Muhammad: A Pedophile
�married� Aisha when she was six years old.
'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah's Apostle
(may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old,
and I was admitted to his house when I was nine years old. Muslim
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). Bukhari
7. 62. 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.
Hisham said: I have been informed that 'Aisha remained with the
Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death)." what you know of
the Quran (by heart)'
7. 62. 65
Narrated 'Ursa:The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with
'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with
her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine
years (i.e. till his death). Bukhari
7. 62. 88
year is lunar, which is shorter than solar year. In solar years, Aisha
was 8 years 9 months old when Muhammad consummated his marriage with
her. Consummate? This is a nice way to say raped her. According
to Muslims, a woman must consent to her marriage or the
marriage is null. How can a 6-years old child consent to her
marriage? Without a consent, how can we call this relationship
between a 51 years old man and a 6-years old child marriage?
Muslims claim that it was Abu Bakr who approached Muhammad asking him
to marry his daughter. This is not true.
The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'Aisha's hand in marriage. Abu
Bakr said "But I am your brother." The Prophet said,
"You are my brother in Allah's religion and His Book, but she (Aisha)
is lawful for me to marry." Bukhari
though Abu Bakr was fool
enough to let Muhammad have sex with his little daughter, that
marriage was invaled, because the only person who should have given
consent was a minor. Aisha was unaware of what was going on and
was surprised when Muhammad pulled down his pants and invited her to
sit on his lap. She Narrated:
the Prophet married me, my mother came to me and made me enter the
house (of the Prophet)
and nothing surprised me but the coming of Allah's Apostle to me in
the forenoon. Bukhari
7. 62. 90
was playing with dolls like any other 8 year old child would do. She
was not ready for marriage and had no understanding of it.
I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my
girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to
enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the
Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with
the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for 'Aisha
at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of
puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to
and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill
and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um
Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl
friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted
to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door
of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became
Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it.
Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari
women who said, "Best wishes and Allah's Blessing and a good
luck." Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for
the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah's Apostle came to me in the forenoon
and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of
nine years of age. Bukhari
Having sexual feelings for small children is called pedophilia.
According to Ayatollah Montazeri, the most revered Shiite cleric of
, the �marriage� of Muhammad and Aisha was a political maneuver to
placate the enemies of Islam. He
wrote: The reason for this marriage was
that the Prophet was under the intense pressure by his enemies like
Abu Lahab and Abu Jahl and was completely dependant of the protection
of other tribes. Abu Bakr had a lot of tribal influence. And rejecting
his offer, in those conditions, for the Prophet was not prudent. In
reality this marriage was symbolic and not to satisfy his sexual
instinct, because, as a rule a 53-year-old man cannot have sexual
feelings for a 9-year-old girl.
This is nonsense. Abu Bakr was already a devout follower of
Muhammad and his confidant. Abu Lahab and Abul Hakam (whom Muhammad
derogatorily called Abu Jahl, father of ignorance) had nothing to do
with Abu Bakr. How can having sex with a child placate one's enemies?
Assuming this ridiculous excuse is true, what about Aisha? Was
she only a pawn for Muhammad�s political maneuvers?
In one thing the Grand Ayatollah is right. As a rule a 53-year-old
man cannot have sexual feelings for a 9-year-old girl, unless he is a
Kasem, has demonstrated that in Islam there is actually no age
limit for marrying a child. He found the following hadith which shows
a Muslim man can marry an infant.
However should one of his adult wives suckle that infant both
wives become haram to him.
of one of two wives suckling the other-If
a man marry an infant and an adult and the latter should give milk to
the former, both wives become prohibited with respect to that man
[their husband], because if they were to continue united in marriage
to him, it would imply the propriety of joint cohabitation with the
foster-mother and her foster-daughter, which is prohibited, in the
same manner as joint cohabitation with a natural mother and
daughter-It is to be observed on this occasion, that if the husband
should not have had carnal connexion with the adult wife, she is not
entitled to any dower whatever, because the separation has proceeded
from her, before consummation :-but the infant has a claim to her half
dower. [Hedaya Vol. I Book III, page 71 (Ref. 6)]
Abul Kasem also
quoted the story of Umar marrying a child just four or five years old.
Umme Kulthum was
4 or 5 years old when Umar married her. This
child was his most favourite wife (just like prophet Mohammad). There
is a great controversy about the identity of this child bride of Umar.
Many scholars claim that
she was the daughter of Ali and Fatima. Others
say that Umme Kulthum was the posthumous daughter of Abu Bakar and
Habiba. Abu Bakar died (13
A.H.) a few months before Umme Kulthum was born. She
was the half sister of Aisha. So,
Umar asked Aisha for the hand of Umme Kulthum when she (Umme Kulthum)
was only 4 - 5 years old. Aisha
agreed and Umar and Umme Kulthum got married.
Abul Kasem�s calculations, Umar was 56 years old when he married
this little girl. Why
would he not wait for Umme Kulthum to reach the age of nine?
Shouldn�t Umar follow the sunna (example) of his prophet?
The answer is that Muhammad did not set any limits for child
marriage. Ummar must
have remembered when Muhammad expressed his desire to marry a crawling
baby before death overtook him. This
story is reported by Ibn Ishac, the most authentic biographer of
Muhammad. Most other
biographies are based on this monumental work of Ibn Ishak/Ibn Hisham
ii.79: In the riwaya of Yunus I.I recorded that the apostle saw
her (Ummu�l-Fadl) when she was baby crawling before him and said,
�If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.� But he
died before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. Abdu�l-Asad al-Makhzumi
married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubaba�.(Ref.3, page 311)
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