The most beloved of the wives of Muhammad after Khadijah. The daughter of Abu Bakr.
Muhammad 'married' her when she was a child of six years of age and he was fifty years old; so young in fact, that she brought with her, her toys.
This evidence alone shows that psychologically and socially, she was still a child.He consummated his 'marriage' with her at the age of nine years, when he was fifty three years old.
The waiting period of three years had to do with the fact that at that time Aisha had contracted a disease, whereby she temporarily lost her hair.
It is not impossible that actually the 'disease' was due to the shock of the child being handed over to a much older person. Such psychological traumas can produce almost INSTANT side effects, such as loss of hair or even hair turning white.
Later on in life, she became politically and religiously active especially against Ali bin abi Talib. She connived at the insurrection against Uthman. After the latter was murdered, she sided with the Meccan party against the new Khalifah, Ali.She hated Ali because he had once suspected her of infidelity to Muhammad.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.168Narrated byAbu Huraira
Gabriel came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! This is Khadija coming to you with a dish having meat soup (or some food or drink). When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord (i.e. Allah) and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a Qasab palace in Paradise wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble)."
Narrated 'Aisha: Once Hala bint Khuwailid, Khadija's sister, asked the permission of the Prophet to enter. On that, the Prophet remembered the way Khadija used to ask permission, and that upset him. He said, "O Allah! Hala!" So I became jealous and said,
"What makes you remember an old woman amongst the old women of Quraish an old woman (with a teethless mouth) of red gums who died long ago, and in whose place Allah has given you somebody better than her?"
*** It seems that Allah found a great deal of time to accommodate and be at the beck and call of Muhammad's personal needs as well as those of his household. None of the Hebrew prophets ever received such minutae of attention to their personal requirements and comfort even those with whom He befriended (Abraham) or talked to direct (Moses) ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.236Narrated byHishams father
Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 6.399Narrated byYusuf bin Mahik
I was in the house of 'Aisha, the mother of the Believers. She said, "This revelation: 'Nay, but the Hour is their appointed time (for their full recompense); and the Hour will be more previous and most bitter,' (54.46) was revealed to Muhammad at Mecca while I was a playful little girl."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.18Narrated byUrsa
The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'Aisha's hand in marriage.
Abu Bakr said
"But I am your brother." In Arabic"Innama ana akhooka"
The Prophet said,
"You are my brother in Allah's religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry."
*** Abu Bakr was so shocked at Muhammad's proposal to marry the child Aisha of six years that he told him'butI am your brother' meaning that it should not be permissible as if it were insestuous.
This word 'but' brings out the true disbelief of Abu Bakr regarding the request, which of course turrned out to be an unchallengeable demand.
Unfortunately, Abu Bakr, like all the other gullible followers of Muhammad, actually believed that he was the messenger of Allah and was hence totally petrified to go against his wishes or demands.
Even a pagan like Abu Bakr found it unseemly if not offensive to expect and allow a child girl have sexual intercourse with a man, especially one who was already over fifty years old.
His shock alone is evidence that what Muhammad was demanding was against the social norms of even the pagans. Muhammad had his fantasies and was able to fulfil each and every one of them by introducing an alleged 'divine' verse to back him up.
In this manner, with 'Allah' always and very conveniently at his beck and call, Muhammad was able to justify all his actions, deeds, misdeeds and desires without any mere mortals being able to challenge the 'messenger of Allah' ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.163Narrated byAisha
The Prophet was screening me with his Rida' (garment covering the upper part of the body) while I was looking at the Ethiopians who were playing in the courtyard of the mosque. (I continued watching) till I was satisfied. So you may deduce from this event how a little girl (who has not reached the age of puberty) who is eager to enjoy amusement should be treated in this respect.
*** What would one call any man who has sex with a female child, especially one who had not even reached puberty?
Even in those days, this was contrary to the prevailing social norm as evinced by her father's shock at Muhammad's request to 'marry' her ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.234Narrated byAisha
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house.
I was breathless then, and when my breathing became all right, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, "Best wishes and Allah's Blessing and a good luck." Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage).
Unexpectedly Allah's Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.
*** The date of their marriage was c. 621CE, one or two years after the Hijra. It is to be assumed that he did not consummate his 'marriage' to her earlier because she was ill; an illness that may have come about due to the shock of the events that were taking place around a little uncomprehending child girl ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.235Narrated byAisha
That the Prophet said to her, "You have been shown to me twice in my dream. I saw you pictured on a piece of silk and someone said (to me). 'This is your wife.' When I uncovered the picture, I saw that it was yours. I said, 'If this is from Allah, it will be done.'
*** Muhammad started dreaming of Aisha when she was 1-3 years old. He wasted no time in fulfilling his desire in spite of the fact that the object of his lust was a mere child.
Is it 'normal' for a man of 50+ who was already married, to dream of a union with a 1-3 year old baby girl? ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.57Narrated byAisha
Allah's Apostle said (to me), "You were shown to me in a dream. An angel brought you to me, wrapped in a piece of silken cloth, and said to me, 'This is your wife.' I removed the piece of cloth from your face, and there you were. I said to myself. 'If it is from Allah, then it will surely be.' "
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.64/ 5Narrated byAisha
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: I have been informed that 'Aisha remained with the Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death)."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.88Narrated byUrsa
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.151Narrated byAisha
I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me.
