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All praise is due to Allah Whose hearing has encompassed all voices…

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`A’ishah said, “All praise is due to Allah Whose hearing has encompassed all voices! By Allah, she who came to complain about her husband to the Messenger of Allah was speaking while I was in another part of the room, yet I did not hear some of what she said. Allah sent down,

[قَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِى تُجَادِلُكَ فِى زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِى إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ يَسْمَعُ تَحَاوُرَكُمآ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ ]

(Indeed Allah has heard the statement of her that disputes with you concerning her husband and complains to Allah. And Allah hears the argument between you both. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Seer.)[58:1]

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

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October 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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“Son, why do you then seek to increase Allah’s proof against us and you?

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‎’Ata’ narrates that there used to be a young man who used to go to Mother of the Believers ‘Aishah to ask her questions and she would narrate to him. One day, he came to ask her some questions. She said, “Son, have you put into practice what you hear from me yet?” He replied, “No Mother, I have not.” So she said,“Son, why do you then seek to increase Allah’s proof against us and you?!”

Al-Khatîb Al-Baghdâdî in Iqtidâ’ Al-‘Ilm Al-‘Amal no. 92.

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July 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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The Virtues of Our mother Aisha(ra)

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In the Name of Allah …

يقول ابن القيم رحمه الله : عن فضائل عائشة رضي الله عنها ، ومن خصائصها رضي الله عنها: أنها كانت أحب أزواج رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إليه كما ثبت عنه ذلك في البخاري وغيره وقد سئل أي الناس أحب إليك قال عائشة قيل فمن الرجال قال أبوها ، ومن خصائصها أيضا رضي الله عنها : أنه لم يتزوج امرأة بكرا غيرها . ومن خصائصها رضي الله عنها:أنه كان ينزل عليه الوحي وهو في لحافها دون غيرها ، ومن خصائصها رضي الله عنها: أن الله عز وجل لما أنزل عليه آية التخيير بدأ بها فخيرها فقال : ” ولا عليك أن لا تعجلي حتى تستأمري أبويك فقالت أفي هذا أستأمر أبوي فإني أريد الله ورسوله والدار الآخرة فاستنّ بها ( أي اقتدى ) بقية أزواجه صلى الله عليه وسلم وقلن كما قالت، ومن خصائصها رضي الله عنها: أن الله سبحانه برأها مما رماها به أهل الإفك وأنزل في عذرها وبراءتها وحيا يتلى في محاريب المسلمين وصلواتهم إلى يوم القيامة وشهد لها بأنها من الطيبات ووعدها المغفرة والرزق الكريم وأخبر سبحانه أن ما قيل فيها من الإفك كان خيرا لها ولم يكن ذلك الذي قيل فيها شرا لها ولا عائبا لها ولا خافضا من شأنها بل رفعها الله بذلك وأعلى قدرها وأعظم شأنها وصار لها ذكرا بالطيب والبراءة بين أهل الأرض والسماء فيا لها من منقبة ما أجلها ، ومن خصائصها رضي الله عنها : أن الأكابر من الصحابة رضي الله عنهم كان إذا أشكل عليهم أمر من الدين استفتوها فيجدون علمه عندها ، ومن خصائصهارضي الله عنها : أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم توفي في بيتها وفي يومها وبين سحرها ونحرها ودفن في بيتها

Source: The above was taken from the main page of, but the original source is Jalaa Al-Afhaam by Ibn Al-Qayim [1/237-241: Shamela].

Ibn al-Qayyim [May Allah shower him with Mercy] said when speaking about the virtues of Aisha [May Allah be pleased with her]:

And from her unique virtues [May Allah be pleased with her] is that she was the dearest wife to the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and peace be upon him] as was proven in Bukhari and others, when he [Prayers of Allah and peace be upon him] was asked whom among the people is the most beloved by you, so said: Aisha. [He was then asked] and from the men, so he said: her father.

And from her unique qualities [May Allah be pleased with her] is that he [Prayers of Allah and peace be upon him] did not marry a virgin except her.

And from her unique virtues [May Allah be pleased with her] is that he [Prayers of Allah and peace be upon him] did not did receive Revelation in the cover of any, except hers [Bukhari].

And from her unique virtues [May Allah be pleased with her] is that when the verse of the choice was revealed to him [Prayers of Allah and peace be upon him] he started with her and gave her the choice and said: “You do not have to hasten until you have consulted your parents” so she [May Allah be pleased with her] replied back saying: Is this a matter that needs consultation of my parents, rather I want Allah, His Messenger, and the Hereafter. These words of her were taken an example and followed by the rest of his wives [May Allah be pleased with them], who said as she said.

