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1 Virtues Of Ayesha
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Firstly, I'd like to thank all of you for attending today inshallah, my name is Mike conda and inshallah the series of lectures which we have chosen to begin
with the name inspirations from the righteous, starting with the life of Ayesha Binti ami Baccarat, rhodiola. One.
This series of lectures, we have chosen it.
Because for many of us, we want to, we want to know about the righteous Muslims of the past. We want to role models in how to deal with the issues facing us on a daily basis.
But very often, these role models are not easily available. So, to get started today and just like to
lay down what I feel are the objectives of this program, because I think from the very beginning, it's important for all of us to know and understand why we are getting together every Wednesday evening, what is the objectives, because if you don't have an objective, we can come here and we can have discussions every week. And it might not really have any result. But if you have an objective, they we know what to work towards, with each of our programs. So I also want this to be a
interactive discussion, right? I don't want you to just come across any lecture. So throughout the presentation, I will be asking questions. And the questions are asking will be of two types, either questions, which hopefully you can respond to immediately. And other questions are questions for y'all to go home and think about, right? They're very closely related to our topics, thinking questions for us to go home and ponder over and
come up with the answer by the next week. inshallah. Also, I want this to be a friendly environment. Okay. I'm very much for friendly environment. So smiling faces, and
interaction. And I want everyone to be comfortable. Okay, if anyone's feeling nervous, I'm more nervous than all of you. Right. So
from the very beginning, let's begin by going through the course objectives. And before I do that, I'd like to hear from anybody you're in attendance as to what would you like to achieve from this from these lectures on the life of eyeshadow to anything specific, which you'd like me to talk about, or which you'd like to learn about in the series? anyone has any suggestions or any input?
Okay, as we go along, probably more specific topics will come up.
For my site, there's four reasons why I wanted to have this program. The first is for this to be a weekly reminder for us all to help us keep our demand levels high to help motivate us, because on a daily basis, we deal with things which
decrease our demand, which affect us, which affect our lives affect our practice of Islam, by getting together once a week and talking about Allah subhanho wa Taala, talking about the righteous Muslims of the past. This helps give us what we call that Eman boost. You know, that feeling of
over recharge you know, Eman and getting this at least once a week helps us to stay motivated for the rest of the week. A second reason why I wanted to have this program is for us to analyze the lives of role model Muslims, right, if you look at the history of Islam, the history of Islam was full of 1000s upon 1000s of role model Muslims, male and female, and I want us to go deep into their lives deeper, then we are normally accustomed to analyzing their successes, analyzing the mistakes as well.
And from both extracting lessons which are relevant to our lives to the contemporary world that we are living in. So this is, I think, to me the most important aspect of the series that what we get out of this should be lessons relevant to our lives. So when things happen in our life, we can relate back to Russia, or any of the other role models that we discuss, and we can take a lesson from them. The third
motive behind the series of the objective is to clear up any misconceptions about Islam and Islamic history, right as particularly with the life of Ayesha Rajan and how there are a lot of misconceptions. There's a lot of issues which people pick on. We find this from both Muslim and non Muslim alike.
In someone named me one aspect of the life of Asia, which is controversial
The age when she got married, yes, very controversial issue and we will come to that inshallah probably in next week's lecture, right but that's something which I want to discuss for at least half an hour to give a comprehensive picture because this is something which a lot of non Muslims asked about. And a lot of Muslims also have doubts about right I shall read aloha according to Sahil Bukhari marry the Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when she was nine years old, growing up in the Western world, this sounds very strange, right? So this is definitely a contemporary issue and something which we want to discuss in details, and inshallah we'll get to that either later today or
in next week's
lesson, inshallah. So that's one controversial issue. Anybody know of any other controversial aspects of life? Yes.
Yes, the accusation is the hadisha inscri accusation of Xena labeled by the hypocrites right at that event in her life, which is very controversial is which is what is known as the Battle of jumble the Battle of the camel, when I shall lead an army, which ended up clashing with the army of the police at that time, Ali, Vitali, very controversial issue, we will get to it inshallah, as we go along in the upcoming weeks. So one of the reasons I chose Ayesha Raja specifically, is not only a comprehensive role model of a true Muslim, but there are many aspects of our life which keep cropping up in the modern world. And we really need clarification on this issue so that we can put
our own hearts to rest and we can educate others as well. And the third or rather, the fourth and final objective for having the series is to provide us with to provide us with role models of people who were rightly guided. Now, we all recite Surah Fatiha in our Salah, and in Surah Al Fatiha, you may have been a Scirocco knows the beam Sirocco Latina and he guided us to the Straight part, the part of those whom you have favored. In another verse of the Quran, Allah explains Who are those who he has favored? He said those who he has favored are the newbies, the prophets, the sea, Deeks, the Shahada, the martyrs and the solina the righteous. So four types of people are favored by Allah. The
second category is what concerns us he said he favored the C dx. What? Which Sahaba had the title of Siddiq
Abubakar, one of the Sahaba also had this title, who
his daughter Ayesha Ayesha was known as c d carb intensity, the truthful woman the daughter the truthful man. So, by studying the life of Ayesha we are studying the life of acidic by studying the life of acidic we are studying the life of one of those whom Allah had favored and we are studying the life of someone who was on Siracusa him. So if we want guidance to Siracusa him, we will find that guidance in studying her life. So this is the fourth and the final objective for my site as to why we are studying these topics.
