Refutation of accusations leveled against Prophet Muhammad ‘peace be upon him marriage to Lady Aisha peace be upon her.

Refutation of accusations leveled against Prophet Muhammad ‘peace be upon him marriage to Lady Aisha peace be upon her.

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar

Twitter: @NassarMohamadMR

Introduction

Christians, Jews, and atheists during the time Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him used to marry young women as soon as they reached puberty, even before reaching puberty. Prophet Muhammed was never ever criticised by anyone during his time for marrying Lady Aisha may Alla be pleased with her.

Which by the way the Prophet waited until she reached puberty was suitable for marriage, enemies of Islam like to raise this topic forgetting that they themselves and all of humanity are the fruits of young marriages till hundred years ago.

Christians like to imagine that they waited for girls to get their driving licences and reach the age of 18 years of age, such a hypocritical stance

Even Mary (Maryam may Allah be pleased with her) mother of Prophet Jesus that Christians think he is a God- Mary carried him while she was around 10-12 years of age (Evidence Here)– hypothetically speaking if Mary was Million years of age, how for a creation to contain her own Creator in her uterus.

Christians claims that Jesus and the Holy Spirit SHARES the Divine nature with God= this means that God nature became not unique= word Share here means POLYTHEISM.

Despite historically all people used to marry at a young age as per our own community standards and perspective, Muslims were no exception since it is halal.

This does not mean that you must marry your young daughters at a young age now as a Muslim. It is worth mentioning that Islam does not impose a mandatory instruction to marry our daughters at any age or marrying them off at a very young age.

Example:

Historically speaking, Muslims used to ride camels and horses which is halal, that does not make it a mandatory instruction that any and every Muslim nowadays must do the same.


What is your evidence from the old testament or even the New Testament that supports the minimum age of marriage and betrothal?

Prophet Muhammed Marriages:

Were early marriages of Saints, Queens and Kings of Ancient Medieval not considered pedophilia and why?

Christians Before accusing Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him with any lies. You MUST know that Prophet Jesus peace be upon him that some of you consider son of God and others consider to be God.

Decided to be carried by his mum Virgin Mary while her age ranged from 10-12 years old and all as per biblical and historical facts.

Stop being, lying hypocrites with multiple standards. Let us start by refuting the lies against Islam and Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him.

Millions of people married at a young age over centuries, in fact we all are fruits of young marriages regardless of culture, religion, geographical location or ethnicity.

Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him married AFTER our mother reached puberty upon an order from Almighty Allah, she was mentally mature and physically tall. Consummation of a marriage is separate from the ceremony of marriage.

Prophet Muhammed peace be upon NEVER married any woman before reaching puberty and NEVER violated any of the laws or community standards of the time.

That is exactly what kept happening for CENTURIES AFTER Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him by People from ALL cultures, religions, ethnicities etc. and Europe was NOT an exemption from that.

路        Joan of the Tower was married on 17 July 1328 to David II of Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed. She was seven years old; he was only four.

路        Isabella of Valois married Richard II at the age of six and was widowed three years later.

路        Isabella of Valois became widowed at nine before having sex how that?!also even it is exception for kings I think doing so is a crime their opinion in their marriage must be taken. I think Principles are indivisible not because the term pedophilia was not present then to do what principles of humanity refuses. 

路        In 1298 Emperor Andronicus II, defeated by Serbian King Stefan Milutin, promised him an imperial bride. He intended his sister, Eudokia, empress dowager of Trebizond, but she refused, and Andronicus then selected his daughter Simonis or Simonida, who was born about 1294.

The 50-year-old Milutin divorced his third wife, Anna Terter, sister of the Bulgarian Tsar, and they were married in 1299 despite protests from the Byzantine clergy. After Milutin died in 1321 Simonida returned to Constantinople and entered a monastery, dying sometime after 1345.

路        It has been claimed that Militun did not wait until Simonida was old enough, but had sex with her soon after the marriage, and damaged her reproductive organs making her unable to have children. If that story is correct, it is sort of surprising that she was never accused of poisoning or assassinating Milutin.

路        One account says the Patriarch of Constantinople was horrified by the idea of marrying off Simonida so young, but as unable to find any religious authority for absolute minimum age for marriage and absolute prohibition of marriage below any specific age.

Were these not considered Pedophilia?

The term pedophilia was not coined until 1886; all the examples you give were before the term existed. The notion of pedophilia is rather modern (late 19th century), so the question is rather anachronistic. 

Traditionally sex outside of marriage itself was considered serious crime, so local habits of marriages was effectively controlling the issue. Traditional cultures often marry out girls early (so she is still virgin) and this is still common in many areas. Furthermore, and much more importantly, pedophilia has to do with sexual attraction.

