Answering the Baseless Shia Allegations Against Sayyidah Aisha – UPDATED

The rancour which the Shia harbour for the noble Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum needs no introduction and it is quite commonplace to find them levelling unfounded tenuous accusations against the esteemed companions and students of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on account of their bigotry. This article answers the baseless allegations of the Shia against Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu `anha, and explains the true nature of events — in light of authentic narration — thus exposing the feeble conjecture of the Shia

 
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Introduction

       

The harmonious relationship between Umm al Mu’minin Aisha and the Ahlul Bayt in the books of the Ahlus Sunnah

The harmonious relationship between ‘Aisha and ‘Ali

The harmonious relationship between Sayyidah ‘Aisha and Sayyidah Fatimah

The harmonious relationship between ‘Aisha and the progeny of ‘Ali and the rest of the Ahlul Bayt

The stance of the Ahlul Bayt from the Banu al ‘Abbas concerning those who revile ‘Aisha

 

The harmonious relationship between Umm al Mu’minin Aisha and the Ahlul Bayt in the books of the Shiah

Their testimony that Sayyidina ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib protected Sayyidah ‘Aisha, honoured her and exalted her status.

Their testimony that Sayyidah ‘Aisha narrates virtues of ‘Ali, Fatimah, and the Ahlul Bayt

‘Aisha’s approval of Hassan’s burial in her home and this being among her merits

Their testimony to her Tawbah and entry into Jannah

Their Imams naming some of their daughters after ‘Aisha

Sayidina ‘Ali’s feelings towards her on the Day of Jamal

Sayyidah Fatimah’s relationship with her

The Imams’ testimonies in ‘Aisha’s favour

 

Baseless Fabrications against Sayyidah Aisha –

Introduction     

 

Accusations against Sayyidah Aisha with regards to Nabi salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

1. The Rawafid’s claim that ‘Aisha poisoned Nabi salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

The methods adopted by the Rawafid to spread this slander

Fabricating narrations

Misinterpreting Sahih Ahadith to suit their fancies

Debunking this accusation

2. ‘Aisha would fabricate from Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

3. Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam cursed her and Hafsah with the words, O Allah! Shut their hearing

Abban ibn Abi ‘Ayyash

 

Accusations against Sayyidah Aisha with regards to the Ahlul Bayt

1. ‘Aisha refused to allow Hassan ibn ‘Ali to be buried alongside his grandfather

2. ‘Aisha would observe hijab from Hassan and Hussain

Muhammad ibn ‘Umar al Waqidi

3. ‘Aisha angered Fatimah and made her weep

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Ismah

Abu ‘Ali al Wasiti –

4. ‘Aisha was elated at Fatimah’s demise

5. ‘Aisha concealed the obligation Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam gave to her of Allah commanding him to appoint ‘Ali as Wasi and Imam of the Muslims after his demise

Abu Harun al ‘Abdi ‘Umarah ibn Juwayn

6. Their ascribing vile words to ‘Aisha in relation to ‘Ali

‘Abdullah ibn Sharik al ‘Amiri

‘Abd al Ghaffar ibn al Qasim

7. She prevented ‘Ali from entering upon Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam when he supplicated to Allah to bring His most beloved creation to eat with him

8. Her prohibiting the Ansari women from praising ‘Ali

 

Accusation: Sayyidah Aisha narrated that the Jinn wept over ‘Umar prior to his demise

 

Accusation: Sayyidah Aisha harboured enmity for Sayyidina ‘Uthman and commanded, “Kill Na’thal as he has disbelieved.”

 

Accusation: Sayyidah ‘A’ishah accused Sayyidah Mariyah al Qibtiyyah of fornication and consequently the verse of ifk was revealed

 

Accusation: Sayyidah Aisha commanded Sayyidina Bilal to put Abu Bakr forward for salah

 

Accusation: Sayyidah Aisha never appreciated the favours of Allah and loved eating

 

Accusation: Sayyidah Aisha wailed over Abu Bakr

 

Accusation: The Shi’ah her as al mutabarrijah (one who adorns herself when leaving the home)

 

Accusation: Ibn ‘Abbas composed famous couplets condemning Sayyidah Aisha

 
 

Commonly raised misconceptions about Sayyidah Aisha

Introduction

 

Misconceptions about Sayyidah Aisha linked to Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha behaved inappropriately towards Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha disrespected Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam when she said to him, “By Allah, it seems like your Rabb hastens towards fulfilling your desires.”

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha divulged Rasulullah’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam secret

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha told Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to be just

 

Misconception: Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cursed Sayyidah Aisha that her hand be severed

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha created doubts about the Prophethood of Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and abused Safiyyah

 

Misconceptions about Sayyidah Aisha concerning the Ahlul Bayt

Misconception: Aisha harboured enmity for ‘Ali

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha prevented Sayyidah Fatimah from inheriting from Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha and the other wives of Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam are not from the Ahlul Bayt

 

Misconception: Fitnah originated from Aisha’s house

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha would not observe hijab from men

 

Misconception: Aisha would beautify slave girls and parade them

 

Misconception: Sayyidah Aisha deceived the daughter of al Jawn, viz. Asma’ bint al Nu’man, and Mulaykah bint Ka’b until Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam divorced them

 

Misconception: Aisha modified salah by making itmam while on a journey

 

Misconception: Brazenly mentioning private sensitive issues and her intimate relationship with Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

 

Misconception: ‘Aisha cursed ‘Amr ibn al ‘As

 

The Incident of Jamal and the Misconceptions of the Rawafid

The stance of the Ahlus Sunnah wa al Jama’ah regarding the differences of the Sahabah

 

The Incident of Jamal

 

Misconception: She set out to fight ‘Ali

 

Misconception: She acted in defiance to Allah’s command

 

Misconception: Talhah and Zubair took her out of her house and travelled with her

 

Misconception: En route she heard the dogs of Haw’ab barking, yet did not return

 

Misconception: After her army reached Basrah, they looted the Bayt al Mal (treasury) and removed the governor ‘Uthman ibn Hunayf al Ansari  disgracefully despite him being a Sahabi

 

Misconception: ‘Ammar said: I know very well that she is his wife in the world and the Hereafter. However, Allah has tested you to see if you follow Him or her.

 

Misconception: She would say at the end, “I fought ‘Ali. I wish I was in oblivion, forgotten.”

 

A comprehesinve analysis of the Ifk (Slander) Incident

 

Discussion 1: The Ifk Incident and Important Aspects concerning it

 

Discussion 2: Considerations and Stances with Umm al Mu’minin and an Intellectual Standpoint supporting her Behaviour