Friday, July 19, 2013

Biography of Aisha(RAA), her virtues and her role in spreading hadeeth and Islamic knowledge-Fatima Diaby

Asalama laykum my sweet Sisters.
Allow me to share with you ,during this "Marathon" in Ramadan,my inspirational  article on  AISHA(رضي الله عنه),hoping that it inspires every one of us to have taqwa and be beneficial seeds for ourselves and others InshAllah .Red rose



Islam is a beautiful religion that should be practiced deductively in order to grasp its concept, understand its precepts and with Allah’s guidance achieve its implementation with success.
Thus, criticizing the blind following of religion, Islam has always promoted the quest for knowledge and exhorted everyone to educate themselves islamically.
Allah says in surah adadariyyat: “وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ)”.
For this worship to be established properly Allah sent  his prophets  to  impart in us authentic teachings .Prophet Mohamed( .) left  behind an immaculate inheritance, Quran and  the authentic narrations, so that we may live upon la illah illah on the Sirat al Mustaqeem , and  reach our real homeland :Jannah al Firdous.
As for the cultivation and preservation of all Islamic sciences ,both gender have always been actively involved and Aisha bint Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) is a great institution of this tradition.
 Her life is an inspiration for our Ummah, especially for the girls, who strive to follow Allah’s path and cope at the same time with their marital engagement.  Being a role model, her life is a strong embodiment of symbol for all Muslim women in many perspectives: educational military, political, and also in regards to using their skills for knowledge and learning .
Remember: every Muslim can sincerely contribute in his own small way and leave an heritage as long as one is sincere and follow the tradition of our beloved prophet ()!

Born in Mecca in 614 CE to Umm Ruman and Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, the closest companion of the Prophet () what a woman, a teacher, a Muslim scholar, a wife, co-wife she was Indeed!


Aisha (رضي الله عنه), exceptional and favorite wife of Prophet Muhammad (), said vis-à-vis her own excellence ‘I have been given more virtues than the other wives on ten things’. It was asked, ‘What are they, O Mother of the believers’. She said, ‘The Prophet () did not marry any other virgin but me. He did not marry a woman whose parents were both Muhajreen (immigrants) except me. Allah revealed many verses (of the Quran) from the heavens regarding my innocence (in the case of the slander made against me). Jibraeel (AS) brought my portrayal from the heaven in silk and said to the Prophet (.), ‘marry her; she will be your wife’. He and I used to bathe from the same vessel, and he did not do that with any of his wives except me. The revelation would come to him while he was with me, and it did not come down when he was with any of his wives except me. Allah took his soul while he was against my chest. He died on the night when it was my turn, and he was buried in my room’.

Dear readers let us now discuss her contribution in the field of hadith.


 Prophet (.) had told her concerning their marriage that it was from a divine revelation "He said, 'I saw you in dreams three times. The angel brought you to me and you were clad in white silk. He (the angel) said that it was your consort and he (angel) showed me by opening your face. You are just like that..." This marriage which not only represented a cultural norm then, to strengthen family, tribal or political ties, and in Aisha’s  case it sealed the friendly relations with Abu Bakr ( ) his closest Sahaba. This alliance not only granted her the honorable position to be the Prophet (.) ‘S wife but above all trained her to use her assets for the sake of Islam and the Muslim nation.


 Under the care and teaching of the Prophet himself (.), Aisha (رضي الله عنه) was able to acquire the insight of his teachings and knowledge at an unparalleled level. The viability of receiving hadith from her was outstanding! As for her “Aql” or intellectual ability she had a sharp sense of judgment and was intelligent. As for her “dabt” or accuracy, she had a formidable memory. In regard to “Al Adaalah” even the ithq (slander )episode could not tarnished her and Allah (رضي الله عنه) himself revealed an ayah in her defense! How could the seed of”Abubacar AsSaddiq (رضي الله عنه)” be anything but truthful?
As for “Al Islam”, she was in the forefront as a Muslim, at such a tender age, witness of the earliest days of Islam.

Aisha (رضي الله عنه) preserved in her narrations great events, public and private details of Mohamed ()’s life (as proved her many narrations) about very private aspects of his personality only someone so intimate of him, could have learnt.
She (رضي الله عنه), a renowned figure in the history of Hadith literature is credited, among the four persons, Abdullah in Umar, Anas ibn Malik and Abu Hurayra ( رضي الله عنه) with transmitting more than two thousand hadith. Subhanallah!

رضي الله عنه)was 18 only when the Prophet( .) passed away many Sahabiat( women Companions), including his wives , umm salama ,umm habiba  (رضي الله عنه)to name just few became the” vital custodians” of His knowledge and Aisha(رضي الله عنه) considered  a religious scholar at that time was sought after for her extensive understanding of the Qur’an, fiqh related issues, and  the comprehensive Sunnah. She educated men, women as well as Islamic scholars by holding classes. She raised many children, including orphans in the fold of Islam. She (رضي الله عنه) was among the earliest and most distinguished Rawi (transmitter) .Many of the learned companions resorted to her for clarification etc...As she رضي الله عنه was an authority in regards of Islamic Law especially concerning women.


Over four decades after the prophet’s () demise Aisha (رضي الله عنه) served directly his Ummah until her subsequent death in 58AH at the age of 67, on the 17th of Ramadan .May Allah blesses her immaculate soul.
Arwa Bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه) said concerning her,"I did not find anyone more proficient [than Aisha in the knowledge of the Holy Qur'an, 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 (رضي الله عنه) in resolving intricate issued".
Aisha( رضي الله عنه)’s scholarly contributions to Islam, as well as her virtuous way of life have earned her the special the title of  “Mothers of the Believers,” a honorific name  given to all the wives of the Prophet ﷺ)   )who said "The superiority of 'Aisha to other ladies is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e. meat and bread dish) to other meals? Many men reached the level of perfection, but no woman reached such a level except Mary, the daughter of Imran and Asia, the wife of Pharaoh."
 Islamic Scholars even claim that without herرضي الله عنه, half of the Ilm-I-Hadith [knowledge of the Hadith (and Islam)] would have perished.
So May Allah blesses Aisha’s soul and be pleased with her.

your Reminder Fatima who love you all for the sake of Allah Red roseRed roseRed rose

[1] Al-Dhaariyaat 51:56
[2] (Tabaqat Ibn Saad vol. 8 pg. 88).
[3]   Sahih Muslim, Vol.2, p. 285
[4] Ibn Qayyim and Ibn Sa'ad, Jala-ul-Afham, vol. 2, p. 26.

[5] Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith, Narrated by Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari Hadith 4.643.

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