Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam

Question: I am working on a research on Al-Sayeda Aisha, the wife of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). It seems that very little is written about her biography in English. Can you PLEASE recommend some books for me that talk about her life in detail? My top priority is English books, but please do suggest the best books in Arabic as well.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I hope you are in the best of health and spirits insha’Allah.

Here is a short list of some resources which may contain useful details about the life of our Mother Sayyida `Aisha (Allah be pleased with her).

[1] Hadhrat Aisha Siddiqa – Her Life & Works [Allama Saiyid Sulaiman Nadvi] http://www.al-rashad.com/Hadhrat-Aisha-Siddiqa–Her-Life-Works_p_2486.html

[2] Biography of the Women Companions of the Holy Prophet [Sheikh Saeed Ansari Nadwi; Sheikh Abdus Salam Nadwi] http://www.al-rashad.com/Biography-of-the-Women-Companions-of-the-Holy-Prophet-saw_p_2353.html

[3] In the Footsteps of the Mother of the Believers Aisha [Abu Yusuf Riyad al-Haq] http://www.darul-ishaat.co.uk/store/The-Mother-of-the-Believers-Series.html

[4] al-Simt al-Thamin fi Manaqib Ummahat al-Mu’minin [Ahmad bin `Abdillah al-Tabari]

[5] al-Sayyida `Aisha: Umm al-Mu’minin: al`Abqariyya al-Muftara Alayha [`Amr al-Sha`ir]

[6] al-Sayyida `Aisha bint Abi Bakr: Bayt fi al-Qimma [Akram Rida]

[7] Hayat Nisa’ Ahl al-Bayt [Muhammad Raji Kanas]

[8] Mothers of the Believers : Lives of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) [Imam Suhaib Webb] http://www.islamicbookstore.com/a3933.html

I hope this is of help to you, insha’Allah.

And Allah alone gives success.

Wassalaam,

Tabraze Azam

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