And from her unique virtues [May Allah be pleased with her] is that Allah cleared her from that which the people accused her of, and [Allah] revealed in her excuse and proclamation of her innocence a Revelation recited in the Mihrabs of the Muslims and during their prayers until the day of Resurrection. He [Glorified is He] bore witness that she is from among the pure, and He promised her forgiveness and a rich noble provision. He [the Exalted] said that what was said of Al-Ifk (the Slander which occured against our mother) brought good to her, and that this which was mentioned was not bad for her in any way neither was she at fault nor was this something that would degrade her status in any way, rather it was something by which Allah elevated her status and raised her level. It gave her a noble mention of both purity and innocence among the dwellers of the Earth and Heavens, so what great is that of a virtue for her [May Allah be pleased with her].

And from her unique virtues [May Allah be pleased with her] is that: The seniors from among the companions [May Allah be pleased with them] when they were confused or unsure about a matter pertaining to the Religion, they would ask her and would find knowledge of what they asked with her.

And from her unique virtues [May Allah be pleased with her] is that: the Messenger of Allah [peace be upon him] died at her home, during her day, on her chest, and was buried in her home.

So May Allah be pleased with her, and gather us with her in the highest of Paradise with the Messenger of Allah.

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July 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

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Statements of ‘Aisha (radhiallahu `anha)

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“Abu al-Duha said, ‘Someone who had heard ‘Aisha recite the verse: “And stay in your homes…” [al-Ahzab: 33] said that she wept until her khimar (head-covering) became wet.”

‘Aisha: “Lessen your sins, for indeed you will not meet Allah `azza wa jall with anything better than scarcity of sins.”

And she once wrote to Mu’awiyyah saying, “Amma ba’d: Indeed if the slave (of Allah) acts disobediently to Allah, then those who used to praise him from amongst the people, will turn out to be the ones who criticize and rebuke him.”

‘Aisha: ‘I wish I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!”

[Taken from Imam Ahmad’s Kitab al-Zuhd]:
[pg. 187-188]

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May 19, 2010 at 9:21 am

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Narrations of Ṣaḥābiyyāt رضي الله عنهن

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Some beautiful but very beneficial narrations of Ṣaḥābiyyāt :رضي الله عنهن

On the authority of Ibrāhīm رحمه الله تعالىwho said, “Once ‘A’ishaħ passed by a tree and she said, ‘I wish I was a leaf of this tree.’” [Kitāb az-Zuhd 345/1]


She said this out her fear of being questioned by Allāhسبحانه و تعالى

On the authority of ‘Urwaħرحمه الله تعالى who said, “‘Ā’ishaħ said, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been forgotten and out of sight!’”[Ḥilyat ul-Awliyā’/1501]

On the authority of ‘Urwaħ رحمه الله تعالىwho said, “I have not seen anyone from the people who was more knowledgeable of the Qur’ān or of its obligations or of its allowed (matters) or of its prohibited (matters) or of poetry or with stories of the Arabs or (understanding of) lineage than ‘Ā’ishaħ.” [Ḥilyat ul-Awliyā’/1520]

On the authority of az-Zuhrī رحمه الله تعالى (teacher of al-Imām Mālik رحمه الله تعالى) who said, “Indeed Fāṭimaħ, daughter of the Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه و سلم grinded until her hands were blistered and perhaps the pole of the millstone left a mark on her hand.” .” [Ḥilyat ul-Awliyā’/1484]

On the authority of Anas bin Mālik رضي الله عنهwho said, “The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه و سلم said, ‘What is best for the women?’ And we did not know what to say. Thereupon ‘Alī went to Fāṭimaħ and told her that (i.e. what was asked) So, she said, ‘Why didn’t you inform him that the best for them is that they do not see the men nor they see them.’ Then he returned and informed that to him (i.e. Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم). So, he صلى الله عليه و سلم said to him, ‘Who taught you this?’ He said, ‘Fāṭimaħ’ At which he said, ‘She is from my flesh.’” [Ḥilyat ul-Awliyā’/1481 – muttaṣil, the men in the isnād are trustworthy]

On the authority of ‘Amr ibn Dīnār رحمه الله تعالىwho said, “‘Ā’ishaħ رضي الله عنها said, ‘I have never seen anyone more truthful than Fāṭimaħ other than her father.’ And if something happened between them (i.e. Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and Ā’ishaħ رضي الله عنها), she would say, ‘O’ Messenger of Allāh, ask her for she does not lie.’” [Ḥilyat ul-Awliyā’/1486 – muttaṣil, the men in the isnād are trustworthy]

On the authority of Anas bin Mālik رضي الله عنه who said, “Ṣafiyyaħ learned that Ḥafṣaħ said regarding her, ‘Verily, you are a daughter of a Jew!’ so she wept. The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه و سلمentered upon her and she was weeping so he said, ‘What happened?!’ She said, ‘Ḥafṣaħ said regarding me, ‘Verily, you are a daughter of a Jew!’’ So, the Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه و سلم said to her, ‘You are a daughter of a prophet, your uncle was a prophet and you are (married) with a prophet. So for what was she boasting over you?’ Then he said, ‘Have taqwa of Allāh O’ Ḥafṣaħ’” [Ḥilyat ul-Awliyā’/1535 – Ḥasan]


‘You are a daughter of a prophet…’ refers to Mūsa عليه السلام since he was the Prophet sent to Banī Isrā’īl and Jews are his followers

‘..your uncle was a prophet…’ refers to Hārūn

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May 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Ten Examples of the Haya’ of the Salaf

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1 – Abu Musa al-Ash’ari:

Anas bin Malik said:

“When Abu Musa would sleep, he would wear a small over garment, fearing that his ‘awrah would be exposed.”

