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Topic: Muhammad's Marriage to Aisha
Posted By: SenioraGato
Subject: Muhammad's Marriage to Aisha
Date Posted: 14 October 2017 at 1:32am
Hello everyone. I have heard that Muhammad married Aisha when she was 6 and consummated his marriage with her when she was 9 years old. Some people use this information to accuse Muhammad of pedophilia. Personally, I would not want to rashly judge him of pedophilia when he probably was not a pedophile. After all, I don't see how a pedophile could have founded one of the world's largest religions. I just don't think a pedophile would get that many followers.

So anyway, I have heard that there is actually debate about the age of Aisha at her marriage and consummation. Is this true? What more information can you give me?



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Posted By: semar
Date Posted: 26 October 2017 at 7:40pm
This form old post:
https://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=77 - https://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=77

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Salam/Peace,

Semar

The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full"

"1/3 of your stomach for food, 1/3 for water, 1/3 for air"


Posted By: musliman
Date Posted: 05 January 2018 at 6:20pm
No: Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was not a Paedophile: His marriage to Aisha (RA) was sanctioned by Allah (God) (SWT).

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Allahu Akbar


Posted By: MIAW
Date Posted: 01 March 2018 at 9:57pm


For answers look here:

http://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42143&title=muhammad-pbuh-and-aisha-ra-my-research" rel="nofollow - http://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42143&title=muhammad-pbuh-and-aisha-ra-my-research





Posted By: Tim the plumber
Date Posted: 02 March 2018 at 1:03am
Originally posted by musliman musliman wrote:

No: Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was not a Paedophile: His marriage to Aisha (RA) was sanctioned by Allah (God) (SWT).


So you are allowed to marry a 6 year old, have sex with a child of 9 if Allah say it's OK in this case then?



Posted By: musliman
Date Posted: 02 March 2018 at 5:55pm
Tim the plumber: Allah (SWT) is God: so yes, God said that this was fine; end of story! 

There really doesn't need to be any debate or argument about this! 


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Allahu Akbar


Posted By: semar
Date Posted: 03 March 2018 at 8:30am
There is no specific rulling on the age of marraige, that means in term of fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), we call it "mubah" you can do it or not do it, so we as communty have room to make some "rulling" to manage it for the betterment for the community (based on local norm and knowledge of benefit and harm doing so etc). Similar case with the age of driving or voting, or having guns on that matter.

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Salam/Peace,

Semar

The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full"

"1/3 of your stomach for food, 1/3 for water, 1/3 for air"


Posted By: Tim the plumber
Date Posted: 03 March 2018 at 6:09pm
Originally posted by musliman musliman wrote:

Tim the plumber: Allah (SWT) is God: so yes, God said that this was fine; end of story! 

There really doesn't need to be any debate or argument about this! 


Who said that God said it was fine?

I mean if I told you that God had said that you should give me all your money you would not believe me. Why put total faith in this one?



Posted By: MIAW
Date Posted: 04 March 2018 at 2:06am
Originally posted by Tim the plumber Tim the plumber wrote:

... Who said that God said it was fine? 

Tim,

I have already explained, in detail, how you cannot use all the norms of 'today's society' and apply them on a society that existed 1500 years ago... in a far away land. You can refer to it (and this time please read it) here:
http://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42143&title=muhammad-pbuh-and-aisha-ra-my-research" rel="nofollow - http://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42143&title=muhammad-pbuh-and-aisha-ra-my-research

And now you are asking where God (Allah SWT) said this... when you actually don't believe in any God. What you should really be asking (and worried) about is: what does the Qur'an say will happen (on the Day of Judgement) to any person who does not believe in Allah (God)?... to which, here is an answer: [69:25]

{25} وَ�£مَّا مَنْ �£وتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِشِمَالِهِ فَيَقُولُ يَا لَيْتَنِي لَمْ �£وتَ كِتَابِيَهْ

And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my record had not been given to me!

{26} وَلَمْ �£دْرِ مَا حِسَابِيَهْ

"And that I had never realised how my account (stood)!"

{27} يَا ‎لَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ الْقَاضِيَةَ

"Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me!"

{28} مَا �£غْنَى عَنِّي مَالِيَهْ

"Of no profit to me has been my wealth!"

{29} هَلَكَ عَنِّي سُلْطَانِيَهْ

"My power has perished from me!"

{30} خُذُوهُ فَغُلُّوهُ

(The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him,

{31} ثُمَّ الْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ

"And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.

{32} ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ

"Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits!

{33} إِنَّهُ كَانَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ

"This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High,

{34} وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَى طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ

"And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent!


Quote ... if I told you that God had said that you should give me all your money...

If I told you that there is an article about you in a notice that is displayed in the Town Hall, would you not go and see what it is saying?... Well I am telling you that there are Verses in the Qur'an that 'fit your description' exactly... so what are gonna do?... wait till it's 'too late'?!!














