Reply to Muhammad (saw) and Ayesha (a.s) – for reference

Firstly: It was Allah who ordered the marriage of Aisha to the Prophet. That of course, takes us right back to the main issue that we talked about in the seminar about how to stop going round in circles. The one answer that answers all the questions!

Secondly: By marrying the Prophet at such a young age Aisha was raised, nurtured and imbibed with knowledge of Islam. It is a fact that she became one of this religions greatest Scholars.

Thirdly: Surely any objection to such a young marriage can only be made if can be shown that some harm was caused because of it. In fact all evidence points to the opposite in the case of this marriage which was so clearly full of love and happiness.

Fourthly: According to ibn Sa’d (The Women of Madina ) Aisha was in fact already promised in marriage even before she was married to the Prophet. It shows that arranging marriages at young ages was quite normal.

Fithly: AbuBakr, her father, was the one who asked the Prophet why he had not consummated the marriage with Aisha not the Prophet who asked for hers.

Sixth: The first time her father asked the Muhammad pbuh he rejected the idea because he asked Aisha on what she wanted and she didnt seem sure. The 2nd time when her father asked Muhammad pbuh again he asked Aisha again and this time she wanted to get married.

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