Questions Regarding the Marriage of Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha)

Q. Did the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) marry Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) when she was 9 years old?

A. There is absolutely no doubt in the fact that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) married Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) when she was 9 years old. He was informed of his impending marriage to her by means of Wahi. More than eleven Muhadditheen among the Taabi-een reported Hadhrat Aishah’s marital age directly from her. Besides this, other senior Sahaabah confirmed this fact. Other authorities have also narrated it from sources other than Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha).

It is downright ignorance for any Muslim to deny this incontrovertible truth for the sake of placating western attitudes. It only conspicuously displays the intellectual inferiority, the product of western indoctrination, from which they suffer. They have been constrained to look at Islamic and other cultures with the coloured blinkers their western masters have fitted for them.

This is confirmed in the Saheeh (Authentic) books of Hadith. There is no scope for denial of this Truth nor is there any scope in a Mu’min’s Imaan for presenting apologies and interpretations to assuage the palates of the western kuffaar enemies of Islam. Muslims who become defensive, apologetic and feel awkward when westerners broach this subject suffer from gross inferiority in their thinking.

This inferiority is a product of western indoctrination which paints in offensive colours everything which is not appealing to the western so-called ‘enlightened’ mind. No one hardly frowns at the immoral western practices such as licensed prostitution, abortion, wife-swopping, homosexuality, lesbianism, same-sex ‘marriages’ and a host of other immoral, unnatural and satanic practices of the modern-day kuffaar who seek to blemish the lofty moral character of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) with spurious arguments and claims devoid of substance.

A practice or custom is not bad simply because the immoral West believes it to be so. Marriage of 9 year old and of lesser age girls was a prevalent custom among the Arabs and it remained so throughout Islamic history, not only among the Arabs, but among non-Arab Muslims as well. Other Sahaabah too had married girls of a very young age. The fact that the marriage was contracted without hesitation and without anyone frowning is ample evidence for the prevalence of the practice

It was taboo among the pre-Islam Arabs for a man to marry the widow or divorcee of his adopted ‘son’. This was such a deep-rooted prohibition that even Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was very hesitant to implement his desire to marry Hadhrat Zainab (radhiyallahu anha) who was divorced by Hadhrat Zaid (radhiyallahu anhu), the adopted ‘son’ of Nabi-e-Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The prevalent attitude of society inhibited Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) from making known his desire. Then Allah Ta’ala revealed in regard to this inhibition: “You fear people while it is more befitting that you fear Allah………. We married her (Zainab) to you so that (in future) there will be no blame on the Mu’mineen regarding (marriage) to the wives of their adopted sons….” (Surah Ahzaab, Verse 27) The fact that there was no inhibition regarding marriage to Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) testifies to the prevalence of the custom of marrying such young girls.

In the year 5 Hijri, that is when Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) was 12 years of age, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) gave her as well as all his wives the choice of opting out of his Nikah. They were given the right to choose their freedom. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) first approached Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) before any of his other wives. When he gave her the choice of gaining release from his Nikah, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advised her to consult with her parents first before she gave her final decision. But she blankly refused to consult and spontaneously said that there was no need to consult with her parents because she chose Allah’s Rasool and to remain in his Nikah.

Now when Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) at the age of 12 was so in love with Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and flatly refused to even consider the option of release offered to her, then what right has any outsider to interfere and cast aspirations? She was not in the marriage against her will. If that had been the case, she would have regarded the offer of freedom a wonderful boon and would have availed herself of the offer.

Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) was extremely happy from the very first day of her Nikah with Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). She was a girl of extraordinary intelligence, hence she outrightly declined Rasulullah’s advice of consulting her parents regarding the choice given to her to opt for release from the Nikah. Even at the age of 12, she voluntarily, wholeheartedly and emphatically opted to remain in the Nikah. No one, least of all enemies of Islam, has the right to interfere and criticize a marriage with which the wife is happy and which the entire society had accepted in view of it being a norm.

There is no moral or religious constraint and restriction on child-marriage. The attitudes and norms of western society are not sacrosanct nor a criterion for the civilizations of the world to emulate. Western society with an ever-changing culture which readily assimilates into its system the worst acts of unnatural immorality cannever claim to be a pace-setter and a leader in the sphere of morality. The immoral metamorphosis it has undergone with rapidity in the past half a century testifies to its morally decadent and incrementally putrid moral state.

