no 'age of consent' in islam - any age will do and consent isn't a requirement
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Submitted by Mohammed Wazir Ahkspaidar (Australia), Apr 17, 2014 at 01:53
DNM: "...and is it true what al-Tabari tell us that 3Aisha was 6 years old when she married Abul Qasim?..."
It's in dispute as far as I know. Some verses say she was 6 and not 7 when she was betrothed to him (a.k.a. forced engagement?) The marriage had till wait till she was nine. Oh, you're thinking sexual frustration for poor Mohammed in the long wait from 6 to 9 ? Don't worry, Mohammed could indulge himself wth the other wives he had concurrently or get a little 'mufakhathat" action.
Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 41, Number 4915, also Number 4916 and Number 4917 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) married me when I was seven or six. When we came to Medina, some women came. according to Bishr's version: Umm Ruman came to me when I was swinging. They took me, made me prepared and decorated me. I was then brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and he took up cohabitation with me when I was nine. She halted me at the door, and I burst into laughter.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 90 Narrated Aisha:When the Prophet married me, my mother came to me and made me enter the house (of the Prophet) and nothing surprised me but the coming of Allah's Apostle to me in the forenoon.
Yes - what a surprise that must have been ! He couldn't even wait till the night.
Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3311'
It was narrated from 'Aa'ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) married her when she was six years old, he consummated the marriage with her when she was nine and she stayed with him for nine years.
But they all agree that she was nine years old and he 53 before he could sleep with her night after night.
Obviously she was his favourite - as there was only one recorded instance of wife beating:
".. (Aisha): I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain .."
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