Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar

Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar

by Resit Haylamaz


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This book portrays one of the most significant personalities in the history of Islam. Taking the misunderstandings and deliberate accusations about her into consideration, Aisha needs to be understood correctly more than any other wife of the Prophet. This study by Dr Resit Haylamaz, an expert on the life of the Prophet and his leading Companions, reflects her life in various aspects according to reliable reports. The book clarifies her critical role at establishing the Islamic teaching, with particular reference to her role at transmission of private matters concerning women and marital relations, as well as recording the authentic sayings of the Prophet. As her sensitivity at practicing religion is related in a rich variety of examples, much disputed issues like her marriage age and her stance about Ali ibn Abi Talib are covered in separate topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597842662
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 05/16/2012
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Betrothal 1

Mecca Memoirs 2

The Marriage Offer 2

First Stop 3

Second Address 4

The Advice Given to Umm Ruman 5

The Holy Migration 5

Hijrah 8

The Medina Pestilence 10

The Marriage 12

Her Father's Attitude after the Wedding 15

The Physical Conditions of Aisha's House 16

Enduring Austerity 22

Women's Representative 24

Her Love for the Messenger of God 36

The Prophet's Love 42

The Real Reason for This Love 47

Aisha Inside the Home 50

Entertainment 58

Competition 59

Request for a New Name 60

Sensitivity 62

Her Worship 63

Her Asceticism and Humility 68

Her Generosity 75

Her Attention to Hijab 78

Guiding Others and Conveying the Message 81

Aisha's Attendance to Military Campaigns 82

Performing Ablution with Sand or Earth 83

The Slander 85

The Sickness of Aisha 90

The Companion's Reaction and Belief 92

The Good News 96

The Wives of God's Messenger and Aisha 100

Khadija 101

Other Wives of God's Messenger 104

Aisha's Status 105

The Prohibition (Tahrim) 115

Aisha and Fatima 117

The Last Days with the Messenger of God 120

The Era of the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs and Muawiya 127

The Caliphate of Abu Bakr 129

The Caliphate of Umar 133

The Caliphate of Uthman 137

The Caliphate of Ali 143

Muslims' Test with Their Brothers: the Battle of the Camel 146

The Caliphate of Muawiya 155

Aisha and Knowledge 161

Aisha was the Source of Knowledge for Everyone 161

Aisha and Transmission of Knowledge 165

Interpretation (Tafsir) 168

Hadith 171

Fiqh: Muslim Canonical Jurisprudence 176

Islamic Theology (Kalam) 179

Aisha's Literary Skills 181

Poetry and Oratory 184

Medicine 189

Her Students 190

Urwa Ibn Zubayr 193

Qasim Ibn Muhammad 195

Amra Bint Abdurrahman 197

Muaza al-Adawiyah 199

At What Age did Aisha Marry the Prophet? 200

Ali and Aisha 210

Bibliography 217

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