A hundred minus seventy-three equals twenty-seven (100 – 73 = 27). If there were/are pedophiles in churches/senogogues, thats the problem of the christians/jews. what looking at the age of Aisha will do for any moslem? All the roads are going to Makkah and Madinah. The idea to match Aisha with Muhammad was suggested by Khawlah bint Hakim. ʿAbd Allah (d. 571 A.H/1175 C.E), Tarikh Madinat Dimashq wa Dhikr Fadhliha wa Tasmiyat man Hallaha min al-Amathil, ed. See: al-Baladhuri, Ahmad b. Yahyah b. Jabir (d. 279 A.H/892 C.E), Ansab al-Ashraf, I: 181 (retrieved from al-Jamiʿ al-Kabir). See: al-Ansari al-Shafiʿi, Siraj al-Din Abi Hafs ʿUmar b. d) In reports about the early days, there being statements like, "We heard that Isaf and Naila had committed a crime at the Kaaba and for this reason God turned them into stone as a man and woman from the Jurhum tribe .". Muhammad's favorite wife, however, was Aisha, the daughter of his best friend, Abu Bakr. We have not focused on these as they are not supported by the sources. ʿAli b. Hajar Abu al-Fadhl (d. 852 A.H/1448 C.E), Taqrib al-Tahdhib, ed. In the month of Shawwal of the second year of the Hijrah (the year of her official wedding to the Prophet) she was nineteen years of age [17 + 2 = 19]. Educated yourself man so we can educate people and propagate Islam & eliminate the misconceptions. Everything under IslamiCity is categorized under the major hubs you see in this panel. [Asma’] was older than her sister ʿA’yshah by ten years and she died ten days after the killing of her son…she was a hundred years of age and her teeth had not fallen out and she did not lose a thing of her intellect. Books on Islam, Muslims, Prophet Muhammad(s), Ahlul Bayt. that its the curiosity of churces/synogogs and there is no truth to it. Since girls at that age are not fully mature either physically, emotionally, or psychologically, we know it is wrong for a man, regardless of his age, to engage a child in sexual relations. In the verses of the Quran that came at the same time, the age for marriage was mentioned and it was emphasized that children should be married when they come of age . I think most people will benefit from this. Ibn Abi al-Zannad said [that Asma’] was older than ʿA’yshah by ten years. See: Ibn Asakir al-Dimashqi al-Shafiʿi, Abi al-Qasim ʿAli b. al-Hasan b. Hibat Allah b. The month difference stems from the lunar calendar. There is no other road left over. It has been said that she lived a hundred years. In todays world human minds are so much corrupted and dirty that they don't respect what the Prophet was and his way of life . Dr. Edriss why are you bringing up pedophiles in churces/synogogues? He says that she was only 9 years old when the Prophet Muhammad married her, while he was much older, and hence this was a pedophilic relationship (God forbid). We prepared this quick tour to help you get familiar with the new design so you find your way around the new site much quicker. Asma’ was the sister of ʿA’yshah from her father’s [side] and she was older than ʿA’yshah where she was born twenty-seven years before History [Hijrah]. (Abi al-Fadl al-Tabrasi, I'lam al-Wara bi A'lam al-Huda, Vol. Perhaps it is this culture that lies at the basis of this issue's not having been questioned until recent times. in history we don;t have confirmed age of aisha… Aisha was born 5-6 years before the beginning of revelation. And if that hadith is wrong, then the inevitable question arises: Which other hadiths are wrong? In regard to days in Mecca, Aisha said, "I was a girl playing games when the verse, 'Indeed, the Last Hour is their appointed time [for their complete recompense], and the Last Hour will be more grievous and more bitter'  was revealed to God's Messenger ." Asma’ was fourteen years of age during the first year of the Prophetic mission (biʿthah) and ten years older than A’yshah. For further information