What is your evidence from the old testament or even the New Testament that supports the minimum age of marriage and betrothal?

Response to Atheists:

Do not hesitate to provide us with any evidence of the minimum age for an intercourse or sexual relationship according to your ‘theory’ of evolution or your ‘natural selection’. Just by looking at just modern history we can see that child abuse, human trafficking, fetus experiments, child farms and many other things have been run by non-religious corrupt people. When mentioning incest relationships,

I refer to brothers/sisters鈥 relationships, mother, sons and daughters鈥 relationships. Faither, sons and daughters鈥 relationships. Now I am going to quote one of the recommendations of the Australian Royal Commission final reports on human relationships 1978.

“Incest 47

“The law prohibits sexual relationships between persons within certain blood relationships, e.g., father and daughter. Most offences occur between father (or stepfather) and daughters in their early teens. The family is often disturbed, with a high incidence of disruption. 

Genetic factors are no longer considered as a sufficient justification for incest laws. The main function of incest laws is to protect the young person from sexual advances within the family circle. It does not follow that criminal sanctions should apply to incestuous relationships between adults, and we think these should no longer be liable to prosecution as a crime.” 

*Item 47 page 95 of the full PDF report consists of 195 pages. 

Regardless, this original recommendation had been fully adopted or not, the remaining fact it is a recommendation by an Australian government Royal Commission in 1978

Minimum Criminal age of Responsibility: –

The age of criminal liability is the age at which a person can be arrested, charged, and found guilty of a criminal offence. The age of criminal liability in Victoria is 10 years of age. This is the same as the minimum age of criminal liability under federal law and in all the other Australian states and territories. 

Now by understanding this legal fact, it would be much easier to understand that 10 years of age is not a fetus and at the same time we are not promoting marriages at such age.

We brought this example for you to understand that in this time when we say that someone at the age of 10 two or three or even ten centuries ago were to be considered mature, you can understand what we are talking about. 

Age of consent laws in Australia

Age of Criminal Responsibility

MINIMUM AGES OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE AMERICAS

MINIMUM AGES OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY AROUND THE WORLD

Age Appropriate Sexual Behaviours in Children and Young People

Response to Christians, Jews etc.

There is NO EVIDENCE from the Old OR New Testament to support ANY minimum age for marriage. NON-MUSLIM Scholars and Historians have estimated that virgin Mary’s age when she got pregnant with Prophet Jesus Christ was around 10 years old.

What is the Minimum Age for Marriage According to the Bible?

The Bible does not speak to any minimum marriage ages for men.  In fact, in the Bible tells us this regarding a young king in Israel:  

鈥淛oash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother鈥檚 name also was Zibiah of Beersheba. 2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest. 3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.鈥 II Chronicles 24:1-3 (KJV)

We Muslims know that virgin Mary NEVER had sex to get pregnant with prophet Jesus ‘peace be upon him’ as it was a MIRACULOUS virgin birth. BUT when God decided she can carry Jesus EVEN without sexual act around the age of 10 years of age= Almighty God does what HE wants and that a female CAN have intercourse=sex ONCE she reaches Puberty= start to menstruate= Start to have her monthly period.

King David鈥檚 Marriage To 12 Year Old Abishag 鈥 Bible

The Hebrew word 鈥楴a鈥檃rah in 1 Kings 1:2-3,

Child Marriage In The Bible?


This means:

SHE IS SUITABLE AFTER PUBERTY IMMEDIATELY IF ANYONE WANT to GET Pregnant or have Intercourse= Sex. So, When Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him Marry a Young lady who reached Puberty, Physically fit and MENATLLY super intelligent.

You must understand the Following IF you really interested to knowing the Facts:



Lady Aisha may Allah be pleased with her: –

1) She was Already MENTALLY super intelligent., reached puberty- Tall – Physically Fit- Not only her but also people lived in those days, everything was hands on and no mechanical or electronic machinery to produce or perform things. It is worth noting that the leader of Islamic Army was 16 years of age as well and was appointed by Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him to lead much older Muslim soldiers.


2) She personally CONSENTED to marry Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him. Like it or not, she herself said that.

3) She NEVER runaway NOR Sided with any of prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him enemies in ANY shape or Form EVEN after he passed away.

4) Her father Abu Bakr was rich, CONSENTED and did not “sell her鈥. NEVER needed or wanted.

5) Before anything else it is Almighty God Allah order in order for our mother Aisha to learn the religion and pass it on to the whole generations of Muslim women

6) Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him from QURAYESH tribe AND the Christians and JEWS at the Time NEVER criticised him for marrying our Mother Aisha at that young age.

