Aisha : The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar

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This book portrays one of the most significant personalities in the history of Islam. Taking the misunderstandings and defamation about her into consideration, Aisha needs to be understood correctly. This study by Dr Resit Haylamaz, an expert on the life of the Prophet and his leading Companions, reflects her life in various aspects based on reliable reports. The book clarifies her critical role at establishing the Islamic teaching, with particular reference to her role in the transmission of private matters concerning women and marital relations, as well as recording the authentic sayings of the Prophet. As her sensitivity at practicing religion is related in a rich variety of examples, much disputed issues like her marriage age and her stance about Ali ibn Abi Talib are covered as separate topics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 151 x 226 x 15.75mm | 264g
  • The Light Inc
  • Clifton, United States
  • English
  • 1597842664
  • 9781597842662
  • 48,506

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Muslims of all ages will enjoy reading the book in both formal and informal settings and will appreciate the artful storytelling that makes it entertaining, as well as educational. Non-Muslims will also find this an accessible path to learning about one of the Sahabah, especially one who has been maligned and misrepresented in so many ways. Haylamaz does not shy away from any of the controversy and even addresses the age of Aisha, which his research reveals to be older than that claimed by some of the most extreme scholarly interpretations (as well as by religious critics). While there is certainly no end to authentic hadith and scholarly works about her life, Aisha: The Wife, the Companion, the Scholar sets itself apart by bringing the stories about Aisha to contemporary audiences, particularly those with little or no background knowledge of her life and work.--Amanda Quraishi "Patheos, November 11, 2014 "
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Aisha, the Wife, the Companion, the Scholar This book was recommended to me by a colleague who raved about how he was drawn into the colorful accounts of the relationship of the Prophet and one of his wives, Aisha. He was right. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations and found the comments on Islamic history and explanations of practices very instructive. I'm recommending this book to my book club where we read and critique books on interfaith dialog. I know my fellow members will enjoy it as much as I did and will enter into hours of lively discussions about Aisha, her life with the Prophet, his other wives and the legions of companions whose stories are so expertly woven into this little gem of a more
by Andrea McNair
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