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

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

 

The Rawafid claim that Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would humiliate Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha. One form of this is that he would curse her. They substantiate their claim with a narration of hers.

 

دخل علي النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم بأسير فلهوت عنه فذهب فجاء النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فقال ما فعل الأسير قالت لهوت عنه مع النسوة فخرج فقال ما لك قطع الله يدك أو يديك فخرج فآذن به الناس فطلبوه فجاؤوا به فدخل علي و أنا أقلب يدي فقال ما لك أجننت قلت دعوت علي فأنا أقلب يدي أنظر أيهما يقطعان فحمد الله و أثنى عليه و رفع يديه مدا و قال اللهم إني بشر أغضب كما يغضب البشر فأيما مؤمن أو مؤمنة دعوت عليه فاجعله له زكاة و طهورا

Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam entered my house with a captive. I displayed negligence in checking him, so he fled.

Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam came and asked, “What happened to the captive?”

“I was negligent due to my preoccupation with the women so he escaped,” I explained.

He said, “What is wrong with you? May Allah cut your hand – or hands.”

He then left and informed the people about the captive. They searched for him and brought him. Thereafter, Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam entered my house and I was turning my hands.

He questioned surprisingly, “What is the matter? Have you gone crazy?”

I explained, “You cursed me, so I am checking my hands to see which of them gets severed.”

He praised and glorified Allah and then raised his hands high and supplicated, “O Allah! I am only human. I become angry like a human. So whichever believing male or female I curse, make it an internal and external purification for him.”[1]

 

The habit of the Rawafid is to distort authentic narrations by adding and subtracting to suit their fancy. They sometimes mention the beginning of the narration but intentionally omit the end of it. They leave out the part which clarifies the meaning of du’aʾ (supplication). This meaning appears in another hadith reported by Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha:

 

دخل على رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم رجلان فكلماه بشيء لا أدري ما هو فأغضباه فلعنهما و سبهما فلما خرجا قلت يا رسول الله من أصاب من الخير شيئا ما أصابه هذان قال و ما ذاك قالت قلت لعنتهما و سببتهما قال أو ما علمت ما شارطت عليه ربي قلت اللهم إنما أنا بشر فأي المسلمين لعنته أو سببته فاجعله له زكاة و أجرا

Two men entered the presence of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. They spoke to him something which I am not aware of. Nonetheless, they angered him so he cursed them and insulted them. When they left, I said, “O Messenger of Allah, whoever attains any goodness cannot attain what these two have.”

“Why is that,” he inquired.

I said, “You cursed and insulted them.”

He explained, “Do you not know what agreement I made with my Rabb? I said, ‘O Allah! I am only human. So whichever Muslim I curse or insult, make it purification and reward for him.’”[2]

 

We learn from here that Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam does not intend cursing. Had he really intended cursing, then we would ask as to why Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha passed away with both her hands intact, without any affliction afflicting them whatsoever?

 

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[1] Musnad Ahmed vol. 6 pg. 52 Hadith: 24304; al Bayhaqi vol. 9 pg. 89 Hadith: 18611. Al Dhahabi has categorised its isnad is jayyid in al Muhadhab vol. 7 pg. 3618

[2] Sahih Muslim Hadith: 2600

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