Rumors of Aisha's Adultery and Allah's Silence

Well, what’s good for the goose is sauce for the gander. After all, did Muhammad not commit adultery and broke his own laws when he screwed Zainab bint Jash, the wife of his adopted son, Zayd?


Sirat Al-Halabi,
Muhammad can have a woman no matter what, even against her will; and if Muhammad desired a married woman, her husband would have had to divorce her. According to Ibn Sa’ad, who wrote another authoritative biographical account of Muhammad,“The prophet did not die till all women were permitted him”

If Muslims don’t like it, they should go and burn these books.”
Sunan Bayhaqi and Al Halabi.

Why Allah maintained silence for a month when rumor about Prophet Muhammad’s wife Aisha’s adultery was brewing, and why He eventually broke His silence to defend Aisha…

Islam Watch:

Hadithul-ifk, meaning ‘the untruthful talk’, is the name given to the rumours that circulated in the city of Medina upon the return of the Muslims’ Army after defeating the tribe of Bani Al Mustalk. The Muslims’ army won an easy victory over the Jewish tribe and returned fully laden with slaves and other war booties. However, a last minute hitch turned what should have been a big day into one of the most embarrassing days in Muhammad’s life. What could be more embarrassing to a man than returning home and discovering that his wife was out with another man? You can imagine how Muhammad felt when he watched, along with the other residents of Medina, his favourite wife entering the city with a stranger!

Whatever happened between Aisha and Safwan on that day had demoralised Muhammad, dented his integrity and divided the Islamic community. Indeed, Muslims are divided even in our time over what happened between Aisha and Safwan on that day 14 centuries ago. Some of the bitter wars between the conflicting Muslim groups, costing tens of thousands of lives, can be traced back to that infamous day. This article discusses those stressful events, which are well documented in all the reputed sira books, and presents the picture as seen from a non-Islamic point of view. This article tries to explain the otherwise inexplicable delay in the ‘revelations’ when it was most urgently needed.

The Story

It was customary for Muhammad to take one of his wives with him whenever he launched a ‘ghazwa’ (i.e. Jihad raid), which, it would seem, was kind of going out for picnic to him. Muhammad enjoyed those ghazwas so much that he used to launch several of them every year. In the sixth year after hijra, Muhammad picked Aisha to accompany him in his campaign against the Jewish tribe of Bani Al Mustalik. The campaign was an easy success, because they were attack suddenly as they watered their cattle; most of the men were killed, and their wives and children were taken as slaves. Among the captives was Juwayriya, the beautiful wife of the tribe’s chief. The Islamic history sources focus on Juwayriya’s class and splendour and claim that she was one of the most beautiful women in Arabia. She was not only glamorous but also an eloquent woman, who was brought up as a princess. Aisha openly admitted that she hated Juwayriya from the first sight because of her stunning beauty, and she admitted that she was jealous of the female captive because, knowing her husband’s carnal lust, she was sure that Muhammad would be stunned by her exceptional beauty and start coveting her. Aisha couldn’t be more right; Muhammad immediately promoted Juwayriya from slave to his wife.

According to Aisha, as the army had an overnight stop on the way back to Medina, she felt the need to leave the camp to answer the call of nature. Her return to the camp was delayed because she had to search for her dropped necklace. When she came back to the camp, she found that the army had already left the site, and she stayed in her place hoping that Muhammad would realize that she was missing, and return to look for her. As it turned out, Muhammad did not come back to rescue her, and did not even notice her absence until his arrival to medina.

Aisha was soon spotted by Safwan Ibn Al Muattal, Muhammad Jihadi comrade, who had emigrated from Mecca. He was travelling on his own behind the army. He approached her, and offered her a ride on his camel. Aisha, sitting behind Safwan on his camel, made her way into Medina where Muhammad and his companions were waiting (1,2).

According to Ibn Hisham/Ibn Ishaq, that was the story told by Aisha. It implies that she spent more time in that desert ‘loo’ than the time it took the army to prepare to move and actually leave the place and completely disappear from sight. It also implies that she did not hear or sense the movement of an army of seven hundreds men, with their women, horses, camels, captives and slaves. The story also implies that Aisha was left behind without being discovered by Muhammad at all. The young and spoiled Aisha was not used to that level of inattention from her husband, who was probably too occupied with Juwayriya.

