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

 

They have relied on many strange narrations for this slander, which do not meet the criteria for acceptance. We will first quote these narrations and thereafter highlight the criticism thereof.

 

a. The narration of Abu al Ashras — from Sharik — from Jafar ibn Muhammad — from his father — from his forefathers:

 

مر رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم على كسرة ملقاة فقال يا حميراء أحسني جوار نعم الله عليك فبالخبز أنزل الله المطر و بالخبز أنبت النبات و بالخبز صمنا و صلينا و حججنا و جاهدنا و لولا الخبز ما عبد الله في الأرض

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed by a piece of bread which was just thrown. He said, “O Humaira’! Appreciate the favours of Allah upon you. It is owing to bread, that Allah sends rain; owing to bread, He makes vegetation grow; and owing to bread we fast, perform salah, perform hajj, and wage jihad. Had it not been for bread, Allah would not have been worshipped on earth.”

 

Abu al Ashras al Kufi

Hafiẓ al Dhahabi states, “Abu al Ashras al Kufi: Ibn Hibban says, “He narrated from Sharik fabrications which Sharik never ever narrated. It is not permissible to record them in books except to apprise people of their falsehood.”[1]

 

b. The narration of Khalid ibn Ismail — from Hisham ibn ‘Urwah — from his father — from Aisha:

 

أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم دخل فرأى كسرة ملقاة فقال يا عائشة أكرمي جوار نعم الله فإنها قلما انكشفت عن أهل بيت فكانت فيهم

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saw a thrown piece of bread. He said, “O Aisha! Appreciate the favours of Allah because it is very seldom that it is snatched from a household, except that they possessed it earlier.”

 

Khalid ibn Ismail Abu al Walid al Makhzumi

Ibn ‘Adi says: “Khalid ibn Ismail Abu al Walid al Makhzumi fabricates hadith upon reliable Muslims.” He then said, “This hadith has been also narrated from al Zuhri from ‘Urwah from Aisha. Al Walid ibn Muhammad al Muqiri narrated it from al Zuhri and he is worse than Khalid ibn Ismail.”[2]

 

c. It is reported that Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha said:

 

رآني رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله و قد أكلت في اليوم مرتين فقال يا عائشة أما تحبين أن يكون لك ضعل إلا جوفك الأكل في اليوم مرتين من الإسراف و الله لا يحب المسرفين

Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saw me after I had eaten twice in a day. He said, “O Aisha! Do you not desire that you have any work besides your stomach? Eating twice a day is from al israf (wastage) and Allah does not love those who waste.”

 

Imam al Bayhaqi has recorded this in Dala’il al Nubuwwah and said, “There is du’f in it.”

This is because Abu ‘Abdul Rahman al Sulami and Ibn Lahi’ah are present in the sanad. Coupled with its severe du’f, it contradicts the authentic ahadith which mention the scarcity of food in the homes of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.[3]

 

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[1] Mizan al I’tidal vol. 4 pg. 492

[2] Al Kamil fi al Du’afa’ vol. 3 pg. 42

[3] Article: Ummuna Aisha Malakat al ‘Afaf of Fadwa al Sadiq Bankiran (unpublished article).

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