Aishah : The Beloved of Mohammed. Nabia Abbott. There is much controversy over the number of wives attributed to the Prophet Mohammed: various claims range from four to nine or more. On one point, however, everyone agrees: Aishah was his favourite.
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She was the first woman professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. She gained worldwide recognition for her researches into the emergence of the Arabic script and the oldest written documents of Islam. She was also a pioneer in the study of early Muslim women. Especially noteworthy was her biography of Aisha , one of the wives of the prophet Muhammad. Her father was a Christian merchant whose business activities brought his family first to Mosul , then to Baghdad and finally to Bombay. There she attended various English-language schools. In she completed her undergraduate studies with honours at the Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow.
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