I'd like to begin with a quotation from Abdullah even Massoud about why this hobby is important to us.
Before I do that, can someone tell me who is Abdullah
Abdullah even Massoud gave us a very important quotation about the Sahaba Why does what he say about the Sahaba matter?
Anyone knows it's named Abdullah even must
think about it.
Okay, let me just summarize Abdullah, life for you in about four lines. Abdullah even Massoud was the eighth person to convert to Islam, the eighth person to convert to Islam, according to some durations. adenylation still mentioned him amongst the first few people to convert to Islam. He was one of the leading Tafseer scholars amongst the Sahaba, one of the leading scholars amongst the Sahaba and he lived a very long life. So he was there from the very beginning, from the very beginning when Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam began spreading his message of Islam, Abdullah even Massoud was there and he was there right till the end after Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam passed away
beyond that he was still alive teaching the people. So he witnessed the entire period of Revelation. So much so that he that he said that I know every verse when it was revealed and who it was revealed about because he was there from the beginning. So what he is telling us about the Sahaba is based on his life experience, being one of them, living with them, knowing all of them on a personal basis. He says about this Ahava in a very beautiful quotation. He says Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at the heart of itself.
And he found that the best of hearts was the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he chose him for himself and made him his final messenger. Then he looked at the hearts of the rest of the people who were on Earth at that time. And he found the heart of his Sahaba to be the best heart on the face of this earth at that time. And so he chose these people to be the Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he chose them to fight for the deen and to defend the deen. So whatever they believe to be good is good in the sight of Allah, and whatever they believe to be evil is evil in the sight of Allah. This narration of Abdullah even Massoud summarizes for us why the
Sahaba important, they were chosen by Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala could have sent Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to any community in the world at any point in time. But he sent him to Makkah 1400 years ago to that specific community and surrounded him with these specific people. These people were chosen by Allah to be the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So if someone was chosen by Allah, that means that their life is very important. So we understand that these slides are very important and one Hadees which sums up the importance is the Hadees of the best of nascent invest best of nations color Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Pharaoh Roni
corny, Molina Yamuna Hoon sumela de una Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said that the best of nations, the best of generations is my generation, and then those after them, and then those after them. And then after those three generations, there will come a time when the Muslims will be obese, and they will love obesity. many interesting studies, but what concerns us here is the first part of the studies, the first part of the Hadees, which is the best of generations in my generation, meaning if you want to know what is Islam, right, you are confused. You know, you see 100 different types of Islamic practice in your community. Everyone says they write everyone else saying No, you're wrong.
How do you know right from wrong? What did the Sahaba believe? What did you have a practice? What was the sahabas? Understanding? Why? Because they witness the revelation. They learn directly from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they were chosen by Allah to be his companions. So definitely, their understanding of Islam is the best understanding. And so the first three generations are Muslims. The first generation is called the Sahaba, the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, or another translation, the disciples of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
The second generation is da da, da, da da, which means the successes the second generation, and the third generation is called the Acrobat, Adobe, which means the successes of the successes, to make it easy, all three are put together as one title, which is the seller or the seller, first of all the heat the righteous predecessors. So when people talk about the seller, referring to the Sahaba, and the two generations after them, so these three generations of Muslims are very important. And from these two generations of Muslims, if there is a clash between these three, the Sahaba most important because the Sahaba understood Islam best. So that is why we chose the Sahaba So then the
question comes up, we know there are hundreds of Sahaba Why did I choose the life of Ayesha rajala from all of the Sahaba to discuss, I gave one of the reasons earlier the controversial issues related to her life. But there are other reasons as well.
