How old was Aisha (R.A.) when she married the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.)? Did Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) marry a 9 year old?
The Quran was written during the time of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) and its 100%
authentic! Nowhere in The Quran is it mentioned about the Prophet's(P.B.U.H.)
But its mentioned in the Hadiths!
BUT LETS SEE WHAT THESE HADITHS SAY
The Prophet married Aisha (R.A.) 1 year after Hijrah! This is a known fact!
POINT 1POINT 2According to Sahih Bukhari (which is the most authentic) of the hadiths! According to Sahih Bukhari, Aisha (R.A.) is reported to have said that at the time
Surah Al-Qamar, the 54th Chapter of the Quran, was revealed, "I was a
The 54th surah of The Quran was revealed nine years before Hijrah. So Aisha (R.A.) was a young girl (jariyah), and not an infant (sibyah) at that time! THE PROPHET MARRIED Aisha (R.A.) ONE YEAR AFTER HIJRAH! SO NOW WE KNOW SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL, 9 YEARS BEFORE HIJRAH
SO EVEN IFFOR EXAMPLE SHE WAS 7 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE SAID "I WAS A YOUNG GIRL", THEN SHE MARRIED THE PROPHET 10 YEARS AFTER THAT! WHICH MEANS SHE WAS OVER 17 YEARS OLD WHEN THE PROPHET MARRIED HER!POINT 3According to a number of narratives, Aisha (R.A.) accompanied the Muslims in the
Battle of Badr and Uhud. It was usual for women to accompany men in
battle so they can help in looking after the wounded.
It was a strict rule that noone under the age of 15 was allowed to accompany anyone in battle! BATTLE OF BADR WAS 2 YEARS AFTER HIJRAH AND BATTLE OF UHUD WAS 3 YEARS AFTER HIJRAH! REMEMBER PROPHET Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) MARRIED HER 1 YEAR AFTER HIJRAH! WHICH MEANS SHE COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN 9 YEARS OLD WHEN THE PROPHET MARRIED HER!POINT 4It is a known fact that the Asma, (the elder sister of Aisha (R.A.)) was 10 years
older than Aisha (R.A.). It is reported that Asma died 73 years after Hijrah when
she was 100 years old!
Now, Obviously if Asma was 100 years old 73 years after Hijrah, then Asma should have been 27 or 28 years old at the time of Hijrah! If Asma was 27 or 28 years old at Hijrah, then Aisha (R.A.) would be 17 or 18 years old at Hijrah! REMEMBER PROPHET Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) MARRIED Aisha (R.A.) 1 YEAR AFTER HIJRAH! SO THAT MEANS Aisha (R.A.) WAS 18 OR 19 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE GOT MARRIED!POINT 5Tabari in his treatise on Islamic history, while mentioning Abu Bakr (father
of Aisha (R.A.)) reports that Abu Bakr had four children and all four were born
during pre Islamic period!
If Aisha (R.A.) was born before in the Pre Islamic period, then she would be more than 13 years old during Hijrah! REMEMBER PROPHET MARRIED HER 1 YEAR AFTER HIJRAH,
WHICH MEANS SHE WOULD BE MORE THAT 14 YEARS OLD
DURING THE TIME OF MARRIAGE!POINT 6According to Ibn Hisham, Aisha (R.A.) accepted Islam quite some time before
Umar ibn Khattab. Umar ibn Khattab accepted Islam roughly 7 years before
Obviously, she would have been a young girl when she accpeted Islam!
If you add 7 years to a young girl! You can think for yourselves! REMEMBER PROPHET MARRIED HER 1 YEAR AFTER HIJRAH!ALL THIS EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT Aisha (R.A.)According to Ibn Hajar, Fathima (daughter of Prophet) was 5 years older than Aisha (R.A.)! Fathima was born more than 5 years before Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) was a Prophet! That means Fathima was born more than 19 years before Hijrah! PROPHET MARRIED Aisha (R.A.) ONE YEAR AFTER HIJRAH! SO THIS AGAIN PROVES Aisha (R.A.) WAS OVER 15 YEARS OLD WHEN THE PROPHET MARRIED HER!
WAS NOT 9 YEARS OLD WHEN THE
PROPHET MARRIED HER!
BUT WHERE DOES IT SAY SHE WAS 9 YEARS OLD?
WHAT DO OTHERS SAY ABOUT HISHAM IBN URWAH?The narratives saying Aisha (R.A.) was 9 years old at the time of marriage, are
reported only by a man named Hisham ibn Urwah reporting from what he
heard from his father!
If Hisham ibn Urwah was right then others would have also reported but Hisham ibn Urwah is the only person to report this! Hisham ibn Urwah lived in Medinah but its very fishy because there were so many others in Medinah including the Jews!
Even the Jews did not report any such thing!
If Prophet had married a 9 year old, obviously the Jews would have reported
or made a fuss because as we know Jews always wanted to destroy Islam! All the narratives saying Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) married a 9 year old have been
reported from Iraq! Hisham ibn Urwah moved to Iraq later and these
narratives come from Iraq! Hisham moved to Iraq when he was 71 years old!
We know Iraq was influenced by Shias! Shia Muslims don't like the Prophet!
We don't know if the narratives of Hisham ibn Urwah were influenced by
The narratives of Hisham ibn Urwah where he says Aisha (R.A.) was 9 years old when she married the Prophet have all come from Iraq!Tehzibu'l-tehzib, a man who was one of the most well known people on the life and reliability of the narratives of the traditions of the Prophet!
What did he have to say about Hisham ibn Urwah's narrations?
According to Yaqub ibn Shaibah he said: "narratives reported by Hisham
which are reported through the people of Iraq are unreliable!