A lot of people has always been arguing and calling Prophet Mohammed (SAW) a paedophile due to his wife which he married when she was just 9 years old.
However, thanks to a Muslim scholar who cleared the air and people’s doubt by explaining the Prophet wasn’t a paedophile. He explained how and what actually happened back then that made Prophet Mohammed (SAW) married his wife at her tender age. According to the scholar’s explanation, Below is what actually happened back then;
“It is a very common phenomenon for most people to quickly want to posit or portray the holy prophet Muhammad (saw) as a paedophile or someone who cherish keeping young girls. These stories are what we have heard on several occasions but I will love to make some clarifications about it in this article.
When trying as much as possible to seek knowledge about this subject matter, it is important to first discuss the age of Aisha being 9 when she married our Prophet Muhammad.
If you will care to know, Aisha’s parents did marry her to the holy prophet and at that time, not a single person objected their marriage because it was a common practice and norm which is still practised in many countries till date for little girls to get married.
One will want to ask why Aisha’s parents married her to the prophet?
In Arabia, it was a norm there for people to have a very short life span as research has it that many people’s life span come to an end between the ages of 40 and 60 which makes it inversely responsible for having what may be termed child marriage back then.
Aside this, Aisha’s father whose name was Abu Baker, during the persecution of Muslims and migration from Mecca to Median left his family to the care of prophet Muhammad and also at that time gave his consent for the prophet to be married to his daughter, Aisha. We shouldn’t also forget that during that time, girls mature rapidly and reached puberty before the age of 10.
Meanwhile, it is also important to know that the holy prophet has received a vision that he should marry Aisha even before her parents ever thought of marrying her to the prophet.
To prove that the prophet wasn’t majorly interested in young girls, his wives, about 11 of them are either closely older or younger than him only with the exception of Aisha.
With this, will you still say the holy prophet was a paedophile?
Rather than say he was a paedophile, it would be appropriate to say he came with a lesson that there is no ill in marrying someone who is either younger or older than you in as much as you can treat her like a queen.
This also set an example on how to treat our to love, respect, honour and cherish our women folk. Given them rights also over us and given the mother the most honourable position in our lives, without her happiness there is no paradise for us.
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