For me specifically, one of the reasons I chose Aisha radiallahu is that from the female Sahaba. She is one whose life has been documented in the most details, the amount of narration about the life of Ayesha Raja, too many for us to count. Really, the more I'm researching the more and more iterations and coming across our life. It has been documented in great details. Not only has a life been documented in great details, but she was a very successful woman in a variety of different areas. She was a successful wife. She was the daughter of a righteous woman, a righteous man and woman. She was a scholar of Hades, a scholar of a scholar of tafsir. She was a teacher. She was a Mufti. She
was a witch that a person who could make their own opinions. She was a leader of an army at one point in time, she was involved in the politics. She was an advisor to the Leafs, we are talking about one of the most accomplished woman at a time, when literally across the world, women were oppressed. You know, we're talking about 1400 years ago. We know in the Western world until World War One and World War Two women were oppressed hydrazone not even 100 years ago, but 1400 years ago, Ayesha was able to accomplish all of this. So when we look into her life in details, you see a woman who has accomplished things which most men are able to accomplish
And so you get a comprehensive role model of what, what is the rights and the role of a woman in Islam? And how does a woman a Muslim woman go about living her life.
And of course, the lessons from the life of Asia apply to both men and women.
A second reason why I chose her life is I find in the English language, we lack resources on the female role models, right, the hamdulillah Dr. Many, many wonderful books and lecture series, and now even TV series on the lives of the male Sahaba right amarante Allahu Abu Bakar Osman Ali, the National Bashara, Khalid bin Walid huge book on family medical need available all of the male Sahaba A lot of it is available in English. But for some reason, I have found very few books in English on the lives of the female Sahaba. And those few books, which I have found are really, really brief. For example, one of the books I was reading on the life of Ayesha rhodiola, one have covered her
life in about 20 pages.
And really, if you just read the biography, and even Cassie and just her virtues, you know, her accomplishments in life, that itself is four pages in Arabic, which in English would have been about 10 pages, right? But to go into details of all of our life story,
at least 200 300 or 400 pages you can write on the life of Isaiah. So why is it that the only thing available in English is 20 pages.
So this is something which bothered me that we have in the Arabic books like we do on the HIA and all of these other amazing books of Islamic history, we have 1000s of pages on the lives of the righteous woman of the past really 1000s upon 1000s of pages, but when we open the English books, we are unable to find that many. So this is your question that I want you to think about not answer now. But think about it for a week. And the question is why?
Why in Arabic is available? Why is it not available in English?
So in shall go home? And think about that? Why is it that we don't have these resources in English, what could be the possible reason behind it? So today, inshallah being the first introduction lesson to the life of Ayesha rhodiola. And I want to focus today on what is customary when starting the life of a righteous person. And that is her following her virtues, her list of accomplishments in the classical Arabic books on the lives of righteous people. Usually the first chapter is dedicated to the forgotten the virtues of that individual. And this The purpose of this is that it serves as a taster. It serves as something to get you excited and interested into studying the person's life.
Because when you go to the person's virtues and accomplishments, you just want to know who is this person, do they reach such a high status, so you become more and more interested in a person's life that you that you are now ready to sit for hours on end and study the person's life. So following that tradition amongst the Muslim scholars, I would like to today focus on the foil of Sharia law. And there is an entire chapter in Sahih Bukhari on the fall of Ayesha Raja, and the fourth edition, which I'll be discussing today are taken from that chapter in Sahih Bukhari. So, whatever this is, I will be discussing today our authentic hadith, taken from Sahib Rouhani in the chapter on the
virtues of Isaiah, but before we do that, I want to begin with the description given to Isaiah rajala in Medina when the higher by Evan Duffield, even a very famous scholar, many of you might know his name from his book of obscene, obscene even kassian.
He's famous for writing two books, two of his two books of his are very famous. One is history of steel, which most of you are familiar with. And the other is his history book with Ione hyah. Without hire we hire is one of the most comprehensive and amazing history books ever written. And it gives the whole history of the early Islamic empire. And so in every year, he gives a brief biography of the righteous people who passed away that year. And so, in discussing the year when I shall pass away, usually his biography of as a hobby is about four lines or half a page. The biography gives of Ayesha is four pages, right? When the major male Sahaba he discusses the
biography in about half a page. But when I say he gives a four page description of her biography, and her virtues, and I just want to put to the opening lines, even Casio says, from among those who passed away in that year, was
the mother of the believers. I shall be in the Abu Bakr Siddiq Ayesha daughter Abu Bakr, Siddiq xojo Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the wife of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam.
And the most beloved of his wife to him.
Two main focus of what she was the one whose chastity was declared from above the seven habits for audio and may Allah be pleased with her. He then goes on to describe
virtue virtues in the next four pages. Now, this to break down what he said, he begins by calling Ayesha meany, the mother of the believers.
Can someone tell me where do we get this title from? And why do we give this title to? Anyone knows why do we call the why do we call Ayesha the mother of the believers.
You're married to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Yes. So where does the title come from? Who made it up?
