`A’ishah, Fâtimah, `Alî & the Battle of the Camel
22 Aug 2011 09:03 GMT
Could you please explain the relationship between `A’ishah and Fâtimah (may Allah be pleased with them)? Also, could you explain the relationship between `A’ishah and `Alî (may Allah be pleased with them), and what happened between them during the Battle of the Camel?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd Allah b. Sardâr , lecturer at the `Umawî Mosque in Madinah

Al-Salâm `Alaykum wa Rahmah Allah wa Barakâtuh.

`A’ishah had a good and unblemished relationship with Fâtimah (may Allah be pleased with them both). `A’ishah would often praise Fâtimah’s good character and relate hadîth about how good she was. She said: “I never knew anyone who was more like Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) in her disposition and understanding than Fâtimah.”

Her relationship with `Alî (may Allah be pleased with him) was generally good as well, except for something that happened during the Battle of the Camel. The origin of this conflict was that some of the Companions, including `A’ishah, were demanding that retribution be exacted from the murderers of `Uthmân. `Alî and those with him wanted to postpone carrying out the retribution because of the difficult political circumstances he was having to deal with at the time. They all went to Basrah and there agreed not to fight. However, a group of troublemakers who wanted to start a war acted on their own and attacked the next morning. The Companions managed to stop the fighting and bring things back under control on the same day. `Alî then praised `A’ishah, and she praised him. May Allah be pleased with them both.

I would like to point out something very important to you. Allah is not going to ask us on the Day of Judgment about the Companions’ relationships with each other. This is why the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah believe that Muslims should not occupy themselves with such matters. Such preoccupations do nothing to help a Muslim in his beliefs or in his worship.

Source: Islam Today

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