(The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for 'Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)
*** Muhammad, was invaraibly PERMITTED by the ever 'present' Allah to have Allah's rules BROKEN only in his case ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.139/40Narrated byAisha
Allah's Apostle said to me, "You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you.
I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' "
*** As usual, Muhammad created a scene in association with the angels and the Allahto justify the unjustifiable ***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 2380Narrated byAisha, Ummul Mu'minin
The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to kiss her and suck her tongue when he was fasting.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 6182Narrated byAisha
Gabriel brought a picture of her on a piece of green silk to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) and said, "This is your wife in this world and the next."
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
*** In this Hadith, Gabriel brought a PICTURE of AishaBUT not Aisha herself ***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 4915Narrated byAisha, Ummul Mu'minin
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) married me when I was seven or six. When we came to Medina, some women came, according to Bishr's version: Umm Ruman came to me when I was swinging. They took me, made me prepared and decorated me. I was then brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him), and he took up cohabitation with me when I was nine.
She halted me at the door, and I burst into laughter.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.229-33Narrated byAisha
I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen)from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible).
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.623Narrated byAbu Musa
Allah's Apostle said, "Many amongst men reached (the level of) perfection but none amongst the women reached this level except Asia, Pharaoh's wife, and Mary, the daughter of 'Imran. And no doubt, the superiority of 'Aisha to other women is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e. a meat and bread dish) to other meals."
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.69
In Arabic, the word for menstruation (haidh) literally means "running." Here it refers to the discharge of blood during a woman's state of health, not from giving birth or breaking the hymen.
Most scholars say that its time begins at the age of nine. If blood is seen before that age, it is not menstrual blood, but is considered to be putrid blood. As there is no evidence about when a woman stops menstruating, if an elderly lady finds blood flowing it is considered menstrual blood.
*** The only so called 'scholars' who pretend this is the case are those of the followers of Muhammad to justify him having had sex with Aisha of nine years of age. Almost every other 'people' know that puberty and menstruation come about the age of twelve years in most cases ***
Biographies of Companions
Aishah bint Abi Bakr-----------(Al ALIM)
The life of Aishah 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 a woman can exert influence over men and women and provide them with inspiration and leadership. 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.
She did not graduate from any university there were no universities as such in her day. But still her utterances are studied in faculties of literature, her legal pronouncements are studied in colleges of law and her life and works are studied and researched by students and teachers of Muslim history as they have been for over a thousand years.
The bulk of her vast treasure of knowledge was obtained while she was still quite young. In her early childhood she was brought up by her father who was greatly liked and respected for he was a man of wide knowledge, gentle manners and an agreeable presence. Moreover he was the closest friend of the noble Prophet who was a frequent visitor to their home since the very early days of his mission.
In her youth, already known for her striking beauty and her formidable memory, she came under the loving care and attention of the Prophet himself. As his wife and close companion she acquired from him knowledge and insight such as no woman has ever acquired.
Aishah became the Prophet's wife in Makkah when she was most likely in the tenth year of her life but her wedding did not take place until the second year after the Hijrah when she was about fourteen or fifteen years old.**
Before and after her wedding she maintained a natural jollity and innocence and did not seem at all overawed by the thought of being wedded to him who was the Messenger of Allah whom all his companions, including her own mother and father, treated with such love and reverence as they gave to no one else.
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 said. "They came and took me from my play and made me ready."
They dressed her in a wedding-dress made from fine red-striped cloth from Bahrain and then her mother took her to the newly-built house where some women of the Ansar were waiting outside the door. They greeted her with the words "For good and for happiness may all be well!" Then, in the presence of the smiling Prophet, a bowl of milk was brought. The Prophet drank from it himself and offered it to Aishah. She shyly declined it but when he insisted she did so and then offered the bowl to her sister Asma who was sitting beside her. Others also drank of it and that was as much as there was of the simple and solemn occasion of their wedding. There was no wedding feast.
Marriage to the Prophet did not change her playful ways. Her young friends came regularly to visit her in her own apartment.
"I would be playing with my dolls," she said, "with the girls who were my friends, and the Prophet would come in and they would slip out of the house and he would go out after them and bring them back, for he was pleased for my sake to have them there." Sometimes he would say "Stay where you are" before they had time to leave, and would also join in their games. Aishah said: "One day, the Prophet came in when I was playing with the dolls and he said: 'O Aishah, whatever game is this?' 'It is Solomon's horses,' I said and he laughed." Sometimes as he came in he would screen himself with his cloak so as not to disturb Aishah and her friends.
*** The above is the alleged story of Aisha's marriage to Muhammad as described in the Alim.
It is important that the reader should note, that even the followers of Muhammad find it extremely UNSAVOURY and are ASHAMED to say the least, to actually ADMIT that he 'married' her when she was SIX years and consummated his 'marriage' to her when she was NINE.
They had to increase her age to the puberty period [14 to 15 years of age] to make it acceptable and decent.
They would not admit or allow her version of events as mentioned in the Ahadith to be retold because of their embarrassement. Even so, they retold part of the story about her dolls etc. CONFIRMING that her young age had not even reached the teens ***