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|The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by proudlyYoruba(m): 8:32am On Sep 29, 2017|
“It is reported from Aisha that she said: The Prophet entered into marriage with me when I was a girl of six … and at the time [of joining his household] I was a girl of nine years of age.
As to the authenticity of these reports, it may be noted that the compilers of the books of Hadith did not apply the same stringent tests when accepting reports relating to historical matters as they did before accepting reports relating to the practical teachings and laws of Islam. The reason is that the former type of report was regarded as merely of academic interest while the latter type of report had a direct bearing on the practical duties of a Muslim and on what was allowed to them and what was prohibited. Thus the occurrence of reports such as the above about the marriage of Aisha in books of Hadith, even in Bukhari, is not necessarily a proof of their credibility.
It appears that Maulana Muhammad Ali was the first Islamic scholar directly to challenge the notion that Aisha was aged six and nine, respectively, at the time of her nikah and consummation of marriage. This he did in, at least, the following writings: his English booklet Prophet of Islam, his larger English book Muhammad, the Prophet, and in the footnotes in his voluminous Urdu translation and commentary of Sahih Bukhari entitled Fadl-ul-Bari, these three writings being published in the 1920s and 1930s. In the booklet Prophet of Islam, which was later incorporated in 1948 as the first chapter of his book Living Thoughts of the Prophet Muhammad, The evidence are listed below with other researches
According to a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, Aisha is said to have joined Muhammad on the raid that culminated in the Battle of Badr, in 624 CE. However, because no one below the age of fifteen was allowed to accompany raiding parties, Aisha should have been at least fifteen in 624 CE and thus at least thirteen when she was married following the Hijra in 622 CE.
Ibn Hisham’s version of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rashul Allah, the earliest surviving biography of Muhammad, records Aisha as having converted to Islam before Umar ibn al-Khattab, during the first few years of Islam around 610 CE. In order to accept Islam she must have been walking and talking, hence at least three years of age, which would make her at least fifteen in 622 CE.
Tabari reports that Abu Bakr wished to spare Aisha the discomforts of a journey to Ethiopia soon after 615 CE, and tried to bring forward her marriage to Mut`am’s son. Mut`am refused because Abu Bakr had converted to Islam, but if Aisha was already of marriageable age in 615 CE, she must have been older than nine in 622 CE.
Tabari also reports that Abu Bakr’s four children were all born during the Jahiliyyah (Pre-Islam Period), which has ended in 610 CE, making Aisha at least twelve in 622 CE.
According to Ibn Hajar, Fatima was five years older than Aisha. Fatima is reported to have been born when Muhammad was thirty-five years old, meaning Aisha was born when he was forty years old, and thus twelve when Muhammad married at fifty-two.
According to the generally accepted tradition, Aisha was born about eight years before Hijrah (Migration to Medina). However, according to another narrative in Bukhari (Kitaab al-Tafseer) Aisha is reported to have said that at the time Surah Al-Qamar, the 54th chapter of the Qur’an , was revealed, “I was a young girl”. The 54th Surah of the Qur’an was revealed nine years before Hijrah. According to this tradition, Aisha had not only been born before the revelation of the referred Surah, but was actually a young girl, not even only an infant at that time. So if this age is assumed to be 7 to 14 years, then her age at the time of marriage would be 14 to 21.
According to almost all the historians, Asma the elder sister of Aisha, was ten years older than Aisha. It is reported in Taqreeb al-Tehzeeb as well as in Ibn Kathir's Al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah that Asma died in the 73rd year after migration of Muhammad when she was 100 years old. Now, obviously if Asma was 100 years old in the 73rd year after Migration to Medina, she should have been 27 or 28 years old at the time of migration. If Asma was 27 or 28 years old at the time of hijrah, Aisha should have been 17 or 18 years old at that time. Thus, if Aisha got married in year 1 AH or 2 AH (after Migration to Medina), she must have been between 18 to 20 years old at the time of her marriage.
According to many Ahadith in Bukhari, it is believed Aisha participated in the both of Badr and Uhud battles.
