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So light on early history - for marriage

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in response to reader comment: this month- Confirmation from a Muslim Imam about Aisha's age

Submitted by sTs (United Arab Emirates), Jun 27, 2008 at 14:06

I just want to remind you that Aisha's Father was alive and he gave his consent to the marriage.

Second - The Prophet (pbuh) never thought of Aisha, but because of his old maid (He consider her like his mother) and after 2 years of the death of Khadijah, she suggested to him Aisha, and he told her to check if they accept. Imagine the prophet is asking for their acceptance (He is so humble). An old woman suggested to the prophet a small girl. Quraysh tribe never objected to this marriage although the prophet and his followers were persecuted at that time by the Quraysh people. The Quraysh people would have mocked at him for this marriage. But they did not , WHY

Because it is normal in those days to marry young girls

Which is better to marry lawfully or to make incest to little boys and girls as we see in the west mainly. and priests too

When was marrying very young girl abolished in USA or the west for that? - read history

Until today in New hampshire - the legal age of a girl to get married is 13 years

What was it in old days ? in 1930 12 states allowed girls as young as 12 year of age to marry

During the Romans the Girl can be married at the age of 10 Years of age

As for the number of wives "King Solomon had seven hundred wives, and three hundred concubines" (1 Kings 11:3).

Punishable adultery according to the bible "Marriage is considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If she is not a virgin, she shall be excecuted" Deuteronomy 22:13

I hope now you have some light on the thinking in early history that you are not able to grasp.

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