see Ibn al-Athir, Usud al-Gaba, 3/240. the year 4 H., hence Aisha was 24 years old when she married the Prophet (PBUH). Beautiful article for the first time I have read such an informative article . I am grateful to Allah for being born a Muslim. ʿAbd Allah (d. 430 A.H/1038 C.E), Maʿrifat al-Sahabah, VI: 3253, no. Our arguments, no matter how well postulated, can overcome the distaste and aversion the enemies of Islam have against us. Islam establishes this practice. © Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project 1995-2020. Therefore, stop worrying about what disbelievers say about our Prophet and practice Islam sincerely, and Allah will make us prevail once again. The Muslims should refrain from getting involed over attempts by non-muslims to malign our faith or the Prophet (peace be upon him) on issues that have no bearing on the fundamentals of our faith. Al-Nawawi writes in his Tahdhib al-Asma’: وذكر أبو بكر بن أبي خيثمة في تاريخه عن ابن إسحاق أن عائشة أسلمت صغيرة بعد ثمانية عشر إنسانا ممن أسلم . IslamiCity is making such material available in its effort to advance understanding of humanitarian, education, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. Topics menu will always be here, always within reach. If it was made before the mission, together with the idea that Aisha was 9 years old when she married being shaken from its foundation, it implies that Aisha was born even earlier than has been thought. Allah swt suggesting. مَاتَتْ أَسْمَاءُ بنتُ أبي بَكْرٍ الصِّدِّيقِ سَنَةَ ثَلاثٍ وَسَبْعِينَ بَعْدَ ابْنِهَا عبد اللَّهِ بن الزُّبَيْرِ بِلَيَالٍ ... وكان لاسماء يوم مَاتَتْ مِائَةُ سَنَةٍ وُلِدَتْ قبل التَّارِيخِ بِسَبْعٍ وَعِشْرِينَ سَنَةً. There are certain values that form a society's customs and when a society is evaluated, these values have to be taken into consideration. Introduction. fear Allah my brother and do not fall in the satan's games? Muhammad b. Ismaʿil al-Bukhari [d. 256 A.H/870 C.E] narrates from A’yshah herself that the Messenger of Allah betrothed her three years after [the death] of Lady Khadijah (Allah’s peace be upon her): حدثنا قُتَيْبَةُ بن سَعِيدٍ حدثنا حُمَيْدُ بن عبد الرحمن عن هِشَامِ بن عُرْوَةَ عن أبيه عن عَائِشَةَ رضي الله عنها قالت ما غِرْتُ على امْرَأَةٍ ما غِرْتُ على خَدِيجَةَ من كَثْرَةِ ذِكْرِ رسول اللَّهِ (ص) إِيَّاهَا قالت وَتَزَوَّجَنِي بَعْدَهَا بِثَلَاثِ سِنِينَ وَأَمَرَهُ رَبُّهُ عز وجل أو جِبْرِيلُ عليه السَّلَام أَنْ يُبَشِّرَهَا بِبَيْتٍ في الْجَنَّةِ من قَصَبٍ. We should do that. Some scholars say that it is used for girls who are older than 11. The verse was 1st read in the 6th of Al Betha. [Ahl al-Sunnah] consider this to be evidence for A’yshah’s superiority over the other wives of the Messenger of Allah. As far as we know, there was no objection of this marriage from the Muslims and the Meccans community at large. Due to overwhelming content, each of these hubs can be considered a home page of its own. In addition, the information in reports that "she was a small girl then" shows that her name was mentioned in a conscious way . She was born twenty-seven years before History [Hijrah] and Asma’ was born to her father Abi Bakr when he was twenty-one years of age. When commenting on the status (sharh al-hal) of Sawdah, the other wife of the Messenger of Allah (S), al-Baladhuri [d. 297 A.H/892 C.E] writes in his Ansab al-Ashraf that: وتزوج رسولُ الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، بعد خديجة، سودة بنت زَمعة بن قيس، من بني عامر بن لؤي، قبل الهجرة بأشهر... فكانت أول امرأة وطئها بالمدينة. How Old Was A’yshah When She Married The Prophet Muhammad? 