In this article, an effort has been made to describe the services of Umm ul Mo’mineen Hazrat Ayesha (R.A.). She (R.A.) was the wife of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s mercy and peace be upon him) and the daughter of Hazrat Abī Bakr R.A. She spent her time in learning and acquiring knowledge of the two most important sources of Islam, the Qur'an and the Sunnah of His Prophet (Allah’s mercy and peace be upon Him). Hazrat Ayesha (R.A.) narrated 2210 ahadith, out of which 174 ahadith are commonly agreed upon by Bukhari and Muslims in Sahibain.
Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) is a great scholar and interpreter of Islam, providing guidance to even the greatest of the Companions (R.A.) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s mercy and peace be upon Him). She has not only described ahadith and reported her observations of events, but interpreted them for the derivation of judgments. Whenever necessary, she corrected the views of the greatest of the Companions of the Holy Prophet (Allah’s mercy and peace be upon Him). It is thus recognized, from the earliest times in Islam, that about two-thirds of Islamic Shari’ah is based on reports and interpretations that have come from Hazrat Ayesha (R.A). Hazrat Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (R.A) says: "Never had we (the companions) been in any trouble for the solution of which we asked Hazrat Ayesha(R.A) and did not find some useful information from her".
As a teacher, she had a perfect and convincing manner of speech. She is a role model for women. She was an authority on many matters of Islamic Law, especially those concerning women. Her life shows to what extent a Muslim woman can rise.
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