The sight of Aisha and Safwan entering the city of Medina was a remarkable oddity considering the situation and prevailing culture. The incident set off people to talk although the couple denied any wrongdoing. Ibn Abi Saloul, the leader of Al Khazraj tribe, was one of the few Arabs in Medina who opposed Muhammad and rejected his presence in the city. Saloul watched with disbelief as Aisha entered the city with a stranger and openly expressed his doubts that the couple couldn’t spend such a long time together without engaging in some sexual activity. Salul’s dirty thoughts were in fact in line with Muhammad’s own teachings; it was Muhammad, who stated in an authentic hadith, that “whenever a man and a woman are alone, the Satan is their third”. Saloul expressed openly what many people were saying in private.

Tension between Ansar and Muhajirun

The timing of the scandal couldn’t have been worse because the relation between the muhajerun (refugees, i.e. Muhammad and his Meccan companions) and the ansar (residents of Medina) was going through a difficult phase. According to Ibn Hisham, after the Al Mustalik campaign was over, a clash broke out between a Medinan Muslim and a Meccan refugee, one of Omar’s aids. The disagreement between the two spread quickly and involved a large number of Muslims from both sides. Saloul was outraged when he knew about the clash, and threatened to review the presence of the muhajirun in his city.

Naturally, the residents of Medina expected Aisha’s case to be resolved immediately because they believed Muhammad had a direct contact with the ‘all knowing’ Allah. Some urgent revelations were necessary but never happened. The lack of revelations was interpreted as a sign that Aisha was guilty and fuelled the suspicions about her fidelity. Even leading Muslim figures like Ali, the third Caliph, and Hassan Ibn Thabit, his poet, were drawn into spreading gossips in Medina. Muhammad himself must have had his suspicions as well, because he neglected Aisha, who was ill and lodged with her parents for nearly a month. Muhammad’s silence and poor handling of the situation did not help; he appeared confused and indecisive in a most sensitive matter.

After a month of social torture, the divine silence was broken and Gabriel came down with the news that Aisha was innocent and those who thought otherwise were guilty:

Q.24: 11. Those who brought forward the lie are a body among yourselves: think it not to be an evil to you; On the contrary it is good for you: to every man among them of the sin that he earned, and to him who took on himself the lead among them, will be a penalty grievous.

The verse condemned the people, who interpreted the divine silence as a sign that Aisha was guilty, and described them as liars and sinful. Allah meant Saloul, but He couldn’t say it openly for fear of upsetting the Khazraj! By revealing this verse, Muhammad accidentally contradicted his own teachings. It was him, who asserted in an authentic hadith that ‘whenever a man and a woman are alone, the Satan joins them as their third’. Those people, who doubted Aisha’s innocence, did so because of Muhammad’s own teachings. They expected a verse to clear her name, but that didn’t happen, which they understood as a sign against her. How would they know that Allah intended to reveal that verse after a month?

As usual, Muslims apply the civilized logic and principles only when they happen to be on the receiving end, which explains their unusually cautious handling of this incident. It appeared as if Muslims suddenly believed in the civilized principle that people are innocent until proved otherwise, which contradicts Muhammad’s own teachings. Muhammad taught his followers that Satan arranges for men and women to have sex, whenever they happen to be alone. Muhammad’s followers apply his teachings in all countries ruled by Sharia, like Saudi Arabia, with frightening cruelty. Saudi Arabia is renowned for countless stories about awful consequences in incidents involving women travelling alone or with ‘non-muhram’ (men who are not close relatives). In his book ‘Karen in Saudi Arabia’, Sami Al Rabbaa gives some chilling accounts of such barbaric practices (3).

Why a month?

Muhammad was not new to troubled times; he was an experienced ‘prophet’ and knew well how to get out of any trouble by revealing a suitable verse. However, he appeared to be totally helpless in the face of those rumours; the best he could do was to wait. Muhammad’s nightmare was the thought of Aisha showing signs of pregnancy because that would implicate her and would discredit him should that happen after ‘revealing’ the required verse. A pregnant Aisha would mean an unfaithful wife because Muhammad did not sleep with her since his marriage with Juwayreya. After arriving to Yathrib, Aisha became ill and went to live with her parents to look after her; Muhammad hardly spoke to her during that month. Also, it doesn’t escape notice that Aisha never became pregnant from Muhammad after many years of marriage; therefore, a pregnancy at that particular time would be highly suspicious.

Aisha’s fidelity, an obvious personal concern to Muhammad, was an issue he could have managed had it remained a personal matter. However, the situation became too complex as the news spread throughout the city. Still, all that complexity would be trivial to what could have happened if he revealed a verse that soon proved to be wrong.

To Muhammad’s relief, Aisha did get her menstruation and pregnancy was ruled out as was the prospect of Muhammad’s favourite wife being officially named and shamed. Muhammad was relieved from a heavy burden and immediately revealed that long awaited verse.

