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Sayyidah Aisha (R.A)

Hazrat e Sayyidah Aisha (R.A) was the beloved wife of Rasoolullah (S.A.W) and the daughter of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A). Her mother’s name was Umm e Rooman, whose line of descendants joined with that of Rasoolullah (S.A.W).

Three years after the demise of Hazrat e Khadija (R.A), Hazrat Kuala (R.A), the wife of Hazrat Usman Mazoun (R.A), suggested that Rasoolullah (S.A.W) should remarry.

In reply, Rasoolullah (S.A.W) asked, “Who should I marry?”, upon which she presented two names; one was that of Hazrat e Aisha (R.A), and the other was that of Hazrat e Saudah (R.A), a mother & 30 year old widow. Rasoolullah (S.A.W) then sent Hazrat Kuala (R.A) with marriage proposals to both families, and they both gave their consent.

When news reached Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A), he wished to clarify a point so he said to Rasoolullah (S.A.W), “I am your brother”. Rasoolullah (S.A.W) then replied, “You are my brother as far as the religion and the book of Allah (S.W.T) is concerned, and she is legitimate for me”. (Bukhari Shareef)

Hearing this reply, the happiness of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was clearly visible and he gave his consent.

Hazrat e Aisha (R.A), at this time, was prepubescent but she did not join the blessed household of Rasoolullah (S.A.W) till maturity. The relationship between Rasoolullah (S.A.W) and Hazrat e Aisha (R.A) was friendly, kind and loving.

In interpreting religious issues, and as a Jurist of Sunnah, Hazrat e Aisha (R.A) was and still is at the forefront.

Imam Zuhri (R.A) said, “Hazrat e Aisha (R.A) was the most learned person amongst the people. Senior and learned companions used to consult her”.

Hazrat Abu Musa Ashari (R.A) said, “We faced no difficulty whose solution was not with Aisha (R.A)”. (Tirmidhi, Vol 2, page 228)

Thousands of Ahadith have been reported by her, and she also conveyed her decision on religious matters, during the reign of the first 3 Caliphs of Islam.

In Islamic jurisprudence, the distinguished theologians & jurists like Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) and Imam Bukhari (R.A) followed her principles.

Hazrat e Aisha (R.A) passed away on the 17th of Ramadan, 57 AH, at the age of 65. Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) led the funeral prayer and is buried in Jannatul Baqi (Madina Shareef).