The norms and attitudes of a culture entirely bereft of morality cannot be imposed on the Muslim Nation as a standard for judging what is good and bad for the public. What appears reprehensible to western attitudes is not necessarily reprehensible in other cultures, especially cultures such as the Islamic culture which enjoys the loftiest concept of moral purity and spirituality.

There is also no biological reason why it is improper for a nine year old girl to get married. Girls of nine years attaining adulthood with the incidence of haidh (menses) are not uncommon. Hadhrat Aishah was an extraordinary girl in both intellect and physique. She attained adulthood at the age of 9 with the commencement of haidh. Imaam Shaafi (rahmatullah alayh) states in his Kitaabul Umm that he witnessed numerous girls of the age of nine who were baalighah (having attained puberty) in Yemen. Baihqi also narrates this fact in Sunanul Kubra, and so does Ath-dhahabi in Siyar. Furthermore, Baihqi narrated in Sunanul Kubra three cases of Muslim wives who gave birth at the age of nine or ten years.

While western society is averse to child marriage, it is rapidly accepting child fornication. In fact, the system of sex ‘education’ which is being introduced in western schools to little children is satanically designed to produce a generation which will wallow in fornication and unnatural sexual practices. Reporting on a child sex education programme just introduced in British schools, the International Express in its issue dated 6 March 2007 states:

“The video includes detailed descriptions of men’s and women’s genitals and describes the effects of touching them. Five- year-olds are shown illustrations of naked adults and asked to label body parts, while older children are shown an animation of a couple having sex. Producers Channel 4 say the video is widely used by primary schools as part of the Government’s recommended sex and relationship lessons. ………. Roger Hughes, head teacher of Sherwell Valley, said: ‘We are revising our sex education policy because girls are maturing earlier. Out of context, saying we are teaching four or five-year-olds about touching themselves sounds shocking. In the context of the video it is not offensive.”

There is a similar sex programme in operation in South Africa where five and six-year-olds are exposed to such sexual indoctrination. While the sexual indoctrination of 4, 5 and 6 year olds – which will most assuredly drastically increase child pregnancies in the near future, sexual abuses, unnatural sexual practices and immorality in general – has become acceptable to western minds, the western enemies of Islam disparage the healthy and holy practice of marriage to a child.

While Islam does not encourage child marriage, it perfectly allows it. In contrast, while western norm does not permit child-marriage, it not only allows, but encourages child-sexual activity outside the confines of marriage as the abovementioned press report testifies. Soon fornication and unnatural sexual practices of 5 and 6 year olds will become an acceptable western norm, but child-marriage will remain an ‘evil’ in the warped and disfigured understanding of the western mind.

Muslims should take in their stride the stupid vituperation which the western enemies direct at Islam. They should understand that it is not only Hadhrat Aishah’s marriage which they are making a target for their abuse, but almost every tenet of Islam is a target for their vilification. The Islamic system of polygamy too is repulsive to western attitudes. But while they are vociferous in condemning Islamic polygamy, they are ominously silent about polygamy which is permitted in their own Scriptures. The Biblical Prophet Solomon according to the Bible had hundreds of wives, not four as stipulated by Islam. The Prophet Abraham too had a plurality of wives. In fact, most civilizations of the world had and have a system of polygamy.

But to the western mind polygamy is ‘evil’ while the western unbridled practice of a plurality of sexual partners outside wedlock is tolerable and not considered to be in conflict with the ‘public good’. To the western mind, monogamy augmented by unlimited extra-marital affairs is acceptable, but limited polygamy in which the women are accorded honour, care, respectability and wifehood is ‘evil’. This is the style of western thinking which the enemies are labouring to impose on Muslims who have fallen prey to the liberalism and modernism of western civilization.

