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Misconception: Talhah and Zubair took her out of her house and travelled with her[1]

 

There a number of responses to this:[2]

  1. They did not take her out of her house. She met up with them in Makkah. They had sought permission from Sayyidina ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu to perform ‘umrah and were awarded the same.
  2. Sayyidina Talhah and Zubair radiya Llahu ‘anhuma venerated Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anhum. The three of them were the furthest from evil.
  3. She travelled with her mahram (blood relative) like her nephew Sayyidina ‘Abdullah ibn Zubair radiya Llahu ‘anhuma. He is the one who carried her. Touching her was permissible for him as proven in the Qur’an, Sunnah, and by consensus. Moreover, Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr was in the army who fought against her. And he is the one who stretched his hand in order to support her. However, she cursed the one who stretched his hand towards her [unaware of it being her brother]. She said:
 

يد من هذه أحرقها الله بالنار فقال أي أخية في الدنيا قبل الآخرة فقالت في الدنيا قبل الآخرة فأحرق بالنار بمصر

Whose hand is this? May Allah burn it with fire.

He said, “O sister, in the world before the Hereafter.”

She responded, “In the world, before the Hereafter.”

Consequently, it was burnt with fire in Egypt.[3]

 

All these incidents make it apparent to the believer the kindness of Allah and His plan with Rasulullah’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wife. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala protected her to the extent that not even a non-mahram touched her.

One of the tyrant kings wished to touch Hajar, the wife of Nabi Ibrahim ‘alayh al Salam, but his hand was brutally seized with paralysis. This happened thrice. And at the end, he did not touch her.[4] So when this happened to the wife of Sayyidina Ibrahim ‘alayh al Salam, then what about the wife of the noblest and most superior of creation Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam? This unveils the falsehood of every slander levelled at the chastity of the exonerated Umm al Mu’minin Sayyidah Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha.

 

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[1] Minhaj al Karamah pg. 75.

[2] Extracted from Minhaj al Sunnah al Nabawiyyah vol. 4 pg. 196.

[3] Minhaj al Sunnah al Nabawiyyah vol. 4 pg. 355.

[4] Sahih al Bukhari Hadith: 3358; Sahih Muslim Hadith: 6294.

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