ABOUT THE LIE

When the Prophet Mohammed (may peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) and
his companions returned from the battle of Bani Mustaliq heading towards
Medina Almunawwara and at that time the Prophet Mohammed (may peace and
blessings of Allah be unto him) had is wife Aisha (may Allah be pleased with
her) with him, and when it was announced to proceed, Aisha (may Allah be
pleased with her) went to fetch her necklace which she lost, in her return
she realised that the caravan had left, so she covered herself at the same
place and slept (Aisha never knew how to go to Medina so she sat there to
depend on her Lord). A companion of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace and
blessings of Allah be unto him) by the name of Safwan Ibn Al - Mu'attal as
Sulami, (radhiallahu anhu) who remained far behind was on his way to Medina.
While walking towards Medina he realised that there was a person covered in
clothes.

The companion knew Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) before higab so he
suspected that she was the one. So he said, "To Allah we belong and to He we
shall return" he said this in a surprise. So he lowered the camel for the
mother of the believers to sit on the camel. So he led the camel while on
foot until they arrived at the military camp, but because there was some
hypocrites (they claimed to accept Islam openly but internally they did not
believe), and within the hypocrites is their leader Abdullah Ibn Ubai Ibn
Salool. So they suspected the wife of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace and
blessings of Allah be unto him) of a foul deal (adultery). This story was
believed by some people while others didn't believe, and when the news
reached the Prophet Mohammed (may peace and blessings of Allah be unto him)
he became very sad and surprised, and on their arrival at Medina Aisha (may
Allah be pleased with her) fell ill.

And whenever Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) falls ill the Prophet
(may peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) use to comfort her and
sympathise with her. So she rather ask permission from the Prophet (may
peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) to go to the house of the father,
which the Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) agreed. So
the news continued for a period of three months (gossiping about the wife of
the Prophet may peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) while the Prophet
(may peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) was in sorrow and his wife
was weeping in sadness. Then the Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah
be unto him) started seeking advice about the matter, but everyone he
consulted only talked positively about Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her)
and the man.

This situation continued until the Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah
be unto him) himself doubted in Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) then
said: - O Aisha, if you did anything like that then ask for your Lord for
forgiveness, but Aisha will only put her trust in Allah. And upon that Allah
revealed the following verses: Verily! Those who brought forth the slander
(against Aisha may Allah be pleased with her - the wife of the Prophet may
peace and blessings of Allah be unto him) are a group among you. Consider it
not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them
will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them
who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment. Why then,
did not the believers, men and women, when you heard it (the slander) think
good of their own people and say: "This (charge) is an obvious lie?" Why did
they not produce four witnesses, they verily are liars in the Sight of
Allah. Had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy unto you in this
world and in the Hereafter, a great torment would have touched you for that
whereof you has spoken. When you were propagating it with your tongues, and
uttering with your mouths that whereof you had no knowledge, you counted a
little thing, while it was very great in the Sight of Allah. And why did you
not, when you heard it, say? - "It is not right for us to speak of this,
Glory be to You ( O Allah) this is a great lie." Allah forbids you from it
and warns you not to repeat the like of it forever, if you are believers.
And Allah makes the Ayat, plain to you, and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Surah An-Nur verses 11 - 18.