The marriage of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) was divinely ordained for the Deeni interests of Muslim posterity. Her intellectual ability and capacity, and her knowledge and wisdom proved a wonderful boon and asset for Islam and the Ummah. Besides Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu), no other Sahaabi surpasses her in Hadith Narration. Some authorities say that half of the Shariah is structured on the Hadith narrations of Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha). She remained a widow for 50 years and died at the age of 68.

Muslims lacking in Islamic knowledge and having been exposed to the indoctrination of western attitudes and norms, become apologetic and suffer pangs of embarrassment when they are confronted by Islamic issues which the western mind views with antipathy. The baseless idea of the west holding a monopoly in issues of moral value should be shed. A practice or custom is not bad simply because the West claims it to be ‘evil’. And the converse is also true. Islamic concepts are of divine origin for which we offer no apology. On the contrary, we should boldly uphold Islamic Custom and shrug off western objections as drivel disgorged by enemies about whom the Qur’aan Majeed says: “Verily, animosity (for you) has been disgorged from their mouths, but what their hearts conceal is worse.”
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Q. I have been having sleepless nights regarding these insults and I need some clarity please. They accused him of being a 'pedophile' by marrying Aisha (RA) at the age of 6 while the Nabee (Peace and blessings upon him) consumated this marriage when she turned 9 years old. The Nabee (Peace and blessings upon him) was 52 years old at the time. My question is: what lesson are we as Muslims supposed to learn from marrying someone with these types of age differences? Aisha (RA) was just a child and today's society shuns marriage to someone this young (Child abuse, etc).

A. Having sleepless nights on account of the insults which the kuffaar hurl at our Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is understandable. It is a sign of Imaan. But it is peculiar that only the issue of Rasulullah’s marriage with Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) has afflicted you with this bout of insomnia.

The kuffaar have been consistent and persistent in their exercises of insulting Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) for centuries. This type of slander is nothing new. It had first originated with the Mushrikeen of Makkah. Over the centuries, the Christians have excelled in this evil exercise Among their slanders and insults are:

? Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was an impostor.
? He was a mad man
? He was possessed by evil spirits and demons
? He fabricated the Qur’aan and claimed it to be divine revelation
? He was a sexually depraved man, hence his many marriages.
? His God was a false god
? He married his son’s (i.e. adopted son’s) wife
? His whole religion is a false religion
? He raided and looted commercial caravans
? Islam propagates terrorism
? He was a sinner while Jesus was sinless

And many many more slanders. May Allah Ta’ala save us from such blasphemy and may He protect our Imaan.

Many of these slanders are worse than their criticism regarding Hadhrat Aishah’s marriage. Why had you then singled out this issue for your insomnia? If you reflect deeply you will understand that western influences and indoctrination acquired in consequence of a western upbringing and exposure to western education accompanied by its liberal and immoral attitudes, have resulted in the acceptance by Muslims of the ideology of the western kuffaar. What is immoral to them, has become immoral to us. What is enlightened and progressive to them is enlightened and progressive to us.

They reject, revile and denounce everything of Islam, including Islam’s doctrines of Monotheism (Tauheed), Risaalat (Prophethood), etc. They virulently and scurrilously slander Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) because of the plurality of his marriages, yet they overlook that according to their bible, Prophet Solomon (Hadhrat Sulaimaan alayhis salaam) had hundreds of wives, and so had other Ambiyaa, all confirmed by the bible. But, they single out Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) for having had less than a dozen wives. Just as all these slanders of the Christians should not give one sleepless nights, so too should their insult regarding Hadhrat Aisha’s marriage not give us sleepless nights.

The issue of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) having married Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) had occurred fourteen centuries ago. This has never been a secret. Muslims from the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to this day have been aware of it. It was accepted by all the Muslims and even the kuffaar of the age in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) existed.

We all know how vehemently the Mushrikeen of Makkah had slandered, persecuted and reviled Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and Islam. They had hurled many abusive epithets at him, but none among them found anything wrong with his marriage to Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha). Her father Hadhrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anhu), all the Sahaabah and Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) herself who had outlived Nabi-e-Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) by many decades, never ever found issue or fault with this marriage. When the entire Ummah and the entire society of that time, including the kuffaar, accepted the normality and veracity of the marriage, why should the insults of the Christian enemies of this belated age give us sleepless nights?