Furthermore, in Bukhari's Kitabu’l-Maghazi, Ibn `Umar states: "The Prophet did not permit me to participate in Uhud battle, as at that time, I was 14 years old. But on the day of Khandaq battle, when I was 15 years old, the Prophet permitted my participation". So, since it was not allowed for Muslims younger than 15 years old to participate in Uhud battle, Aisha, who participated in Uhud, must have been at least 15 years old in those battles; thus her age was at least 13 to 14 at the time of her marriage.
According to ibn Sa’d's Tabaqat and Ansab al-Ashraf books, opinions are in disagreement concerning her marriage with Muhammad. The marriage seems to have taken place either two of five years after the Migration (Usd al-Ghaba, 5:501).
For further evidence, read: http://www.defence.pk/forums/current-events-social-issues/7816-hazrat-ayeshas-age-marriage.html
Even if she was in fact 9 years old, this marriage is still justified for the following reasons:
(a) She reached the age of puberty.
(b) The marriage happened 1400 ago, not today. At that time, their marriage was not considered unusual and the proof is that the enemies of Muslims at that time did not criticize this marriage. They attacked prophet Mohammad on many issues, yet they didn't criticize his marriage to Aisha.
(c) The fact that prophet Mohammad married a 9-year old girl does not mean that we as Muslims can marry a 9-year girls today
Sissie , mukina2
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by Empiree: 2:34am On Sep 30, 2017|
Thanks for your collection. But who cares if she(ra) was 9?.
I am not ardent view of this age but one thing is clear,
there was no record that she was "underage" or
that anyone in those days criticized nabi(saw) for marryng "uderage" girl.
Mushrikun and yahud, vehement arch-enemies of islam and nabi(saw) used everything in the book to blackmail or lure him to give up his message, but none of them ever uttered anything negative about his marriage to Aisha.
Shows that it was either a norm or she was simply older than 9. Bottomline is, it was not issue. Either argument is a win win win for muslims
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ShaheedBinAliyu(m): 9:25am On Oct 01, 2017|
Norm or not. . culture or not. . .THE HADITH IS SAHIH . . As a muslim, its a must to believe in it. . Rasulullah and Aeesha marriage is perfect. trying to fault the hadith is disbelieve . .same goes for the hadith of rasul parents ln hell . .
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by AlBaqir(m): 5:34pm On Oct 01, 2017|
# Alhamdulillah, all the children of your terrorist Imam, that is Jabata, are girls. Has he practised the "Sunnah" by giving his girls out in marriage at the age of 6 and consummate it by "9"?
# Kindly seek Jabata's consent to marry one of his girls.
# As per that fake Banu Ummayad Hadith on Prophet's parents in Hell fire, we have challenged you and people like you: why did Nabi used his "Kuffar, Mushriqun" parents for a Mu'min out of praise and commendation of his work?
Narrated Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas:
The Prophet (s) took out a quiver (of arrows) for me on the day of Uhud and said, "Throw (arrows); let my father and mother be sacrificed for you."
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 4055
In-book reference : Book 64, Hadith 101
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 5, Book 59, Hadith 385
# Saheedi plumber, may Obatala, Ogun, Sango, Òsun be sacrificed for you.
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by proudlyYoruba(m): 9:25am On Oct 02, 2017|
ShaheedBinAliyu:Brother, a little research won't harm you. Peace
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by AlBaqir(m): 10:01am On Oct 02, 2017|
# Asking that stark fanatical ignorant to do research is like waiting for a fish to climb a tree.
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ShaheedBinAliyu(m): 10:23am On Oct 02, 2017|
AlBaqir:THIS GOT ME LAUGHING REALLY HARD
proudlyYoruba:Research has no place in clear proof of the islamic matter na.. hadith and quran needs no research.. they themselves are research
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ShaheedBinAliyu(m): 10:30am On Oct 02, 2017|
The question isnt for me . . if u like believe it . .if you like dont ...that is your problem. . .@ albaqir g
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by proudlyYoruba(m): 10:52am On Oct 02, 2017|
ShaheedBinAliyu:So now you will marry a 9 year old girl?
