Briefly: ‘Aishah bint Abee Bakr

Translated from p.6031 of Shaikh Fawzaan’s unabridged

Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed found here:

translated by Ummu Khadijah



لحديث عائشة رضي الله عنها هذا قصة

وهي: أن معاوية – رضي الله عنه

لما ولي الملك كتب إلى أم المؤمنين

يطلب منها النصيحة

لأنها زوج رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم

وعندها من العلم الشيء الغزير

الذي حملته عن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم

فهي فقيهة النساء فكتبت إليه

السلام عليكم

سمعت رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يقول

من التمس رضا الله بسخط الناس

رضي الله عنه وأرضى الناس عنه

ومن التمس رضا الناس بسخط الله

سخط الله عليه وأسخط عليه الناس

From the hadeeth of ‘Aishah – may Allaahu be pleased with her

And there is a story (connected to this hadeeth)

It is that Mu’aawiyah – (we ask that) Allaah be pleased with him

When he became king

He wrote to the Mother of the Believers (i.e. ‘Aishah)

Seeking her advice

Because she was the wife of the Messenger of Allaah

peace and blessings be upon him

And she had an abundant amount of knowledge

Which she had taken from the Messenger of Allaah

peace and blessungs be upon him

She was a Scholar (Faqeehah) from amongst the women

She wrote to him (in reply):

Assalamu alaikum. As for what follows:

I heard the Messenger of Allaah – sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam – say,

‘Whoever seeks the Pleasure of Allaah by displeasing the people

Allaah will be pleased with him and make the people be pleased with him.

And whoever seeks to please the people by displeasing Allaah

Allaah will be displeased with him

and will make the people be displeased with him.’”2


1It is p.603 in the online version found at the link. The page number in the physical book may vary.

2Shaikh Albaani said this hadeeth was authentic due to supporting narrations (Saheeh lighairihi) in Saheeh at-Targheeb, #2250

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