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she wasnt 9

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Submitted by gass (Australia), Jun 6, 2009 at 06:09

about the issue of the mother of the believers being 9 i would like to shed some light to you on the matter and you can reaserch it your self

number 1 a hadeeth is the saying of the messenger peace be upon him being told by somebody else it is not always word for word but it is what the person understood

number 2 when studying a hadeeth one must look at who said it and the chain it was sent in

number3 aisha ra had 3 other siblings the oldest being asma ra . asma died at the age of 100 in the year 73 after the hijra(migration) making her 27 at the time of the migration there are 10 yrs between her and aisha ra . aisha got married at the 2nd yr after the migration making her easily 19 :)

also

it is known that abu bakr ra aisha ra father children were all born in the jahilya (days of ignorance b4 the message) lets asume aisha ra was 1 yrs old during the jahilya days and she got maried at the 2nd yr of hijra (migration) the period between jahilya and hijra is 13 years making her at least 16 when she was married

number 3

bukhari a narrator of hadeeth mentions that surat al qamar ( a chapter in the quran) was reveild 9 years before migration bukhari also mentions that aisha was a little girl at the time assuming by little he meant 2 or 3 years old if u ad nine to two thats 11 and if u ad two to 11 thats 13

what im getting at is that knowing her age is not realy something that the narrator of the hadeeth would have known

also the messenger AGREED to marry her then married her

for example when my uncle was 25 a freind of his had a daughter my uncle held her and said he wanted ti marry her 15 years later they did marry !!!! lol so u cant assume things about different ways of life

in saying all this rest assure that even if she was 9 and hit puberty she is allowed to marry because puberty is the age when a person can get married in islam which is pretty logical

:) thank you

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