Meaning of A'ISHAH in English


born 614, Mecca, Arabia

died July 678, Medina

Third wife of Muhammad .

The daughter of his supporter Ab 016B; Bakr , she became Muhammad's favourite wife. Left a childless widow at 18, she became politically active during the reign of the third caliph, Uthm 0101; n ibn Aff 0101; n , leading the opposition that resulted in his murder in 656. She led an army against his successor, Al 012B; , who defeated her in the Battle of the Camel. She was allowed to live her remaining years quietly in Medina and is credited with transmitting more than a thousand Had 012B; th .

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