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Yes, Muhammad married Aisha when she was 6 years old

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
in response to reader comment: Mohammed had 12 wives, one just a 9 year old baby

Submitted by Joe Price (United States), Dec 27, 2008 at 13:54

Aisha was married to Mohammad when she was 6 years old. She slept with him when she was 9 years old according to some sources. By the time Aisha was 18, Mohammad was dead. See The Book of Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah) Book 008, Number 3311: 'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.


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