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March 29, 2017

Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa | Hazrat Ayesha Biography & History

Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa(614–678 C.E.)
Aisha bint Abi Bakr was the favorite wife of the prophet Muhammad and significant religious and political figure in early Islam. The daughter of Umm Ruman and one of the Prophet’s companions, Abu Bakr (the first caliph of Islam after the death of the Prophet), she married Muhammad at a young age. Her intelligence, beauty, and spirited personality are well recorded in historical sources. The hadith tradition records a unique level of intimacy shared by the Prophet and Aisha. They bathed in the same water, he prayed while she lay stretched out in front of him, he received revelation when they were under the same blanket, and he expressed a desire to be moved to Aisha’s chambers when he knew his death was approaching.

Affection and playfulness also characterized their relationship. They raced with each other and enjoyed listening to the singing of Ethiopian singers together. The Prophet related that when Aisha was pleased with him, she would swear “By the God of Muhammad” and when she was annoyed with him she would swear “By the God of Abraham.” She regularly engaged the Prophet on issues of revelation and religion. Recognizing her intelligence and perceptiveness, he told the Muslims “Take two-thirds of your religion from al-Humayra,” the term of affection referring to the rosy-cheeked Aisha.

A scandal once surrounded Aisha, who was mistakenly left behind during a caravan rest stop on an expedition with the Prophet. She returned to Medina escorted by a young man who had found her waiting alone. Amid the ensuing gossip and speculation about Aisha’s fidelity, one of the Prophet’s companions, Ali, advised Muhammad to divorce her. This caused her to bear deep resentment against Ali, which manifested itself in her later opposition to him as Muhammad’s successor. Finally a Quranic revelation exonerated her of all suspected wrongdoing, proclaiming her innocence. This same revelation established the punishment for false accusations of adultery.
In the lifetime of the Prophet she, together with Muhammad’s other wives, was referred to as “Mother of the Believers.” She is known to have transmitted approximately 1,210 traditions (hadiths), only 300 of which are included in the canonical hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim. She is said to have transmitted hadith to at least eighty-five Muslims, as well as to have corrected inaccuracies in the hadiths reported by some of the Prophet’s male companions.

After the death of the Prophet, she was critical of the third caliph, Uthman, but also called his killers to accountability during the caliphate of Ali. Together with the Companions Zubair and Talha, she mobilized opposition to Ali, culminating in the Battle of the Camel (656 C.E.). The name of the battle reflects the centrality of Aisha’s role in the conflict, seated on her camel in the middle of the battlefield. This struggle over succession marked the development of a major civil war (called fitna) in Islam, which ultimately contributed to one of the most significant religious and political divisions in the Muslim world. The representations of Aisha in subsequent Shiite and Sunni polemics reflected some of the historical antagonisms between the two. Many Shiite Muslims reviled Aisha, whereas Sunni Muslims embraced her as a revered wife of the Prophet. Tradition holds that she was consulted on theological, legal, and other religious issues, and was also known for her poetic skills. She is buried at al-Baqi in Medina.

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  1. very good page of Google’s

    • Ali Syed says:

      There was no historian present at the time of Holy Prophet (S). What we read today were written 200 years later of Prophet (S) death. The writers were all Persians and not eye witness of any event.

      The story of Bibi Ayesha (RA) looks all fake. Bibi Ayesha was 48 years old widow sister of Abu Bakr Siddiq. Bukhari invented and wrote a fake story that she was 9 years and daughter of Abu Bakr Siddiq. I want to know which father would allow his 9 years old daughter to be married. If she was a young where are her children.

  2. Umar Ahmed says:

    As mentioned, I don’t think that the Holy Prophet(SAWW) ever listened to music in his lifetime. :/

  3. Ayesha Irfan says:

    does anyone knows the page where i could find the names of hazrat aisha

  4. syedainshara says:

    ya allah ! pleased her 🙂

  5. It written “when she was annoyed by prophet”. I dont think prophet has ever done something that would annoy anyone. He kept all of his wives happy.

  6. As mentioned, I don’t think that the Holy Prophet(SAWW) ever listened to music in his lifetime. :/

    • @Nusrat
      It was not music in a sense as we know it today. They were “Habshis” (Ethiopians) who used to dance and sing with their swords and weapons.

  7. Can any 1 tell the age of hazrat ayesha when holy prophet died ?

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