What you're seeing is true. But that's not where the title comes from. Actually, you won't believe this. A lot of people don't know this. You know, because most of the time the titles we give to our writers penises is made up by someone right? Someone called him Imam, somebody called him share somebody called the allama whatever it was, but the title of the believers comes directly from the Quran surah
chapter 23 verse number six, through Isaiah, chapter three, verse a number six, Allah subhanaw taala says, the messenger is closer to the believers than their own selves, who as you argue who Omaha to him, and his wives or their mothers,
that the messenger Allah is closer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. So from this verse in Surah, Allah declares the wives of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam as our mothers from this verse, we get the title, meaning the mothers of the believers, this title applies to every wife of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. When we talk about hafsa, we say, we need hafsa we talk about Omar Salama, we say mini masala for any of his wives, we call them the mothers of the believers. And this title has a spiritual application. And it has a big implication. The implication of this verse is that after the death of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, it was not
permissible for anybody to marry his wife, his wives remain unmarried until they passed away. Now, I shall go for approximately 50 years after the death of Rasulullah salvation, and she was only about 18 or 20 years old when he passed away, which means from that age until the age of 62, she remained unmarried, right? It's not permissible for someone to marry their mother. It's not permissible for the believers to marry the wives of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So that's the big implication. The spiritual implication is the level of respect and love we are supposed to have for the wives of our lives. Because think about it. In the family structure in Islam, the person who has the highest
level of respect and love is the mother. Right? The Hadees of Rasulullah sallallahu. Somebody Sahaba asked him, Who should we obey most after a lot of His Messenger, he said, Your mother, and Elizabeth and after that, he says, Your mother, and after again, he said, Your mother, and then he said the father, meaning that the mother has a noticeable emphasis that she has three times more right over you that you obey her. So if our biological mothers have this rank and respect to Islam, our spiritual mother, the mother of the believers, the wives of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, the level of respect and love we're supposed to have for them is even more. And this is why I say it is very,
very important, if not compulsory upon us to learn their lives. Because you cannot love someone who you don't know. We can claim to the ratio. But if you don't know her life, I mean, what what exactly do you know, if you know her life story, maybe you love her knowledge, her intellect, a self confidence, you know, outspoken nature. You know how she dealt with fitna, you have something specific to love and to look up to. So this becomes a motivation to study the lives that these are our mothers, and it is our duty to know the lives of our mothers to understand them, and to follow in the example so she was known as the mother of the believers. Ayesha Binti Abu Bakr Siddiq, the
daughter of Abu Bakr Siddiq right over there in her name is one of her virtues. She was the daughter of Abu Bakar. Abu Bakr radiallahu was the greatest man to walk the face of this earth after the prophets. This is the belief of Allah. Well, Jamal Abubakar was
The greatest man to walk this earth after the prophets, the closest friend of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah saw Islam said, If I had to take anybody as a colleague, as my closest and best friend, I would have taken Abubakar as a colleague.
colleague refers to that specific friendship where you listen to everything they say, of course, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam would not take someone to a level where he listened to everything that they say, but what he's indicating is that his closest friend for amongst humanity is Abu Bakar. Abu Bakar, was on the Ashura Bashara de Chien who had given the glad tidings of gender.
And avoca was the first Khalif of Islam. And it was in the reign of Abu Bakar that the Quran was compiled into one Busan and Abu Bakar was Rasulullah sallallahu polysomes companion in the cave, and Abu Bakr was the first man to convert to Islam, according to many donations. So imagine growing up in the house of Abu Bakar
imagine being the daughter of Abu Bakr
and raija, we learned a lesson
the power of parenting.
