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In defence of Umulmimineen Aisha, the mother of the believers

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    This thread is a response[not directly] to an article from an anti-islam website, which tried to use ahadith and mere conjecture and speculation, to label Umulmimineen Aisha, as responsible for the death of the Prophet Muhammed s.a.w

    Here is the article:

    Here is a response by Sheikh Mansour Leghaei, on this issue[part related to accusation against Umm Aisha: http://www.askthesheikh.com/was-the-...natural-death/

    "Finally, there is a narration in Tafsir al-Ayyashi which states that the Prophet (pbuh) was poisoned by his two wives, A’isha and Hafsa.

    The problems with this narration
    1. It is only one narration
    2. It is mursal (does not have a continuous chain of narrators) and is therefore weak
    3. It is definitely not the opinion of our mainstream scholars
    4. [point four i have ommited on TSR, you may refer to the link to read it all]
    • We can’t rule according to this narration because without any prejudice according to the Sharia’ law one would be found guilty for murdering if:
    1. a) Two just male witnesses give their testimony for it (just because a story is famous even among our respected scholars doesn’t mean its true. It is proven in the Principle of jurisprudence that الشهره is not a religious evidence. ربّ مشهور لا اصل له)
    2. b) The murderer confesses that he/she has killed the murdered one.
    None of the above conditions are met with regards to the two wives

    Yes, it is narrated in al-Bukhari and Muslim from Ayesha that they gave a medicine to the Prophet prior to his death:

    “’Aisha said: we gave him (pbuh) medicine while he was ill. He (pbuh) kept signalling to us not to give him the medicine. We thought it to be the dislike of an ill person for taking medicine. When he woke up he (pbuh) said: ‘did I not prohibit you from giving me medicine?’ We said: ‘we thought it was the dislike of the patient for medicine’. He said: ‘everyone in the house should take from the medicine while I watch them, except for Abbas (the Prophet’s uncle) because he was not present (when the medicine was being given to the Prophet pbuh)”.
    : قالت عَائِشَةُ لَدَدْنَاهُ في مَرَضِهِ فَجَعَلَ يُشِيرُ إِلَيْنَا أَنْ لَا تَلُدُّونِي فَقُلْنَا كَرَاهِيَةُ الْمَرِيضِ لِلدَّوَاءِ فلما أَفَاقَ قال أَلَمْ أَنْهَكُمْ أَنْ تَلُدُّونِي قُلْنَا كَرَاهِيَةَ الْمَرِيضِ لِلدَّوَاءِ فقال لَا يَبْقَى أَحَدٌ في الْبَيْتِ إلا لُدَّ وأنا أَنْظُرُ إلا الْعَبَّاسَ فإنه لم يَشْهَدْكُمْ.

    The problems with this narration:
    1. The narration does not say it was poison (thus no confession).
    2. The narration is not mentioned in our books of hadith
    3. The content of the hadith is problematic. Why would the Prophet punish all in the household except Abbas by making them drink the medicine? And if it was poison, they should all have died too"

    Brother this just fragments discussion again and makes it even harder for you.
    We already have 3 actives threads, and now a fourth?
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