It’s finally here

March 13, 2015

I’ve just released a compilation of 40 hadith narrated by ‘Aisha, the beloved wife of the prophet, peace to him. Here’s an excerpt from the book blog:

front cover 2 copy‘Aisha saw the birth of monotheism in Mecca at the hands of the prophet, peace to him. She saw her family make great sacrifices for Islam. She married the prophet, peace to him, as a young girl and stayed by his side until his death. Her father was the first Caliph. She lived through the caliphate of Omar and the death of Uthman. And led war in the great tribulation after the death of Uthman. But in case you have any doubts about her even in that moment hear this gem from our beloved, “The prophet, peace o him, mentioned that one of the believers would rise in insurrection and ‘Aisha laughed. He said, “Watch out Humayra (a nickname, meaning “little red one) that it is not you. Ali, if you have control over her be kind (Al Arba’in, p. 90)”. When Abu Bakrah was asked why he did not join in the Battle of the Camel as this tribulation was known he said ‘I heard the messenger of God say “Some people will rise in insurrection and be destroyed. Their leader will be a woman. Their leader will be in the garden.”(P.92)

‘Aisha was among the most prolific narrators of hadith among the wives of the prophet. She was incredibly strong-willed, a leader, a scholar, incredibly charitable, a saint. She is our mother and deserves more than a footnote in anyone’s history book.

I don’t have the ability to give her the kind of legacy that she deserves but I hope this little compilation will spark an interest in someone –or many, who can. And maybe one day Allah will allow me to follow in her footsteps of scholarship but today I am happy to begin with the speech she related from her beloved, peace and blessings to him, there’s a part of me that thinks that’s exactly where she might like me to start.”

The book is available here: order a copy

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