Life of Aisha RA #20 – The Death of Aisha RA
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah the brothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome to the final episode of the life of Anisha Mother of the Believers. I hope you've really enjoyed and benefited from this series as much or more than I myself have enjoyed learning and researching about the life and legacy of our mother, Aisha Radi Allahu Allah.
Before we start coming to the end of our mother auditions life, I wanted to share with you a kind of a humorous episode that happened in her life.
A little incident between her and her nephew, Abdullah bin Zubair, which once again brings to light the humaneness of our mother Asha and on the Sahaba and how, you know, the sorts of things that happened between families even in our times, sometimes happened between them, but Al Hamdulillah, they always found a way to resolve issues and to make amends.
Ottawa been a Zubair who was Abdullah bin Zubair, his brother, right. They are of course the children of a smart men to be bucker dishes sister. So they are she has nephews, although I've been as Zubair relates this story and he says that Abdullah bin Zubair was the most beloved person to Aisha excluding the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr. And he, in his turn was, was the most devoted to her. So they were really known for their relationship. And of course, she was known as Omar Abdullah. But she took her cornea from this nephew of hers, Abdullah, she was like his mother. And older wife tells us that our Isha used to she didn't used to keep any of the money that
was given to her by Allah. In other words, the money that was given to her by the state, the stipend or anything that she ever received in terms of gifts, etc. She didn't used to keep it. She used to spend it in charity, and you know, sometimes used to spend all of it in charity. So, the lobbying Zubair when he heard about this, he said, I should be stopped from doing this. Okay. And so somehow this got back to Arusha. Okay, and she heard that Abdullah bin Zubair had said, I should be stopped from spending money in charity, basically. But of course he was he was objecting to her spending all of her money in charity. So she lost her temper or she became annoyed. And so she said, Really,
shall I be stopped from doing so. And in a moment of upset, she said, I vowed that I will never talk to Abdullah bin and Zubair
SubhanAllah. She got that upset.
Now, when Abdullah bin Zubair heard about this, he was very, very upset. Because you know, this was his most beloved aunt, this was Mother of the Believers. He grew up with her right in her lap. So he was trying his best to make amends, trying to find a way of speaking to his aunt, sending messages to her. And, you know, because she had made this vow, she wanted to
abstain from talking to him and, and be true to her vow.
And so at the loveliness of her became so worried, because you know, our mother RT show, one of the things you'll notice from her Sierra, from her life is that she had a very strong resolve. When she decided to do something, she would make sure it was done. So now that she decided she wasn't going to talk to Abdullah
Abdullah didn't know how he could find a way of getting her to break her vow. Now, what are the Lebanon's? Where did he took some of his I believe his uncles, and or uncle's of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And he went to them and said, you know, told them about his predicament. They said, Come with us. And when we asked for permission to visit Russia, or the Lana, then you enter her house along with us. She won't know. Right? And so he did that. So what they did was, they were behind the curtain. They said, Can we enter? I mean, can we enter the house? And she said, Yes. And they said, all of us can all of us enter. And of course, they were doing Toria which is a type of
Lying, but being, you know,
saying the truth but with another meaning, right, where the person doesn't fully understand what you're what you're trying to say. So they said, you know, can we all enter? And she said yes. And so of course, I'm logged in as Uber was with them. And so he entered, he jumped in front of the curtain because he was her nephew, and he was allowed to do that. And he surprised her. And then he started to beg her to speak to him, and to apart he apologized, and he tried to make amends and our mother Aisha cried and she, she accepted him. So Pamela, and then Abdullah bin as well, because I shouldn't dwell on her had broken her vow. He sent 10 slaves to her as a gift so that she could then free
those slaves she only needed to free one slave but he gave 10 slaves. And then I started the ran her because she felt so uncomfortable that she had broken this vow. She continued to free more and more slaves until she had freed 40 slaves. And Ottawa says that mother Aisha said I wish I had specified what I would have done in case of not fulfilling my vow when I made the vow so that I might have done it easily.
SubhanAllah. So, here another kind of humorous you could say episode in the life of our mother action of the unheard that shows you that she was very human. And I think throughout our mother issues life, one of the things that really stood out didn't it was her character. She was very devout, very careful regarding her hijab, and veiling, and yet she played a vital role in the social, religious and even political life of her people of the ummah. She had a very strong personality. She didn't hide that personality. Instead, she channeled it to make a positive and powerful contribution. She lived a very frugal life,
while with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and after his death, so even though people all around her changed their lifestyle, and the Muslims had become very wealthy, she herself tried to stay as close to the lifestyle of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam as possible, and she used to give away
the salary or the stipend that used to come to her regularly. Sometimes she gave away so much that she'd forget to keep some for her own meals.