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ShaheedBinAliyu(m): 10:58am On Oct 02, 2017|
proudlyYoruba:OFCOURSE. . .#as long as her father release her# . . . .abubakar let go of his daughter to rasul at "that" age. . . "THAT DECISION RESTS SOLEY UPON THE FATHER OF THE LADY" . . and ofcouse u w0nt understand. . .shia muslim ni e. . n0t real muslim.. .0f rasul and sahabahs and quran and hadith
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by proudlyYoruba(m): 5:46pm On Oct 02, 2017|
ShaheedBinAliyu:Ayyam appalled by your reasoning still stucked in the 7th century. Moreover that shia of a thing was never i my vocabulary,i grew up as a muslim no more no less. Ur problem dey for ur back
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ShaheedBinAliyu(m): 6:13pm On Oct 02, 2017|
proudlyYoruba:U claim to be a muslim and you dont even know that u must submit to sahih hadith verdict. . a matter of aqeedah. . continue
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by AlBaqir(m): 6:48pm On Oct 02, 2017|
# proudlyYoruba is 100% right. The so-called Hadith was NEVER said by the Prophet. Allah says, "Obey Allah and His Messenger/Prophet".
# Saheedi Salafi plumber, show us just one Hadith of the Prophet where he (saws) exclusively said, " I married my wife at the age of 6, and consummated the wedding when she was 9".
We await your answer.
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by proudlyYoruba(m): 7:22pm On Oct 02, 2017|
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by AlBaqir(m): 7:47pm On Oct 02, 2017|
# Welcome bro.
# Some of those bogus Hadith are so cruel that they described BABY Aisha in the alleged house of her husband (Rasul), playing with dolls, eating on the floor while goat/sheep eat in front of her.
# One of the basic fundamental rule of marriage is that the supposed wife must be mature mentally. Does the description above suggest maturity in any way?
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ShaheedBinAliyu(m): 9:07pm On Oct 02, 2017|
AlBaqir:GOOGLE IS UR FRIEND
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by Nobody: 10:11am On Oct 06, 2017|
ShaheedBinAliyu:shut not a sahih hadith.
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:20am On Oct 06, 2017|
Stop this Al baqir,
This is not a proof for you at all. We know expressions like this are common in classical Arabic speech at such time.
Calling my wife my soulmate/honey does not really mean that she is my soul mate or pure honey! It's just an expression.
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by fatymore(f): 10:27am On Oct 06, 2017|
Jumah Mubarak.. Please stop the divisive argument please.. Thanks
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by AlBaqir(m): 10:27am On Oct 06, 2017|
# Unfortunately, this is Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, the Prophet of Allah. Quran says:
Surah An-Najm, Verse 3:
Nor does he speak out of desire.
It is naught but revelation that is revealed,
# And Nabi himself in hadith Sahih instructed a Sahabi to continue writing and documenting WHATEVER come out from his mouth, whether in a state of happiness or anger, for NOTHING will come out of his mouth except the TRUTH.
# So, the expression might be a common expression among the Arabs, or you might call your wife whatever which you do not meant, but that of Nabi, is TRUTH and MEANT.
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by wellmax(m): 10:28am On Oct 06, 2017|
Trying hard to distort history
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by bewla(m): 10:29am On Oct 06, 2017|
Tanks for the eyes opener
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by theapeman: 10:31am On Oct 06, 2017|
proudlyYoruba:breeze is beginning to blow and fowl nyash is opening!
wow! never believed Muhammed did this
why sleep with a child of 9yrs old!
9yrs old got no womb!
danmmm! women's right must hear this!
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by IbBarham(m): 10:39am On Oct 06, 2017|
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:39am On Oct 06, 2017|
So how many human sacrifices did he make if he truly meant his words?
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by four4: 10:39am On Oct 06, 2017|
ShaheedBinAliyu:then I do not think you re ok, it is somebody like you that re disgracing Islam. I will just advice you to go and join your brothers in SABISA forest
|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:41am On Oct 06, 2017|
I think this is useful here....U can freely use Dr. Google.
