‘Ā’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported: When my vindication was revealed, the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) got up onto the pulpit, mentioned what happened, and recited (the verses of the Qur'an that had been revealed). When he came down from the pulpit, he ordered that the two men and the woman (who made the false accusation) be given their prescribed punishment (eighty lashes).
عن عائشة -رضي الله عنها- قالت: «لما نَزَلَ عُذْرِي، قام النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- على المِنْبَر، فَذَكَرَ ذَاكَ، وتَلَا -تعني القرآن-، فلما نَزَلَ من المِنْبَر، أَمَرَ بِالرَّجُلَيْنِ والمرأة فَضُرِبُوا حَدَّهُمْ».
شرح الحديث :
In this Hadīth, ‘Ā’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that when her innocence from the false accusation of adultery was revealed, the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) gave a speech from the pulpit in which he informed Muslims about it and recited the verses that had been revealed about ‘Ā’ishah’s innocence. He came down from the pulpit and administered the punishment for false accusation on those who had falsely accused ‘Ā’ishah of committing adultery. They were two men; Hassān ibn Thābit and Mistah ibn Uthāthah, and a woman; Himnah bint Jahsh. The punishment was eighty lashes and was administered because the falsehood of their accusation had been proven.