Was Aisha Unfaithful to Muhammad?

It was no secret that Muhammad loved Aisha more than any of his other wives including Juwayreya, his new beautiful pride. Muhammad probably considered Juwayreya as a good fun when he needed that kind of fun, but Aisha was his true love. Muhammad’s other wives recognized Muhammad’s fondness towards Aisha. When Muhammad decided to divorce Sawda, because she got too old, Sawda begged him to keep her and offered to give her night share of Muhammad to Aisha. That incentive worked well, and Muhammad kept Sawda without having to sleep with her.

How Muslims lie for Islam

Aisha was intelligent, confident and extra sensitive to anything that poses a threat to her prominence.  Once, she had no hesitation to plot for the unfair divorce of a new pride which Muhammad was about to add to his harem. As a result of Aisha’s evil advice, the new pride muttered something like ‘I seek refuge with Allah from you’ as a part of the foreplay on her wedding night. As a result, Muhammad divorced the naive pride immediately while Aisha emerged unscathed.

When Muhammad brought his son to show him to Aisha, her response was that ‘the baby did not look like Muhammad’, hinting at the possibility that Maria had the baby from another man. On another occasion, when Aisha noticed that the Quran always agreed with Muhammad’s desires, she remarked to Muhammad: ‘I see that Allah is too quick to answer your desires’. No one else could make such remarks without fearing punishment except Aisha.

We may never know, with cerainity, what actually happened between Aisha and Safwan. Was it by accident that Safwan was travelling on his own behind the army, or was it all planned? Some scholars propose that Safwan was travelling behind in order to collect the army’s leftovers, but there is no historical evidence to support that claim. Was it possible for the wife of the perfect human to contemplate having an affair?  The answer is yes, because there were many reasons for Aisha to consider having an affair.

Aisha was a spoiled teen ager who was aware of Muhammad’s obsession in her. She enjoyed her privileges as a favourite wife of Mohammd and guarded her eminence with jealousy. Aisha must have been deeply offended, during Al Mustalik campaign, by the fact that Muhammad’s attention was turned away from her in favour of Juwayreya, the woman she openly admitted to have hated. From her track record, Aisha was certainly that kind of woman who could respond in kind.

It is also natural to assume that Aisha, as well as Muhammad’s other wives, were all sexually deprived; simply there were too many of them for one old man. The Islamic claim that Muhammad’s sexual potency (4) equalled that of forty men is, of course, an Islamic lie and meaningless to non Muslims. Muhammad’s apparent lust to women did not necessarily mean an increased potency; underneath, there could be some kind of sexual dysfunction. As to Aisha, she was a young girl who opened her eyes to find herself abused by a man older than her father. She had no experience and didn’t know what a normal sexual relation looked like. Aisha was condemned to have only that abnormal relation with that old man who prohibited her from getting married after his death. Muhammad’s (divine) orders to his followers not to marry his wives could be an indication that he wanted to conceal something about his sexuality. By never marrying after him, his wives wouldn’t divulge any of his sexual secrets.

Muhammad asked his followers to learn half of their religion from Aisha. Indeed, Aisha narrated more hadiths than any of the other wives. Most of those hadiths narrated by Aisha described the intimate relations between a man and his wife; the kind of things we would normally label ‘for adults only’. To pre-empt any criticism to this rather embarrassing observation, Muslims are taught that there is no shyness in religion (la haya fid din). According to Muhammad, those embarrassing hadiths comprised half of the religion!

One of those hadiths narrated by Aisha described Muhammad’s ‘etiquette’ in fondling a menstruating wife and praised his ability to control his ejaculation. At the end of the hadith, Aisha remarked “and who of you can control himself better than the messenger of Allah, PBUH”. (5)

How did she know? Was she comparing him to Safwan?


1)      Ibn Sa’ad, Al Tabakat Al Kubra, vol.8 (Arabic)

2)      Ibn Hisham, sira al nabaweyya(Arabic)

3)      Dr. Sami Alrabaa, Karen in Saudi Arabia

4)      Sahih al Bukhari, chapter of washing, Narrated by Anas. (Arabic)

5)      Al Lulu wa Al Marjan fima ittaffaqa alihi al shaikhan: Muslim and Bukhari, hadith No.168; 173 (Arabic)

18 thoughts on “Rumors of Aisha's Adultery and Allah's Silence”

  1. She was a good screw from what I hear and because she had been wrecked by Old Mo when she was just a kid she could not get pregnant thats a plus.