Very often I have many parents tell me that, you know, if we raise our children islamically they're not going to appreciate Islam, because in our experience, Jackie Nia, this becomes an excuse to let the children experience Jackie Leah. And I say to them, history proves you're wrong. Because I was raised in a house of Islam by righteous Muslims, she never had any appeal. I shall never had the Shahada period, right. She was raised in a Muslim Hall. She was born into a Muslim, and even before he's not aboubaker never worship Iota did any of these things he was a righteous man even before Islam. There was an amazing person he was and she appreciated Islam and became a leading scholar of
Islam. It was the same with many people. After Emma Shafi raised by a single mother, righteous woman, she raised him up, he became a leading scholar of Islam. Right Omar bin Abdulaziz, the revival caliber amongst humans. He was raised by his parents, right if you study his biography, he's a fourth generation of righteousness. His great grandfather is Omar Abdullah. One who know his grandparents was the son of Omar Abdullah and the righteous woman. And then his parents were
Abdul Aziz bin Marwan, and the granddaughter of Omar odilon. Fourth generation of righteousness, Omar, even Abdul Aziz did not have a giant helia period in order to make him appreciate Islam. he appreciated Islam from day one. And this is something I find throughout history. When you study the lives of our heroes drug history, very often, the way people were raised by righteous parents, very very often. In my money raised by righteous parents love Shafi raised by righteous single mother, Mr. McCarney, we know the story of his mother and how she made for him and encourage him to study Islam. We know the lives of many of the righteous people. So parenting makes a difference. And we
see not only in the life of Ayesha, but even in the life of other members of a family, because I shall read Yolanda, she had an older sister, who was also a righteous and famous person who was the sister of Ayesha
asthma, asthma being the
mother was another amazing woman, a very, very brave woman. If you look at asthma when she was young, when she was young, and her father and Rasulullah sallallahu were making the hinge Dr. Medina, she was the one who secretly went out to give them food. We're talking here about the two most wanted people in the land. You know, if you caught the system, you can be killed. You can be taught to you can be harassed, and you'll be fine. You're going out at night to meet them and to give them food. bravery, Abuja Hall come to our house looking for a father and she stands up to him. he slaps me in the face, she still she still doesn't give away her body location, courage and
bravery in the life of a smile when she becomes old. Many many years later, asthma rajala as the old lady, blind, old and blind. Her son Abdullah, even Jubail was leading a rebellion against Hijazi the use of anti Romanians, and he's about to die. He's about to lose the rebellion. So he come to his mother. And he tells his mother, he's thinking of surrendering. Mind you his mother is in his 60s or 70s. And she's blind.
And she shouts him for thinking about surrendering, and she tells him to remove his armor. You see, how does he feel the armor she tells him to remove the armor and tells him a martyr does not wear this, as though he went into battle and he was martyred. And the ruler of their time in Makkah Hagee can use it for the very tyrannical man. Most of the men were scared of him. But usma herself went up to him and demanded that he gives Abdullah image of his body back to us where she can bury her son. So we see asthma as a very, very brave and courageous woman. And she was the daughter of aboubaker and she was approximately 10 years older than I
So that means she was Asia's oldest system. Now, psychologically speaking, we know that most young girls, when they are between the ages of six and nine, their role model is the big system. Right? So that means I had growing up with Abu Bakar as a father, and asthma as a big sister. So imagine growing up in that environment, what level of righteousness is this woman going to reach? We have father is this amazing man, her mother Mira man is an amazing woman we'll discuss in a few weeks time is one of the stories we come to inshallah. And her sister asthma is another amazing woman. She's growing up in this home of absolutely amazing righteousness. So we see parenting and the
importance of older siblings being good role models in the life of Ayesha Raja Welcome to the description. Even Cassie gave to her. He called her the wife of Rasulullah and the most beloved of his wives, to him, the wife of Rasulullah and the most beloved of his wife to him. Now, how many wives is Rasulullah? saw some have
a controversial issue that the non Muslim bring up.
Nine? No, he had nine when he passed away
1111 two of his wife passed away during his life. When he passed away he had nine wives, right? So even kcdc from all 11 Ayesha was the most beloved, there's actually a difference of opinion amongst the scholars on this topic.
Besides Aisha Who else could have been the most beloved for the job, so this actually becomes an issue of the beat in the books of Akita has actually eating a book of Akita recently, and this entire section in the book, The Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam love Ayesha de jumbo
and the end of the discussion after you've given both opinions, the author of the book Shackleton Seaman Rahim, Allah, he mentioned that he doesn't matter. He doesn't matter if you love a DJI Shambo because they are both in Jannah, as are these other wives. And that's what matters. Right? What matters is that they all intergender they already paradise. That's the goal of a Muslim. The goal of the Muslim is not to earn human beings love to be the most beloved person to another person. The goal of the believer is to go to Geneva, to go to Paradise. And so he ends the discussion by saying that whether we love the eyeshadow or the Jamaat
it's not it's not important issue. The important issue is they went to paradise. They are role models, and we have to follow in their footsteps. So those scholars will see that Ayesha was the most beloved. They are this is we're going to look at later which indicators, and they are an essential indicator for deja was the most beloved because Ayesha herself said that she never got more jealous of anyone that Khadija because even like a decade after Khadija had passed away, Rasulullah would still think of her and remember her talking about her and even keep good relations with her friends. He this was the level of love, he has no particular agenda. So that became an
issue of debate. At the end of the day, it's not an important debate is not something which matters. And the lesson we can take from that is something which the Quran itself teaches us. And that is when you are studying history. Focus on what matters. Focus on what benefits you
very often these days, when we study history, we want to know or we especially we teach our children, we asked our child on what date was this hobby born? Or what day it was? That's a hobby. That's how we die. And we asked him these questions who was so and so's grandfather? Know what kind of three the other Muslim eat from? These are things that don't matter? What you should actually be teaching and learning and teaching our children is what do I learn from the life of Ayesha? What do I learn from the story of Adam and Cheetah? How does this impact my life? How does this make me a better Muslim? This is what the focus of stories are supposed to be on. So we take a lesson from
this, that when we study history, we avoid the things which have no relevance to our lives. And we focus on those things where we can extract lessons and practice them in our own lives.
