Please enlighten me about the Prophet Mohammed.. is it true that he married a...
August 12, 2008 5:31am CST
I am asking this question in good faith. I would really like to know if there is TRUTH in what people are saying that Mohammed married a 10 year old girl? If so, why'd he do that and what is the theological explanation behind it? It makes me really curious.
12 Aug 08
Yes, it is true. Prophet Mohammad got engaged to his wife Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine years old. If you ask why, they you must go back to medieval Asia and try to understand the lifestyles of the tribal beduins in those days. I don’t know about any theological explanation to it, but the condition of women throughout the world in those times were quite bad. Women were thought of more as a family property and an individual and little girls were married off according to their parent’s choice and before they could have any say of their own. So nothing shocking really in what Mohammad did.