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These children perform certain duties in a Shinto temple, nowadays mostly dancing and taking part in a parade.” For centuries prepubescent children in Japan have been chosen as chigo, or “divine children”, who do divination and function as oracles. Image via A Davey of Flickr

‘Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr (613/614 – 678 CE; Arabic: عائشة‎ transliteration: ‘Ā’ishah [ʕaːʔiʃa], also transcribed as A'ishah, Aisyah, Ayesha, A'isha, Aishat, Aishah, or Aisha /ˈɑːiːˌʃɑː/) was one of Muhammad's wives. In Islamic writings, her name is thus often prefixed by the title "Mother of the Believers" (Arabic: أمّ المؤمنين umm al-mu'minīn), per the description of Muhammad's wives in the Qur'an.