So rasulillah sallallahu sallam, he loves
his wife. How do we know this? We will come to that in one of the durations later on. The final description that Cassie gave to her is he called the alma barato main focus of Asana was the one whose chastity was declared from above the seven habits. The one who's chested he was declared from above the seven habits. This is referring to the incident the system mentioned earlier of the slander of Ayesha, Allah subhanho wa Taala himself defended her honor in Surah noon, and inshallah we'll have an entire lecture just focusing on that event, because that's a very important incident with lessons very relevant to contemporary society about gossip and about slander and about
All of these issues come into play. So, inshallah we will dedicate an entire lecture just to discuss the additional difficulty
slander against each other. So this became a title of honor for that she was the one whose chastity was declared from above the seven heavens and therefore anybody who accuses her of not being chased such a person is a disbeliever because they are going against the verses of the Quran, Allah is saying one thing and you're saying something else.
So, that is what even Cassie had to say about this go to the most important person
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is the most important person here on one hand because he is the Messenger of Allah. And he speaks from Revelation, on the other hand, because he was her husband, so he knew her best. So what does he say about her? In Sahih? Bukhari there is a chapter on the virtue of Asia, in which four Hadees are mentioned. The first Hadees the reader Amina, radiallahu anhu. He says that I once asked Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Who is the most beloved person to you? And the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi Salaam replied, I shall.
So I will say I mean from the men, who is the most beloved of people to you from the men. And Rasulullah replied, her father, her father, to this hadith in Sahih al Bukhari. Now there's actually a background to the Hadees. I will be now la sala de la who he is, he was one of the leading non Muslim figures in Makkah in the early serum, right. He was a person who we would see had a very eloquent tongue.
a very smart talker, he knew what to say when to say it, how to say it. So he was like the spokesperson of the disbelievers until he converted to Islam. And then he became one of the main leaders of the Muslim army. So when Amina is converted to Islam, he found his Rasulo last lesson, we treat him very, very well. So
cheating so well, that he began to think, maybe Rasulullah loves me more than anybody else. So let me ask him who's most beloved to him?
Who's most beloved to him? And then he came out, and was, I mean, from the band. I'm not talking about love for your wife, that sort of love talking about brotherly love, love from the men, and he still said her father. So when there's so many lessons we can take from this for this. The first is this Hadees confirmed without a doubt that the Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he loved Ayesha, and he loved aboubaker. Right. Abubakar we said was his closest friend from the Sahaba Ayesha was his closest wife. So this Hadees confirms for sure both of these points.
A second point you can take from this Hadees is that it was publicly known that he loved his wife, something which many men today regarded embarrassing, right, regarding something dishonorable or something unmanly to tell someone that they love their wife, and that's against the sooner the sooner was the Sahaba knew Rasulullah sallallahu de journee knew he loved Aisha, in fact, honest, even Malik said we did not. He said that the first true love that we experienced as Sahaba was the love between Rasulullah sama and Ayesha
and even Malik By the way, he was a youngster. He lived in the house of Rasulullah, Salah Islam from the age of 10, to the age of 20, serving me working for him. So he was able to observe how Rasulullah saw Sam was with his wives, because he was working for him in his house. So he makes an observation he says that the first love that he that he experienced that he saw was the love that he had for Ayesha, that was when he saw for real What is love? What is love between a husband and wife in this relationship, that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam head would Ayesha rajala.
A third lesson that we can take from this
is that the wives of Rasulullah
and the early Muslim woman were known publicly by name. They were known publicly by name. And I mentioned this because nowadays a lot of people see that a woman's name should not be made public, right? She must be completely anonymous. Right? even see it's against against other organs hire for people to know her name. And that's not true. Because if you look at the Sahaba, not only the wives of Rasulullah saw somebody with the other Saba, we know the names, we know the names of the female Sahaba. We know the names of the next generation of women as well. Right? If you look at the students of Asia, we know them by name. Right? Many of the female scholars throughout history, we
know them by name. So this idea that women are not supposed to be known by name. This is not from Islam, this this was added in much much later on. Because any time in the early aspects of our history. You do find a name if you read Sahih Bukhari Hindu rates Hadees Eman Bukhari the rates are the same
directly from woman, he quotes in my name that so and so lady told me this Hadith, and she heard it from this was that she heard it from that person, or he heard it from that person. They mentioned my name. So the names we know, it wasn't something which was people were ashamed of or felt that they needed to hide. So this hadith is again evidence of that. He didn't say I love my wife. He didn't say I love his daughter. He said, I love Ayesha. He mentioned that by name, right.
