Although Aisha was ready for married life, the Prophet SAW made the marriage and its duties a gradual process for her. The prophet SAW made sure Aisha carried on with the many joys of childhood as he SAW was the most understanding and patient husband. For every newly married couple, the so called honeymoon period is usually the happiest, then challenges and trying moments begin to arise. But for the prophet SAW and Aisha, this honeymoon period rather set the base for their love and romance to grow on daily basis! How?!
The prophet SAW would kiss Aisha, each time he leaves the house or exits to lead the daily prayers; every time and every day! Despite all his duties and responsibilities for the final message, the prophet SAW would still find time for Aisha; special moments for her. And in those special moments, he SAW would only think about the things Aisha would love and enjoy. Like what? Racing for instance!
He SAW used to take Aisha for a romantic walk in the desert, and then he would tell her “Aisha, let’s race!”, and the first time she won. Then later on, Aisha gained weight, and raced the prophet SAW again, but this time he won and jokingly told her “This time I won!”.
The prophet SAW used code language to denote his love for Aisha. She once asked him how he would describe his love for her. Now please pause for a moment, and try to think of the most romantic words to describe your love for your husband/wife? Seriously, Do it! The prophet used four words to describe his love for Aisha as follows “Like a strong binding knot” (The more you tug,the stronger it gets). And the beauty of this love story isn’t just about how the prophet SAW described his love for Aisha, but also about how she cherished it! Every once in a while Aisha would playfully ask “How is the knot?” and the Prophet would answer “As strong as the first day (you asked)”.
The prophet SAW stopped a whole army, in times of hostility in the desert, to look for Aisha’s misplaced bead necklace. Now this is love! The prophet used to mend his clothes and look after the domestic affairs of Aisha’s household, to make life easier for her. That is love!
Now let us ponder upon one of the most romantic scenes between prophet Muhammed SAW and his beloved Aisha. Concentrate now! Once the prophet was fixing his shoes and Aisha happened to look to his blessed forehead and noticed that there were beads of sweat on it. Mesmerized by the beauty of her beloved husband, Aisha remained transfixed staring at him long enough until the prophet noticed. So he asked her “what’s the matter?” Aisha replied “If Abu Bukair, the poet, saw you, he would know that his poem was written for you”.
Oh wait, the loving wife is going to use poetry now to describe her beloved husband. Now pay attention to the chosen words. Aisha explained “Abu Bukair said that if you looked to the majesty of the moon, it twinkles and lights up the world for everybody to see”. Wallah the words would make any sane and sensitive person cry of joy. Yes indeed, he SAW was as beautiful as the moon lightening for us.
And would you think this romantic scene ended there? Then you’re terribly wrong, because theirs was a non-stop love story full of romance. The Prophet SAW got up, walked to Aisha, kissed her between the eyes, and told her “Wallahi ya Aisha, you are like that to me and more”.
You were told at the beginning that you can’t start your married life without studying Muhammed SAW and Aisha’s love story. Now you know why!
To be resumed in shaa Allah in Part 5…