ʿĀʾisha (d. 58/678), one of the most prominent of Muḥammad’s wives and daughter of the first caliph Abū Bakr (q.v.).
Part 1: Biography
Her mother was Umm Rūmān (Ibn Saʿd, 8/276), her given name being either Zaynab or Daʿd (see Ibn Hishām, 3/343; Ibn Ḥajar, 8/128, 161, 391), from the Banū Kināna (Ibn Saʿd, 8/58; Ibn Ḥabīb, al-Muḥabbar, 80; for differences of opinion as to her ancestry, see al-Mizzī, 35/358).
Based on the accounts of ʿĀʾisha’s age at the time of her marriage to Muḥammad as well as …