We searched several dictionaries and encyclopaedias for the meaning of the term ‘pedophile’, but in vain. There was no such word in the English language. It is a new addition to the English language. It appears that this word has been recently coined. The meaning of this term which is also spelt ‘paedophile’ is a person who preys on little girls for illicit sexual gratification. Thus, it has been observed that some married men, while living with their wives, prey on little girls, molesting and raping, and even murdering them to conceal their crime. A paedophile is a person who unlawfully satisfies himself sexually on little girls, not one, not two, but many. He gains sexual gratification from little girls, not from adult women. There are criminal connotations to the term ‘paedophile’.

There were absolutely no criminal connotations attached to the marriage with Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha). If marriage of an adult to a seven year old girl and consummation of the marriage after attainment of puberty, be it at the age of 10, are crimes and acts to ‘cringe’ over in western civilization, then we say unequivocally that these are not criminal acts according to Islamic civilization. Islamic norms and culture are not hitched to the immoral illicit western cult erroneously dubbed a culture.

According to the immoral libertine cult which the enemy of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) follows, gay ‘marriages’, lesbian ‘marriages’, homosexuality {with incest and bestiality with animals soon to follow} and many other acts of abomination are acceptable, sociable and perfectly lawful. The kuffaar governments of some western countries have in fact legalized these abominations and have accorded the unnatural deviates the constitutional right to practise their filth and evil.

The bible confirms that mankind reproduced initially by a system which is today known as incest. Christians do not contest that Hadhrat Aadam’s sons married their own sisters. In that early inceptional stage of mankind, such marriages were lawful in the Shariat of Nabi Aadam (alayhis salaam). So what is incest today even according to the Shariat of Islam, was not incest in the Divine Shariat of Nabi Aadam (alayhis salaam). Similarly, if child-marriage is evil to the libertine cult of the west, it is not so according to the Divine culture of Islam.

It was not at all regarded as unsocial or anything to cringe at as the enemy wants us to accept. The unfortunate thing is that Muslims have been indoctrinated by western influences and kuffaar norms, hence they have developed an inferiority complex. If any Islamic teaching or practice affronts the western kuffaar, westernised Muslims cringe and blush and seek interpretations to force the Islamic teaching/practice to conform to western kuffaar tastes, and if they fail to forge an amicable interpretation to comply with their masters’ palates, they opt for rejecting the Islamic practice.

There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed about. We say with pride that Allah Ta’ala had ordained that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) marry the 7 year old Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) and consummate the marriage when she attained puberty. Adulthood in Islam coincides with puberty. Islam is not hitched on to the stupid 21 year limit of the kuffaar. In fact, the kuffaar are gradually lowering the age. In certain instances, they have lowered the age to 16. As time goes on, they will bring the age down to who knows, even 10.

In the prime of his life, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) married a 40 year old widow. He was 25 years at that time. Then for 25 years thereafter, he never married again. Only after the demise of Hadhrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu anha) did he marry Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha). In this marriage, the benefit of the Ummah was the foremost consideration. After Rasulullah’s demise, Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anhu) lived for 47 years. She had narrated 2210 Ahadith. She was a great Teacher of the ladies of the Ummah as well as of numerous males who acquired Hadith narrations from her. One quarter of the entire Shariah is based on her

The chiefs of the Arab tribes had implored him to desist from propagating Tauheed. In return they would give him any amount of wealth, the most beautiful woman in all-Arabia and even proclaim him the king. But Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) refused all these offers.

A ‘paedophile’ in terms of the meaning of this word does not lawfully marry a child. He ambushes her, ravages her and perhaps will murder her to hide his evil crimes. He does not marry her with the consent of her parents and with the approval of society. Then he does not wait for three years until she has attained puberty for cohabitation. In short, every act of the paedophile in relation to the girls he ambushes is a criminal one.

On the contrary, every act of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) pertaining to Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) was lawful and upheld by society and by the Ummah. If the immoral cult of the west decries marriage to under 16 year olds, then there is no obligation for Islam and Muslims to believe this age limit to be the product of divine revelation. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) consummated the marriage when Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) was an adult in terms of Islam, and even biologically. A female who is capable of becoming pregnant is not a child even if all the infidels of the world say that she is a child.

