Did Aisha have a real Islamic Hijab?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
In an informative lecture concerning the true definition of the Islamic Hijab, Sheikh al-Habib clearly explained how according to what has been narrated in the books of the ‘Sunnis’, Aisha (may the wrath of Allah be upon her) used not to abide by the Islamic Hijab dress code.
On the contrary, narrations say that she was a loose and shameless woman who used to seek to draw the attention of men to herself by wearing showy clothing; to the extent that she would do that even during the sacred state of Ihram!
Narrated Abd ar-Rahman, son of al-Qasim, from his mother:
I have seen Aisha wearing red clothing in the state of Ihram.
Al Tabaqat al-Kubra, by ibn Sa’ad, volume 8, page 73
- Ibn Abi Shayba reported in his Musannaf (volume 6, page 18) and
- al-Bayhaqi in his Sunan (volume 5, page 89) as well as,
- al-Bukhari in his Sahih (volume 2, page 146) that Aisha wore a dress that was dyed with ‘Usfur’ while she was in the state of Ihram. Usfur, is the red substance extracted from safflower.
Moreover, Ibn Sa’ad reported on the authority of al-Qassim, son of Muhammad:
By Allah, I have seen Aisha wearing dresses dyed with ‘Usfur’ and rings made of gold.
Al Tabaqat al-Kubra, by ibn Sa’ad, volume 8, page 70
Clearly, by doing that, Aisha was completely violating the Prophet’s command when he had warned women against wearing clothing dyed with safflower or rings made out of gold before non-Mahrams; as reported by Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (volume 13, page 307) that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure family) had said: “Woe unto women from the two reds: gold and safflower-dyed clothes.” Hence, woe unto Aisha who violated the Prophet’s command deliberately by wearing the two reds during the sacred days of Hajj.
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