And the fourth lesson we take from this Hadees is a lead in a lesson in manners and etiquette and how we deal with people. Because Rasulullah dealt with the Sahaba in such a way that every Sahabi felt they were most beloved to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, sama, sama bin Alas, who was a late convert to Islam. He felt he was the most beloved. He felt he was most beloved because this is how Russian Delta people, you know, even though there were so many Sahaba elabo, but this is his he didn't show favoritism in his dealings with people. He didn't show him to do and he wouldn't treat one make you special. And you know, no, everybody felt like you're the best. So this teaches us
manners. How do we deal with people deal with people in such a way that everybody feels loved? Everybody feels cared for everybody feels that you know you like them. Don't treat people harshly don't treat people neatly. Don't chase them away from the team. So that is the first duration found in Sahih Bukhari about the virtue of Ayesha.
The second iteration is a very, very beautiful narration against the hippo Hari. And this narration is narrated by Ayesha herself. I shall rajala and her who is the fourth greatest Heidi's Narrator The fourth graders Hadees the rate amongst the Sahaba generated over 2000 pieces. And this is one of the Hadees that she narrated. I shall says that one day Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Told ya Irish Irish gibreel is young, and he is convinced a live stream.
So Ayesha Raja replied, walakum wa salam
alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh me the peace blessings, the mercy of Allah be upon him. You can see that which I cannot see. This, this Hadees is truly beautiful because, firstly, imagine being told by the prophet of Allah, that the angel Jabra is giving Salam street I barely know of any Sahabi, who just happened in Abu Dhabi, Khadija as well, by the way, even Khadija Chiba Once came in COVID salam, and gave a good news of a house in Paradise, where she won't have to do any work.
So we see this mocha Ninja, which is Ayesha Gibran, he himself convinced a lot of them. So if gibraltarian himself conveys alarms to her, this means that she has a very high ranking in the sight of Allah.
You see what it means because you don't just want to convince lamps to anybody. Right? So that's one thing we can take from this hadith is her rank in the sight of Allah. And
I just can't imagine the feeling of knowing that the angel convinced the lamps to handle another interesting or more
final point from this Hadees and you find so many of the pieces where Rasulullah saw them and I shall come conversing with each other.
He calls the Irish, many equals the Irish, and in some cases equals the Humira. O'Meara did many translations. That translation, which makes the most sense to me, is the one with red cheeks, the one rosy cheeks, right, because she was very young and very beautiful. And she had blushing cheeks, right? So he would always call Ayesha. No, he would call her. I will call her Humira. He had had nicknames for his wife. And this is something you'll see in the life of Rasulullah saw some, especially when it comes to his dealings with Ayesha and Khadija, his romantic side shines through. You find a lot of romance in his donations really, when you see some interaction with Ayesha, they
are very romantic. So yeah, even when he's talking about the angel degree, he calls it he calls it instead of Ayesha. So, this is the second Hadees, which truly establishes her writing in the sight of Allah that she is someone who even the angels conveyed salam to the generation is a long duration, but we'll just mention the part narrated about her Musashi knowledge that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, I should Allah nissaki.
The virtue of Ayesha compared to all other woman is like the virtue of need compared to all other food. So needy was the name of one of Rasulullah some favorite food so it's like one of the best dishes you will get in Arabia at that time. So seeing if you compare this dish to all other food, that's Ayesha compared to all other women, that's her rank in the psychologists her rank in Islam
And again, this is part of a much longer Hades, where Rasulullah says that from amongst the woman who attained perfection from amongst the woman to attain perfection, we have Fatima
and Miriam and Asya.
And then he says, but the virtue of Ayesha over all other woman is a diversity of learned over all other food. So again, the scholars differ, does he have a higher rank than Fatima or not? And the scholars say she does not Why? Because Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said that Fatima is the leader of the woman of paradise. So once he says she's the leader, that means she has the highest rank. So Ayesha will come after Fatima in rank, but compared to all other woman, Ayesha is the best. So this nation, we learn from this about other woman whose lives are worth studying, who has asked
a woman to attain perfection Who was she,
the wife of
the wife of the worst man, one of the worst men to ever walk the face of the earth. His wife was one of the four greatest woman to walk the face of a woman who says she attained perfection in her image.
