Aisha bint abi Bakr عائشة‎ was one of the wives of the Propeht Muhammd (peace be upon him) and therefore called "Mother of the Believers" (أمّ المؤمنين)

Aisha bint abi Bakr (the daughter of abu Bakr) عائشة‎ (also transliterated or A'isha, Aisyah, Ayesha, A'ishah ...) was one of the wives of the Propeht Muhammd (peace be upon him) and therefore called "Mother of the Believers" (أمّ المؤمنين).
Two major stories in the Qur'an refer to her:

  • The story of accusation of adultery levied against her, which can be traced in surat an-Nur.
  • The story of the honey, which can be traced in surat at-Tahrim.

Because of her status (as a wife of the Prophet) she has narrated a lot of hadiths and is known to have memorized the Quran (Hafsa the daughter of 'Omar and Umm Salamah were the two wife's how memorized the Qur'an). And is considered as a wise woman and a source of wisdom. She is also considered as Muhammad's most beloved or favored -if one could say so- wife after his first wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid.

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