Channel: Fatima Barkatulla
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Dear brothers and sisters As salam o Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome to another episode of The Life of Aisha, Mother of the Believers with me your host, Fatima, Bearcats, Allah.
Now in the last two episodes, we were looking at the incident of the F bomb the slander of our mother, our Isha, or the law.
And we said that she was only 14 or 15 years old at the time, a young lady who was really completely unaware of what was going on. And then she found out and before and by the time she found out the slander had spread throughout Medina, some Muslims had also been involved in not instigating the rumor, but just repeating it. So spreading the rumor, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was confused about what he should do. In that situation was the first time such a situation had been faced by him or by the Muslims. And
she had gone to her parents house, Bakr and Omar, and she was asking them when the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam came to visit her one day, she was asking them to defend her in his presence. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was acting with great compassion towards her.
No revelation had come down for over a month. And so he didn't have an unequivocal statement or something from Allah subhanaw taala to tell him, that I shattered the land. He was innocent, even though he knew that she was innocent. So he simply presented to Arusha that, you know, if she's innocent, she has nothing to worry about Allah subhanaw taala will clear her name. But if she fell into a mistake, and here we see the compassion of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam for for his Alma right, because it shattered the Lana is part of his Alma, at the end of the day, apart from being his wife, and the Prophet sallallahu sallam said to her, if you fell into a mistake, then turn
to Allah in repentance. Subhan Allah, for me, this is really an expression of true love from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's able to put his personal feelings aside. Right, and address it shattered the land, hmm. As a servant of Allah, as a human being, as somebody who might be able to fall into mistakes, like all human beings are able to. And so just as was the prophet was the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, his practice, he would always give the believers a way to solve problems away to turn back to Allah, a way to amend make amends and to fix mistakes. He wasn't full of doom and gloom. And we can learn so much from the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in that regard.
Now, when he said this, to shatter the land her she was, of course,
not very happy with this, even being asked this question
or even the suggestion that she might have fallen into such a mistake. And so she turns to her father and says, My Father, respond to the lawsuit allah sallallahu wasallam defend, defend me and her father in the presence of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What can I say? You know, what can I say? And she turns to her mother, and says the same and her mother replies in the same way. And so at this moment, subhanAllah our mother our Isha reached a critical point in her life, I believe. And that point was the point that you and me may also reach, if Allah subhanaw taala loves us, if Allah Subhana Allah wants good for us as believers, he will allow us to reach this point. And
that point is her moment when you realize in life, that you have no one. You truly have no one but Allah, that there is no one you can really turn to. There is no one who can fix your affairs for you, or clear your name, or prevent a calamity from befalling you except Allah subhanho wa taala. And at this age, you know at this tender age of 15, I will mother I shall have the Lana
learn this lesson. And she said, she said at that point I find no similitude for me and you addressing her parents, except that of use of his father. She forgot the name of Iacobelli Salaam and she said use of his father.
When he said FASAB Braun Jamil will Allah who will muster and or Allah merciful. For me, patience is the most beautiful response. Patience is the most fitting response against that which you describe.
And then she said it is a lot of loan whose help can be sought.
So Pamela, she then says in the narration that I turned to the other side, so she was lying down, facing them, but then she turned to the other side, and she lay on her bed. And Allah knew then that I was innocent, and I hoped that Allah would reveal my innocence. Subhan Allah.
Then she says, but by Allah, I never thought that Allah would reveal about my case, revelation that would be recited forever, since I considered myself to unworthy to insignificant to be talked of by Allah with something of my concern. But I had just hoped that Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam might have a dream, in which Allah would prove my innocence. Subhan Allah, on whether Aisha considers herself so insignificant, that she didn't even expect Allah Subhana Allah to reveal verses about her, clearing her name. She merely expected that maybe the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam would have a dream, or in some other way he would be told of her innocence.
Then she says, but by Allah, before Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left his seat before he got up, and before any of the household had left, so right there and then, at the moment when she resigned herself to Allah subhanaw taala when she realized there was no one who could help her, except Allah when she turned to Allah alone, that divine inspiration came to Allah's Messenger. So she says, they overtook him the same
hard condition which used to overtake him when he used to receive revelation, a sweat was dripping from his body, like pearls, although it was a wintry day, and that was because of the way t statement which was being revealed to him. So Pamela.
She then says that when that state of Allah's Messenger subsided, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he got up smiling. And the first word he said was, oh, SHA, Allah has declared your innocence.
