"Like the rope's knot," he replied meaning that it was strong and secure. And time after time thereafter, she would ask him: "How is the knot?" and he would reply: "In the same condition."
Aisha Bint-e-Abu Bakr (Radhi Allaho anha): a model for all women
She did not graduate from any university; there were no universities as such in her day. But still her utterances are studied in faculties of literature, her legal pronouncements are studied in colleges of law and her life and works are studied and researched by students and teachers of Muslim history as they have been for over a thousand years. The bulk of her vast treasure of knowledge was obtained while she was still quite young. In her early childhood, she was brought up by her father who was greatly liked and respected for he was a man of wide knowledge, gentle manners and an agreeable presence. Moreover, he was the closest friend of the Noble Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihe wasallam) who was a frequent visitor to their home since the very early days of his mission.
In her youth, already known for her formidable memory, she came under the loving care and attention of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho alaihe wasallam) himself. As his wife and close companion, she acquired from him knowledge and insight such as no woman has ever acquired. Aisha became the Prophet's wife in Makkah when she was most likely in the tenth year of her life but her wedding did not take place until the second year after the Hijrah when she was about fourteen or fifteen years old. Before and after her wedding, she maintained a natural jollity and innocence and did not seem to have an ego at all by the thought of being wedded to him who was the Messenger of God (Sall Allaho alaihe wasallam) whom all his companions, including her own mother and father, treated with such love and reverence as they gave to no one else. About her wedding, she related that shortly before she was to leave her parent's house, she slipped out into the courtyard to play with a passing friend: "I was playing on a see-saw and my long streaming hair was dishevelled," she said. "They came and took me from my play and made me ready."
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