Because young men and women used to MATURE especially mentally and physically much more than nowadays. Nowadays you can see someone ate the age of 60 years of age and mentally he behaves like 7 years old

7) Pedophilia is a New term modern usually involves tricking, seducing Young people with things to gain advantage of them against their real will.

8) For your information despite prophet Muhammad peace be upon him had multiple wives. This did not mean that there was intercourse with all of them. Some wives were old in age and just wanted to have the honor of being the wife of The Prophet.

9) Remember This post is titled refutation of accusations towards Prophet Muhammed’s marriage which occurred 1500 years ago. 10 years old in mind back then is equivalent to a much older and mature than 10 years of age nowadays.

10) There is NO clear evidence or directive from the Noble Quran or authentic Sunnah=traditions including authentic statements or actions ordering Muslims to marry a 9-year-old girl at any time. Yes, we Muslims are ordered to follow Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him.

Does that mean ALL Muslims have to live in Medina now, ride camels or horses and go be sheep herder or migrate from Mecca to Medina etc.? 

11) In the Bible Joseph 80 years old married Mary 12 years old, references the Infancy Gospel of James, Chapter 8,9. Epiph. Haeres. 78, see. 8

12) Jacob married Rachel; Rachel is first mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in Genesis 29 when Jacob happens upon her as she is about to water her father’s flock.

Islam does tell us to consider current community standards. Show me any verses from the Noble Quran, any authentic Islamic recommendation, or orders to marry a10 years old girl nowadays or even at any time before??

Minimum Criminal age of Responsibilityin Australia is 10 years of age: –

The age of criminal

liability is the age at which a person can be arrested, charged, and found guilty of a criminal offence. The age of criminal liability in Victoria is 10 years of age. This is the same as the minimum age of criminal liability under federal law and in all the other Australian states and territories.  

Now by understanding this legal fact, it would be much easier to understand that 10 years of age is not a fetus and at the same time we are not promoting marriages at such age. 

We brought this example for you to understand that in this time when we say that someone at the age of 10 two or three or even ten centuries ago were mature, you can understand what we are talking about. 


Remember:

Your false accusations conflict with the VERY fundamental basics of your bible that NEVER stated ANY minimum age for marriage. So, DON’T try to tell us that Virgin Mary got pregnant with Prophet Jesus after the age of 18 years of age and after she got her driving Licence, so to try to make it sound as if it matches modern Western laws that were implemented a few decades ago.

Note:

The hypocritical abhorrent stance of anti-Islam is really mind-boggling for the very simple fact, that they are themselves are fruits of very young marriages, so all humanity are the fruits of very young marriages as well.

Hundred years ago, people everywhere around the world used to get married as soon as the girl reaches puberty. There is a very famous confirmed case for the youngest confirmed mother in history in Spain.

The mother鈥檚 age was around five years old when she gave birth. The mother鈥檚 name was Lina Medina. Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado (Spanish pronunciation: [藞lina me藞冒ina]; born 23 September 1933) is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in history when she gave birth aged five years, seven months, and 21 days. Based on the medical assessments of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant, which was possible due to precocious puberty

For more information about Lina Medina click Here

More than 200,000 children married in US over the last 15 years read here

List of youngest birth mothers

Christian People or people from Christian backgrounds having sex with houses is on the rise in Switzerland which is a Christian country with a cross on its flag.

Responding to Malicious accusations about Prophet Muhammed鈥檚 Marriages

Allah knows Best


References:

Child Marriage in the United States: Prevalence and Implications

Child Marriage In The Bible?

Prophet Muhammad鈥檚 Marriage with Nine-Year Old Aisha: A Review of Contentions

Was Prophet Muhammed a pedophile ????

Marriage Age in Christian Lands in the Past.

Our Mother Aisha鈥檚 statement 鈥淵our Lord hastens in fulfilling your desires鈥 explained

Refutation of accusations against Prophet Muhammad 鈥榩eace be upon him鈥 marriage with our mother Aisha peace be upon her.

Does Islam allow marriage with prepubescent girls?

King David鈥檚 Marriage To 12 Year Old Abishag 鈥 Bible

Young marriage of lady Aisha?

Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times 鈥 Paedophilia?

Quran 65:4 鈥 The Child Marriage Claim

Minimum Age For Marriage In The Quran

Child Marriage In The Bible?

Is there a set age for marriage in Islam?  Age of Marriage in Islam?

The Neurobiology and Psychology of Pedophilia – NCBI

Rape in the Bible

Paul the False Apostle

The Bible And Taqiyya=Deception

Allah Knows Best


Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

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