Companion: A'isha bint abu bakr
A'ishah bint Abi Bakr (613/614-678 CE) was one of Muhammed's wives. In Islamic writings, her name is thus often prefixed by the title "Mother of the Believers", per the description of Muhammed's wives in the Qur'an. Aisha had an important role in early Islamic history, both during Muhammed's life and after his death. In Sunni tradition, Aisha is thought to be scholarly and inquisitive. She contributed to the spread of Muhammed's message and served the Muslim community for 44 years after his death. She is also known for narrating 2210 hadiths, not just on matters related to the Prophet's private life, but also on topics such as inheritance, pilgrimage and eschatology. Her intellect and knowledge in various subjects, including poetry and medicine, were highly praised by early luminaries such as al-Zuhri and her student Urwa ibn al-Zubayr.