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Al-Islam.org says: Do not name your daughter with the name “Aisha”

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The depths of hatred that the Shia Ulema have for the Prophet’s family (i.e. the way in which they disassociate themselves from his wife Aisha) manifests itself in the following fatwa passed by the Aalim Network on the very popular Shia website, Al-Islam.org. The Shia are discouraged by their scholars to name their daughters by the beautiful name of “Aisha”–such is their hatred for the beloved of our beloved Prophet.

Al-Islam.org says
QUESTION:

as salaam alaikum -

I have a brief question for you concerning the name A’isha. I am fairly new to Islam and me and my wife are expecting our first child. At any rate, I was wondering if such a name would be discouraged within the Shi’a Islamic community due to the association she had with rebelling against ‘Ali etc. or if it is a common enough name so as to not have relevence in such matters. Your advice will be much appreciated.

ANSWER:

Salaamun ‘alaykum,

Due to her actions against Imam Ali during the times of the Prophet and after his death (including the famous battle of the Camel), the followers of the ahl al-bayt are not encouraged to keep her name for their children.

Wasallamu ‘alaykum

Our Response:

Firstly, we should state that Aisha (رضّى الله عنها) never rebelled against Ali (رضّى الله عنها) and this is a myth which the Shia propagandists have repeated so much that the masses just take it as an accepted fact. Ibn Khaldun said: “(The) more an incident becomes popular the more a network of unfounded tales and stories is woven around it.” This is the case with the Battle of the Camel, in which the Shia criminals attacked Aisha’s caravan and sought to blame her for that, and this tradition of slandering Aisha (رضّى الله عنها) continues up until this day to the point that even some lay-person Sunnis erroneously start accepting the Shia version of history in which Aisha (رضّى الله عنها) rebelled against Ali (رضّى الله عنها). In fact, this is not the case, and we invite you to read the following article on the Battle of the Camel: Battle of the Camel

It is only the Shia Ayatollahs who view Aisha (رضّى الله عنها) as a rebel against Ahlel Bayt and it is for this reason that they discourage their followers from naming their children with the name of “Aisha” and it is for this reason that you will never find a Shia who has a daughter with this name. What is unknown to the Shia masses is that their Ayatollah’s hatred for Aisha (رضّى الله عنها) and the name “Aisha” is not shared by the Infallible Imams of the Shia. Indeed, the Shia Ayatollahs have flouted the Sunnah of the same Imams they claim to follow; whereas the Shia Ayatollahs say not to name daughters with the name of Aisha, in fact the Infallible Imams of the Shia very much did name their daughters with that name.

We shall hereby provide purely Shia sources to confirm the fact that the Infallible Imams of the Shia did in fact name their daughters with the name of “Aisha”:

1. Aisha bint Musa al-Kadhim: This was the daughter of the seventh Infallible Imam of the Shia, namely Imam Musa al-Kadhim. The esteemed Shia scholar, Muhammad Taqi al-Tustari, states in Tawarikh al-Nabi wa al-Aal [p. 125-126] that Imam Musa al-Kadhim had seventeen daughters and they were named “Fatima al-Kubra, Fatima al-Sughra, Ruqayyah, Ruqayyah al-Sughra, Hakima…… Aisha, Zaynad and Khadijah.” Shaikh Mufid also mentions her in al-Irshad [p.303]. Two other strong Shia references are Umdat al-Talib of Ibn Anba [p. 266 {footnote}] and al-Anwar al-Nu`maniyya of Ni`mat Allah al-Jaza’iri [v.1, p.380]. The name of this daughter is also mentioned in Kashf al-Ghumma of Abu al-Hasan al-Irbili [v.2, p.90 and 217].

2. Aisha bint Ali al-Rida: This was the daughter of the eight Infallible Imam of the Shia, namely Imam Ali al-Rida. The famous Shia Qadi, Ibn al-Khashab, said in Mawalid Ahl al-Bayt: “(Imam) Al-Rida had five sons and one daughter. They were Muhammad al-Qani, al-Hasan, Jafar, Ibrahim, al-Hussain and the daughter whose name was Aisha.” This is quoted by Muhammad Taqi al-Tustari in Tawarikh al-Nabi wa al-Aal [p.128].

3. Aisha bint Ali Zayn al-Abidin: This was the daughter of the fourth Infallible Imam of the Shia, namely Imam al-Abidin. This fact is referenced in Kashf al-Ghumma of Abu al-Hasan al-Irbili [v. 2, p. 334].

4. Aisha bint Jafar as-Sadiq: This was the daughter of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq, the sixth of the Infallible Imams of the Shia. This is also recorded in Kashf al-Ghumma of Abu al-Hasan al-Irbili [v. 2, p. 373]).

5. Aisha bint Ali al-Hadi: This was the daughter of the tenth Infallible Imam of the Shia, namely Imam Ali al-Hadi. This is mentioned by Shaikh al-Mufid in al-Irshad [p.334] and also in Kashf al-Ghumma of Abu al-Hasan al-Iribli [v.2, p.334]

6. Aisha bint Jafar ibn Musa al-Kadhim: This was the grand-daughter of the Infallible Imam of the Shia (i.e. the daughter of the Imam’s son, Jafar ibn Musa). This is stated by Abu al-Hasan al-Umari in al-Mujdi [p.109].

And there are many more such examples. The fact of the matter is that none of the eleven Imams of the Shia (the last one did not exist) ever disassociated themselves from the Prophet’s wives nor any of the Sahabah. This is a myth propagated by the Shia leaders who are the haters of Ahlel Bayt and who do not follow the Sunnah of the Imams, which is to love and adhere to the Prophet’s wives and the Sahabah. The eleven Imams never hated to name their daughters “Aisha” so why should the Shia Ayatollahs hate to do that? We ask our dear Shia brothers to turn away from their hateful leaders, reject the way of Shi’ism, and to instead accept the mainstream Islam which was practised by all eleven of the Imams.

Article Written By: Ibn Al-Hashimi, www.ahlelbayt.com

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