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 2/399]

2 – Ibn ‘Abbas:

“He would not enter the bathroom except that he was alone, and would be wearing a thick outer garment, saying: “I am shy from Allah Seeing me in the bathroom without any clothing.””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 3/355]

3 – ‘A’ishah:

“I used to enter the building in which the Messenger of Allah and my father were buried while I was dressed lightly, saying: ‘These are just my husband and father.’

However, when ‘Umar was buried, by Allah, I never entered this building except that my clothing was wrapped tightly around my body, out of shyness from ‘Umar.”

[al-Hakim’s ‘Mustadrak’ (4/7), and he declared it authentic]

4 – Hisham bin ‘Ammar:

Mu’awiyah bin Aws narrated:

“I saw Hisham bin ‘Ammar, and when he would walk in the street, he would look down to the ground, and he would never raise his head to the sky, out of shyness from Allah – the Mighty and Majestic.”

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 11/430]

5 – al-Humaydi:

“Abu Bakr bin Maymun came and knocked on the door of al-Humaydi, and assumed that he was given permission to enter. So, he entered, finding al-Humaydi with his thigh exposed. al-Humaydi began to cry, saying: “By Allah, you have just laid your eyes on something that nobody has seen since I have reached adulthood!””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 19/122]

6 – Muhammad bin Yahya adh-Dhuhli:

Abu al-‘Abbas al-Azhari said:

“I heard the servant of Muhammad bin Yahya adh-Dhuhli saying, while he was being washed: “I served him for thirty years, and I would give him his water, and I never even saw his leg, and I was his property.””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 12/279]

7 – al-Imam al-Bukhari:

Muhammad bin Abi Hatim narrated:

“Some of my companions said to me: “We were at the house of Muhammad bin Salam, and Muhammad bin Isma’il al-Bukhari entered upon his upon his return from Iraq. So, he began to inform us of the tribulation that the people were being put through, as well as what had happened to Ahmad bin Hambal, etc.

When al-Imam al-Bukhari exited the house, Muhammad bin Salam said to those present: “Have you ever seen a virgin with as much shyness as this man?””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 12/418]

8 – Ibn al-Qayyim narrated that some of the Salaf said:

“If one does something in secret that he is shy from doing in public, this means that he means nothing to himself.”

[‘Madarij as-Salikin’; 2/353]

9 – Shams ad-Din al-Maqdisi:

“If my leg becomes exposed while I am alone, I rush to cover it up while making istighfar.”

[‘al-Mukhtar al-Masun min A’lam al-Qurun’; 1/540]

10 – Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Ghumari:

He would refuse to fall asleep in the presence of anyone, saying: “I fear that some bad smell would emanate from me while I am sleeping.”

[‘al-Mukhtar al-Masun min A’lam al-Qurun’; 2/758]

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May 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

The Goodness of `A’ishah

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Ibn `Abbas said, “Evil words are for evil men, and evil men are for evil words; good words are for good men and good men are for good words. This was revealed concerning `A’ishah and the people of the slander.” This was also narrated from Mujahid, `Ata’, Sa`id bin Jubayr, Ash-Sha`bi, Al-Hasan bin Abu Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Habib bin Abi Thabit and Ad-Dahhak, and it was also the view favored by Ibn Jarir. He interpreted it to mean that evil speech is more suited to evil people, and good speech is more suited to good people. What the hypocrites attributed to `A’ishah was more suited to them, and she was most suited to innocence and having nothing to do with them. Allah said:

[أُوْلَـئِكَ مُبَرَّءُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ]

(such (good people) are innocent of (every) bad statement which they say;) `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said, “Evil women are for evil men and evil men are for evil women, and good women are for good men and good men are for good women.” This also necessarily refers back to what they said, i.e., Allah would not have made `A’ishah the wife of His Messenger unless she had been good, because he is the best of the best of mankind. If she had been evil, she would not have been a suitable partner either according to His Laws or His decree. Allah said:

[أُوْلَـئِكَ مُبَرَّءُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ]

(such are innocent of (every) bad statement which they say;) meaning, they are remote from what the people of slander and enmity say.

[لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ]

(for them is forgiveness,) means, because of the lies that were told about them,

[وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ]

(and honored provision.) meaning, with Allah in the Gardens of Delight. This implies a promise that she will be the wife of the Messenger of Allah in Paradise.

Tafsir Ibn kathir, Surah An Nur

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