Posted By: Russell
Date Posted: 08 March 2018 at 8:06pm

It was never right to keep slaves despite the fact that it used to be a common practice, it was never right to treat women as second class yet, again, it has been a common practice and it was never right for an old man to sleep with a 9 year old or a 13 year old, no matter that it may have once been accepted.  If anyone tells you otherwise they are, quite simply, wrong.  If you wish to claim that your god said it was OK then I’d need to hear that from him directly.



Posted By: Tim the plumber
Date Posted: 08 March 2018 at 11:36pm
Originally posted by MIAW MIAW wrote:

Originally posted by Tim the plumber Tim the plumber wrote:

... Who said that God said it was fine? 

Tim,

I have already explained, in detail, how you cannot use all the norms of 'today's society' and apply them on a society that existed 1500 years ago... in a far away land. You can refer to it (and this time please read it) here:
http://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42143&title=muhammad-pbuh-and-aisha-ra-my-research" rel="nofollow - http://www.islamicity.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42143&title=muhammad-pbuh-and-aisha-ra-my-research

And now you are asking where God (Allah SWT) said this... when you actually don't believe in any God. What you should really be asking (and worried) about is: what does the Qur'an say will happen (on the Day of Judgement) to any person who does not believe in Allah (God)?... to which, here is an answer: [69:25]

{25} وَ�£مَّا مَنْ �£وتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِشِمَالِهِ فَيَقُولُ يَا لَيْتَنِي لَمْ �£وتَ كِتَابِيَهْ

And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "Ah! Would that my record had not been given to me!

{26} وَلَمْ �£دْرِ مَا حِسَابِيَهْ

"And that I had never realised how my account (stood)!"

{27} يَا ‎لَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ الْقَاضِيَةَ

"Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me!"

{28} مَا �£غْنَى عَنِّي مَالِيَهْ

"Of no profit to me has been my wealth!"

{29} هَلَكَ عَنِّي سُلْطَانِيَهْ

"My power has perished from me!"

{30} خُذُوهُ فَغُلُّوهُ

(The stern command will say): "Seize ye him, and bind ye him,

{31} ثُمَّ الْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ

"And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire.

{32} ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ

"Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits!

{33} إِنَّهُ كَانَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ

"This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High,

{34} وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَى طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ

"And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent!


Quote ... if I told you that God had said that you should give me all your money...

If I told you that there is an article about you in a notice that is displayed in the Town Hall, would you not go and see what it is saying?... Well I am telling you that there are Verses in the Qur'an that 'fit your description' exactly... so what are gonna do?... wait till it's 'too late'?!!


I know that there are veses in the Koran that describe me, the skeptic, just as there are the same sort of verses in the Bible or the communist manifesto which says that only a fool does not believe in the victory of the politeriat.

This is becaue my argument is not new. There have always been those of us who have pointed out that there is no reason to believe any of this.

The notice in the town hall, yes I would go and see it. I would want to check the evidence, to look at it and see if it was offical, what it said, who had written it, what autority it had etc.

If you tell me that there is a notice in a place I cannot check or who's authorship i cannot check why should I take the blindest bit of notice?



Posted By: adamwert
Date Posted: 21 July 2018 at 6:52pm
paedophilia in order to follow the definition of a psychological disorder (as you see in DSM criteria) would have to mean something along these lines: The sexual obsession of prepubescent children, to an extent it is debilitating to the patients every day life.  (e.g. the patient cant stop looking at pictures of children, cant control themselves around children, does things they know will get them into trouble but they cant help themselves).  This would fit the definition of a psychological disorder.  

On the other hand finding people under the age of 18 attractive is natural and normal and people who say it's not are sexually repressed/lying.  

Islam says that it's forbidden to have sex with a girl who is sexually immature so that the sex will damage her.  This is a law Islam introduced which helped people at the time.  People have historically taken that to mean the girl must have started her period and have used that as an "age" of consent for a girl.  So whatever Aishas age, she must not have been prepubescent when the marriage was consummated, otherwise the rules of Islam wouldnt have been followed.  She must have at least started puberty.    

There are many things said about mohammads sex life which are surely false, written by enemies of Islam.  Because Islam says that a couple cannot do anything in public, not even for example kissing in public.  That's forbidden it all must happen behind closed doors.  Not only this but it's forbidden to talk about what happens.  The husband cannot tell his family and friends about his sex life, nor can the wife.  So how could anyone know details about Mohammads sex life?  The answer is it's impossible and any things written about that are surely false written by people who wish to discredit Islam.  

Now on to some concepts in Islam.  Firstly Islam states that none of us are new.  In fact we all lived before as souls, and some of us met each other.  When we are a foetus Allah sends our soul into the body at a certain time.  Then we are born.  We lose most of our memory of our other life, however we keep an innate knowledge of the existence of God.  Also when we were souls we all made a pledge to God.  Because some of us met as souls we can feel closer to each other in this life also.   Maybe Mohammad and Aisha knew each other as souls and were destined to be together, in spite of the age difference.  