And Maria, the mother of Israel, Islam, Jesus peace be upon him also to attain perfection and Fatima and another duration as you as in Khadija as well, right? And in Asia, so we learn from this duration, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarded Asia as amongst the top five woman to ever walk the face of this earth, the top five woman to ever walk the face of this earth, Fatima, Maria Garcia, Khadija Akasha. These were like the top five. So they were not talking about just any woman you were talking about in the history of humanity, one of the absolute best, one of the world's highest ranking imaginable.
And the final duration, the fourth and final iteration, again, it's a very long, long duration. I'm going to go into it in more detail in a later lecture inshallah, but just to mention, very briefly, I will conclude with this for today.
Once the wives of Rasulullah saw were having a dispute, so they sent Fatima to argue on the behalf of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, right? Because we know Fatima was, again, we said shoehorning religious woman, she's also the daughter of a formula. And she was also someone you had a very soft spot for. So if she said something he would listen, right? So she came, and she asked us to listen to spend more time with it otherwise, besides Ayesha? Again, we'll discuss this duration in more details in a later lecture. But basically, she was talking about Ayesha surah Sula, some gave him a very interesting reply he told her Oh, Fatima, do you love that which I love?
Fatima said yes, definitely. I love what you love. Surah Susan pointed to it and said, so love this woman.
Love this woman, meaning Rasul Allah Ayesha. So therefore, the Sahaba must have Ayesha and therefore we must have Asia. Now, again, remember for Asia, Asia's relationship to Fatima was that of what we would call to the a stepmother. Right? She married to her father, and she's younger than her around the same age. So right now we don't nowadays, if your father has a wife around the same age as you this film The cause of friction, for Susan tells Fatima. Love her because I love her. So, again, this narration clearly establishes the love of Rasulullah son for Ayesha, and it clearly establishes that we are also supposed to love her because she was beloved to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu
alayhi wasallam. So, inshallah we come to the end of the chapter in Sahih Bukhari on the virtues of Ayesha Rajan had these four narrations I mentioned there. And this gives us a taste of what's to come. This gives you a preview, that if this woman was so beloved, and this woman was so high rank inside of online inside of socialism, what did she accomplished in her life? So we will begin next week by looking at
her marriage. When the Chemin de Rasulullah saw Islam, what was the background behind the marriage? Why did he marry her? What's up with an idea? We're getting married? You know, how do we explain this? Why did Muslim have nine wives? You know, because we know that's not allowed for average Muslim man, why was he allowed for him?
How do you explain this to non Muslims especially, and also some basic principles that we can extract from the story, right, because from the knowledge of rahula, Central Asia can actually extract really important fifth principles that we can apply to the contemporary society. So we will discuss the marriage of Rasulullah to Asia in the next episode, and then we'll move on to other issues after that. I want to end with a quotation from Asia's nephew
Robin Robin was one of the scholars amongst Robin.
He was the daughter of asthma. So he was the son of asthma and
And he wanted to study Islam. So his father told him if you want to study Islam study with Aisha, because he had a very big advantage over other men. Ayesha was his Auntie, meaning he was in Morocco, meaning the other men who wanted to study with Ayesha, there was a huge gap between her and different she's teaching them from behind the job, or no job. That's it. She has a nephew, so he could study with her on a very close level. And he could interact with her in a way other men can't, for example, the wonderful generations. I shudder at the Rasulullah semi to kiss his wives before going for Salah. So Allah told her, there must have been you. And she started blushing, of course,
North American talent, but because the bathrooms, he could talk to her in this way, right. So he developed a very close relationship with Ayesha Rajan and her auntie and he was one of our students. So he says about this, what we'll close with, Allah says, I did not see anybody, dealings any woman who said anybody, I do not see anybody more knowledgeable in medicine, or poetry than
I do not see anybody more knowledgeable in medicine or poetry in Asia. And there is no woman or man other than Abu huraira, who narrated Mojave Desert
right now would be listed as number four in Hades, the Raiders, but this was his perspective. Right? In another nation. He goes on he asked, he said, Oh, I know why, you know, why, you know, a de soie you know poetry for how do you know so much about medicine? And I just said, something is fine in this. I learned medicine so I could look up to him.
So this is an absolutely amazing individual and one of the greatest Muslims to walk on the face of this earth. And that's why is father's with the missionary daddy's from her. You should say that Cindy Cabinda Siddiq, the truthful woman the daughter of the truth, man, Habiba. habibollah, the Beloved of the Beloved of Allah, Allah wa to invoke
the one whose chastity was declared from above the seven heavens, she narrated this idea
that was what they would call them. So, we will end with that for today inshallah, and next week, we will continue and we will look at her marriage to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
and the issues surrounding that very important contemporary issues before we conclude any questions or comments.
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