Abu Bakr was uncertain at first "as to the propriety or even legality of marrying his daughter to his 'brother'. Sahih al-Bukhari , 7: Hadith studies for more information. The hadith in this regard come from collections with sahih fully authentic status. However, some other traditional sources without the same status disagree. Ibn Hisham wrote in his biography of Muhammad that she may have been ten years old at the consummation.
Aisha was recorded as nine years old at marriage, and twelve at consummation, by both Ibn Khallikan , and Ibn Sa'd al-Baghdadi , the latter citing as his source Hisham ibn Urwah a grandson of Muhammad's companion Zubayr ibn al-Awam.
It often served political purposes, and Aisha's marriage to Muhammad would have had a political connotation. They also suggest the variability of Aisha's age in the historical record. This issue of her virginity was of great importance to those who supported Aisha's position in the debate of the succession to Muhammad. These supporters considered that as Muhammad's only virgin wife, Aisha was divinely intended for him, and therefore the most credible regarding the debate.
One relates that when a companion asked Muhammad, "who is the person you love most in the world? He would often just sit and watch her and her friends play with dolls, and on occasion he would even join them. On one such instance, Muhammad's "announcement of a revelation permitting him to enter into marriages disallowed to other men drew from her [Aisha] the retort, 'It seems to me your Lord hastens to satisfy your desire!
As the story goes, Aisha left her howdah in order to search for a missing necklace. Her slaves mounted the howdah and prepared it for travel without noticing any difference in weight without Aisha's presence. Hence the caravan accidentally departed without her. Usama ibn Zayd , son of Zayd ibn Harithah , defended Aisha's reputation; while Ali ibn Abi Talib advised "Women are plentiful, and you can easily change one for another. He was still sitting in her house when he announced that he had received a revelation from God confirming Aisha's innocence.
Surah 24 details the Islamic laws and punishment regarding adultery and slander. Aisha's accusers were subjected to punishments of 80 lashes. Muhammad was just in the amount of time he spent with them and attention he gave to them. As a result, every time Zaynab offered some of this honey to him he would spend a longer time in her apartment. This did not sit well with Aisha and Hafsa bint Umar.
Hafsa and I decided that when the Prophet entered upon either of us, she would say, "I smell in you the bad smell of Maghafir a bad smelling raisin. Have you eaten Maghafir?
He replied to her , "No, but I have drunk honey in the house of Zainab bint Jahsh, and I will never drink it again. It also meant his saying, "I will not drink anymore, and I have taken an oath, so do not inform anybody of that' — Muhammad al-Bukhari , Sahih al-Bukhari  Soon after this event, Muhammad reported that he had received a revelation in which he was told that he could eat anything permitted by God.
Some Sunni commentators on the Qur'an sometimes give this story as the "occasion of revelation" for At-Tahrim , which opens with the following verses: Why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee? Thou seekest to please thy consorts. Allah has already ordained for you, O men , the dissolution of your oaths in some cases: Muhammad, saddened and upset, separated from his wives for a month. By the end of this time, his wives were humbled; they agreed to "speak correct and courteous words"  and to focus on the afterlife.
When he became ill and suspected that he was probably going to die, he began to ask his wives whose apartment he was to stay in next. They eventually figured out that he was trying to determine when he was due with Aisha, and they then allowed him to retire there. He remained in Aisha's apartment until his death, and his last breath was taken as he lay in the arms of Aisha, his most beloved wife.
Much of her time was spent learning and acquiring knowledge of the Quran and the sunnah of Muhammad. Aisha was one of three wives the other two being Hafsa bint Umar and Umm Salama who memorized the Qur'an. Like Hafsa, Aisha had her own script of the Quran written after Muhammad's death.
Aisha's importance to revitalizing the Arab tradition and leadership among the Arab women highlights her magnitude within Islam. During a time in Islam when women were not expected, or wanted, to contribute outside the household, Aisha delivered public speeches, became directly involved in war and even battles, and helped both men and women to understand the practices of Muhammad.
This matter of succession to Muhammad is extremely controversial to the Shia who believe that Ali had been appointed by Muhammad to lead while Sunni maintain that the public elected Abu Bakr.
As caliph, Abu Bakr was the first to set guidelines for the new position of authority. Being the daughter of Abu Bakr tied Aisha to honorable titles earned from her father's strong dedication to Islam.
For example, she was given the title of al-siddiqa bint al-siddiq, meaning 'the truthful woman, daughter of the truthful man',  a reference to Abu Bakr's support of the Isra and Mi'raj. He wanted to promote the interests of the Umayyads. Aisha became enraged and spoke out publicly, saying, "How soon indeed you have forgotten the practice sunnah of your prophet and these, his hairs, a shirt, and sandal have not yet perished!
The Muslim community became split: When Aisha realized the behavior of the crowd, Abbott notes, Aisha could not believe the crowd "would offer such indignities to a widow of Mohammad". With the journey to Mecca approaching at this time, she wanted to rid herself of the situation. Eventually the rebels broke into the house and murdered Uthman, provoking the First Fitna.
When Ali could not execute those merely accused of Uthman's murder, Aisha delivered a fiery speech against him for not avenging the death of Uthman. The first to respond to Aisha was Abdullah ibn Aamar al-Hadhrami, the governor of Mecca during the reign of Uthman, and prominent members of the Banu Umayya. When her forces captured Basra she ordered the execution of Muslims and 40 others, including Hakim ibn Jabala, who were put to death in the Grand Mosque of Basra. The battle is known as the Battle of the Camel , after the fact that Aisha directed her forces from a howdah on the back of a large camel.
Aisha's forces were defeated and an estimated 10, Muslims were killed in the battle,  considered the first engagement where Muslims fought Muslims. He sent her back to Medina under military escort headed by her brother Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr , one of Ali's commanders. She subsequently retired to Medina with no more interference with the affairs of state.
She was also awarded a pension by Ali. Muhammad's subsequent marriages were depicted purely as political matches rather than unions of sexual indulgence. Being Muhammad's favorite wife, Aisha occupied an important position in his life. She expressed herself as a role model to women, which can also be seen within some traditions attributed to her. The traditions regarding Aisha habitually opposed ideas unfavorable to women in efforts to elicit social change.
For this reason, Muslim feminists throughout the world are advocating a return to the society Muhammad originally envisioned for his followers. Despite differences in culture, nationalities, and beliefs, these women believe that the lesson to be learned from Muhammad in Medina is that Islam is above all an egalitarian religion. Not only was Aisha supportive of Muhammad, but she contributed scholarly intellect to the development of Islam.
Aisha was known for her " She was known for establishing the first madrasa for women in her home. Men also attended Aisha's classes, with a simple curtain separating the male and female students.
Her discontinuation of public politics, however, did not stop her political influence completely. Privately, Aisha continued influencing those intertwined in the Islamic political sphere. Amongst the Islamic community, she was known as an intelligent woman who debated law with male companions. For the last two years of her life, Aisha spent much of her time telling the stories of Muhammad, hoping to correct false passages that had become influential in formulating Islamic law.
Due to this, Aisha's political influence continues to impact those in Islam. She was 67 years old. According to Sunni hadith reports, Muhammad saw Aisha in two dreams   in which he was shown that he would marry her. They accuse her of hating Ali and defying him during his caliphate in the Battle of the Camel, when she fought men from Ali's army in Basra.