One of the things you notice about her character is that she harbored no ill will towards people, and even when they had been people who'd harmed her in some way. It didn't prevent her from speaking the truth about them and praising them, when pray they were praiseworthy. So we gave the example of the Egyptian man who told her about the governor of Egypt, that he was a good man, he had been fair and treated the people well, and this government of Egypt had been responsible for the killing of her brother Mohammed bin Abu Bakr, but that didn't prevent her from saying to the Egyptian man, whatever the treatment of this man was towards my brother Mohammed, I cannot help telling you that
the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in my presence, Oh Allah, if a governor of my people is hard on them, you to be hard on them. But if he is kind to them, you to be kind to them.
We also noticed that she didn't hesitate in praising her co wives. You know, when, for example, when one of them passed away, she would praise them and their virtues and she would recognize them for their position with Rasulullah salAllahu alayhi salam so that rivalry that there was between them, it didn't stop her from being truthful and just
we look at the worship of our mother as she was known to pray extra prayers, not just the obligatory prayers. She was a person who fasted a lot that she had her own was half and she gave a lot of charity. We already mentioned her charity, her prayers used to be very long. And people said when she was in prayer, it was as if she had lost her connection with the world. Panel loves it when she had such devotion and such. Who sure she loved to go for Hajj and Umrah and she used to make the off from further away from the Kaaba, right. So that she didn't have to be, you know, in amongst the crowds of men. And that would make the dough off longer, but she just preferred that you know, to
have that extra level of privacy.
She fasted and prayed extra prayers we said, she considered the the Baha prayer indispensable. She didn't act like a person who was guaranteed paradise, right? You and me if we knew, you know, one of us was the wife of the prophets, Allah Salam. And we knew that we had this position this status.
You know, how many of us would live a life the way our mother Aisha did? Right? Many people would become complacent, thinking, Well, I'm guaranteed paradise. But look at her mother. She didn't behave like a person who thought that she was guaranteed paradise. In fact, she used to cry when certain particular you know, powerful verses of the Quran recited especially about the hellfire.
They used to bring her to tears.
She did not harbor grudges. Even the people who are punished, for example, for slandering her, she spoke decently about them, and she wouldn't let anyone say anything negative, about, for example, her son, Ben sabot, the poet of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, even though he had been involved in some way and spreading the rumors,
because of all the good that he had done, and the fact that she realized how weighty that was, she would never allow people to be negative about him.
So now we come to the final days of our mother, Asha or the Alana. And we come to a scene with Ibn Abbas are the Allah and who who came to visit her in her final illness in sha Allah after the break, I will tell you what happened when Ibn Ibis visited her in Ramadan of 58 Hijiri when our mother Aisha was ill
until then, Salam aleikum.
Welcome back. Before the break, we mentioned that our mother Aisha dela Ana, in 58, Hijiri, in the month of Ramadan became ill, her condition kept getting worse. Around this time, she was about 67 years old. So she was an elderly lady. People came to visit her and pay their respects. And amongst those people was Abdullah ibn Abbas. He was a great scholar. And of course, he was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his cousin.
When she heard that Ibn Abbas was here to meet her, she hesitated because one of the things that would irritate her while she was ill was that people would come and just praise her and praise her. And one of the things you notice about the Sahaba is that they were very careful. And they really did not want to ever become arrogant, they didn't want to become
they didn't want to behave as people who are gret guaranteed paradise. You know, this is why they used to worship Allah so much. They used to seek forgiveness, they never considered themselves to be great or Wonderful. So it would irritate her when people came and showered praise on her. And she thought that well, if Ibn Abbas comes in, he's probably going to do the same. But my nephew's they encouraged her and pressed her to allow him in, you know, because of his great status and what a great scholar and Sahabi had been Abbas was, so of course, this was behind the curtain, even Abbas entered and he stood behind the curtain, he asked her about her work, her health. And then he said,
from the first day of creation, you had been singled out to be Mother of the Believers. You were the most favorite wife of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the moment your soul leaves the body, you will be in the company of your Lord. And then he went on, he said, because of you. Yeah, amen. Woman in Allah revealed the verses relating to the unknown, the dry ablution and made life easier for the believers. The Quran speaks of the purity of your character, and those verses are now recited in the masajid day and night.
And you can imagine I shattered the line
sitting there are lying there. And she said to him, Ibn Abbas, please, please say no more about these things. I wish I had never been born
She was so fearful of the meeting with Allah. She was so fearful about her own sins, or mistakes that she considered herself to have committed that she never, she she never wanted to hear people praising her. In fact, she would make a lot of us think far. In fact, she she said for her final will. And when people asked her where she wanted to be buried, she said that she wanted to be buried at night, that they should not wait till the morning. And she wanted to be buried with her companions with her female companions, meaning co wives in the graveyard of the Muslims. People suggested to her that she'd be buried in her old home next to the Prophet, sallAllahu, alayhi,
wasallam and aboubaker.
