SAYINGS OF HAZRAT AYESHA R.A

INTRODUCTION:

Hazrat   Ayesha  R.A  was  born  678 CE  and   she  was third  and  youngest  wife.  She  is  the  daughter  of Prophet  (s.a.w.w)’s   companion  and  khalifa Hazrat  Abubakr  sadique (R.A).  She  is  the  “Mother of all Muslims”,  per  the  description  of  Prophet’s  wives  in holy  Quran. Hazrat  Ayesha (R.A)  had  an  important role  in  islamic  history  during  Prophet’s  life  an  after HiM  (s.a.w.w).  She  contributed  to  the  spread  of Prophet  Muhammad’s  message  and  served   the Muslims  community  for  44  years  after  HIM  (s.a.w.w). She  is  also  known  for  narrating   2210   Hadiths ,  not just  about  Prophet’s  private  life  but  also  on  topics such  as  inheritance  etc. Her  intellect  and  knowledge in  different  subjects ,  including  poetry  and  medicine were  highly  praised  by  her  student
Urwa  Ibn  Al Zubayr.

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH PROPHET (S.A.W.W):

Hazrat  Ayesha (R.A)  is  described   as Muhammad  (s.a.w.w)’s  most  beloved  wife  after His  first  wife  Hazrat  Khadija  bint  khuwaylid (R.A), who  died  before  the  migration  to  Madina  took place.  There  are  several  Hadiths  and  sayings  that support  this  argument. One  relates  that  when  a companion  asked  Muhammad  (P.B.U.H),  “who  is the  person  you  love  most  in  the  world?”  He (s.a.w.w)  responded,  “Ayesha.”  Muhammad  (P.B.U.H)  built  Aisha (R.A)’s  apartment  so  that  her  door  opened  directly  into the  Masjid  Nabwi,  and  that  she  was  the  only woman  with  whom  Muhammad  (P.B.U.H)  received  revelations.  Furthermore , Muhammad and  Ayesha  had  a  strong  intellectual  relationship.Muhammad  (s.a.w.w)  valued  her  keen  memory and  intelligence  and  so  instructed  His  companions  to  draw  some  of  their  religious practices  from  her.

DEATH OF MUHAMMAD(S.A.W.W):

Ayesha (R.A)  remained  Muhammad (s.a.w.w)’s favorite  wife  throughout  His  life. When   He became  ill, He  began  to  ask  His  wives  whose apartments  he  was  to  stay  in  next.  They  all allow  Him  to  live  in  Hazrat  Ayesha’s  apartment and  Muhammad (s.a.w.w)  lived  there  until  death.


POLITICAL CAREER:

After  the  death  of  Muhammad  (s.a.w.w), Ayesha  (R.A)  lived  more  than  50  years  in  and around  Madina.  Hazrat  Ayesha (R.A)  was  one  of three  wives  [the  other  being  Hafsa bint umar (R.A) and
Umm  salma  (R.A)]  who  memorized  Quran. During  Ayesha (R.A)’s  life  many  prominent customs  of  Islam, such  as  veiling  of  woman began.  Hazrat  Ayesha  (R.A)  became  involved  in the  politics  of  Early  Islam.  During  a   time  in  Islam  when  women  were  not  expected ,  or wanted,  to  contribute  outside  the  household, Ayesha (R.A)  delivered  speeches, became  directly involved  in  war  and  even  battles,  and  helped both  men  and  women  to  understand  the practices  of  Muhammad  (P.B.U.H).


DEATH:

Hazrat  Ayesha  (R.A)  died  at  her  home  in  Madina on  17  Ramdan  (16 July 678).  She  was  67  years old. Hazrat  Muhammad (s.a.w.w)’s  companion Hazrat  Abu  hurairah (R.A)  led  her  funeral  prayer after  the  tahajjud  prayer,  and  she  was  buried  at Jannat  ul  baqi.

 

  • “Shyness is the most beautiful characteristic.”

  • “Women should not wear a jewelry that makes noise.” AYESHA R.A

  • “One who advocates (supports) falsehood never gets respect.” AYESHA R.A

  • “One who takes side truth never gets defamed no matter how many people are with the side of the falsehood.” AYESHA R.A

  • “For women every good action is jihad.” AYESHA R.A

  • “Protect your tongue.” AYESHA R.A

  • The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: ‘O Allah! Strengthen Islam with Umar bin Al-Khattab in particular. Ibn Majah