She is a very beloved wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He married her while she was still a virgin. She was so learned that great Sahâbah used to ask her questions. Once a Sahâbi asked Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam: “Whom do you like the most?” He replied: “‘Â’ishah.” This Sahâbi then asked: “And from among the men?” He replied: “Her father.” That is, ’Abû Bakr radiyallâhu ‘anhu. Many other virtues have been mentioned in her favour.
Lesson: Look at her: despite her being a woman, great ‘ulamâ used to refer to her when they wanted to know any mas’ala. Today, let alone not having any knowledge, women do not even have the desire to ask the ‘ulamâ any questions nor do they have the desire to read any Islamic books. O women! Acquire knowledge of the Dîn with full endeavour and zeal.