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Ummul Mu'mineen 'A'isha as-Siddeeqah (RA) bint as-Siddeeq (RA)

26th October 2011

Ummul Mu'mineen Hadrat 'A'isha Siddeeqah bint Abi Bakr as-Siddeeq (ra): She was the daughter of Hadrat Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (ra) (whose actual name was) 'Abdullaah - but some that he was 'Ateeq - Ibn Abi Quhaafah ('Uthman ibn) 'Aamir ibn Ka'b. Her mother was Umm Rooman (ra) bint 'Aamir ibn 'Uwaymir. She emigrated with the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and he married her after the Hijrah, but some say that it was in Shawwaal in the 10th year of prophethood about a year and a half before he emigrated to Madeenah. She was a virgin and she was the only virgin he married. Neither she nor any other free wife bore him any children except for Hadrat Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid (ra). He married her when she was six or seven, and she moved in with him when she was nine. She was 18 when he died. She died the night before Wednesday, 17th Ramadaan in 58 A.H. Hadrat Abu Hurayrah (ra), the representative of Marwaan ibn al Hakam in Madeenah, led the prayer over her. She was buried in al-Baqi'. (al-Araba'een, Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn 'Asakir (ra)) Ummul Mu'mineen Hadrat 'A'isha Siddeeqah (radiallaahu 'anhaa) said, that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: 'I was shown you in a dream twice. I dreamt that a man carried you on a piece of silk and said, 'This is your wife.' I poened it and saw you. I said, 'If this is from Allaah He will carry it out.'' (Related by al-Bayhaqi (ra) in Dala'il an-Nubuwwah) The A'immah agree that it is Saheeh. Abu Abdullaah Muhammad ibn Isma'eel al-Bukhari (ra) related it in his Saheeh from Mu'alla from Wuhayb with the same meaning and Imam Muslim (ra) related it from the hadeeth of Hishaam. The words 'saraqatu hareer', with an 'a' on the letter 'ra' (of saraqatu), mean 'a piece of silk' and 'carry it out' means to complete it. And Allah knows best. A dream of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) is in the same position as revelation. It is related mursal and there is a more complete text than this which says: 'When Khadeejah (ra) died, the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) grieved a great deal and Allaah sent Jibreel (as) and he brought him Aisha (ra) in a cradle, and said, 'Messenger of Allaah, this one will remove some of your grief. In this woman you will find a successor to Khadeejah (ra).' Then he returned her. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) used to frequent the home of Abu Bakr (ra) and say, 'Umm Rooman, treat 'Aisha (ra) well and safeguard her for me.' Because of that 'A'isha (ra) had an esteemed position with her family, although they were not aware of what Allaah had commanded about her. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) came to them on one of the days in which he used to visit them, and he did not fail to go to the house of Abu Bakr (ra) a single day since he became Muslim until the Hijrah, and he found 'A'isha (ra) covered up at the door of Abu Bakr (ra) weeping out of sorrow. He questioned her and she complained to him of her mother and mentioned that she had hurt her. The eyes of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) shed tears and he went to Umm Rooman and said, 'Umm Rooman, did I not tell you to safeguard 'Aisha for me?' She said, 'Messenger of Allaah, she told as-Siddeeq (ra) something about us and he became angry at us,' the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, 'What if she did?' Umm Roomaan said, 'I certainly will never be bad to her.' 'A'isha (ra) had been born at the beginning of the 4th year of prophethood. (Tabaqat Ibn Sa'd al-Kubra) This is a mursal hadeeth from Habeeb, the Mawla of 'Urwah ibn az-Zubayr. [url=][/url]

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