Life of Aisha RA #13 – Aftermath of the slander
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah the brothers and sisters As salam o Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome to another episode of The Life of Aisha Mother of the Believers are the Allahu anha. In this episode, we're going to look at the aftermath of the slander incident. We highlighted two of the themes emerging in the life of a Shatila and have in the last episode, the first is attaching one's heart once hopes one sense of Reliance only upon Allah. We saw that during this land incident. When the revelation didn't come down for a month, I shattered the law on her couldn't rely on anyone, she couldn't rely on the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam as a
husband or as a messenger to clear her name. She couldn't rely on her parents to clear her name. So she came to the realization that sovereign Jameel, right, and that Allah subhanaw taala is truly the only one who could help her against the lies that were being spread about her. As soon as she stopped having any hope, of help from creation,
any kind of sense of dependence on the creation and began depending only on the Creator, revelation came down and exonerated her. So you know, we can also learn from this, there's going to be times in our own lives when it feels as though we have no one. You know, the people who we usually depend upon whether it's our parents, our siblings, our friends, even, or our spouses, you know, they they might not be able to help us with certain things in our lives, with certain problems and challenges that we face. And from this, I think we can learn that when we stop attaching our hearts and stop attaching the outcome
to other people to creation and start totally depending on the creator and call on Him alone. Then, Allah's help comes. The second theme that's emerging in the life of Aisha DeLanda is overcoming one's emotions to do the right thing. In other words, don't let emotions rule you. We saw that Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu.
During the slander at the end, he wanted to stop financially supporting Mr. One of the companions who was involved in spreading the rumors, who was also a relative of his, whom Abubaker actually financially supportive because he was,
he was poor. But when the verses came down, saying to Abubaker, let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? Abu Bakr immediately said, Yes, by Allah, I would like that Allah forgive me. And so he realized that it was for a law that he was supporting his relatives, you know, he wasn't doing it merely just for them. And so he would continue to do so. He said, By Allah, I will never deprive him of it at all. So in other words, he overcame that initial feeling of anger, that initial feeling of or desire for retribution, and decided to do the thing that would please Allah. We saw that Zainab bint Jash one of the other wives of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam,
who had immense rivalry with a shirt under the line. You know, we said that in the past that the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, were kind of divided into two groups.
One you could call team Aisha and one you could call team Zainab. And so there was this constant rivalry between Aisha and Zainab. And as a co wife, Zainab bint Jash could have used this incident the incident of the slander to you know, make herself look better compared to her co wife. Right? That's kind of the human inclination or emotion that could have come up in that time. But Zain have been jehoash radula and ha the Mother of the Believers was a woman of Taqwa. So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked Zainab, what do you know? And what did you see? He was just asking her like, Did you see anything strange going on? You know, in my house or without your shirt or the
Lana, Zainab or the Alon have 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 Ayesha Subhan Allah. And we'll see later on that I showed the law and her herself learns the lesson of not only of not allowing one's emotions to affect one's actions. She learns this lesson quite painfully.
Later on in the incident of the camo, which will come in a future episode. Now, after the slander incident, it emerged that various Muslims had responded in various ways. Some Muslims like Xena and Jash, for example, had responded with integrity. Allah revealed verse 11, onwards from Surah Noor about it saying in the Levina Jack will bill if Chios but to Minko he said it was a group of you from amongst you, that concocted the lie. Do you not consider it a bad thing for you? It was a good thing. So Allah is saying this incident that happened even though it felt bad, don't consider it a bad thing for you. It was a good thing and every one of them will be charged with the sin he has
He who took the greatest part in it will have a painful punishment. So this was in reference to Abdullah bin obey bin Salman all the head of the hypocrites right? Allah Subhana Allah Allah didn't command the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to punish Abdullah bin obey in this life because Allah subhanaw taala was saving his punishment for the next life.
And then Allah subhanaw taala said
Lola it's Amir to move with me no no well Mina to be unfussy him Hira will call you have if Columbian. He said when you heard the lie? Why did the believing men and women not think well of their own and declare this is obviously an enormous ly?
We see that a Bucha yubel. And sorry, for example, for Sahabi he was praised by Allah. Because, as Allah says, and why did the accusers not bring four witnesses to it? If they cannot produce such witnesses, they are the liars in Allah's eyes. If it were not for God's bounty, for Allah's bounty and mercy towards you in this world, and the next you would already have been afflicted by terrible suffering for indulging in such talk.
Then Allah says, when you took it up with your tongues and spoke with your mouths, things you did not know to be true. You thought it was trivial, but to Allah, it was very serious. Okay, so here Allah is talking about the some of the companions who did get involved with the rumors, right? And did spread the rumors. And then he talks about a you abou au bl Ansari, and he says, well, Hola, it's somewhere to move who? Paul to Maya kulana and nataka? Llama behad Subhana kaha verbal turn on our VM. When you heard the lie. Why did you not say we should not repeat this? Allah forbid it is a monstrous slander.
