The Believing Women Would Return to their Homes Unrecognized

Narrated ‘Āisha (رضي الله عنه):

“RasulAllāh (ﷺ) used to offer the Fajr prayer and some believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with him and then they would return to their homes unrecognized.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhāri Volume 1, Book 8, Hadeeth no. 368]

Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullāh) in the Tafsir of this Hadeeth explains:

“This Hadeeth makes it clear that the Islamic dress is concealing of the entire body as explained in this Hadeeth. Only with the complete cover including the face and hands can a woman not be recognized. This was the understanding and practice of the Sahābah and they were the best of group, the noblest in the sight of Allāh subhānahu wa ta'āla with the most complete Eemaan and noblest of characters. So if the practice of the women of the Sahābah was to wear the complete veil then how can we deviate from their path?

[Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen in the book Hijāb, page 12 & 13]

Abu Abdullah Al-Jadali narrated: “I asked A'ishah (رضي الله عنه) about the character of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). She said: ‘He was not obscene, nor uttering obscenities, nor screaming in the markets, he would not return an evil with an evil, but rather he was pardoning and forgiving.’“
—  [Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, Book 27, Hadith no. 2148]
The Love Between 'Āisha (رضي الله عنه) and the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ)

‘Āisha (radiAllāhu anha) said:

“The Messenger of Allāh (sallAllāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) would give me the cup and drink from it whilst I was on my menses; then I would give it to him and he would search for the place where my lips made contact (with the cup) and he would put his lips on the same place (i.e. he would place his lips on the same place and drink the contents).” [1]

Al-Allāmah Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbād (may Allāh preserve him) said:

“This shows the Prophet’s (sallAllāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) good companionship with his wives and kindness towards them.” [2]


1. Hadeeth authenticated by Imaam Albānee (rahimahullāh) in Sunan An-Nasā-ee. Number: 281

2. For further details, see Sharh Sunan An-Nasā’ee. Cassette 74

‘A’ishah radiAllahu anha narrated:

[Once, when I saw the Prophet in a good mood, I said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! Supplicate to Allah for me!”  

So, he said: “O Allah! Forgive ‘A’ishah her past and future sins, what she has hidden, as well as what she has made apparent.”  

So, I began smiling, to the point that my head fell into the lap of the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) out of joy.

The Messenger of Allah said to me: “Does my supplication make you happy?” I replied: “And how can your supplication not make me happy?”

He then said: “By Allah, it is the supplication that I make for my Ummah in every prayer.”]    

[Reported in ‘Sahih Mawarid adh-Dhaman’ (1875), and it is in 'as-Silsilah as-Sahihah’ (2254)]

Whoever tells that Muhammad (ﷺ) concealed part of what was revealed to him, is a liar, for Allah says: ‘O Apostle (Muhammad)! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord.’ (Qur'an, 5:67)
—  Aisha (radiAllaahu ‘anha) [Sahih Bukhari Vol. 6, Hadith No. 136. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]