MARRIAGE OF AISHA @ 9
This is so STRANGE why ?.
I checked one page on Facebook our bothers where
busy in argument with Christians
about the age of our Mother Aisha (R.A) and many of
us can't defend our selves on this issue but lemme
make it clear.
-while the disbelievers were busy calling
HIM(Prophet PBUH) a pedophile.
-the muslims were busy faulting sahih
bukhari so as to "cover-up" the issue.
-the aged were like: that's extremism.
Aisha radiAllahu anha said, I was given in
marriage to the rasul salallahu alayhi
wassalam when I was 6yrs old, and he
consummated the marriage when I was 9
Rather than call it a da'eef hadith, to please
ur non-muslim friends who are insulting ur
rasool, just be silent,or ask the scholars and
read more about seerah and perhaps Allah
may grant u d hikmah behind it.
Have u ever asked urself?
Why is it that during the days of quraysh,
they called the rasul:
Magician, madman, and the likes but NEVER
called him a pedophile?
They never raised any question about his
marriage to Aisha (R.A), why?
Bcoz it was NORMAL at that time, girls at
dat age were suitable for marriage at dat
time, did u know:
-saint augustine (350AD) married a 10 year
-king richard 11 (1400AD) he married a 7yr
-henry Viii (1500AD) he married a 5yrs old
Even in the BIBLE it says:
....But save for yourself every girl who has never slept
with a man (numbers 31. 17:28)
According to the catholic encyclopedia,
mary the mother of Jesus was 12 when she married
the 99 years old joseph.
Before 1929, church of england ministers
could marry 12yrs old girls in britain.
Up till 1983, catholic canon laws permitted priests to
marry off brides at the age of 12.
In the united states, back in 1880, in the state of
delaware, the minimum age for marriage was 7yrs
and in california it was
So aisha radiAllahu anha was NOT a child when she
We live in a society where good is
condemned at every slight opportunity but evil is
encouraged even when its flaws are
The Nigerian constitution says:
An 18yrs old can vote
An 18yrs old can go to jail
An 18yrs old can leave alone
An 18yrs old can travel outside d country all alone.
And YET, an 18yrs old can't marry?
But our 12yrs old Girls are having boyfriends !
Did u know?.
When safiyyah bint huyay was married to the rasul,
she was just 17yrs old? And that
was her THIRD marriage
She was initially married to salam ibn abi haqiq and
later to kinanah ibn abi haqiq!.
Imagine how old she was during her first
Are u clarified now?
those still doubtful, Go back to ur village
and ask ur grandmother how old she was when she
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by ivolt: 10:52am On Oct 06, 2017|
Damage control, only westernised muslims are ashamed
of the marriage of Muhamad to Aisha, Arab muslims are still marrying
6 year olds till this day.
It is high time you guys accept that Muhammad is no good model
for the 7th century Arabs let alone the modern advanced world.
No matter how much you twist the story, it is solidly referenced.
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by LifestyleTonite: 10:53am On Oct 06, 2017|
Rashduct4luv:Muslims need to be careful with their lies in an attempt to cover up for pedophilia.
Your muslim brothers are here denying the Hadith which is Sahih (Authentic) cos they are too embarassed by the act of their prophet.
Now here you are trying to justify the act by even lying that a Catholic encyclopedia says Mary was m,arried to Joseph when she was 12 years. I believe you swallowed that lie told to you by your Imams without asking for proof. WHERE IS THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA?
Just admit that Mohammad did something awful which shouldn't be condoned in any era.
Your write up attempts to justify the truth which your muslim brothers and the OP are tryng to erase.
This confusion only buttress the fact as spoken by the SAHIH HADITH.
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|Re: The Prophet Of Islam (S. A. W) Did Not Marry A 9 Year Girl by BALLOSKI: 11:02am On Oct 06, 2017|
ShaheedBinAliyu:what do you do with hadith that's not in agreement with the Quran?
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