Yasir Qadhi – Mothers of the Believers 08 – Aisha Bint Abu Bakr

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi continues his lecture on the most beloved wife of the Prophet ﷺ – Aisha Bint Abu Bakr RA.

The Shaykh commences this lecture by analysing the beautiful relationship that the Prophet ﷺ and Aisha RA shared and there are numerous instances in their lifetime that illustrate this very fact. Some are elaborated upon and deserve a fair listen like the special dua that the Prophet ﷺ made for Aisha RA upon her insistence.

Numerous narrations explicitly shed light upon the immense love that the Prophet ﷺ had for Aisha RA over his other wives. One instance is when the Prophet ﷺ realizes his death is near and he wants to prepare Aisha RA to part with him. What does he say? What is the response of Aisha RA to this ? Do listen to fully comprehend this pleasing incident which demonstrates the nature of their affection for each other.

Next up for discussion is the Ghiyarah of the wives of the Prophet ﷺ and how this was completely natural of them to have and is also showing the innocence and love for the Prophet ﷺ and they will not be pulled up for it by Allah SWT.

There were two groups of wives – one group had Aisha, Hafsa, Safiya and Sawdah RA and the other group had Umme Salamah and Zaynab RA (who was believed to be the stiffest competitor of the Prophet ﷺ in terms of love ). The main purpose of these groups was solely vying for the Prophet ﷺ attention and love. But the love of Aisha RA was so powerful that other wives would often use it to re enter into the good books of the Prophet ﷺ if they had committed an error or mistake.

Each and every action and mannerism of Aisha RA is observed in detail  by the Prophet ﷺ and various such incidents are shared by the Shaykh which is important also as pointers on what is the ruling on certain aspects of Islam. The whole concession of Tayammum came down in the Qur’an only because of Aisha RA through the incident of the missing necklace that resulted in scarcity of water.

Her strong level of Taqwa and charity is also touched base upon and should be listened to sincerely.