No one but the inveterate kuffaar enemies of the present age found fault with this holy union. Even the Mushrikeen enemies of that age did not see anything wrong with the marriage of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha). While the Mushrikeen had criticized Rasulullah’s marriage to Hadhrat Zainab because in their culture marriage to the wife of an adopted son was not permissible, they did not frown on his marriage with Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha).

The norms and attitudes of the western kuffaar are not products of Divine Revelation. There is nothing rationally abhorrent in child-marriage and consummation after puberty. A girl, regardless of her age, becomes capable of bearing children from the age of puberty. When Allah Ta’ala has made a girl a repository for child-bearing of which she is fully capable, then we should not spend sleepless nights worrying about the insults of stupid infidels who wallow in filth (najaasat), Physical and spiritual filth and impurities – Najaasat-e-Haqeeqi and Najaasat-e-Hukmi. They grovel their entire lives in the state of janaabat. Their minds are polluted with every kind of evil – physical and moral. Muslims should not attach any credence to the insults of such followers of shaitaan.

While they cringe over child marriage, they cannot intelligently present any logical or rational reason for their cringing other than it is considered bad in their culture. Well, if it is bad in their immoral libertine culture, it is not bad in our Divine Islamic Culture. Everything of our Shariah is bad for them. They cringe over all our Deeni practices. If you are going to spend sleepless nights whenever an infidel who reeks of the stench of kufr and janaabat, insults an Islamic doctrine, tenet or teaching, then we are afraid that you may head for a nervous breakdown. The Muslim’s reaction to such insults is to boldly and unequivocally assert the validity and goodness of the Islamic practice and teaching. Never react with an inferiority complex.

If as you say: ‘today’s society shuns marriage to someone this young’, we ask: Which society? The Shariah is not the product of the whims of today’s society. The Shariah cannot be altered and abrogated to satisfy the norms and palates of today’s society. Today’s society cringe when they hear about child marriage, but they accept or meekly conform to gay and lesbian ‘marriages’. Only fundamentalist and orthodox Muslims cringe at gay and lesbian ‘marriages’. Modernist Muslims while they may believe that such filthy unions are improper, do not cringe as they cringe when their western masters insult and paint Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) with evil colours. They need to examine their Imaan.

Their confounded inferiority has descended to such a low level of appeasement that they stupidly labour to interpret the Ahadith to please their western masters. They are at pains in a futile exercise of ‘proving’ that Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) was not 7 when she was married to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and not 10 when the marriage was consummated.

Let it be known that: Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) married Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) at the age of 7 and consummated the marriage when she attained puberty at 10. So what? And, we all Muslims are proud of this marriage which was decreed in the Heavens.
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Q. Following on the previous question: Does this mean that the Muslim man of today is allowed to marry a young girl of that age (6 yrs) and consumate the marriage with her when she gets reaches puberty (ie even if it is 9 yrs old or younger)? The website backed up their story with Hadith Volume 7, Book 62, Verse number 64 in Bukhari - ( their was other references to Bukhari's hadiths but this was the only one I wrote down). Are these facts and references correct (see question 1) - since there is a reward for every Sunnah that we revive, how does this one impact us (ie the Muslim of today), is marriage to someone that age permissable? Or only for the Nabee (Peace and blessings upon him) as in the case where he was allowed 9 wives but we are allowed a maximum of 4 because of his superior manners to us?

A. Even today child marriage is permissible. Consummation has nothing to do with age. It is related to puberty. When a female reaches an age when she is capable of bearing a child, she is ready for consummating her marriage Islam does not advocate nor encourage child marriage despite permitting it. It is not a Sunnat for every man to put into practice notwithstanding its permissibility. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was the Nabi of Allah Ta’ala. He acted under Divine Command.

Certain acts of the Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) do not come within the purview of revivication. For example, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would stand the entire night in Salaat so much so that his holy feet would become swollen. No one does this today nor is anyone expected by Islam to revive this practice of Nabi-e-Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Rasulullah’s mubaarak head was always so oily as a result of oil application that his headgear was perpetually very oily. No one’s turban or headgear today is soaked in oil. This is not a practice which has to be necessarily revived.

