Monday, January 09, 2006

The 13 Wives of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Prophet Muhammad had 13 wives of which the youngest was Aisha Siddiqa (r.a.)who was only 9 years old.

His marriages:

Name of Bride Bride's age at marriage

1.Khadija bint khawilad 40 Twice widowed before

2.Sauda Bint Zama 50 Widow

3.Aisha bint Abu Bakr 9 Started living with the prophet at the age of 9.

4.Hafsa Bint Umar bin Khattab 22 Widow

5.Zainab bint Khuzaima 30?

6.Umm-I-Salma bint Abu Umayia 26 Widow

7.Zainab Bint Jahash 38 Widow

8.Juwaeria Bint Harith 20 Widow

9.Umm-I-Habiba bint Abu Sufyan 36 Widow

10.Marya Qibtiya bint Shamun 17 Virgin, Egyptian

11.Safia bint Hayi bin Akhtab 17 Widow

12.Raihana bint umru bin hanafa ? ?

13.Maimuna bint harith 36 widow

Was it child abuse for the prophet to have married a 9 year old girl-child?
He was then, 54 years old. And Aisha was actually his foster niece.
Well he said he had divine revelation to marry her:
Her Marriage with the prophet was a Wahy (Divine Revelation). She, herself relates from the Prophet. "He said, 'I saw you in dreams three times. The angel brought you to me and you were clad in white silk. He (the angel) said that it was your consort and he (angel) showed me by opening your face. You are just like that..." Sahih Muslim, Vol.2, p. 285.

Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3310:
'A'isha (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 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).


Anonymous said...

lolz, cant believe that people question pre-historic events in association with current morals or so called defined laws etc.

But nevertheless, If you had a sound knowledge or Islamic or Cultural History or Jurisprudence. I would have point out some facts that would make you understand the basis of such practice.

But I suppose this post is directed towards religious critisism, and rooted based on the normal bias statement you see online especially from Christians. You said you are christian Pacifist. and that says it all.

So I would take it with a pinch of salt that you are talking based on just reading one story out of the thousands, and that explains the basis of such a dry, post.

How about give it a "chance", explore through the boundaries of honest research on Islam as a religion in general and also Cultural ways of the past.

Besides have you put the following into consideration?

At what age does an average girl marry 1000 years ago?

It is a pity that you tend to attack it without reasoning.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Dear Anonymous,
there was no single word of criticism in the post. And you simply jumped to conclusion.

For your information, I had my own Aisha who was only 11 when her parents wanted me to marry her and I did not accept it and I did not abuse her.

I was in the task force assigned to address harmful traditional practices in Nigeria and early marriage, girl-child marriages and VVF were the problems we addressed. And for your information girls as young as 9 years old are still getting married in Islamic states in Nigeria and in Islamic nations worldwide.

If you want me to marry even 7 girls from Northern Nigeria and hand them over to you, I can do so to demonstrate that the practice is still common today as it was in the days of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh).

You need to do more studies before taking on Boggywoggy. Because, I have come a long way. Don't let your ignorance lead you astray.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

What the f*&^!!
He should be prosecuted for paedophile. At age 9?! He aint got no shame. WTH is he gonna put his rod at that tender age?

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Prosecute Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)?

I am considering one juicy offer from Saudi Arabia to convert to Islam.

The Saudis have promised me 7 beautiful brides from age 16 to 21. Hand picked. And they are all virgins. But I have asked for 7 more. But older women who must all be widows between ages 40 and 90.
One wife per day 24/7.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

And what will you do with a 90yr old woman? I wanna know.....

kapalik said...

what if someone does like hazrat muhammad (m.p.b.u.h) ? marring a 9 years old girl? and why did he married widowd most?

Taha Khalid said...

Mother fuckers you are saying about the prophet mind your languages