Monday, December 2, 2013

Aisha was engaged before she was engaged to the Prophet



He was the son of Mut`im ibn `Uday.[1]


In 12 BH (610 CE), Abu Bakr had initially engaged his daughter Aisha to Jubayr ibn Mut'im, but when Jubayr's father Mut`im ibn `Uday was informed that Abu Bakr had adopted Islam and rejected polytheism, Mut`im no longer wished his son to marry Aisha.[3]
He was especially known for his knowledge of genealogy.[1] He was the owner of Wahshy ibn Harb, the slave who killed Hamza ibn 'Abdul Muttalib. He adopted Islam in the period between theHudaibiah Treaty and the Conquest of Mecca.[1]
He had two sons, Nafi' ibn Jubayr[4] and Muhammad ibn Jubayr.[5] He is included in the Isnad of several hadith,[6] among them being the hadith of the two weighty things.[2]

  1. Jump up to:a b Abbott, Nabia (1942). Aishah The Beloved of Muhammad. University of Chicago Press. p. 1.
  2. Jump up to:a b Muhammad ibn Saad, Tabaqat vol. 8. Translated by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Madina, p. 55. London: Ta-Ha Publishers. "Aisha was born at the beginning of the fourth year of prophethood," i.e., the year 613-614 C.E.
  3. Jump up to:a b "‘A’isha was eighteen years of age at the time when the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) died and she remained a widow for forty-eight years till she died at the age of sixty-seven. She saw the rules of four caliphs in her lifetime. She died in Ramadan 58 AH during the caliphate of Mu‘awiya…" (Source: Sunan Nasa'i: English translation with Arabic text, compiled by Imam Abu Abd-ur-Rahman Ahmad Nasa'i, rendered into English by Muhammad Iqbal Siddiqui [Lahore: Kazi Publications; first edition, 1994], Volume 1, p. 108)
  4. Jump up^ Spellberg, p. 3.
  5. Jump up^ 33:6

Marriage to Muhammad[edit]

The idea to match Aisha with Muhammad was suggested by Khawlah bint Hakim.[17][18] After this, the previous agreement regarding the marriage of Aisha with Jubayr ibn Mut'im was put aside by common consent. Abu Bakr was uncertain at first "as to the propriety or even legality of marrying his daughter to the Prophet."[19] British historian William Montgomery Watt suggests that Muhammad hoped to strengthen his ties with Abu Bakr;[20] the strengthening of ties commonly served as a basis for marriage in Arabian culture.[21]

  1. ^ Ahmed, Lelia (1992). Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. Yale University Press.
  2. Jump up^ Abbott, Nabia (1942). The Beloved of Muhammad

  1. Jump up to:a b c d
  2. Jump up to:a b [1]
  3. Jump up^ [2] Norwegian link
  4. Jump up^ Rijal: narrators of the Muwatta of Imam Muhammad
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  6. Jump up^ Sahih al-Bukhari8:73:13

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