Did `A’ishah Kill the Prophet?
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Did `A’ishah Kill the Prophet?

Questioner

Ameer

Reply Date

Jan 04, 2017

Question

As-salamu `alaykym. I saw a video which said that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was murdered by `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her). Is this true?

Mufti

Answer


Did `A’ishah Kill the Prophet

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear brother, thank you for trusting us and for your question that clearly shows your concern to be more knowledgeable about Islam.

It is known to all Muslims that `A’ishah was the most beloved wife to the Prophet’s heart. So, all you have mentioned is nonsense that some biased people may propagate to defame the members of the Prophet’s noble family, especially `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her). Therefore, every Muslim should never give an ear to such rumors.

In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:

This indeed is an unforgivable allegation. `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) was the most beloved wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and as Ali said, she is the wife of the Prophet in this world as well as the next.

She is known as `A’ishah, as-siddiqah bint as-siddiq (the truthful one, daughter of the truthful one). Her status in Islam is indeed is most high; she was known for her knowledge, piety and love of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

The fact that Allah revealed an entire Surah in which her chastity and faith were extolled is a true sign of her status in the sight of Allah; Allah says, “[But,] verily, those who [falsely, and without repentance,] accuse chaste women who may have been unthinkingly careless but have remained true to their faith, shall be rejected [from God’s grace] in this world as well as in the life to come: and awesome suffering awaits them.” (An-Nur 24: 23)

Furthermore, those who dare to make such monstrous allegations ought to heed the words of Allah: “And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin.” (Al-Ahzab 33:58)

`Aishah, As-siddiqah, will always remain as one of the most revered of Muslim women in Islam, whose knowledge, piety and Muslims will always cherish contributions to the cause of Islam through the ages.

Before closing I would like to add that those who are fabricating such stories are hurting the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) himself; they would certainly incur the wrath of Allah, for, as Muslims, we are to invoke the blessings of Allah not only on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) but also on his family one of whom is `Aishah.

I pray to Allah to inspire us to love Allah’s Messenger, his family, and his Companions and thus make us all worthy of joining his company on the day of resurrection.

Allah Almighty knows best.




About Sheikh Ahmad Kutty

Sheikh Ahmad Kutty is a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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