// Age of Aisha (RA) at the time of her marriage to the Prophet (PBUH)
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« on: Feb 12, 2008 05:34 PM »

[Original article removed by moi: Possibly incorrect information.]

Anyway, the point is that the Prophet's marriage to Aisha (RA) was definitely cool.

Quote from the article by posted by br. Bassam:

"History demonstrates that the age of marriage was low, in olden times women married when they reached puberty or even earlier. Even in USA, a century ago, age of consent was low, 7 in Delaware, even Today in some countries like Mexico and Philippines, age of consent is as low as 12. It should not be too astonishing to find therefore that Aisha was mature enough, as the medical evidences states that puberty can occur at the age of 9.

Aisha allowed the sunnah to be preserved and has quoted over 2,000 hadiths, thus playing a vital role for Islam. The marriage also refuted the Arab notion that a man cannot marry the daughter of a man who he had declared to be his "brother" (even in the religious sense). In addition, the marriage also strengthened the relationship between Prophet Muhammed and Abu Bakr [Companion of Prophet Muhammed and First Caliph). Prophet does not fulfil the characteristics of a Paedophile. Let us not forget that Prophet waited 3 years before the marriage with Aisha was consummated and that all his other wives were older than 16. It is quite hypocritical of Christian to criticize the marriage of Aisha when Mary, who according to Catholic Encyclopaedia was between 12 and 14, and yet married Joseph who was 90 years old. Let us also not forget that consent of marriage was given by Aisha's father, who had the best interest in his heart for her."
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008 08:11 PM »

one other thing is that that narrator of the hadith (i believe) is said to have married a 6 year old himself.  one would thus doubt his accuracy in reporting such a thing....because to him 6 years of age....and 15 years of age...are pretty similar to him...

i.e. someone who pays very little attention to the age of his own wife, is very unlikely to pay attention to the age of anybody else's wife...and likely to give just an age which seems appropriate to him -- i.e. the age of his own wife (his main reference point)...
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2008 02:52 PM »

Check this article out http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/why_did_prophet_muhammed_marry_aisha_at_a_young_age__is_that_morally_right__what_about_paedophilia___by_dan_1988
« Reply #3 on: Aug 21, 2008 05:39 PM »

For the people who do not read Quran with translation thereof:-

Who says!!  Who says!! Umul Momneen Hazrat-e-Ayesha (R.A) was of nine or six when she got married with Nabi-e-Pak (PBUH).  If you people read the Quran (Verse 4 & 5 of Sura-e-Tahreem Para-28) you would see that Hazrat-e-Ayesha (R.A) was not even virgin but she was divorced prior to getting married with Nabi-e-Pak (PBUH).  Because, Quran itself says to Holy Prophet (PBUH) in some incident that Allah will give you the wives that would be bachelor or widow.  This shows that upon whom these verses were addressed was not bachelor rather widow and that she was Umul Momeneen Hazrat-e-Ayesha (RA) and Hazrat-e-Hafsa (RA):-

Just see the pages of Holy Quran which prove my statement:-


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« Reply #4 on: Aug 21, 2008 08:06 PM »

For the people who do not read Quran with translation thereof:-


Brother you should be very careful what you say about the prophet saw and his wives. This is not something we should speculate or make things up about. You say for the people who "do not read Quran with translation". The Quran's translation is NOT considered the Quran and I noticed you have circled something in urdu. So first of all to truly understand that verse you need to understand classical Arabic along with all it's linguistics and meanings and context and revelation details. Second of all there is plenty of evidence from the Sunnah about A'ishah being a virgin. Yes, there are different opinions about her age, but none about her being "divorced". So Astaghfirullah please, for your own sake, don't try to make up this opinion because it is insulting to our Mother.

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« Reply #5 on: Aug 22, 2008 08:35 AM »

Asalamu alaikum wrt wb,

All praise be to Allah.

1.)  First of all, the above mentioned article is a fabrication against the Islamic Research Foundation, and it has nothing to do with the Islamic Research Foundation, Dr. Zakir Naik, and they are free of it.  It is written by some ignorant people who are undermining Dr. Naik's work and promoting innovations.  Even if it were written by a Muslim, it is full of contradictions, ignorance of classical Islamic knowledge, and full of harmful insinuations against the character of our beloved Messenger, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. 

In fact this "IRFI" appears to be a group of physicians, not Islamic scholars!  They also have a number of other misleading and incorrect articles on their website.

2.)  The age of Aisha at the time of her marriage is established authoritatively in the rigorously authenticated hadith of Imam al Bukhari:

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64:
Narrated 'Aisha:

that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 65:
Narrated 'Aisha:

that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: I have been informed that 'Aisha remained with the Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death)."

The great scholar Shah WaliAllah of Delhi summarizes the point very clearly:  The Muslim Ummah has come to a consensus (Ijma') that all the hadith in Bukhari and Muslim are Saheeh (rigorously authenticated).  Anyone who says otherwise is a wicked innovator in the religion (Mubtadi').

3.)  The verse quoted by the fellow in the previous post have no relevance whatsoever to the Prophet's wives and whether they were all non-virgins or not.  Here is the verse(Surah Tahrim, verse 5) that he appears to be quoting (translation of meaning):

066.005 It may be, if he divorced you (all), that God will give him in exchange consorts better than you,- who submit (their wills), who believe, who are devout, who turn to God in repentance, who worship (in humility), who travel (for Faith) and fast,- previously married or virgins.

May Allah guide us to the pathways of goodness and beautiful calling to the way of truth.

And Allah knows best.

Be merciful to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens will be merciful to you.
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