Did the Messenger of Allah insult Aisha the same way you do?!

Did the Messenger of Allah insult Aisha the same way you do?!

Did the Messenger of Allah insult Aisha the same way you do?! 1920 1080 The Office Of His Eminence Sheikh al-Habib

QUESTION:

Let’s say that I agree with you on the issue of the Prophet’s wife, Aisha; that she truly is how you describe in your speeches. However, shouldn’t we ask ourselves the following questions:

  1. How did the Messenger of Allah treat this individual, Aisha? 
  2. Did the Messenger of Allah insult her, swear at her, curse her and give her the same attributes as you do?
  3. Did the Messenger of Allah judge Aisha the same way you do?
  4. Did he say that she’s a devil, disbeliever, obscene and is hanging upside-down from her legs in Hellfire and eating corpses, etc.? 

Isn’t the Great Messenger our role model on how to treat everyone and everything? 

The Qur’an says:

Indeed, you have a good example in the Messenger of Allah for he whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day…
The Qur’an 33:22

Today I have completed your religion for you, and completed My favour upon you, and chosen for you Islam as a religion…
The Qur’an 5:4

And whoever chooses a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter, he shall be one of the losers.
The Qur’an 3:86


ANSWER:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.

The word “Humaira” itself, which the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) used when referring to Aisha, is an offensive word with the purpose of degradation. It carries the meaning that she used to have continuous menstruation. That is why he used to say to her:

O you whose legs are red!

The following is among the Arab proverbs:

The worst of women is the Humaira who menstruates persistently. 

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) often used to insult Aisha and attribute to her the certain characteristics that make people cautious from her. Bukhari narrates the following on the authority of Abdullah, son of Omar, son of al-Khattab, who said:

The Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) stood up to speak, and he pointed towards the house of Aisha, and he said: ‘Here is the ordeal! Here is the ordeal! Here is the ordeal…’ – three times – ‘…from which the horn of Satan emerges!
Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 4, page 100

In another narration reported by Muslim, he (Abdullah, son of Omar) said:

The Messenger of Allah went out from the house of Aisha, and he said: ‘The head of disbelief is from here, in which the horn of Satan emerges!
Sahih Muslim, volume 2, page 560

Ahmad, son of Hanbal, narrates on the authority of the son of Omar, who said:

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) went out from the house of Aisha, and he said: ‘The head of disbelief is from here, in which the horn of Satan emerges!
Musnad Ahmad, volume 2, page 23

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) used to recite supplications against her – as narrated by Ahmad, son of Hanbal – such as when she was careless of war booty, after which he said:

What is wrong with you? May Allah cut off your hands!
Musnad Ahmad, volume 6, page 54

Moreover, the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) denied that she was a believer, as in the narration reported by Al-Tabarani with an authentic chain of narrators:

The Prophet (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) entered upon her along with Abu Bakr, and the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) said: ‘O Aisha, feed us.’ She said: ‘By Allah, we have no food.’ He said: “Feed us.” She said: “By Allah, we have no food.” He said: “Feed us.” She said: ‘By Allah, we have no food.’ Upon then, Abu Bakr said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, a believing woman does not swear that she does not have a certain thing when she has it.’ Then the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) said: ‘And how would you know if she is a believer or not?! The example of a believing woman among (the other) women is as the example of the raven that is most white among (the other) ravens. Indeed, Hellfire was created for foolish people. Women are foolish unless she who is just and is like a lamp.
Musnad al-Shamiyeen, by Al-Tabarani, volume 4, page 91

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) once even hit her and caused her pain after she was spying on him at night. Muslim reports that Aisha said the following of that incident:

Then he punched me on my chest a punch that hurt me!
Sahih Muslim, volume 3, page 64

Now it becomes clear to you that to follow the example of Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his family) we are required to deafen and hit Aisha similarly. This is based on legitimate proofs that permit and justify our acts against her.

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