6. Al-Bayhaqi [d. 458 A.H/1065 C.E] narrates that Asma’ was ten years older than A’yshah: أبو عبد الله بن منده حكاية عن بن أبي الزناد أن أسماء بنت أبي بكر كانت أكبر من عائشة بعشر سنين. In order to have family relationship with the Prophet and thus further his close relation with God's Messenger, Umar ibn Khattab married Ali's daughter Umm Qulthum, and this marriage was not found strange at that time at all. Aişe'nin Evlenme Yası Ile Igili Farklı Bir Yaklasım,"" D. E. U. İlahiyat Fak. If it is assumed that Aisha was born four years after the mission, it has to be accepted that she had not yet been born, so it is not possible to talk about a marriage agreement under these circumstances. See: al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din Muhammad b. Ahmad b. As one of Muhammad's wives, she is regarded as a 'mother of the believers' and so is a … Al-Dhahabi [d. 748 A.H/1347 C.E], on the other hand, claims that Sawdah b. Zamʿah was the only wife of the Messenger of Allah for four years: وتوفيت في آخر خلافة عمر ، وقد انفردت بصحبة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أربع سنين لا تشاركها فيه امرأة ولا سرية ، ثم بنى بعائشة بعد ... [Sawdah] died in the last year of ʿUmar’s caliphate, and for four years she was the only wife of the Prophet (S) where neither [free] woman nor bondmaid was partnered with her [in sharing a relationship with the Prophet (S)]…. If we accept 618, then the year of birth would have been 610; this event alone makes it impossible for her to have been 9 when she married. 3. Dr. Edriss: You are right, but there are millions out there who are sincere and innocent but got confused because of such blatant and unfounded attacks. ʿAdil Ahmad al-Rifaʿi (Dar Ihya’ al-Turath al-ʿArabi: Beirut, 1st Print, 1417/1996), VII: 11. Of course, Aisha's memories of Mecca are not limited to this. If, [however], we accept al-Baladhuri’s claim that [A’yshah] was wed to the Messenger of Allah four years after his marriage to Sawdah, that is, in the fourth year after the Hijrah, then A’yshah would have been twenty-four years of age when she married the Prophet. I think it is very imoprtant to note that Aisha's age was written 2 to. History as recorded is not an authentic source to formulate an opinion. He married Aisha in contract when she was twelve according to. 16. The opinions expressed herein, through this post or comments, contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity. While some have insisted that Aisha's above-mentioned age at marriage is correct , others are of the opinion that Aisha was older . The hostilities ungaint our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and our faith existed in Prophet's (PBUH)time and now. See Dogrul, Omer Rıza, Asr-ı Saadet, Eser Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1974, 2/141; Nadwi, Sayyid Sulayman, Hazreti Aişe, (trns. ʿAbd al-Rahman b. Abi al-Zannad said [that] Asma’ was older than ʿA’yshah by ten [years]. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. }. Praise be to God & Infinite Peace/Blessings be upon His most Honourable Servant & Messenger, Muhammad. Amr ibn As, for instance, was 12 years older than his son Abdullah. It is known that during the period when Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, existed, young girls were married at an early age  and that age difference was not important in marriage . On the other hand, Asma’ was a hundred years of age during the seventy-third year after Hijrah. See: al-Bayhaqi, Ahmad b. al-Husayn b. Therefore, A’yshah was seventeen years of age during the first year of the Hijrah. 2 P. 852 in PDF from al-islam). The consummation of their marriage took place a few years later after the migration to Medina when A'isha was nine years old. Why muslims are so worried about what non-believers say about the religion and Prophet of Allah? Moreover, this is not a matter just related to girls; boys were also married at ages 8, 9 and 10 and they became the head of a family at an age that is perceived as very young today . Moreover, she passed away during the year 73 of the Hijrah when she was a hundred years of age. Here, you will find quick shortcuts to major topics & hubs under IslamiCity. 