A few critics want to make an issue in regards to a Hadith report claiming that Prophet Muhammed (p) hit Aisha. However, upon closer inspection of the report, it actually did not say what they claim. This we have responded to here: “Refuting The Allegation That ‘Muhammed hit his wife Aisha’ and more!”
The reason we say that Prophet Muhammed did not hit her, was because Aisha in a number of authentic hadith said that the Prophet “never” hit any women or any of his “wives”.
This is a known fact that the Prophet (p) was known never to have hit any women or servant, this related to us a number of authentic Hadith reports:
“The PROPHET NEVER BEAT ANY OF HIS WIVES or servants. In fact, he did not strike anything with his hand, except if he were struggling in the cause of God.” (Fath al-Bari, volume 9, page 249)
“A’isha reported that Allah’s MESSENGER NEVER BEAT ANYONE WITH HIS HAND, NEITHER A WOMEN, nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of Allah and he never took revenge for anything unless the things made inviolable by Allah were made violable; he then took revenge for Allah, the Exalted and Glorious.” (Sahih Muslim Book 30, Hadith 5756)
Sunan Ibn Majah:
“It was narrated that ‘Aishah said: The MESSENGER OF ALLAH NEVER BEAT any of his servants, or WIVES, and his hand never hit anything.” (Sunan Ibn Majah volume 3, Book 9, Hadith 1984 Sahih (Darussalam))
Sunan Abi Dawud:
“A’isha said: the MESSENGER OF ALLAH NEVER STRUCK a servant or a WOMAN.” (Sunan Abi Dawud Book 42, Hadith 4768, (Sahih Albani))
“Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: MESSENGER OF ALLAH NEVER HIT ANYTHING with his hand neither a servant nor a WOMAN but of course, he did fight in the Cause of Allah. He never took revenge upon anyone for the wrong done to him, but of course, he exacted retribution for the sake of Allah in case the Injunctions of Allah about unlawful acts were violated.” (Riyad as-Salihin Book 1, Hadith 644)
So in conclusion, the translation for the assumed report is incorrect, not only do the lexicon refute that translation, but Aisha’s own words in a number of Hadith reports as shown (above) saying that the Prophet Muhammed never hit any women. So, in short, we should believe what the Prophet’s own wife said, not those who are in a habit to degrade the impeccable character of our Noble Messenger.
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