Refuting the allegation regarding the age of Aisha when the prophet Pbuh married her
By: mohamad massarweh
Islam haters and atheists, raise very often the allegations about the age of Aisha, nine years old, when Muhammad the prophet married her. They viciously accuse him of child abuse and pedophilia. But the truth is:
Non-believers and Islam opponents at that time would have not missed the opportunity, to slander Islam and defame the prophet if Aisha's age was considered to be unacceptable, moreover there are many historical facts which show that girls got married at early ages.
Medicine defines the start of womanhood from eight to thirteen years
It is already known that girls who live close to the equator zone mature earlier than those who don't.
Fourteen years ago, there was no twelve obligatory school years to attend, and life was significantly harsher, this made boys and girls to mature both mentally and physically faster than their peers nowadays. For example, Osama iben Zaid led the Muslim army against the romans while he was less than 18 years old!
Girls getting married at young ages was accepted, practiced, and continued for many centuries. Examples: countess "Margaret Beaufort", mother of "Henry VII", got married at 1453 at age of 7 years, king "Louis XII" engaged " Joan of France" when she was 8 years and married her when she got 12 years old, king "Edward II" married "Isabella of France" while her age was 12 years
Nowadays, state of Massachusetts has no minimal age of marriage conditioned that parents or a judge are present
It is well known that in free sex societies, girls practice sexual contact at age of 12 years or less, so why sex should be denounced if it was performed within the frame of marriage several centuries ago!