These were actually the words of a Buddha you Oberland sorry to his wife. About tube's wife had asked him if he'd heard about the rumors. And he is the one who had said this, you know, Subhan Allah. So, Allah subhanaw taala is setting us examples in these ayat of people. First of all the hypocrites the ones who you know, started the slander and had the lion's share of blame when it came to starting and then spreading the slander. Then the Muslims who indulged in spreading the rumors, okay. And then the Muslims like a you Oberland sorry, who responded in the correct way. Allah is showcasing these three different responses. Now, three of those, unfortunately, who spread the
rumors were Hamza bin Josh, Hassan bin Thabit, and Mr. Bean alfalfa, and there may have been others, but we know these names in particular, and they were punished for spreading the rumor. Of course, after they were punished with lashes the punishment for accusing a person of Xena without proof, which is 80 lashes. This served as an explanation for their crime. Allah says in Surah Noor iron number four and those who accused
Taste women and do not produce for witnesses, flog them with 80 Stripes.
One of the qualities of Aisha DeLanda that we see is that she has her son of one of people. You know, hosting a van means having a positive opinion having a positive, positive thoughts, positive interpretations and expectations. She never liked to hear anyone being back button. Even if they did something against her in the past. We see that I shouldn't have the law on her. As her nephew says Ottawa, Mina Zubair, he says that I should have always used to defend her son Ben forbids the sahabi who had been involved in spreading the rumor.
And she never liked anyone to criticize him even though she knew that you know about his involvement. And why was this he she used to defend her son because he had composed verses of poetry, you know, he was the prophets, official poet. He was his like media and mouthpiece in a way. And one of the lines of poetry that her son Ben Thurber had, had composed that really spoke to Aisha was for in a be well aware leader who were able to the layout of the Mohamed in mancom. We call I lay down my father and his father and my own honor for the protection of Muhammad's honor from you. salAllahu alayhi wa sallam, these lines of poetry were so dear to Aisha, she felt that, you know,
they were enough to make her son her son's status firm in Allah subhanaw taala is eyes and she never liked anyone to criticize him. Because of the way he had defended the prophets Allah when he was salam. So this was a mistake. And in sha Allah, these companions were forgiven after they had been punished. The hypocrites were left unpunished, as I mentioned, and their punishment awaits them in the Hereafter. And shortly after the break, we will talk about what happened to suffer and Ben doll and and we'll carry on with the story.
Salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Welcome back. So, the other victim of the crime of the crime of the sonder was Safwan been martyred? Right, the sahabi, who had found a shot to Ghana in the desert and had done the right thing and accompanied her, allowing her to sit on his camel and leading the way, not speaking a word to her and leading her back to the rest of the caravan.
I showed her the Lionheart says about him. But he said Subhanallah by him in whose hand is my soul, I have never even lifted the veil of any female SubhanAllah. So, so fundamental, he never actually got married. And later on, he was martyred in one of the battles. So he was a pious man and hamdulillah his name was cleared. He did at one point become upset and hit her son been through a bit over the head when he realized her son was one of the people who had been involved in spreading the rumor. And of course, this is like this, this wasn't carried out with due process. And so her son, Ben rabbits complained to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet salallahu
Alaihe. Salam compensated him.
So this again, highlights that, you know, even though emotions were high, even though a person can feel angry, because somebody is slandering them, they can't take the law into their own hands right there is still there still should be due process that is followed. And we see that in the fact that hasn't been forbid, went to the Prophet SAW Selim, who is a judge right, to complain that the due process hadn't been followed.
Now the scholars of Islam are unequivocal when it comes to our mother Asha not the law on hers innocence. Imam, an nawawi. May Allah have mercy on him said his innocence, of that of which she was accused is stated definitively in the Quran. If anyone doubts that May Allah protect us from such a thing, he becomes a disbeliever and an apostate by the consensus of the Muslims.
And why is it considered an act of disbelief? That's because, as Mr. McCarthy says it is a rejection of the verses of the Quran.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran yeah evil como Allah and thoroughly Miss Lee about an encounter meaning ALLAH forbids you from it from the sander and warns you not to repeat the like of it forever, if you are believers
also want to be highlights that it is an offense to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to accuse his wife. Right? And his honor in this way, and it is an insult to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that he would have chosen a wife will have a wife and continue to stay with the wife who would have who would have been less than, you know, pious.
And ultimately, it is also a crime against our mother, Aisha Delana, and our owner.
Now we're going to recap on the life of Aisha DeLanda by using a timeline and just recapping where we are. So we said the AMA the Aisha DeLanda was born seven years before the Hijra. That means at the time of the hero she was seven,
two years after the hijra, that which is the the emigration from Mecca to Medina,
the Battle of brotherhood took place and she moved in with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the age of nine,
three years after the hit, you know, the Battle of or had took place. In the fourth or the fifth year, the verses of hijab were revealed, right. And we said that that meant for especially for the Mothers of the Believers an extra level of covering, it meant that they had to stay behind even a physical curtain or barrier.
