The Prophet (pbuh) on Aaishah (ra):
From ‘Abdurrahman Ibn Ka’b Ibn Malik who narrated from ‘Aaishah (ra):’ I said : O Messenger of Allah, which of your wives will be in Paradise? He (pbuh) said: ‘ As for you, then you are among them. ‘
Source: Mustadrak Al-Hakim (4/13), and he authenticated it. Al-Dhahabi agreed with him
Ali (ra) on Aaishah (ra):
عن عاصم بن كليب عن أبيه قال انتهينا إلى علي رضي الله عنه فذكر عائشة فقال خليلة رسول الله هذا حديث حسن ومصعب فصالح لا بأس به وهذا يقوله أمير المؤمنين في حق عائشة مع ما وقع بينهما فرضي الله
From ‘Asim Ibn Kulayb, from his father who said:”We went to ‘Ali (ra) and ‘Aaishah was mentioned. So he [‘Ali] said:“The Khaleelah (the most beloved female) of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh)”. [Hadith Hassan, Dhahabi said it’s chain is authentic]
The Supporters of Ali (ra) on Aaishah (ra):
From Arib Ibn Hamid who said: ‘On the day of the camel, Ammar [Ibn Yassir] saw a congregation, so he asked: ‘What is this?’So it was said to him: ‘A man who curses Aaishah and reviles her.’ So he -‘Ammar’ went to him and said: ‘Shut up ! You are rebuked and you are refuted ! Do you revile the Habibah (the beloved one) of the Prophet (pbuh) ? Indeed she is his wife in Paradise.’
Source: No. 1647, Fadha’il Al-Sahabah by Imam Ahmad, authenticated by Shaykh Al-Muhaddith Wasiyullah Al-‘Abbas Al-Hindi [who said it is Sahih by way of other supporting narrations like the following in Al-Bukhari:Narrated Abu Maryam `Abdullah bin Ziyad Al−Aasadi: When Talha, Az Zubair and `Aisha moved to Basra, `Ali sent `Ammar bin Yasir and Hasan bin `Ali who came to us at Kufa and ascended the pulpit. Al−Hasan bin `Ali was at the top of the pulpit and `Ammar was below Al−Hasan. We all gathered before him. I heard `Ammar saying, `Aisha has moved to Al−Busra. By Allah! She is the wife of your Prophet in this world and in the Hereafter. But Allah has put you to test whether you obey Him or her (`Aisha).]
Abdullah Ibn Abbas from the Ahl Al-Bayt رضي الله عنهم on Aaishah (ra):
1. From ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Ubayd who said: ‘Ibn Abbas sought permission to enter upon Aaishah during her sickness which she died from. So she refused. And he continued to persistand seek permission until she agreed for him to enter. He entered and heard her saying:’I seek refuge by Allah from the fire.’He – Ibn Abbas – said: ‘ O Mother of the Believers, indeed Allah, the Most Glorious, The Most Mighty has exempted you from the fire. You are the first women whose excuse was revealed from the heavens.’
Source: No. 1636, Fadha’il Al-Sahabah by Imam Ahmad (rah) with the checking of Shaykh Al-Muhaddith Wasiyullah al-‘Abbas Al-Hindi who said it is Sahih.
2. From Ibn Abi Mulaykah, from Dhakwaan the servant of ‘Aaishah (ra) who said that Ibn ‘Abbas (ra) sought permission from ‘Aaishah (ra) to enter while she was at the brink of her death and in her company was her nephew ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abdurrahman.
So he (her nephew) said: ‘ Here is Ibn ‘Abbas seeking permission from you and he is from the best of your children.’
So she (‘Aaishah) said: ‘ Leave me off from Ibn ‘Abbas and his praising.’
So he (the nephew) said: ‘He is a Qaari (proficent recitor) of the book of Allah, and he is a Jurist in the religion of Allah, so permit him so that he can greet you and he can saygoodbye to you.’
So she (‘Aaisha) said: ‘Then let him in if you wish.’
The narrator said :’So he permitted him, And Ibn ‘Abbas entered and gave the Salaam (greetings) and then sat. Then he (Ibn ‘Abbas) said:’O Mother of the Believers, have glad tidings for by Allah the only thing that is between you and the removal of all difficulties and hardships from you, and your meeting with Muhammad and his companions, [the only thing between you and that] is just your soul leaving your body.’
So she (‘Aaishah) said: ‘And what else?’
So he (Ibn ‘Abbas) said: ‘ You were the most loved of all the wives of the Prophet (pbuh) to him and he never loved anything except that which is pure and good. And Allah revealed your clearance of sins from above the seven heavens, thus there is no Masjid on the earth except that that [revelation] is recited in the length of the nights and days. And your necklace was lost in the night of Abwaa, so the Prophet (pbuh) and his Companions looked for it until they stopped and then they discovered they had no water [for ablution], so Allah revealed :
“… And if you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean soil and rub your faces and your hands therewith.” [Quran 4:43].’
So in that was a permission to all the general people in the whole Ummah, just because of you.
So, by Allah, indeed you are blessed.’
She (‘Aaishah) said:” O Ibn ‘Abbas, leave me off from this [praising]. For by Allah, I wish that I was one of those forgotten and unknown.’
Source: No. 1639, Fadha’il Al-Sahabah by Imam Ahmad (rah) with the checking of Shaykh Al-Muhaddith Wasiyullah al-‘Abbas Al-Hindi who said it is Sahih.
Narrated Ibn Abu Mulaika:
Ibn ‘Abbas asked permission to visit Aisha before her death, and at that time she was in a state of agony (the Arabic word used is Maghlouba).
She then said: “I am afraid that he [came here to] praise me“.
It was said to her: “He is the cousin of Allah’s Apostle and one of the prominent Muslims” Then she said: “Allow him to enter.”
[When he entered] he said: “How are you?“
She replied: “I am Alright if I fear (Allah) (the Arabic is Bekhayr in Itaqayt)“
Ibn Abbas said, “Then you are Alright by the Will of Allah, you are the wife of Allah’s Apostle and he did not marry any virgin except you and proof of your innocence was revealed from the Heaven” Later on Ibn Az-Zubair entered after him and ‘Aisha said to him, “Ibn ‘Abbas came to me and praised me greatly, but I wish that I was a thing forgotten and out of sight.“
In the narration in Musnad Al-Imam Ahmad, authenticated by Shaykh Ahmad Shakir, it states: He said: Ibn Abbas asked permission to visit her as she was dying. [She did not wish to allow him at first, so] she was told: O Mother, Verily, Ibn Abbas is one of your righteous sons, and came to greet you and (give you farewell?). So she said: Then allow him if you wish.
Ibn Abbas [May Allah be pleased with him] was allowed to enter. He said: Glad-tidings my mother, the only thing between you and meeting Muhammad Prayers and Peace of Allah upon him, and the loved ones [in another narration it adds ‘and for that tiredness and aching to go away’] is for your soul to leave your body. You were his most beloved wife, and verily he did not love except that which is pleasant and righteous … he mentions many other of her virtues, and adds that her innocence had been proclaimed in the Quran, so you would not find a Masjid were Allah is being mentioned except that these verses would be recited day and night.
She said: Leave me alone O Ibn Abbas, By [Allah] who my soul is in His Hands, I wish I was something forgotten.