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When hypocrites made allegations of committing Zina against Aisha رضي الله عنه and finally, Allah defended her by revealing the Holy Quran.
Who was Aisha رضي الله عنه?
Aisha رضي الله عنه was one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the daughter of Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه.
Hazrat Aisha was left behind
Once Aisha رضي الله عنه was on an expedition with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. She was left behind by the caravan, unintentionally. Fortunately, Safwan bin Mu`attal who was on a separate journey saw her stranded in the desert.
He suspected that she had been left behind and needed help and assistance. He thereby bought his camel forward and allowed it to sit beside Hazrat Aisha رضي الله عنه. Hazrat Aisha R.A sat on the camel and soon they were able to join the caravan of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Allegations on Hazrat Aisha
When the hypocrites saw Hazrat Aisha رضي الله عنه being accompanied by Safwan, they started making allegations of Zina against her.
Abdullah bin Ubayy was the most prominent one to spread the false allegations against the pious lady. He and his companions started to slowly spread the lie that Aisha رضي الله عنه and Safwan intentionally got left behind and committed Zina (أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ).
Muslims started to believe it
The hypocrites created so much hype that even some Muslims fell prey to the propaganda and started to believe it.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was also informed about the slander against his dear wife. Unfortunately, Aisha رضي الله عنه fell ill, and she did not know what was happening all around.
However, she was in doubt that something was wrong as the Prophet’s behavior with her had changed.
Prophet Muhammad kept silent
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did not speak about the rumor with Aisha رضي الله عنه which is a lesson to learn for every Muslim. Even after such serious allegations against Hazrat Aisha, Prophet Muhammad kept his cool.
After a month Aisha رضي الله عنه finally got to learn about the accusation after month. She thereby asked Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to let her go to her parent’s home.
Prophet Muhammad paid her a visit
At last one day, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ paid her a visit and asked her to seek repentance if she has committed the sin.
Hazrat Aisha رضي الله عنه looked at her parents, they were also helpless. Finally, she said that no one would believe her if she says she is innocent but only Allah knows. Nevertheless, she would patiently bear this as did the Prophet’s Yusuf father did.
She appealed to Allah
She kept crying and talking to Allah deep inside her heart that only Allah knows that she has not committed the sin. Now she was asking only Allah to do something for her.
Allah revealed in Quran
There appeared crystal pearls of sweat on his forehead and face, Jibrael عليه السلام came with the revelation of Quran to prove the innocence of Hazrat Aisha رضي الله عنه.
Allah revealed 11 verses of Quran to prove the innocence of Hazrat Aisha رضي الله عنه. – Quran 24:11-21
Subhan Allah! When there was no hope, Allah came Himself to witness the innocence of Aisha رضي الله عنه.