10. Therefore, if we are to accuse Prophet Muhammad (sa) of any impropriety in marrying Hazrat Ayesha (ra) even if she was fifteen, then we must also condemn the Old Testament, New Testament, Europe, and numerous American states. by Ahmet Karataş), Timaş Yayınları, İstanbul, p. 21, 2004; Savaş, Rıza, "Hz. ʿAbd Allah b. Isn't it a Divine Message? Now we shall investigate A’yshah’s age at the moment of her betrothal by referring to historical documents and records: One of the things which may establish A’yshah’s age at the moment of her marriage with the Messenger of Allah is comparing her age with that of her sister Asma’ b. Abi Bakr [d. 73 A.H/692 C.E]. Abu Bakr] and she was older than ʿA’yshah and was born twenty-seven years before History [i.e. A hundred minus seventy-three equals twenty-seven (100 – 73 = 27). note : i was talking with a non-muslim about this issue,and he gave me this article link,this shocked me ! 4. 1, p. 276) Life section is all about Society, Art, Culture, History, Sports, Food, Music and much more. Her alleged young age has been used in smear campaigns against the Prophet. Being betrothed before the engagement: Another factor that supports the above view is that at the time when the Prophet's marriage was a topic of discussion, Aisha was engaged to Mut'im ibn Adiyy's son Jubayr. I think the age 6 or 7 is the age when Aisha accepted Islam because her roll wasn't much important at the time that's why her age was later confused(or mistaken) by the other generation long after her death or may be soon after she died. Every Islamic source I have read on this so far has said that Aisha was six (sometimes seven) when she married Muhammad and 9 when she went to live with him and they consummated the marriage. Islam, Prophet (as) and the Glorious Qur'an will be the talk and discussion of the town and the world. consummated the marriage] in the second year of the Hijrah. Consequently, she would have been at least 17 when she married. See: al-Bukhari al-Juʿfi, Muhammad b. Ismaʿil Abu ʿAbd Allah (d. 256 A.H/870 C.E), Sahih al-Bukhari, ed. Both situations show that she had come to the age of marriage and was known as a young marriageable girl. Abu ʿAbd Allah b. Mundah narrates from Ibn Abi Zannad that Asma’ b. Abi Bakr was older than ʿA’yshah by ten years. Subul al-Salam Sharh Bulugh al-Maram min Adilat al-Ahkam, ed. 23. Being the 18th person to accept Islam, Aisha's name precedes the names of Umayr ibn Abi Waqqas, Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, Salit ibn Amr, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Abdullah ibn Jahsh, Abu Hudayfa, Suhayb ibn Sinan, Ammar ibn Yasir, Umar ibn Khattab, Hamza ibn Abdilmuttalib, Habbab ibn Aratt, Said ibn Zayd and Fatima bint Khattab . 1st Print, 1996), II: 615. Ibn Hisham, Sira, 1/176; Haysami, Majma al-Zawaid, 3/285; Ibn Kathir, Tafsir, 4/553; Bidaya, 2/214; Qurtubi, Tafsir, 20/195. ʿAli Muhammad al-Bajawi (Dar al-Jil: Beirut, 1st Print, 1412/1992), IV: 1782-1783. Al-Amir al-Sanʿani [d. 852 A.H/1448 C.E] writes: وهي أكبر من عائشة بعشر سنين وماتت بمكة بعد أن قتل ابنها بأقل من شهر ولها من العمر مائة سنة وذلك سنة ثلاث وسبعين . I am for it (no doubt). [In addition to this], we previously established that A’yshah was officially wed the Prophet during the month of Shawwal of the second year after Hijrah, meaning that A’yshah was nineteen years of age [17 + 2 = 19] when she was wed to the Messenger of Allah. The suggestion for the Prophet to marry Aisha came from Hawla bint Hakim, the wife of Uthman ibn Maz'un, someone not from the family. Beautiful and informative article. [Second], she said: “he married me three years after her [death] and [third], his Lord (Exalted is He!) There are differing views in regard to the history of the Messenger of Allah’s marriage to A’yshah. Asma’ was a hundred years of age when she died. Therefore, in the first year after the