His daughter, Hadhrat Faatimah (radhiyallahu anha) had once owned only one silver bangle. When Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) saw it on her arm, he refused to enter her home. She then sold the bangle and donated the money to the poor. It is permissible for Muslim women to have any amount of gold and silver jewellery. The austerity of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is not required to be revived with exactitude. Once when he saw Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) eating twice on the same day, he commented: ‘O Aishah! Have you been created for only eating?’ It is not a requirement of the Deen to revive this Sunnat of eating only once a day. There are many practices which although permissible for all Muslims, do not come within the purview of the Hadith which exhorts reviviscence of the Sunnah.

The filthy-tongued infidel afflicted with a stercoraceous brain, in his currilous attack on Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says: ‘But this moral relativist Prophet would use the same excuse to reject a woman he did not like.’

Let it be known that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was a human being. And, above all, he was the most perfect human being. Every Nabi of Allah was perfect in every human quality and ability. Allah Ta’ala never sent a man with any defects as a Nabi. Spiritually, morally and physically the Ambiya were perfect human beings. There never was a Nabi who had natural defects such as lameness, blindness, disease, impotency sexual deficiency, etc. Sexually too the Ambiya were the most potent of human beings. Despite the high degree of sexual potency, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was restricted to eleven wives while according to the Christian bible, Prophet Solomon had a few hundred wives.
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Q. If this website is correct with it's Hadeeth quotations then can you please put in proper context why the Nabee (Peace and blessings be upon him) married Aisha but refused to marry the daughter of Hamza? Which is the correct context of these hadeeths? Was Abu Bakr a blood relation to the Nabee (Peace and blessings be upon him)? If my memory serves me correctly, then Hamza was the uncle of the Prophet, and then Hamza's daughter would have been a blood relation to the Prophet but then why do cousins marry each other today??? Please help me understand this as I am missing lots of history, information. Narrated 'Ursa: The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'Aisha's hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said 'But I am your brother.' The Prophet said, 'You are my brother in Allah's religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry.' Sahih Bukhari 7.18 Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: It was said to the Prophet, 'Won't you marry the daughter of Hamza?' He said, 'She is my foster niece (brother's daughter).' Sahih Bukhari V.7, B62, N. 37

A. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was fully entitled to choose whom he desired to marry. Only a man defective in the brains and who has no concept of female beauty which is a relative issue to men, will marry a woman he does not like. Different men have different ideas, concepts and attitudes of beauty. A woman may be beautiful to one man while ugly to another. If Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) did not marry a woman whom he did not like, what in the heaven and in the earth is wrong with this? Perhaps the infidel has an intensely ugly woman suffering from Aids, with a body emitting foul stenches as a consequence of a plurality of venereal diseases and rotting limbs, hence he is able to say that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would refuse to marry a woman whom he did not like. If the infidel due to the deficiencies in his brains, morality and physical body is constrained to accept just any woman who may be rotting with Aids, he should not expect the Man with the most excellent and perfect spiritual and physical attributes to act in emulation of such miserable specimens of mankind as himself.

Only a stupid man, dense in the mind and having no conception of marriage and beauty will marry anyone whom he does not like. The Nabi of Islam, being the most perfect man in every aspect, deserved the most beautiful and the best of womankind, and that was awarded to him by Allah Ta?ala– our Holy Mother, Hadhrat Aishah Siddeeqah (radhiyallahu anha) being the zenith of beauty, excellence and intelligence, hence 25% of this Divine Shariah of Islam is structured on her stock of Ahadith.

Intelligent men, who do not suffer from western indoctrination, provided they have no filthy bias, can readily understand that the scurrilous attack of the infidel is devoid of rational substance. It is nothing but a diatribe of vilification by an emotionally deranged infidel. There is absolutely no need for any Muslim to suffer sleepless nights when the kuffaar direct their emotional filth against the august personality of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The filth and malice which their hearts conceal are worse than what their mouths proclaim. In this regard the Qur’aan Majeed states: ‘Verily, hatred (for you) has manifested from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is worse.’
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