Miracles are also possible, God can make anything happen.  Such as God shortened the Earth for a sinner who was between the city of his sins and the city of redemption, to make him closer to the city of redemption, so he could go to paradise and not to hellfire.  If God can do that, he could do anything, including making Aisha ready for Mohammad even if she was young.  

In the modern age, Islam not only has the law saying it's forbidden to have sex with a girl who is prepubescent as the sex could harm her, but Islam also commands us to "obey those with authority amongst you" which would include obeying the age of consent in any country you are in.  As you can see most Muslim countries have an age of consent of 18.  For example in Morocco the age of consent is 18.  If a muslim has sex with a 17 year old girl then he's going against Islam in many ways.  firstly it's zina as he cant have a valid marriage to her.  Secondly it's not obeying those with authority amongst you which is another of gods commandments.  So it's not possible to have sex with a young girl and be a good muslim.  In a country with no age of consent then the absolute minimum according to Islam would be that she is not prepubescent.   


Posted By: Tim the plumber
Date Posted: 25 July 2018 at 9:50am
Quote On the other hand finding people under the age of 18 attractive is natural and normal and people who say it's not are sexually repressed/lying. 

If that is a 15 year old girl who is confidently sexually mature then yes.

If that is an 8 year old then no. You are a pervert if you wan to have sex with an 8 year old.


Posted By: musliman
Date Posted: 11 August 2018 at 6:30pm
Since The Holy Qur'an is The Word of Allah (SWT) (God), and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the final Messenger and Prophet of Allah (SWT): Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) marriage to Aisha (RA), is completely justified and sanctioned by God; So I really don't know why there should be any debate about this matter at all! 




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Allahu Akbar


Posted By: ZAHRA1234
Date Posted: 29 September 2018 at 2:55am
Allah tallah allowed him nobody even has consent to ask that question he knows better who is the creator of this world so better stop this topic timber is leaving his limits


Posted By: ZAHRA1234
Date Posted: 17 December 2018 at 2:33am
kindly tell me too the real story


Posted By: Noor-e-hidayat
Date Posted: 21 October 2019 at 3:46am
Bro it's just kind of historical story. 

And logically it's not possible that a prophet who gives us education that how to live ethically how he could do that such kind of thing about which a ordinary person even can ask that what is it. it's against the humanity. it's against ethics, while prophet Muhammad(SAW) was a great example of ethical person and human being. 

Simply it's clear that it's a just kind of story which is being famous just to insult the personality of prophet. How sad it isCry 


Posted By: abuayisha
Date Posted: 21 October 2019 at 5:56am
Seeking to reconcile normative behavior in the 7th century using 21st century   beliefs and standards is folly at best. Context matters.


Posted By: asep garutea
Date Posted: 21 October 2019 at 7:52am
I will try to straighten the marriage history of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam with Aisha ra. which for centuries has been believed to be irrational. And one of the effects is that some people take advantage of this marriage data argument gap as an accusation against Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam by calling it fedophilia.

The quality of hadith related to Aisha's age at marriage was dho'if. Some of the narratives that describe Aisha's marriage to Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam which are scattered in the books of the Hadith are only sourced from the only one rowi namely Hisham bin ‘Urwah which he heard himself from his father. It is surprising why Hisham was the only one who ever voiced about the age of the marriage ‘Aisyah r.a. Why not by Abu Hurairah or Malik bin Anas. That was only expressed by Hisham when he had settled in Iraq at the age of 71 years.
According to most historians, including Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Abdurrahman bin Abi Zannad, and Ibn Kathir, mention that the age difference between 'Aisha and her sister Asma' is 10 years. According to Ibn Kathir in the book al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah, Asma ’died in 73 H at the age of 100 years. According to al-Hafidh Abu Na'im, Asma was born 27 years before the move (Hijrah) of Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. "Thus, when the Prophet moved to Yathrib, the age of Asma was 27 years (622 AD).
If Asma' was 27 years old when the Prophet migrated, then the age of 'Aisha when the Prophet migrated meant 17 years. Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam married ‘Aisha in the first year of hijrah. Thus, the age of ‘Aisha when she was married to Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam meant between 17 or 18 years, not 6 or 9 years.

Wallahu A’lam.



Posted By: musliman
Date Posted: 25 February 2020 at 10:04am
Once again: GOD (ALLAH (SWT)) sanctioned the marriage between our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and AISHA (RA), when she was nine years old; so we have to accept that.

SHAYKH AHMAD MUSA JIBRIL made an excellent video on this Topic, back in 2013. I'll try to post a LINK to that video, if I can. 

https://archive.org/details/AishaMarriageJibril" rel="nofollow - https://archive.org/details/AishaMarriageJibril


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Allahu Akbar



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