Note: Insha’Allah the March 2019 Monthly Tarbiyyah Programme Quiz shall be based on this article. (Quiz is for boys between the ages of 8 and 11 years)


A’ishah (Radiyallahu anha)

 

A’ishah (Radiyallahu anha) is one of the beloved wives of our prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Her father was (Hadhrat) Abu bakr (Radiyallahu anhu) and her mother was Zainab more famously known as Ummu Rumaan. A'ishah (Radiyallahu anha) was known as Ummu Abdillah (Mother of Abdullah). Abdullah was not her own son but her nephew, the son of her sister Asma (Radiyallahu anha).

 

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) proposed to her in the 10th year of prophethood, 3 years before the Hijrah (migration), when she was six. The marriage was consummated in Madinah when she was 9. She was the most beloved of the wives among her contemporaries. She spent a total of 9 years with the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and was 18 years old when the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) passed away. She was the only wife of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) who had not been married before.

 

She was very knowledgeable and related a total of 2,210 ahadith. Many a time eminent companions (Radiyallahu anhum) would come to her seeking knowledge. Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (Radiyallahu anhu), a great companion says about her, “No confusing matter arose among us regarding which we asked A’ishah (Radiiyallahu anha) except that we found guidance from her on the matter”. (Tirmidhi)

 

‘Urwah ibn Zubayr (Radiyallahu anhu) says, “I have never seen anyone more knowledgeable regarding the Qura’n, permissible and impermissible actions, jurisprudence (Fiqh), poetry, medicine, Arabic history and family lineage than A’ishah (Radiyallahu anha). She passed away in Madinah when she was 66 years old.


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