Subhan Allah, eyeshadow that Allah says, then her mother said to her, get up and go to him. In other words, she was kind of indicating go and thank well Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right? You know, reconcile.
And she said, I replied, by Allah, I will not go to him. And I praise none but Allah. So here I shattered, the line has Iman is shining through again. She knows that it's not the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, she has to thank for this. These verses were not his doing. They were coming from
up high, right? They were coming from Allah Subhana Allah, it was ALLAH who she would thank and no one but Allah.
And, you know, dear brothers and sisters, we see from this situation, this talk traumatic incident that happened. It was traumatic not only for Asha Dillon, as a young lady, but for her parents, for the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and actually for the entire Muslim community, because, you know, the Mother of the Believers was being talked about in this way the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is household, right was being talked about in this way. And we see in this situation, the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not have the ability to just, you know, call on Revelation. He didn't have
this, this proves the prophethood of the prophets of Allah when he was alone. Had he been a false prophet? Had he been, you know, well, you have a biller. If Allah subhanaw taala had not been the one who was giving him Revelation, Then the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam would easily have been able to get out of this situation.
One, but for one month on a soul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had no revelation for one month, they suffered. They went through the entire process and the the harrowing experience of having the entire city, cast doubt on the honor of Mother of the Believers are Isha. And he had to endure that because he was not the one who was controlling revelation. It was Allah subhanaw taala who is controlling Revelation And so, at this point, Allah subhanaw taala revealed 10 verses
from Surah to Nora, which then exonerated our mother, Aisha Delana and censured the hypocrites and censured even the Muslims who, unfortunately had fallen into the sin of spreading rumors, spreading rumors.
Allah Subhana Allah revealed the verse which said, Verily, they who spread the slander are a group amongst you from Surah Noor vs. Number 11 to 20. And Allah said, why when you heard it, did not the believing men and believing women think good of one another and say, this is an obvious falsehood?
Why did they who salon the salon did not produce for witnesses, and if they do not produce the witnesses, then it is Ave in the sight of Allah who are liars. So in these verses, Allah subhanaw taala was showing the believers what the process is to follow when they hear a rumor. When we hear somebody being slandered, you know, we must have due process. Witnesses need to be produced if there are no witnesses, then in Allah's eyes, this is a slander This is a lie, and it should be treated as a lie by the entire Muslim community. In sha Allah after the break, we will continue with the fallout or the aftermath of the incident of the slander of our mother, Aisha Salem Salam aleykum.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah welcome back. So in the aftermath of the Hadith, Atul, if when the verses were revealed, and actually the Latin has reputation was restored and her innocence was proven. Another one of the IATA that was revealed
was the eyewear that actually spoke to Abu Bakr Siddiq, because our issues father Abubaker, a severe he used to actually give money and financially support Mr. Bean author for the the companion who had what who was one of the people who had been involved in
spreading the rumors. And that was because he was related to him and because he was a poor man. Now aboubaker said they have in an emotional moment had said by Allah, I will never give to Mr. Anything after what he has said about Ayesha. Okay. And you can just imagine as a father, right? Imagine it's literally you know, biting the hand that feeds you Right? Um, because it is financially supporting Mr. and Mr. Has
spreading rumors about the daughter of the person who is financially supporting him. So Abu Bakr Siddiq, in that moment of upset and anger said, I'm not going to support him anymore financially. And then Allah subhanaw taala revealed the verses in Surah to Nora and let not those among you who are good and wealthy swear, swear an oath not to give help to their kinsmen, those in need and those who have left their homes for Allah's Cause, let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. This is iron number 24, I believe 22 of Surah to note, now Abu Bakr Siddiq when he heard this verse, he said, Yes, by Allah, I would like
that Allah forgive me. And so he decided that he would continue to give Mr. The money he used to give him before and he also added by Allah I will never deprive him of it. I
at all. And here one of the themes of the life of our Isha dilla. And her comes out I think if one of the themes of actual Dylan has life is
being put under such, such a test that you turn only to Allah, the realization that you only have a lot to turn to, if that is one of the tests, and one of the lessons from each other, the mountain has life. Another very important lesson from Aisha or the Allah and has life is
to do the right thing, not merely to do the thing that you feel like doing the thing that your desires tell you your emotions, emotions are types of desires, right? Your emotions and your desires mustn't rule you. They mustn't be the ones that drive your behavior. Of course, we as human beings, our emotional emotions are important. Without emotions, there's so many things we wouldn't be able to do. However, as believers, we can't submit to our emotions, we must always use our minds to ascertain what is it that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala wants of us? And I think that's one of the big themes of eyeshadow, the line has life, what is the right thing to do?
