The intellect and eloquence of Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha)


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They then sent Zaynab bint Jahsh who went to him and used harsh words saying:

“Your wives request you to treat them and the daughter of Ibn Abu Quhafah (i.e, ‘Aaishah) on equal terms.”

On that she raised her voice and scolded at ‘Aaishah to her face so much so that Allah’s Apostle looked at ‘Aaishah to see whether she would retort.

‘Aaishah started replying to Zaynab till she silenced her.

The Prophet then looked at ‘Aaishah and said, “She is really the daughter of Abu Bakr (radiyallahu’anhum).”

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Giving due where it’s due


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Sayyiduna Abu Bakr entered the presence of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and sat near him. Thereafter, `Ali ibn Abi Talib requested permission [to enter], and then he [too] entered.

When Abu Bakr saw him, he moved [out of respect] for him.

Upon seeing this, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said to him, “Why did you do this, O Abu Bakr?”

He said, “Out of honour and respect for him, O Messenger of Allah.”

He said, “Only virtuous people recognize other virtuous people.”

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