  2. I know you dont agree with islam but its not neccessary to speak so badly about Ayesha and out prophet (pbuh)
    If you dont like our religion then just leave it alone

  3. We have a problems with muslims trying to destroy other religions and, until you and people like you can convince your thugs to respect others, then you religion will NOT be left alone. You have a choice – learn to coexist with others, or be destroyed. Your own quran shows that your prophet was a murderer, rapist, child molester and thug. Until your people gain the courage to question the rubbish that is written in the quran then your religion will always be held under suspicion and seen as a threat to others. Ignorance is NOT bliss in this case.

  4. * If you dont like our religion then just leave it alone

    Tell that to allah, and get back with its response, Muslimah.

    When it revokes the following, provides compensation for its many victims, and renounces terror and leaves us alone, I will be willing to recipcrocate.

    allah, via its false prophet: sura 8:60; sura 8:39; sura 8:12; sura 9:29 and many more.

    Deal, Muslimah?

  5. I am a Muslim. I believe Quran, Allah and Prophet Muhammed with all my heart. What you have written, the time you have taken to make up these stories does not affect me or any muslim. So forget about changing us. You will know the truth on the day of judgement which is near.

  6. Who is making up stories naushad? Perhaps you are walking through life with your eyes shut? We will all know the truth on judgement day but you will probably be disappointed. Since you believe the guff that is written in the quran then you believe in murdering non-muslims, raping women etc., or did you forget to read that part?!!!! Religion is an open issue – do not force your solutions onto others!!! GOT IT?!

  7. * So forget about changing us

    Only the Holy Spirit can change you, and free you from slavery (abd) to allah.

  8. We as Muslims would not like to malice anyone’s religion or the respected people of their religion. All the comments about the Prophet (PBUH) and his wife Aisha are extremely disappointing and despicable. However, before it is too late, please embrace the right way, the way of Islam, so in the hereafter, you do not say that you were not told or informed by anyone.
    I do not know from what religion you are, but we as Muslims also believe in Jesus Christ (PBUH) as a Prophet and messenger of Allah, and if you do proper research, then you will know that Muslims today are more strict and keen followers of Christianity and Judaism. This is because even in Bible, Jesus tells all his followers that another Prophet will be sent to them who will be from Arabia. Many literate Christians, who thoroughly understood Christianity, they converted to Islam and to convert to Islam from Christianity only adds another phase to the belief of Christians, that is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last messenger of Allah.

    As far as Prophet Muhammad’s character is concerned, please do not misinterpret the teachings and quotation in the Quran or Hadith.
    Please follow the link below for detailed answer regarding Hazrat Aisha (RA);

    Also it will be advisable if you read a book written by ANNIE BESANT THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF MUHAMMAD, Madras, 1932, p. 4.

    She quotes;
    “It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.”

    Also; GEORGE BERNARD SHAW writes the following in his book THE GENUINE ISLAM, Vol. 1, No. 81936.

    “I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”

  9. Who cares what George Bernard Shaw had to say.

    He was a fool and a communist sympathizer. I give no credence or respect to fools. Whether it be Muhammad or George Bernard Shaw.

    Or even what his fellow Fabian Society loser Annie Bessant thought either. I suspect as a feminist, in today’s world she would have revised her opinion about Islam. Entertaining considering she spent half her life being a secularist and the other half believing in Theosophy-No where in her spirituality was she devoted to Islam or Muhammad.

    If you are weak minded and need to be a slave, that is your choice.

    We will NEVER EVER embrace the slavery of Islam.

  10. Aisha was a beautiful woman and a good girl to screw.
    Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was good man since he controlled himself by placing his penis on Aisha’s thigh to restrain himself, and considering how old Aisha was at this time (maybe 16-17) she must have had a rocking body everyone wanted to screw.
    Aisha was no pushover it is said that she could tackle the Prophet to the ground in a fight (playful) and she used to beat the Prophet in hand to hand combat, Which always made him watch his tone around her or she’d beat him up.

  11. Do Not Make fun of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
    He was human like the rest of us
    He had natural human desires like us
    He was a good husband to his wives
    He was a good father to his daughters
    He was a good friend to his companions
    He was the Final Messenger of God

  12. Can you blame Muhammed (pbuh)
    Does anyone even know how Aisha looks like?
    Here’s what I heard (I could be wrong)
    1. She was half the height of the prophet
    2. She had huge Boobs (no joke)
    3. Had Big Thighs
    4. Was very feisty (could fight really well)
    5.Had a middle sized butt

    Can you blame Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) for marrying her?
    you’d probably do she if you lived then

  13. Aisha used to kick ass in her day
    She was highly gifted in hand to hand combat
    She used to beat the prophet up in a fight
    She also beat up Ali ibn abi talib in a fight but couldn’t in a war
    the prophet always had to watch his tone around her OR she’d kick him into next week

    here’s a hadith that showed the prophet scared of her

    Aisha said, “When I used to take shower with prophet Muhammad, he used to tell me, “keep some water for me,” but I used to push his hands and say,” Keep the water for me.”

