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Cartoons and Mohammed's Wedding to A'isha

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by In Solidarity With The USA (United States), Feb 21, 2006 at 15:20

It's lucky Ms Rehman is in India and Harrak/Amir is in Canada. Had Ms. Rehman and Harrak/Amir been face-to-face, then - from his postal reaction to her politely-phrased and important question - it seems possible she might have ended up like that poor Hindu sailor who discussed the Danish cartoons with his 2 Muslim shipmates.

The reason the Danish cartoon ignited so much Islamic furor is because it struck a true nerve: the extreme violence inherent in current Islam, which Islam is doing nothing to root out.

The Islamic furor is an attempt at intimidation of the West and it is failing.

The reason Harrak/Amir became livid about a possible cartoon depicting Mohammed in his 50's trying to wed a pre-pubescent girl still playing with her dolls is also because it struck a true nerve: the subjugation of women that is an integral part of Islam as it is now practiced, which Islam is doing nothing to root out.

Harrak/Amir's attempt at intimidation is also failing.

After Harrak/Amir ignores Ms Rehman's questions and insults her ("moron", "little old lady" etc ) he refers to the Wikipedia website article on ‘Aisha' to prove that it was possible that the historical Aisha was post-pubscent at the time of the wedding.

Unfortunately for Harrak/Amir, his web link indicates just the oppposite of what he's trying to say: this "wedding" was almost certainly abuse of a female minor - something not acceptable by Judaism nor Christianity, even hundreds of years ago.

It's just like some of his other "references", like the non-existent link that shows "pictures" of Americans at Abu Graibh "beheading" prisoners – pictures that no one else seems able to see.

It looks like the advanced Harrak/Amir thinks that everyone is dumb and no one would check.

Here is the quote from the link that Harrak/Amir recommended to the infidels: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha )
"Evidence that Aisha was nine when the marriage was consummated
These traditions are from the hadith collections of Bukhar (d. 870) and Muslim b. al-Hajjjaj (d. 875). These two collections are in general regarded as the most authentic by Sunni Muslims.
• Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3310: 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house when I was nine years old.
• Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88 Narrated 'Urwa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
• Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64 Narrated 'Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
• Sahih Bukhari 8:151, Narrated 'Aisha: "I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet , and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for 'Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)
• Sahih Bukhari vol. 5, Book 58, Number 234 Narrated 'Aisha: The prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six. We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Harith Kharzraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became all right, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, "Best wishes and Allah's blessing and a good luck." Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage).

Other hadiths in Bukhari repeat this information."
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