Continued Lecture (Part 2 out of 4)

Posted: December 17, 2008 in The Story of the Ifk


Story of the Ifk: Part II

  • Aisha r.a exited with Umm Mist3, one of her companions, to the rest rooms which was located outside of Medina. They would go every once few nights.
  • Umm Musta3-father rahm Abdullah manaf-Abdul and Rahm are brothers-Ummi Musti3 -also the aunt of Abu Bakr.
  • On there way, Umm Musti3 tripped and she exclaimed “may musta3 perish”.  (She meant her son) Aisha r.a said, what an evil thing you have said, how could you curse someone who has witnessed the battle of badr?
  • The highest level of sahabah after the ten who granted Jannah, are those who attended the battle of badr, after that the 1,400 who witnessed the bayatatu ridwan.
  • Lessons: Aisha r.a coming to the defense of her muslim brother-having husnil niyah-good thoughts. Umm Mist3 cursing her son-the dangers in parents making their parents angry. When parents-mother/father make dua against their children it will be accepted.

  • Umm Musti3 replied “do you not know what he has said about you?”Aisha r.a finds out what had been going on in the last month from Umm Musti3. She realized why the Prophet s.a.w was not gentle towards her as he use to be.
  • She came back home and fell much sick-more than she was before upon hearing the news.
  • Some narration state that she fainted upon hearing the news.
  • When the Prophet s.a.w comes home, he asks her how she is, and Aisha asks permission to go to her parents house to verify the news.
  • Lesson: Even though Aisha r.a consider Umm Musti3 a reliable/trustworthy person, she still needed to verify it. We must always verify what is being stated regardless of how trustworthy the person is when it comes to grave issues.
  • In the hudud-the laws pertaining to others I.e theft-zina-etc.-no where is one witness enough.
  • Lesson: Aisha r.a asking her husband permission to go to her parents house. The importance of a wife asking her husband for permission to leave the house. The husband should also be gentle and not prevent the wife from visiting her parents/relatives.
  • Aisha r.a came to her mother and asked her what they were saying about her. Her mother (Umm Ruman) told her to calm down, and to know that “when one wife is beloved to her husband, and she has co-wives at the same time there will be talk about her” She also said “Everyone knows you’re the Prophet s.a.w. favorite wife-don’t worry about what the people say”
  • Aisha r.a. said “Subhana’Allah, have the people actually said this”-she spent the night at her parents house. She cried all night-did not sleep.

  • The Prophet s.a.w. called Ali ibn Talib and Usama Ibn Zeyd-and asked him about Aisha r.a (Aisha r.a. didn’t know about what was happening at this time). The Prophet s.a.w. was really close to him. He s.a.w. would have asked Abu Bakr as he was close to him, but Abu Bakr was Aisha father.
  • The Prophet s.a.w. asked Usama Ibn Zeyd about divorcing his wives, and Usama said this could not happen and that they we were not guilty-they were good. Ali r.a.-told the Prophet s.a.w. not to worry and that there were plenty of other woman to be found aside from Aisha and to ask the maid servants (Bareera) as to what she knows about her. Both are trying to calm the Prophet s.a.w. and to make a decision.
  • The Prophet s.a.w. called Bareera, and asked her if she saw anything different from Aisha in her return.Bareera said she knew nothing…but said only exception-was that Aisha was young and at times she would fall asleep while kneading the dough, and once she fell asleep the lamb comes and eats the bread.-the only crime Aisha was known to have done according to Bareera.
  • Lesson: Permissibility of calling witnesses
  • Lesson: Asking advice from people; the Prophet s.a.w said “When someone comes to you, give them sincere advice”

  • After getting advice, the Prophet s.a.w. addressed the general public and got on the minbar. He said “Oh gathering of believers, who will excuse me from a person who has hurt me even with regards to my wives?” Meaning-the Prophet s.a.w-who will excuse me-in doing anything to this man-Abdullah ibn Salool-as he had slandered my wife. The Prophet s.a.w. said “I know nothing but good of my wife, and they have mentioned a man who I know nothing but good of” (Sufwan-was given the greatest tazkiyah)
  • Lesson: When you establish good reputation-others will think only good of you-when bad happens-they recall your good character.
  • After the Prophet said the above-Usayd ibn Hulayed stood up-from the aws tribe (Ansar: two tribes only-Aws and Qazraj)-Usayd said “I excuse you Ya Rusullah, to take care of this man-whether he is from Aws or Qazraj”
  • Abdullah Ibn Sulool was from the Qazraj-Saad from the Qazraj stood up-and said “you have lied, you cannot kill him”
  • Aisha r.a. narrating said “Saad was of the righteous, but his tribalism took over him” -Aisha r.a. still defending others, making excuses for them.
  • Usayd replied and said “your defending the hypocrite, and we will surely get him”
  • The Aws and Qazraj against one another now-tried to start fighting while the Prophet s.a.w still on the minbar. Evil of shaytaan to put them against one another. The Prophet s.a.w had to calm them down.
  • Lesson: Look upon the Iman of the sahabah to stand of the Prophet s.a.w-especially Usayd ibn Hulayed
  • Lesson: Tribalism (The Prophet s.a.w saying-4 things will remain in my Ummah-Tribalism-Jahilyah)



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