    If he didn’t listen to her, she would’ve beaten him up

    When Muhammad received to marry his daughter in law Zaynab
    Aisha was sitting in his lap and got angry
    when Muhammad stood up, she also did
    Then she kicked him with her foot and she hit his jaw
    he went unconscious
    when he woke a few moments later he found Aisha’s thighs around his face and her butt on his chest
    she warned him not to take her lightly from then on

  14. And from Jafar ibn Mohammad (alaihuma sallam): “Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ali) didn’t sleep untill he put his kareem face between breasts of Fatima (alaiha salam).

    Hmm………Interesting I guess Fatima Had huge Boobs

  15. I bet if a fight broke down between Muhammad and Aisha it would go something like this
    Muhammad – Age 60, Aisha – Age 16

    Muhammad : Aisha! Lets have Sex
    Aisha: No i don’t feel like it
    *Grabs Aisha’s shoulder*
    Muhammad : Too Bad, its gonna happen
    *Aisha grabs Muhammad’s arm*
    Aisha : Make Me
    *Muhammad throws a punch, Aisha easily dodges *
    Aisha : you’re getting slow old man
    *Aisha punches him in his stomach, then kicks his jaw with her foot*
    p.s. she’s barefoot
    *Muhammad tries to grab her, but she jumps in the air , and her Thighs land on his face*
    *Muhammad tries to get up but she kicks his face once more and puts her foot on his face*
    Aisha : Looks Like I’m Stronger :)
    Muhammad : That may be dear wife, but I still have my sword
    *Muhammad swings his sword and Aisha dodges*
    *Swings his sword again, but this time Aisha kicks his sword out of his hand, and kicks him at his jaw and sends him flying into the bed*
    Muhammad : Impossible…..
    Aisha : Oh, its very possible, Prophet of God
    *Aisha takes off her pants and shows her Vagina*
    Aisha : You want this old Man?
    *Muhammad takes off his pants*
    Muhammad : Yes i do
    *Aisha jumps on the bed, and Muhammad puts his Penis on her Thighs and rubs it on her smooth skin*
    *Then He Puts his Penis in her Vagina*
    Aisha :You want to know something, Messenger of God?
    Muhammad : what
    * Aisha lets Muhammad suck on her tits*
    Aisha : I did Have Sex with Safwan Ibn Al Muattal, and even Ali ibn abi Talib, But you’re the best Lover
    *Muhammad stops sucking her boobs*
    Muhammad :What?
    Aisha : Aww………..whats wrong aren’t my tits as big as your daughter Fatima’s?
    *Muhammad tries to get up, but Aisha pushes him down, he tries to take his penis out of her vagina, but she won’t let it go*
    *Aisha starts Rocking his body fast and hard, Then Muhammad’s penis broke*
    Muhammad : you broke my penis, and you got my semen all over your thighs
    * Aisha grabs Muhammad’s head*
    Aisha : I Love You
    *Then she French Kisses him roughly on the mouth*
    *Then she Kicks him so hard he’s on the floor barley breathing*
    *She Takes his face and puts it between her thighs and his mouth on her Vagina, and snaps his neck*
    *The Last thing Muhammad saw was Aisha’s Perfect naked body*
    *Abu Bakr comes in*
    Abu Bakr : Is he dead yet, so i can be Caliph
    Aisha : Yes father, but father I love him
    Abu Bakr :You’ll be in Heaven together don’t worry

  16. Aisha could have killed the Prophet (peace be upon him) with a Single Kick/Punch

    Aisha Kicks Ass
    Imagine a 63 year old man VS a 18 year old Warrior Girl (who happens to be his wife)

  17. *Ali walks through the door and sees Aisha and Abu Bakr*
    Abu Bakr : Aisha finish him, there must be no witnesses
    Aisha : Okay Father
    *Ali runs toward the prophet, but Aisha gets in the way*
    Ali : you don’t want this fight girl
    Aisha : yes I do
    *Ali punches, Aisha simply dodges and kicks his face, then she hits his rib and kicks his balls
    Ali groans on the floor, Aisha grabs his balls and starts squeezing them*
    *Ali is too distraceted by Aisha’s naked Body to do anything*
    *Aisha punches Ali in the face, making him unconscious *
    Abu Bakr : Now I’m off to be Caliph

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