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Aisha was the daughter of Abu Bakr and married the prophet Muhammad to become his third wife.

According to some hadith, she was married to Muhammad at about the age of six, and the marriage was consummated when she was nine. Some Muslims however argue that these hadith are incorrect, and that she was not married at such a young age. Other hadiths give the age as being sixteen, and it being consummated at nineteen. This is a major source of controversy, and is often used to attack the validity of Islam.

After the death of Muhammad, Aisha was renknowned for her knowledge which she had learned from the Prophet first-hand. She was involved in teaching Islam, and was given a respected position in society. She was also bold, rising up in rebellion against Ali ibn Abu Talib. However, she was defeated with her armies, but was not harmed. Ali did not intend to hurt the wife of his cousin and gave her a pension. She lived the rest of her days in Madinah.

Muslims gave Aisha the title Ummul Mu'minin, mother of believers.