. She was "absolutely the most knowledge woman in the Ummah (Muslim community) or, rather, among humankind" (al-Dhahabi); "comprehensive in her knowledge, unique in her understanding, a mujtahida, indeed the epitome of learning and teaching" (al-Suyuti). She was the daughter of the first successor of the Prophet and dearest of men to him - Abu Bakr al-Siddiq - and Umm Ruman... She was known for her knowledge in religious matters, medicine, eloquence, and Arab lore. She was 19 years old at the death of the Prophet.} ['Al-Tibyan fi Adab Hamalat al-Qur'an' (An Exposition on the Etiquette of the Bearers of the Quran) by Imam Al-Nawawi, translated by Musa Furber, p. 165]

 Ibn Talhā: "I have not seen anyone more eloquent in speech than 'A'ishā." [جامع الترمذي ٣٨٨٤]

• "She was the most knowledgeable of people. For this reason, the most important Companions of God's Messenger learnt things by asking her." [Ibn Sa'd, Tabaqat, 2:374]

  Imam Masruq said: "I saw the leading Companions of God's Messenger asking questions to Aisha on obligatory duties related to division of inheritance." [Hakim, Mustadrak, 4:12 (6736); Darimi, Sunan, 2:442 (2859)]

"Of all women in the history of Islam, Aisha was without a doubt the most knowledgeable!" [سيرة أبي بكر الصديق، صفحة: ٣٧]

• "The Quran contains 10 ayat (verses) lauding and praising Aisha. The fourth of the knowledge of Fiqh (jurisprudence) was learned from her." - Ahmad Faruqi

• Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was one of the four people who have transmitted more than 2,000 hadiths; the others being Abu Hurairah, Abdullah ibn Umar and Anas ibn Malik. Al-Hakim said in his book Al-Mustadrak: "One fourth of the rule of Shariah was narrated on the authority of Aisha."

"Aisha had a brilliant mind and a remarkable memory, and had the distinction of being the source of many Ahadith because of her long association with the Prophet. Her knowledge of the many branches of religion like Tafsir [interpretation of the Quran], Hadith [prophetic narrations], Fiqh [jurispudence] and Shariah [law], her wisdom in interpretation, her mastery of the teachings of the Prophet - all these qualities made her one of the most remarkable personalities of the time." - Abdul Malik Mujahid

•  Az-Zuhri said: "If you took the 'ilm [knowledge] of Aisha and the 'ilm [knowledge] of Ahl al-Madinah [people of Medina], the 'ilm [knowledge] of Aisha is greater than the 'ilm [knowledge] of Ahl al-Madinah [people of Medina]." 

• "During his [the Prophet's] lifetime, he established her [Aisha's] authority by telling Muslims to consult her in his absence; after his death, she went to be become one of the most prolific and distinguished scholars of her time. A stateswoman, scholar, mufti, and judge, Aisha combined spirituality, activism and knowledge and remains a role model for many Muslim women today. The gulf between her true legacy and her depiction in Islamophobic materials is not merely historically inaccurate, it is an insult to the memory of a pioneering woman." — Myriam Francois-Cerrah

• Abu Musa al-Ash'ari said: "Never had we (the companions) any difficulty for the solution of which we approached Aisha and did not get some useful information from her." [Sirat-I-Aisha, on the authority of Tirmidhi, pg. 163]



• Of course, asking questions assists with gaining knowledge and so Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was inquisitive and inquired from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) about Islam, e.g.:

1) Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said: "Allah's Prophet said: 'None will be called to account on the Day of Resurrection, but will be ruined.' I asked him: 'O Prophet of Allah! Has not Allah said: {Then as for him who will be given his record in his right hand, he surely will receive an easy reckoning}? (Quran 84:7-8)' The Prophet said: 'That (verse) means only the presentation of the accounts, but anybody whose account (record) is questioned on the Day of Resurrection, will surely be punished.'" [Bukhari 8:76:545]
[At-Tadhkirah Fee Ahwalil-Mawta Wal-Akhirah by Imam Al-Qurtubi pg. 109]

2) Aisha said, "O Messenger of Allah, the day wherein the earth will be changed for another earth and the same for the sky - where will the people be?" He said, "This is something that no one from my nation asked before you. The people will be on the Siraat." (Ahmad) In another narration, Aisha said, "Once, when the Prophet placed his head on my lap, I cried. He raised his head and said, 'What made you cry?' I said, 'Be my mother and father sacrificed for you, I remembered Allah's saying: 'On the Day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the heavens, and they (all creatures) will appear before Allah, the One, the Irresistible.' (Quran 14:48) The Prophet said, 'At that juncture, people will be on the bridge of (i.e. over) the Hellfire.'"