And just asking ourselves, What is Allah asking of me in this situation? You know, we live in a culture, where we are actually encouraged to follow our desires. Whatever feelings you have, whatever passions you have, you're encouraged to follow those. And of course, as human beings, we do need to follow our, you know, desires in the sense that follow and do the things that we feel most aligned with. Right, but not when they are to the detriment of our morality, it can never be to the detriment of our morality, and that's why we have the Quran and Sunnah to measure our emotions, desires against if our desires match up with the Quran and Sunnah. And we realize that this is the
right thing to do, or this is a permissible thing to do, then fine all as well. However, at times in our lives, our emotions, our desires, can be at odds with Allah subhanaw taala as guidance, and it is then that we as believers are tested, where we do the right thing, or will we allow our desires to lead us to destruction. And here we see aboubaker Civic, doing the right thing, going against his desires, right going against the emotion that he was feeling, or the natural inclination he had to cut off Mister, you know, the person who had harmed his his own daughter, right, who had caused his family to suffer for a month. You were one of the people who had been involved with that. And yet
here when Abu Bakr Siddiq hears that ALLAH SubhanA wa gyla, his creator is telling him would you not like to be forgiven? You know, if you want to be forgiven on the Day of Judgment, you've got to be a forgiving person in this life. Treat people the way you want to be treated on the Day of Judgment. Immediately aboubaker puts his desires aside and does the right thing. And later we will see that our Isha or the Allah and her does the same thing to much later, after the death of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam when some very difficult incidents were faced by her.
So what we learn also from this incident is how to deal with slander, right?
Any kind of rumor must be verified through witnesses. Any kind of rumor or accusation has to be put through due process. If you don't have evidence, if you can't go through that due process, then you should be quiet about it.
You do not spread slander. You do not spread rumors and lies or doubts and cast aspersions on the character of a Muslim in that is also a lesson for us who live in Western cultures where there's actually this tabloid culture right? Where any kind of doubt that is cast on a person's character is broadcast is discussed is scrutinized and the lurid details of people's affairs of people's sins are discussed and dissected. In the public eye. This is not something that is
Islam condones at all, you know, because when human beings talk about the evil of society when they start looking at the details, and when they start talking about what somebody is doing, what this person is doing, that person is doing, and being involved in this type of gossip, and this tabloid culture, as I call it.
What that does is it desensitizes society to evil desensitizes society to evil. One of the ways we can prove that is, whenever there is a celebrity suicide, for example, that is on the front pages of newspapers, did you know that the suicide rate goes up?
Did you know that, for example, and we've seen this right in Britain, in the last few decades, because of all the revelations and the details of, you know, royal family members and the types of things that they've been involved in, and the affairs and the adultery and these kinds of things. Because these things have been repeated and looked at and sensationalized in such a way in such a public way, right? People don't even know what the truth and what the lies are anymore. That's the first problem. The second thing is, society has now become desensitized to affairs and these types of things, right? Because I guess the logic goes, if the highest echelons of society, right, if the
royal family members are involved in such immoral acts, then what more for us than ordinary people, right? And so this is how Shavon makes immoral immorality and for where heshe spread in a society. He desensitizes us to it so we don't we do. We no longer see it as an evil thing. We no longer feel disgusted by it. And we've witnessed that in our own countries in the last few decades.
Then I should Atlanta tells us about Zainab bint Jahsh one of the CO wives of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. She tells us that Zainab bint Jash
when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked her about Akshata DeLanda he said to Xena, what do you know and what did you see? And she replied, Oh, Allah's Messenger. I refrain from claiming falsely that I have heard or seen anything by Allah I know nothing except good about Aisha. So you see, even though there was this rivalry between Aisha and Xena
bright and she says from amongst the wives of the Prophet, Xena was my peer. In other words, in terms of beauty in terms of competition, you know, for the love of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam Zainab was the one who was kind of the most competitive with Aisha. But Aisha says, Allah saved her from the evil because of her piety. So Allah saved her from falling into evil because of her piety. However, her sister, Zainab bint just sister Hamner,
she fell into destruction Aisha says along with those who fell into destruction in other words, Hamner in order to defend her sister she also fell into meaning in order to kind of make her sister seem better than Aisha or the Lana. She also fell into the rumor mongering.
In sha Allah in the next episode, we will look at what happened after the slander of Asha.
We will also see what happened towards the end of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is life. And Asha Gran has role in his final days. Does that God allow Harun Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh