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Ep. 10: How Important was Aisha (ra)? | DoubleTake with Yaqeen

Ep. 10: How Important was Aisha (ra)? | DoubleTake

Aisha (ra), the wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, was known for her level of scholarship, her love for the Messenger ﷺ, and her love for Islam. Yet these days, many conversations about her life center on the age when she got married. How can we understand this incident considering how we view marriage today? More importantly, what are we missing by reducing her story and contributions to simply a number?

Mohamad Zaoud explores these questions with Ust. Nuriddeen Knight, author of the Yaqeen Institute paper “The Woman Behind the Number: The Irrelevance of the Age of ‘Aisha (ra).”

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Nuriddeen Knight

Nuriddeen Knight

Fellow | Nuriddeen Knight is the author of 40 Hadith of Aisha. She completed an MA in psychology with a focus on child and family from Columbia University. Alongside her academic degree, she studied traditional Islamic knowledge including Islamic law, theology, spirituality, and prophetic biography with local scholars and in the majalis in Amman, Jordan.