But she shook her head. She saw it as part of her repentance, for what she considered her mistakes, to be buried with her co wives in the graveyard of the Muslims. And if you go there today, you'll see that's exactly where she is buried in genital bucket with the other wives of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam, it was as if even at the time of death, she was constantly fighting against her knifes and that's one of the themes of Aisha on the line has life, right? She had a strong personality she had strong will, she had a very keen sense of right and wrong. And she felt very strongly about certain things. But when it came to her knifes, she was always trying to fight
it, whether it was when she felt jealousy towards the CO wives, whether it was dealing with people who had slanted her, she was always trying to do the right thing, and not the thing that her knifes or the lower self invited her to do, right? So for for every single one of us, we can see that in any situation like this, if a person had the ability to be buried in a place of honor, right, and of course, being buried next to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and Abu Bakr is, is is an honor, right? Any one of us would have taken that opportunity. But I'm with Ayesha on the line. She didn't she didn't think in that way. She wasn't there to seek glory. She wanted to do the right thing and she
was trying to subdue her knifes and so she told them to bury her quietly in the dead of night. In the graveyard of the Muslims,
on the evening of Ramadan, the 17th 58 years after the Hijrah when our mother was around 67 years old, the news of the death of our mother Artesia, on will Momineen spread throughout Medina.
People had just finished that that are we press? So you to imagine what that must have felt like for the people in Medina.
Our mother Aisha, had passed away. It was Ramadan. And the thorough way of prayers had just finished.
Crowds began to flock onto the streets when they heard and the general sentiment of people was your Allah. We have been deprived of a great teacher. We have been deprived of the teacher who was taught personally by Rasul Allah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam. The people of Medina were very, very aware that with the death of Russia, it was the end of an era.
No more did they have the luxury of being able to come to Russia and Atlanta and ask her questions and have their disputes resolved. And if there was any ayat of Quran, or any Hadith that they wanted some explanation regarding No longer did they have the luxury of being able to enter into her presence and asking her
mother Aisha radi, Allah and he was buried in the burial ground of Medina in accordance to her will 1000s of people attended the funeral prayer which was led by Abu Huraira and it was said that it was the most attended nighttime funeral in the history of Medina. Huge crowds of women came out into the streets to in reverence.
Brothers and sisters are mother art you
She left a huge legacy, a body of Hadith, preservation of the teachings of the Sunnah, generated 2210, a hadith. These hadith is form the foundation for the rulings and rituals of our deen of Islam. In preserving these Hadith she was a key part in preserving Islam itself. The final message of God of Allah to humanity.
She was not just a footnote in history, he made history. She was a cornerstone of our history. Our Isha radilla and her not only taught women, not only does she teach knowledge to both men and women, but she admired women who sought knowledge. She said, how great other women have the unsolved their modesty did not prevent them from seeking knowledge about their religion.
She was known as we said, as the most beloved of the most beloved to Allah Habiba to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I pray, Dear brothers and sisters that our last panel that Allah grants us the wisdom and the foresight to learn from the life of our mother, Aisha or the Lana. I know I myself have learned so much from her.
As a woman who had a strong personality who had a strong will. I learned from my mother, I showed that it's not about crushing or distorting your personality. It's about challenge, channeling it and using it in a way that will be pleasing to Allah.
I personally have learned from our mother, Aisha, that when we make mistakes, or when we've done something and then felt that it was an error of judgment, instead of falling down, and feeling like a failure and, you know, feeling that there is no point in us doing anything. We should instead change course, right? Find the thing that Allah subhanaw taala really wants us to do, and then pursue it single mindedly and do it very, very well with Ehsaan with excellence. I learned from our mother Ayesha, that we are all human beings. She is also a human being who felt certain emotions, with sometimes got upset sometimes felt jealousy, all of the range of human emotions that a person
feels a mother I should rather than her would have also felt. But what she had was immense self control, and the ability to correct herself the ability to always ask, what does Allah want of me? What is the just thing for me to do and to say in this situation. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I hope that from this series, you will take all of these lessons and so many more lessons from our mother Aisha and the Sahaba, who lived with her who lived around her her students, her relatives, her nephews and nieces, her parents, her beloved husband or a soul, allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And don't just think of them as stories to listen to, but think of them as things that you
can apply to your own life.
I pray that Allah grants our mother Aisha, the highest level of Jannah and that Allah unites us with our mother, Aisha one fine day in Jana, where perhaps you and me will sit at the feet of Mother Russia and ask her about all of those eventful days, all of those adventures, all of those special moments she spent during her time on Earth.
I pray Allah Subhana Allah allows us to join her in Jana
desert Kamala O'Hara and dear brothers and sisters, and with that, I will bid you farewell. If there were any mistakes during the series, then they will mind if there was anything good that I was able to convey. Then it is from Allah subhanaw taala and the grace of Allah.
I asked you to please forgive me my shortcomings and keep the story of our mother Aisha alive in your homes.
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