Aisha had said, "I was the first among people to ask the Messenger of Allah about this verse: 'On the Day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the heavens, and they (all creatures) will appear before Allah, the One, the Irresistible.' (Quran 14:48) I said: 'At that juncture, where are the people, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'On the Siraat.' [(Ahmad) Muslim (in his Saheeh, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah related the same Hadith through Dawud ibn Abi Hind. At-Tirmidhi said, "Hasan Sahih."] ['Book of The End: Great Trials and Tribulations' p. 305-306]

• Aisha (a Scholar) Corrected Male Companions of the Prophet:

Ursa ibn Zubair asked Abdullah ibn Umar how many times the Prophet had performed Umrah (pilgrimage). Abdullah ibn Umar replied: "Four times; one of them was in the month of Rajab." Mujahid said: "We disliked to contradict him. Then we heard Aisha, the Mother of faithful believers cleaning her teeth with Siwak in the dwelling place. Ursa said: 'O Mother! O Mother of the believers! Don't you hear what Abu Abdur-Rahman [i.e. Abdullah ibn Umar] is saying?' She said: 'What does he say?' Ursa said: 'He says that Allah's Apostle performed four Umrah [pilgrimage] and one of them was in the month of Rajab.' Aisha said: 'May Allah be merciful to Abu Abdur-Rahman! The Prophet did not perform any Umrah [pilgrimage] except that he was with him, and he never performed any Umrah [pilgrimage] in Rajab.'" [Bukhari 3:27:4]

Narrated Ursa bin Az-Zubair: "I asked Aisha (whether the Prophet had performed Umrah in Rajab). She replied, 'Allah's Apostle never performed any Umrah [pilgrimage] in Rajab.'" [Bukhari 3:27:5]


Ibn Al-Jawzi commented on this by saying: "The silence of (Abdullah) ibn Umar only means one of two things: Either he is in doubt and prefers to keep silent, or what Aisha has said reminds him of what he has forgotten." ['Why the Prophet Muhammad married more than one' by Ahmad Muhammad El Howfy, ph.D, pg. 52]

•  When Aisha was informed that Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-Aas ordered women to undo their hair when having a bath in order to be purified, she corrected him with her knowledge.

Ubaid ibn Umair reported: "It was conveyed to Aisha that Abdullah ibn Amr ordered the women to undo the (plaits) of hair on their heads. She said: 'How strange it is for Ibn Amr that he orders the women to undo the plaits of their head while taking a bath; why does he not order them to shave their beads? I and the Messenger of Allah took bath from one vessel. I did no more than this that I poured three handfuls of water over my head.'" [Muslim 3:646]


So we can see the ways in which Aisha addressed women's affairs in Islam. What we find is that Aisha was a great scholar for Islam who would teach about Islam to many men. Does this seem to be the symptoms of someone who has been abused? If Aisha was indeed a victim and so on, then why did she love the Prophet Muhammad so much, and would even get jealous around him because she loved him so much? Does this sound like someone who is a victim? Not at all!

• Aisha was a truthful woman whose testimony was accepted

Nafi narrated that it was said to Ibn Umar that Abu Huraira reported to have heard Allah's Messenger as saying: "He who follows the bier, for him is the reward of one qirat [reward]." Ibn Umar said: "Abu Huraira narrated it too often." So he sent (a messenger to) Aisha to ascertain (the fact). She (Aisha) testified Abu Huraira. Ibn Umar said: "We missed so many qirats [rewards]." [Muslim 4:2066]

HATERS FORGOT TO HATE (ᕗ ಠ益ರೃ)ᕗ

Prophet Muhammad's (صلى الله عليه و سلم) enemies hurled many insults at him such as calling him a:
➳ Madman —(Quran 68:51)
➳ Soothsayer —(Quran 52:29, 69:38-42
➳ Forger —(Quran 25:5, 21:5)
➳ Liar —(Quran 16:101)
Sorcerer —(Quran 38:4)
➳ Possessed —(Quran 68:51)
Poet —(Quran 21:5)

But not once was his marriage criticized. Repeat: Not once.
Did they happen to forget to add this as part of their insults list?


All of these insults, yet they could not propagate a single word that touches his chastity and purity; had they found the means to do so, they would have taken every opportunity and would not have left a stone unturned!
But what do we find? Nothing.
What did the pagan non-Muslims say? Nothing.
What did the Jewish non-Muslims say? Nothing.
What did the Christian non-Muslims say? Nothing.
N-O-T-H-I-N-G-!


This was the era the Prophet was alive, the era where they fought him in battles, tried killing him and his follwers. This was an era when the polytheists were desperately waiting for one small tiny opportunity to defame or pin point the fault of the Messenger of Allah. There were a vast majority of hypocrites and enemies of Islam who waited vigilantly to grasp one tiny opportunity to defame the him, so why would they leave out this marriage? Ever wondered why? Because this was not out of the ordinary.

In fact, the marriage which was criticized by the Arabs was his marriage with Zaynab bint Jahsh (رضي الله عنها).
She was the ex-wife of the Prophet's adopted son Zaid ibn Haritha (رضي الله عنه).
The pre-Islamic Arabs were accustomed to think adopted sons were as biological sons.
And so by marrying Zaid's ex-wife, it would appear incestuous.
But the Quran cleared this conflict:
"(Allah) has not made your adopted sons your [true] sons." —(Quran 33:4, 37)

Zaynab used to boast before the wives of the Prophet and used to say:
"You were given in marriage by your families,
while I was married (to the Prophet) by Allah from over seven Heavens."
And Thabit recited: "The Verse: 'But (O Muhammad) you did hide in your heart
that which Allah was about to make manifest, you did fear the people,
but it is more fitting that you should fear Allah' (Quran 33:37)
was revealed in connection with Zaynab and Zaid ibn Haritha." [Bukhari 9:93:516]

ALLAH'S FAVOUR BECAUSE OF AISHA



Aisha (رضي الله عنها) reported she had borrowed from Asma' (her sister) a necklace and it was lost. The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) sent men to search for it. As it was the time for prayer, they offered prayer without ablution (as water was not available there). When they came to the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم), they made a complaint about it, and the verses pertaining to Tayammum were revealed.

Upon this Usaid ibn Hadair said (to Aisha): "May Allah grant you a good reward! Never has been there an occasion when you were beset with difficulty and Allah did not make you come out of that and made it an occasion of blessing for the Muslims."[Muslim 3:715]

AISHA WAS GIVEN MANY VIRTUES:

1.  Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) descended with her picture in the Prophet's sleep [dream] until he was commanded to marry her;
2. The Prophet had married Aisha when she was a virgin and he never married any virgin besides her;
3. It was in her room that the Prophet  (صلى الله عليه و سلم) passed away and is buried;
4. It was on her lap that he (صلى الله عليه و سلم) took his last breath.
5. Aisha is the daughter of the Prophet's Khalifah (i.e. Abu Bakr);
6. Aisha's excuse was revealed from the heaven in the Quran.


AISHA'S WORDS• When Aisha Was Accused Of Adultery

• Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was falsely accused of adultery.  During this horrible time, she was ill. 
She said: "I became ill for one month while the people were spreading the forged statements of the false accusers. I was feeling during my ailment as if I were not receiving the usual kindness from the Prophet which I used to receive from him when I got sick." [Bukhari 5:59:462] (っ◕‿◕)っᴛʀᴜᴛʜ

Aisha (رضي الله عنها) is defended by Allah in the Quran:



• Some men were slandering Aisha (رضي الله عنها), Ali ibn Abu Talib (رضي الله عنه) ordered them to be stripped of their clothes and given 100 lashes. (البداية وننهاية, ٧/٢٥٨)

• A man once slandered Aisha (رضي الله عنها) in front of Hasan ibn Zayd. He got a stick and hit him in the head so hard he broke his skull and his brain splattered. [As-Sarimul Maslool 'Ala Shatimir Rasool by Hafidh Ibn Taymiyya]

• A precious gem from this event:

When Aisha was slandered by the hypocrites, the rumour began to circulate in the streets of Madinah and spread like wildfire. People in that time split into three camps as explained in Surah an-Nur (Chapter 24 of the Quran):

1. Those who peddled that rumour and made it a point of gossip in their conversations;
2. Those who simply were told about it and didn't say a word to anyone else;
3. Those who refused to believe in it and spoke out against it.

What a super interesting and quite scary is that Allah reprimanded and censured group number 2 saying:

"What is the matter with you that when you heard it did you not - like true men and women believers - assume only good of their own folk, and say: This is an outrageous lie." (Quran 24:12)

We are being told to be like group 3 because being like 2 fails to acknowledge the God-given honour every believer has been given. It cannot be tainted except with clear-cut evidence.

For more details about this event, refer to the post 'Women in Islam' here: http://catchislam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/women-in-islam.html

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