Hijrah she was twenty-seven years old. May I ask you to keep this article for a long time plz. According to what has been narrated by the prominent scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah, Asma’ was ten years older than A’yshah and was twenty-seven years of age during the first year of the Hijrah. The story of the marriage of Prophet Muhammad to lady 'Aisha is one of love and mercy. It covers day to day World Affairs, Politics & News. Taking this information into account, some people calculate Aisha's age at marriage as least 14 or 22, up to 28. For this reason, some say that she was a 13- or 14-year-old girl then . The latest publication dealing with the topic is "Jewel of Medina" by journalist Sherry Jones - a novel on the life of Aisha. The article is perfect I think we need to see these kind of articles all the time so we can educate our kids as well as the future generation too. Abu Naʿim al-Isbahani said [that] she was born before the Hijrah by twenty-seven years. Al-Dhahabi and Ibn ʿAsakir also narrate this: قال عبد الرحمن بن أبي الزناد كانت أسماء أكبر من عائشة بعشر. 5. ʿUthman (d. 748 A.H/1347 C.E). Badr al-Din al-ʿAyni [d. 855 A.H/ 1451 C.E] writes: أسماء بنت أبي بكر الصديق... ولدت قبل الهجرة بسبع وعشرين سنة ، وأسلمت بعد سبعة عشر إنساناً ... توفيت بمكة في جمادى الأولى سنة ثلاث وسبعين بعد قتل ابنها عبد اللَّه بن الزبير ، وقد بلغت المائة ولم يسقط لها سن ولم يتغير عقلها ، رضي الله تعالى عنها . Allah is the Ultimate defender of our faith. Now, if you like, putting the extremes behind us and using moderate criteria, let's examine sources related to Aisha's age at marriage once again. Mustafa Dib al-Bagha (Dar ibn Kathir: Beirut, 3rd print, 1407 /1987), III: 3606, hadith # 3606. #8525 Asma’ b. Abi Bakr al-Siddiq married al-Zubayr b. al-ʿAwwam who was one of the great Sahabah. Other things come later! Another matter worth mentioning here is that while describing that day, Aisha stated, "I was a girl playing games." Muslims should positively participate in that. In that situation she would have only been 4 or 5 years old, neither an age at which she would be in a position to understand this event and relate it years later. The Muslim world's reaction to this different stance has been mixed. I think it is wise to accept Aisha's age as 17 going by the information provided and hope our muslim scholars understand this . Such attacks and discussion will continue to come up since Prophet (as) personality is the most dominant on the world arena. Ibn ʿAbd al-Birr al-Qurtubi [d. 463 A.H/1070 C.E] also writes: Asma’ died in Makkah in [the month of] Jamadi al-Awwal in the year 73 [of the Hijrah] after the death of her son ʿAbd Allah b. al-Zubayr…Ibn Ishaq said that Asma’ b. Abi Bakr converted to Islam after seventeen people had [already] converted…and she died when she reached a hundred years of age. (EIN: 95-4348674). Author: Ayatullah Muhammad Husayn Husayni al-Qazwini (Vali-Asr Institute). 17. Maktab al-Buhuth wa al-Dirasat (Dar al-Fikr: Beirut. This indicates the year 610, when the Prophet started to receive the revelation and this then shows that Aisha was at least 5, 6 or 7 that day and that she was at least 17 or 18 when she married the Prophet in Medina. Positively, who wants to talk of Jesus (as) or Moosa (as) or Hindu dieties, or Buddhism? As is known, this betrothal was broken by the Ibn Adiyy family due to the possible religious conversion of their son to Islam, and it was only after this that Aisha's engagement to Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, took place . According to most of our companions, she was born five years after Nubuwwah, her age at the time of marriage should be nine, ten or eleven years because she married Ali a year after migration, and it is said two years after migration, and it is also said that three years after migration. 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