Aisha is remembered as the youngest wife of Prophet Muhammed pbuh, one of the most beloved. Apart from being a wife, she was also a scholar, and played a major role in the politics of her times. She is known to have narrated 2210 hadiths (traditions containing his sayings.
Prophet Muhammad pbuh which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Quran) about various topics including those about inheritance and pilgrimage.
After the death of the Prophet her relevance in the Islamic community increased manyfold. She defied the growing patriarchal constructs by taking to public speech even though she continued to veil herself.
After Uthman’s death, she led an army against the Ali in the Battle of the Camel in 656 CE. She lost the Battle but it lay a prominent mark on her legacy.
After this loss on the battlefield, she retreated to the home & started translating hadiths & spreading the Islamic word.
Even though her retreat is sometimes looked at as an example of women’s failure in defying patriarchy, yet it was a historically important attempt at the same as it laid the ground for generations after her.

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