In the first episode of Sayedaty, Tesneem Alkiek features Aisha Bint Abu Bakr (RA), the wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ - particularly her scholarship and confidence.
She's been called quick-witted, tart-tongued, daring, headstrong, assertive—take your pick. Just about everywhere you look in the historical accounts of early Islam, there's Aisha, front and center—even leading an army ten-thousand strong into battle. In this short video, Lesley Hazleton, a writer and psychologist, gives us a glimpse into the extraordinary life of a woman whose brilliance, courage, and leadership continue to inspire us today.
‘A’isha bint Abi Bakr (d. 678 CE) is probably best known today as a wife of the Prophet Muhammad, whose life is particularly notable due to her involvement in several dramatic events which subsequently loomed large in inter-Muslim sectarian polemi.