In the fifth year of his you know, the incident of the slander took place, when she was just a teenager about 1413 or 14 years old. And in the sixth year of the Hegira, the Treaty of Hubei via took place, and then in the eighth,
the conquest of Makkah, and during the conquest of Makkah, a mother Aisha would have been about 15 or 16 years old.
Also in that year, the eighth year, the Battle of Mata in Sham in in you know modern day Jordan took place. And that is where the Muslims face the bison times for the first time, right the Romans and three prominent Sahaba or three prominent prominent companions, who were the leaders of that battle were martyred during that battle and Asha Dylon has witnessed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam immense grief at the death of First of all, the man he regarded as his son, right Zaid Bin Haritha, who was martyred in that battle, also Abdullah bin rawa, who was martyred and Ali Bin Abeba lives brother Jaffa bin Abi Talib
and as Ben Malik reports, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam announced the death of Zaid Jaffa and Abdullah bin rahua to the Muslim community before the messenger delivering the news arrived in Medina. So the Prophet was told about their deaths before the messenger from the army had come to even inform them in Medina. He had said they took up the banner first but he was soon hit. And then Jaffa took it over and he was hit. And it was taken by Eben Urawa and he was hit
and the prophets eyes were pouring with tears. So Allah when he was salam, he then said, then the banner was taken up by one of the swear words of Allah.
Of course, he meant Khalid bin Walid, and they continue to fight until Allah bestowed His grace.
I showed the land and the rights when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got the news of the death of ibn Haritha of Zaid Jaffa and in Rwanda, he sat down and looked sad. And I was looking at him through the chink of the door. A man came and told him about the crying of the women of Jaffa, the Prophet ordered him to forbid them. The man went and came back saying that he had told them but they did not listen to him. The Prophet said, forbid them. So again, he went and came back for the third time and said, O Allah's Messenger By Allah, they did not listen to us at all. Now, just to explain this incident, what was happening is Jaffa ibn Abi Taalib his wife, smartbid, omegas. She
was the one
household were crying and, of course crying. There's nothing wrong with crying when somebody passes away. But unfortunately, the level of crying was becoming like basically wailing and you know, it was becoming extreme. And so this hobby had come to complain to the prophets of Allah Salam. And unfortunately, this hobby wasn't very sensitive to the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself was grief stricken, right? This wasn't really the time to be coming to complain to him or talk to him in this way. But look at how I should have the land has very sensitive, very sensitive to the emotions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam she sensed and she could feel
the immense grief that he was feeling. And so at this point, Allah's Messenger SallAllahu wasallam, after the man kept coming back, kept coming back telling the prophet that they weren't listening.
He said to him, oh, go and put dust in their mouths. So in other words, he got annoyed, and he was just saying, Look, you know, go and deal with them. And actually, the learner says, I said to that man.
Basically, she berated him. And she said, you could neither persuade the women to fulfill the order of Allah's Messenger, nor did you relieve Allah's Messenger from fatigue, meaning she told him or for annoying the Prophet sallallahu wasallam at this time when he was grieving, and again, this shows you her closeness to Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, other people, sometimes they they didn't realize what he was going through or what he was experiencing. They didn't. They weren't that sensitive to his emotions. But she being his wife and his closest wife. She was always very attuned to how he was feeling. And she would even defend him and tell people off
on his behalf.
The reason why this incident is also significant is that gyfer been a bit polyp, okay, him being martyred, meant that his wife, a smart bent or mace was now a widow.
And later on, it was actually Aisha radi Allah and his father Abu Bakr Siddiq, who married a smart bento mice, the widow of Jaffa.
And in the future, you'll see that then, they had a son called Mohammed bin Abu Bakr, who is basically I should have known his half brother, right.
In the ninth year of age era, back to our timeline, a half brother Abdullah was martyred in the siege of five. So this is Abdullah who is the full brother of a smart mint Abu Bakr
from you know, Cote Allah bent. Abdullah Reza, who was the first wife of Abu Bakr Siddiq Abdullah is the one who had helped during the hijra, right who taken the provision to the mountain where Abu Bakr and the prophets Allah salaam were hiding.
So he was martyred in the siege of life in the ninth year of Hijra in the 10th year of hijra, was it was the year of the Farewell Pilgrimage. I Shanna Dylan has Brother Mohammed bin Abu Bakr,
the son, who was the son of a burqa and a smart bento mace. He was born. So he never actually met the prophets, Allah Salam, he was just a baby when
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in his final years.
When Abu Bakr came to Medina,
he was paired with hardage bin Zayed Al and Saudi, who was from Medina, who's one of the answer right, as his brother in faith. And later Abu Bakr married the daughter of hydrogen Habiba bins alhaja and had a home in a suburb of Medina.
In sha Allah Next time, we're going to continue our story and we're going to see how our children have played an important role in the final illness and then the sad passing away of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, until then Zakah Mala Heron Subhana. Allah Houma will be handing a shadow Allah Allah Allah and Astok Furukawa to Bucha Lake, wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh