Favourable Comments about the Book

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Favourable Comments about the Book

 

This blessed encyclopaedia reveals that this Ummah will always have truthful vigilant men who will undertake the task of defending their esteemed Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and refuting the allegations and fabrications of the fabricators and liars—the enemies of the sinless Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who disparage his honoured household and his chaste wives, especially Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha. They have stood up to defend her, highlight her virtues, and enliven her biography in a scholarly style with proofs and evidences which smash the enemies of the religion, confirming His subhanahu wa ta ‘ala declaration:

 

وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

But Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.[1]

 

May Allah send salutations and peace upon our Nabi Muhammad, his family, and all his Companions.

Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al al Sheikh

Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Head of the Association of Senior Scholars and the Organisation of Academic Research and Legal Opinions

 


 

Aisha Umm al Mu’minin radiya Llahu ‘anha, al Siddiqah bint al Siddiq: the most beloved of the Nabi’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wives to him. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala selected her as a spouse for His Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

وَرَبُّكَ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ وَيَخْتَارُ

And your Lord creates what He wills and chooses.[2]

 

Her excellence became manifest by the knowledge of the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam that she carried and transmitted in text and explanation. Owing to her nobility by her Rabb and her lofty status in the eyes of the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Allah revealed in her innocence [verses of] Qur’an which will be recited. It is most befitting that books be authored about her virtues and merits, which will serve as direction and guidance for her followers and be distasteful to the malicious Rawafid. This encyclopaedia named Aisha Umm al Mu’minin will become the coolness of the eyes of the believers—the Ahlus Sunnah wa al Jama’ah—and a means of remorse and rage for the innovators—the polytheist Rawafid.

Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman ibn Nasir al Barrak

Former Lecturer at Jami’at al Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’ud al Islamiyyah

 


 

The hypocrites of every area and era have never ceased plotting the worst of plots against Islam and the Nabi of Islam in their attempt to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths. And Allah will perfect His light, even though the disbelievers are averse to it. Among their evil plots is their disparagement of the most superior of the Nabi’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wives and the most beloved of his consorts (Aisha bint al Siddiq radiya Llahu ‘anha). This ridicule returns upon their hearts. Allah has foreordained a team of the cream of scholars to challenge them and refute them. These critiques are thus :

فلم يضرها و أوهى قرنه الوعل

كناطح صخرة يوما ليوهنها

Like a mountain goat thrusting (with his horn) at a solid boulder one day, to weaken it, leaving it without any damage and damaging his horn in the process.

To declare her chastity, Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has revealed [a portion of the] Qur’an which will be recited till the Day of Qiyamah and He has revealed the like to refute them and threaten them. And all praise belongs to Allah, the Rabb of the universe.

Sheikh Salih ibn Fawzan al Fawzan

Member of the Association of Senior Scholars in Saudi [Arabia]

 


 

The Muslims love Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha given that she is the spouse of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the most beloved of his wives, she is their mother, her biography is filled with aspects that will enrage the Rawafid, and it is replete with aspects that will refute disbelievers who spread rumours about the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. May Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala reward abundantly the one who undertakes this blessed task of compiling her biography and disseminating the same.

Sheikh Jafar Sheikh Idris

Former Lecturer at Jami’at al Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’ud al Islamiyyah

 


 

Certainly, Aisha Umm al Mu’minin radiya Llahu ‘anha is the ideal for the Muslim woman in her lofty upbringing, intense adherence to religion, strong personality, pure origin, vast knowledge, remarkable memory, excellent jurisprudence, harmonious relationship with the women of her era, and incessant generosity. The Qur’an was revealed to defend her. Sufficient [virtue for her] is the Nabi’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam love for her, Jibril’s salam to her, and the believer—of every area and era—praying for Allah’s pleasure upon her. This book highlights her fragrant biography. By knowledge, emulation is ascertained.

Sheikh Akram Diya’ al ‘Umari

Member of the Council of the Revival of Islamic Heritage and Theoretical Dissemination by the Ministry of Islamic Trusts and Affairs, Qatar

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

Aisha Umm al Mu’minin al Siddiqah bint al Siddiq radiya Llahu ‘anha: Allah revealed her innocence from above the seven heavens in the form of Qur’an that will be recited till the Day of Qiyamah. Thus, whoever slanders her with the offence from which Allah has exonerated her is a disbeliever in Allah, the Greatest. This book (Aisha Umm al Mu’minin) is a cure for the one whose heart contains a disease, an exposure of the misconceptions of the sceptics, a refutation of the fabrications of the fabricators, and an exposition of the truth for the seekers and enquirers.  May Allah guide the strides, make it beneficial as a means, and record reward and recompense. He is the Patron and All Powerful to execute this. May Allah send salutations upon our Nabi Muhammad, his family, Companions, and followers.

Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn ‘Abdullah al Rajihi

Assistant Lecturer at Jami’at al Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’ud al Islamiyyah

 


 

Umm al Mu’minin Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha is an authority in the knowledge of Din and a teacher of the Sahabah and Tabi’in. Before this, she is the Mother of the Believers. When kindness, honour, and loyalty is the right of every mother, then what about the woman who is the mother of all the believers and a leader among the leaders of the Muslims.

Undoubtedly, this valuable splendid book is among the greatest forms of kindness and loyalty to our mother and our leader Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha. May Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala accept those who understood this task and contributed to it. May Allah reward them from the side of the Muslims with every goodness and benevolence.

Sheikh Ahmed al Risuni

Head of the Union of Scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah

 


 

Indeed, this book (Aisha Umm al Mu’minin) is one of the finest pieces of literature written on the biography of Umm al Mu’minin radiya Llahu ‘anha. It has collected sections of her character and revealed the beauty of her virtues. The proficient brothers have defended their mother and have dealt with the misconceptions of the rumour mongers—who masterminded the slander in current and old times—by turning it into dust, in the sight of those who judge with fairness. May Allah reward them with the best of His rewards. The Book of their Rabb—which has exonerated their mother and established iman for her—is sufficient for the Ahlus Sunnah. And to Allah belongs all praise. Nonetheless, this book will prove beneficial in strengthening and fortifying faith. Hence, its study is worthy.

I call upon the Muslims in general and the Shia in particular to read this book with impartiality, for it removes the veil, eliminates misconceptions, and authenticates the truth manifestly for one who reads it in search of the clear truth.

I implore Allah to reward the brothers of al Durar al Saniyyah Foundation abundantly for this effort and to bless it and to make them treasures for the Ummah and inviters to the Sunnah for as long as He keeps them alive. And all praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the universe.

Sheikh Nasir ibn Sulaiman al ‘Umar

General Supervisor over the Muslim Board

 


 

From among the specialities of Islam is lofty character and flavoursome demeanour. In words:

 

وَقُوْلُوْا لِلنَّاسِ حُسْنًا

And speak to people good [words].[3]

and in action:

وَافْعَلُوا الْخَيْرَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُوْنَ

And do good – that you may succeed.[4]

 

Swearing and cursing is not part of Islam at all.

و لم يكن رسول الله سبابا و لا فحاشا و لا لعانا

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was neither uncouth, nor vulgar, nor given to cursing.

 

He declared:

إني لم أبعث لعانا و إنما بعثت رحمة

I will certainly not sent as a curser. I was only sent as a mercy.

 

لا ينبغي لصديق أن يكون لعانا

It is not befitting for a Siddiq to be vulgar.

 

How have these people then made cursing part of religion and a means of proximity to Allah? What is the case of one who dares to swear the mother of the believers, the beloved of the Messenger of the Lord of the universe, Aisha bint Abi Bakr al Siddiq radiya Llahu ‘anha? Behold! They have failed miserably and suffered great loss:

 

إِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ يُؤْذُوْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُوْلَهُ لَعَنَهُمُ اللَّهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا مُّهِيْنًا

Indeed, those who abuse Allah and His Messenger – Allah has cursed them in this world and the Hereafter and prepared for them a humiliating punishment.[5]

 

This great thesis radiates with rays of glorious deeds, shines with the beams of pride for our mother Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha, eliminates—with proof and evidence—every misconception, and demolishes—with grace and accuracy—every fabrication.

We all are incapable of explaining her lofty virtue. We all have drunk from her knowledge, we take pride in praising her, and gain proximity to Allah by loving her. May Allah be pleased with her and keep her happy.

Sheikh ‘Ali ibn ‘Umar Badahdah

General secretary for the Legal branch of Nur al Waqfi

 


 

This is an academic project promoting the excellence of Umm al Mu’minin Aisha—may Allah be pleased with her and her father—defending her, and disgracing the past and present renegades and heretics who accuse her. It is a voluminous collection and a great reference—founded, verified with evidence, and reliable. A perfect reference book for preachers, debaters, and those anticipating reward as well as a minaret for every researcher and seeker of the truth from the general Muslim masses. I hope that this project will serve as a model from which inspiration will be taken to confront many aspects which are delved into in abundance and need elucidation. I beg Allah to reward those who managed and supported this project, and to grant us and them sincerity and acceptance.

Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman al Salih al Mahmud

Lecturer at Jami’at al Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’ud al Islamiyyah

 


 

How many a favour came in a struggle? Rafidi minions have become insolent towards the Companions of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his wives—may Allah be pleased with them—in particular al Siddiqah bint al Siddiq, the exonerated from above the seven heavens, Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha. The result of this was that the possessive men and women went in motion to tackle the misconceptions of the haters and to underscore the virtues of Umm al Mu’minin. This action is productive in itself. May Allah reward those who have undertaken this task, participated, and assisted with the best and most perfect rewards.

Sheikh Sa’d ibn ‘Abdullah al Hamid

Assistant Lecturer at the University of King Sa’ud, Riyadh

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

The al Durar al Saniyyah Foundation has shouldered the responsibility of authoring a book on Umm al Mu’minin Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha. They have pursued accuracy, objectivism, and determining the truth and have accomplished the task par excellence.

Owing to this, I exhort the dissemination of this magnificent project and taking benefit from it in several languages. And help is sought from Allah.

Sheikh ‘Awad ibn Muhammad al Qarni

Former Lecturer at Jami’at al Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’ud al Islamiyyah

 


 

Defending all the Sahabah, and in particular Umm al Mu’minin who has been victimised by the hypocrites and those who resist stubbornly, is among the most important duties and the most beneficial forms of jihad.

From the finest of what I have come across in this regard is the book titled Aisha Umm al Mu’minin, from a number of researchers. I have studied its table of contents and read some of the discussions only to find it one of the finest and most comprehensive pieces authored in this regard. May Allah reward those who have undertook the task of investigation, selection, composition, and supervision with the best of rewards. May Allah benefit thereby the Ahlus Sunnah and subdue the Rawafid and innovators.

Sheikh Ahmed ibn Hassan al Mu’allim

Deputy President of the Association of Scholars of Yemen

 


 

This encyclopaedia before you is a healing for the hearts of the believers owing to the truth, proofs, and facts contained herein and sufficient to refute those who have an illness in their hearts, who follow the allegorical verses of the Qur’an. May Allah reward everyone who participated in this with a handsome reward, owing to the effort they exhausted and the great achievement they accomplished. The Ummah is in dire need of it in this era. I beg Allah for their acceptance and success. May Allah send salutations upon our Nabi Muhammad, his family, his wives the mothers of the believers, and the Sahabah altogether.

Sheikh Salih ibn ‘Abdullah al Durwaysh

Judge at the Appeal Court in Makkah al Mukarramah

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

Umm al Mu’minin Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha, al Siddiqah bint al Siddiq, and the beloved of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

The academic team of al Durar al Saniyyyah Foundation has prepared an encyclopaedia titled Aisha Umm al Mu’minin which has gathered beneficial facts, solid investigations, correct responses, and strong rebuttals in a superb style and a pleasing sequence. May Allah bless their endeavours and projects.

Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Muhammad al ‘Abdul Latif

Assistant Lecturer at Jami’at al Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’ud al Islamiyyah

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

The insolence of some towards Umm al Mu’minin and the honour of the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was a test for the entire Ummah. However, it carried with it great gifts. Just as He—the Loftiest—declared:

 

لَا تَحْسَبُوْهُ شَرًّا لَّكُمْ بَلْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ

Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you.[6]

 

This beneficial book titled Aisha Umm al Mu’minin radiya Llahu ‘anha is among the most beneficial and comprehensive books which discusses al Siddiqah. It has covered her life, her qualities, her status, and her knowledge. It has disproven the fabrications concocted about her and removed the misconceptions spread about her—may Allah be pleased with her and her father—which brings satisfaction to the heart of every monotheist Sunni and burns the heart of every malicious swearer.

May Allah reward all those who played a part in finalising this great treatise, by word, investigation, correction, compilation, publication, or distribution.

Sheikh Sa’d ibn ‘Abdullah al Burayk

Imam and Lecturer at Jami’ al Amir Khalid ibn Sa’ud, Riyadh

 


 

Radiant pages, the heretics wish to blacken. The first of them: the Divine Shari’ah, which the Sahabah applied, resulting in unprecedented justice and peace coming about. They [the enemies of Islam] complained: It is a dominion which includes the obliteration of rights and freedoms.

The second of them: The conquests which transformed the people from the worship of slaves to the worship of Allah. They complained that it is occupation and exploitation.

The third of them: Those principles in transmission and deduction which protects the right of contemplation and ijtihad (analysis) and safeguards the emphatic Shari’ah from mockery. They complained that it is petrification and inflexibility.

The fourth of them: Those shining leaders among the Sahabah, the supporters and propagators of Din, both males and females. They criticised them so that their criticism of Din may reach completion. Specifically, the wives of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and his deserving rights, which they duly fulfilled. We single out al Siddiqah bint al Siddiq against whom the most objections have been raised from the side of the carriers of misgivings, the heirs of the heretics.

This book is responsible for obliterating the accusations and exposing the virtues and specialities of the beloved of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. And Allah’s Will always prevails.

Sheikh ‘Abdul Majid al Raymi

Head of the Council of Trustees of Markaz al Da’wah al ‘Ilmi

 


 

Which greatness and eminence is superior to living in the house of Nubuwwah? Which honour and glory is more sublime than familiarity and closeness to the chosen beloved? She has certainly gathered sublimeness from all its angles and ascended by virtue of her iman and knowledge to the lofty horizons. She is al Siddiqah, the chaste and pure—may Allah be pleased with her—whose innocence has been revealed from above the seven heavens and is recited in the Masajid of the Muslims till the Day of Resurrection.

These great praises and noble virtues are read in this great theoretical encyclopaedia in which the compilers have exhausted praised and appreciated efforts, gathered its material, and compiled it in an authentic academic style which saves you the struggle of consulting tens of books. I think that this blessed effort is one of the most everlasting refutations against those insolent towards the most sacred and purest home.

Sheikh Ahmed ibn ‘Abdur Rahman al Suyan

Chief Editor of the Al Bayan Magazine

 


 

All praise is due to Allah. Salutations and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

I have studied this written encyclopaedia titled Aisha Umm al Mu’minin—may Allah be pleased with her and keep her happy. I found it to gather simplicity in text, research in meaning, pleasant composition, perfection, inclusion, and comprehensiveness of this noble biography. Probably, Allah will prepare one who will, on this style, pen the biographies of all the Ummahat al Mu’minin—may Allah be pleased with them and make them happy.

I beg Allah for its composer and those who assisted gardens and rivers and a seat of honour in the presence of the Most Powerful Sovereign.

May Allah send salutations and peace upon our Nabi Muhammad, his family, and his Companions, all of them.

Sheikh Khalid ibn ‘Uthman al Sabt

Lecturer at Jami’at al Dammam—department of Islamic Studies

 


 

I came across this precious treatise on Umm al Mu’minin and the beloved of the beloved of the Lord of the universe—may Allah send salutations and peace upon him. I found it to be extremely beneficial, offering a wealth of information, replete with strong transmissions. I have become cognisant while reading it about angles of the life of my mother radiya Llahu ‘anha which increased my love and adoration for her. This, by my life, is from the prosperity given by Allah to its writers, publishers, and thinkers in an era wherein the religiousness of many have become weak to the extent that they have believed the false rumours of the liars and the lies of the deviant; the rumours and lies which have reached that lofty peak with defamation and slander. And there is no might nor power except with Allah.

This is a valuable book which will be poured in the gutter of a blessed river that commenced from the righteous predecessors. I hope and aspire that the writers and publishers will be included among those regarding whom Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala declared:

 

وَالَّذِيْنَ جَاءُوْا مِن بَعْدِهِمْ يَقُوْلُوْنَ رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِيْنَ سَبَقُوْنَا بِالْإِيْمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِيْ قُلُوْبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوْفٌ رَّحِيْمٌ

And [there is a share for] those who came after them, saying, “Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts [any] resentment toward those who have believed. Our Lord, indeed, You are Kind and Merciful.”[7]

 

May Allah give them a generous reward and record acceptance for them.

Sheikh ‘Abdul Hayy Yusuf

Deputy Head of the Association of Scholars of Sudan

 


 

Since Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha is the most beloved of the Messenger of Allah’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wives to him and the daughter of the most beloved and honoured of the Sahabah in his sight, attacking Islam from her side appears as an opportunity for the enemies of Islam to demolish a solid pillar among the pillars of the foundation of greatness, honour, and power which was founded by the glorious Qur’an in the souls of every generation of this Ummah in various inhabited lands.

Condemnation of Aisha is ridicule of the Qur’an which exonerated her and disparagement of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who selected her and loved her, before and after the slander, as well as denunciation of the khalifah of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who established the Islamic State after his passing.

Likewise, defending her is defending the unity of the Ummah, the Nabi of the Ummah, the Shari’ah of the Ummah, and the history of the Ummah.

O brother reader, before you are a number of treatises of a massive task. I beg Allah for it to be a fulfilment of the fard al kifayah obligation of defending Umm al Mu’minin—may Allah be pleased with her, her father, and her mother. May Allah send salutations and peace upon her husband, the leader of the God fearing and the chief of the Messengers.

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al Sa’idi

Dean of the Department of Islamic Studies at Jami’at Umm al Qura

 


 

No woman has been oppressed in the history of mankind—as far as I know—despite her outstanding position in knowledge, virtue, piety, and Din and her constructive participation in social matters, the way Umm al Mu’minin, the beloved of the Messenger of the Lord of the universe (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha has been oppressed. During her lifetime, she was faced with a humiliating slander and after her death with an evident vilification. The fabricators concocted fabrications against her and the liars lied about her. How will they face the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on the Day of Qiyamah? What excuse will they present to him?

This book has come at an appropriate time to make the Muslims cognisant of the high position and lofty status of Umm al Mu’minin in our history and to silence the tongues which were not supposed to speak out against purity, chastity, knowledge, piety, and the firm religion.

Sheikh Muhammad Musa al Sharif

Imam and Khatib at Masjid al Imam al Dhahabi, Jeddah

 


 

This is a sublime pearl in the necklace of sublime pearls. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has favoured the Muslims in this era with it. Glorified is the Being who extracts a blessing from an adversity and a favour from a struggle. All praise belongs to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala for the capability He bestowed of producing this encyclopaedia wherein every participant is justly honoured at defending the innocent mother, the chaste and purified beloved, al Siddiqah bint al Siddiq.

I ask Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala to record acceptance for this treatise, for every Muslim home in the corners of the globe to be honoured with possessing a copy of it, and for its translation into Persian and Urdu in addition to European languages. And all praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the universe.

Sheikh Muhammad Yusri Ibrahim

General Guard for the Shar’i Association of Rights and Reformation in Egypt

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

This book is reckoned as the greatest book in history on the biography of Umm al Mu’minin Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha.

Sheikh Nasir ibn Yahya al Hunayni

General Supervisor over the Headquarters of the Contemporary Concern

 


 

The academic team of al Durar al Saniyyah Foundation has honoured me to adjudicate in a competition of essays with the aim of safeguarding the honour of our mother Aisha—may Allah be pleased with her.

There are many significant discussions which ought to be disseminated, which this treatise comprises.

لصون العرض مزبورا

كتاب قد حوى دررا

إذعه تغد مأجورا

هذا قلت تشجيعا

ودع من ذم مثبوارا

وذد عن عائش القذف

A book which has gathered pearls,

flung to safeguard the honour.

Thus, I said as an encouragement,

announce it, you will be rewarded.

And drive away from Aisha, the slander,

and leave the one who criticises ruined.

 

Sheikh Nasir ibn ‘Ali al ‘Ali al Ghamidi

Lecturer on the Principles of Jurisprudence at Jami’at Umm al Qura

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

A beneficial book wherein proofs from the Qur’an and Sunnah have been gathered on the excellence and virtues of Aisha coupled with a refutation of one who challenges the station of Nubuwwah, since accusing a woman’s honour is accusing her husband. I have seen in this book a number of former and current misconceptions being rebutted with knowledge and wisdom. Defending Aisha is defending the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Marzuq al Tarifi

Shar’i Investigator in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Trusts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 


 

From the rights of the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam upon us is for us to learn about his life and to emulate his Sunnah. Included herein is recognising his life and his family as well as his behaviour as an individual and with his blessed household. The respected brothers have done expertly by publicising this treatise on Umm al Mu’minin, the wife of the leader of the Ambiya’, so that our womenfolk may emulate her and so that everyone may be acquainted with her value and sublime knowledge.

Sheikh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdur Rahman al ‘Arifi

Assistant Ustadh at Killiyyat al Mu’allimin (Teacher’s College) of Jami’at al Malik Sa’ud, Riyadh

 


 

Undoubtedly, the enmity between truth and falsehood, guidance and misguidance, belief and disbelief, in fact light and darkness is an eternal everlasting enmity. The hatred of the hypocrites for Umm al Mu’minin Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha that has become apparent today only confirms this matter. How can disbelief love faith and how can transgression be fond of piety? Umm al Mu’minin is the symbol and epitome of piety while they are the symbols and icons of disbelief. Impossible for them to meet. I declare: It is an honour for you, O my mother, for these [people] to hate you.

I have studied the book Aisha Umm al Mu’minin which has been prepared by the Academic Team of al Durar al Saniyyah Foundation. I found it to be a valuable book, comprehensive in covering the biography of Umm al Mu’minin. It has been beautified by listing the misconceptions and refuting them in a composed refined academic style. I beseech Allah to store this in the scales of their deeds on the Day of Qiyamah and for the leader of creation to intercede on their behalf for defending his honour.

Sheikh ‘Uthman ibn Muhammad al Khamis

First Mate in the Ministry of Trusts of Kuwait

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

These educational pearls in this academic book about this intellectual woman, Aisha bint Abi Bakr al Siddiq radiya Llahu ‘anhuma are only the rays of that brilliant light of the home of Nubuwwah. They have come to tear the veils of darkness at a time when the callers to the doors of Hell have become audacious and at a moment wherein the need to recognise truth from falsehood, guidance from misguidance, and sunnah from innovation has intensified. Herein hides the secret to the greatness of this book and emphasises its significance. I ask Allah to make it beneficial and to reward and recompense those who administered its authoring and publishing.

Sheikh Jalal al Din Muhammad Salih

Assistant Ustadh at Jami’at Nayif al ‘Arabiyyah for Security Sciences at Riyadh

 


 

All praise belongs to Allah. I had participated in the adjudication of all the essays forwarded for the competition: our mother Aisha, the queen of chastity organised by al Durar al Saniyyah Foundation, may they be appreciated. Many entries were of extreme distinction and excellence of which some contained information not contained in others. Goodness demanded that the efforts of all participants be united in one place. And here it is. It has now been collected in one string and necklace with additional research, authentication, referencing, and information from the side of the academic team of the Foundation. The essence has been brought out. Have a look at the discussions in this beneficial encyclopaedia and outstanding pearl. Take, O beloved reader, a book which is truly priceless and precious.

Sheikh ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al ‘Imran

Academic Principal of Research on the Legacy of the A’immah: Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn al Qayyim, and al Mu’allimi

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

The book before you comprise of solid discussions. The participants have exhausted their extensive and precious efforts. This treatise has covered treasurable material in introducing Umm al Mu’minin Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha, elucidating on her virtues, defending her, and removing the misconceptions of the male and female hypocrites about her. Setting aright areas of deficiency by the brothers of the academic team at al Durar al Saniyyah has increased its perfection and accuracy. I do not know—despite the many books written on Umm al Mu’minin radiya Llahu ‘anha—a book that has gathered what this book has collected. I beg Allah to rectify the intention of mine and those who participated, to reward them generously for defending your and their mother, to enlighten through their efforts one who has steered clear from guidance, and to ward off the people of blindness and those who follow passions.

Sheikh Ibrahim al Azraq

Principal of the Academic School at Diwan al Muslim Foundation

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

Certainly, kindness to the mother is from the most virtuous of actions. Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha is the Mother of the Believers. Her children have abounded and it is binding upon them all to show kindness to her since she is their mother and the beloved of their Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Among the channels of kindness towards Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha is what al Durar al Saniyyah Foundation have accomplished under the supervision of Sheikh ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abdul Qadir al Saqqaf, i.e. running a competition for academic literature titled Our mother Aisha the queen of chastity. A huge number of competitors from various countries participated and wrote beneficial booklets about this great personality, resulting in the fruition of this beneficial treatise which discusses Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha and her blessed biography. I ask Allah—the Mighty and Majestic—to reward abundantly all those who participated in the compiling of this book.

Sheikh Usamah ibn Hassan al Ratu’i

Supervisor of Islamic Nurturing at the School of Nurturing and Education

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

Glorified be Allah! How aptly does the couplet of Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha in favour of the Sahabah fit her! Since Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala desired that her reward never ceases and that the Muslims’ love for her increases owing to Allah and His Messenger’s love for her …

و الذنب للطرف لا للنجم في الصغر

كالنجم تستصغر الأبصار رؤيته

Like the star which causes the eyed to squint when gazing upon it.

The fault lies in the eye and not in the star.

This register of testimonies, Sunnah, and concern is a gush from that flood.

 

Sheikh Hassan ibn ‘Ali al Barr

Lecturer of Islamic Studies at al Kulliyyah al Taqniyyah (The Technical College)

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition

 


 

What are the flavours of the benevolence of Allah! Sometimes you despise something whereas Allah has kept an abundance of goodness in it.

An insolent man vilifies the lofty lady. The adherents of the truth jump up to defend the honour of their Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam with splendid efforts, comforting the hearts of the believers. It would not have crossed the mind that the result would be this magnificent encyclopaedia in respect of Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha, the like of which history has not seen with regards her biography. Let it be clear that the statement of the Most Lofty:

لَا تَحْسَبُوْهُ شَرًّا لَّكُمْ

Do not think it bad for you.

was not restricted to the incident in the first generation. The followers of Ibn Salul will continue and the sons of Sa’d ibn Muaz will persist sacrificing their favourite everything for their Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

وَاللَّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلىٰ أَمْرِهِ

And Allah is predominant over His affair.[8]

 

وَإِنَّ جُنْدَنَا لَهُمُ الْغَالِبُوْنَ

And [that] indeed, Our soldiers will be those who overcome.[9]

Sheikh Mansur ibn Hamd al ‘Idi

Assistant Ustadh at Jami’at al Dammam

Member of the Panel of Adjudicators of the Competition


 

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[1] Surah al Tawbah: 32.

[2] Surah al Qasas: 68.

[3] Surah al Baqarah: 83.

[4] Surah al Hajj: 77.

[5] Surah al Ahzab: 57.

[6] Surah al Nur: 11.

[7] Surah al Hashr: 10.

[8] Surah Yusuf: 21.

[9] Surah al Saffat: 173.

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