The life of Hazrat Aisha (Radhiyallahu-Anha) is proof
that a woman can be far more learned than men and that she can be the
teacher of scholars and experts. Her life is also proof that the same
woman can be totally feminine and be a source of pleasure, joy and comfort
to her husband.
In her youth, already known for her striking beauty and her formidable
memory, she came under the loving care and attention of the Holy Prophet
Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) himself. As his wife and close
companion she acquired from him knowledge and insight such as no woman has
Hazrat Aisha (Radhiyallahu-Anha) was born as a Muslim. She says: "When I
got to the age of understanding my parents were already Muslims." From
this is it clear that not even a brink of Kufr was shadowed upon her.
Hazrat Aisha (Radhiyallahu-Anha) became the Holy Prophet's (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam)
wife in Makkah when she was in the sixth year of her life but her wedding
did not take place until the second year after the Hijrah when she was
about nine or ten. About her wedding, she related that: "Shortly before
she was to leave her parent's house, she slipped out into the courtyard to
play with a passing friend. I was playing on a see-saw and my long
streaming hair was dishevelled." She further says: "They came and took me
from my play and made me ready."
Marriage to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) did not change
her playful ways. Her young friends came to visit her regularly in her own
apartment. Hazrat Aisha (Radhiyallahu-Anha) had her life to the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam).
Once the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) went somewhere at night.
When Hazrat Aisha's (Radhiyallahu-Anha) eyes opened she did not find the
Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) present, so she was very disturbed.
She started searching for him in the darkness. Finally her hand touched
the foot of the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam), who was in
prostration, and she was very relieved.
The bulk of her vast treasure of knowledge was obtained while she was
quite young. There are 2210 traditions narrated from her.
Hazrat Aisha's (Radhiyallahu-Anha) students were approximately 200, out of
which were: Hazrat Abu Hurairah, Hazrat Abu Musa Ashari, Hazrat Abdullah
ibn Abbas and Hazrat Abdullah ibn Zubair (Radhiyallahu-Anhum).
When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) was on his death bed,
he had his head on Hazrat Aisha's (Radhiyallahu-Anha) lap. At the time of
the Holy Prophet Muhammad's (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) death she was
only eighteen years old.
May Almighty Allah make the women of today act upon the life of Hazrat
Article taken (with
Thanks) from Darul-uloom Bury
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