The Praise of pro-Ali Companions for A’isha

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The following are a few authentic narrations of merits that have been narrated by those that were considered to be pro-Ali companions of the Prophet – peace be upon him – towards A’isha – may Allah be pleased with her – .

1- Ammar bin Yasser

Al-Bukhari in his Saheeh (#6572):

Ammar climbed onto the pulpit in Al-Kufa and mentioned A’isha and her expedition and said, “She is the wife of your prophet – peace be upon him – in this life and the hereafter, but this (her expedition) is a trial for you.”

2- Ibn Abbas

Imam Ahmad in Fadha’il Al-Sahaba 2/1104:

Ibn Abbas entered upon A’isha when she was dying, while she was with Abdullah bin Abdulrahman. He (Abdullah) said, “Ibn Abbas asks your permission to enter, and he is one of your best sons.” She said, “Let me be away from Ibn Abbas and his praise.” Abdullah bin Abdulrahman said, “He is a recitor of the Book of Allah, a scholar of the religion, so allow him to enter to greet you and to see you away.” She said, “Allow him in if you like.” He was allowed in, and Ibn Abbas greeted her and sat down. He said, “Be pleased O’ Mother of Believers, for by Allah, there is nothing left between you and your freedom from the pain and fatigue and meeting the beloved, the Prophet and his party, other than your soul’s deportation.” She said, “What else?” He said, “You were the most loved of the Messenger of Allah’s wives to him, and he wouldn’t have loved anyone that was not good, and Allah – the Almighty – revealed your innocence from above the heavens, and there is no mosque on this earth that does not recite this night and day, and your necklace fell during the night of Al-Abwa’a, which caused the Prophet – peace be upon him – to stay in with the people who searched for it until the morning came and the people had no water, where in which Allah revealed: ‘Betake yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces,’ (Al-Nisa: 43) and this verse was a permission that was given to all the people which you were a cause of, for by Allah, you are blessed.” She said, “Let me be O’ Ibn Abbas from all this, by Allah, I wish I was forgotten.”

3- Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari

Al-Bukhari in his Saheeh (#3159):

The Messenger of Allah – peace be upon him – said: There are many men that are complete, but the only women that were complete were Asiya the wife of the Pharaoh, and Maryam bint Imran, and A’isha is to women as Thareed is to other dishes.”

Note: Abu Musa is a companion that is differed upon by Shias. Some have condemned him, while other scholars have praised him, like Ibn Dawud in his Rijal in the first section of his book, which includes the praised narrators and companions. In the eyes of Sunnis, we believe that Abu Musa was pro-Ali, for if he wasn’t then he wouldn’t have been sent as a representative of Ali after his war with Mu’awiyah.

4- Jabir bin Abdullah Al-Ansari

In Saheeh Al-Bukhari #5565, Jabir narrated that a group of Jews pass by the Prophet – peace be upon him – and say, “Al-Saam (death) be upon you” A’isha cursed them intensely by saying, “Al-Saam and curses be upon you.”

The narration demonstrates A’isha’s love for the Prophet – peace be upon him – . For more on her jealousy and excessive love, refer to our article on the subject.

If you know of other narrations that can be added to this article, please e-mail us on twelvershia@aol.com.

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