Aisha bint Abu Bakr (604-678; Arabic: عائشة بنت أبوبکر) was the third wife of Prophet Muhammad. Aisha is given honour in Islam, especially in the Sunni branch. She is often called by Muslims Umm-al-mu'minin which means "the Mother of the Believers".
Aisha was the daughter of Um Ruman and Abu Bakr of Mecca. Aisha was six or seven years old when she was betrothed to Muhammad. (Marriage under the age of 21 was common worldwide at the time) She was not Muhammad's only wife. The reason for her young age may have been to make sure she was a virgin.