The Heart's Witness Against Muhammad: Sex With Girls
If one is not in the thrall of Islam, one would clearly make the assessment that Muhammad was disturbed.
There is not much prophetic or divine in the image of a 55-year old man marrying and copulating with a premenarcheal girl regardless of how many bismillahs are said during intercourse. Nor is there anything prophetic in the suggestion that God would positively will this moral enormity. Regardless of how common (or not) this practice was in the sexually-corrupt or sexually permissive Bedouin society in which Muhammad lived, and moved, and had his being, marriage with a six-year-old and sex with a nine-year-old was not required. It certainly is not something that a man ostensibly holding himself out as the pattern for all men then and for all the future should engage in.
Perhaps for the purpose of cementing Muhammad's political relationship with Abu Bakr, 'A'isha's father, who later would take over the reins of that politico-religious bellicose machine called Islam that Muhammad had founded or perhaps motivated out of simple lust, the marital relationship between Muhammad and 'A'isha spells the death knell to any claim of authentic prophethood by Muhammad.
The traditional ahadith put 'A'isha at six or seven years of age at the marriage, and at age nine at its consummation by Muhammad, then in his mid-50s. Uncontestably, this puts the young 'A'isha at a premenarcheal age when Muhammad consummated his marriage. What is even more frightening is that Muhammad seems to have had unnatural sexual desires for 'A'isha before he married her. In Sahih al-Bukhari 9.87.139, 9.87.140, and 9.87.141, Muhammad seems to confess a prior longing for 'A'isha, as he even had dreams about her being uncovered. Seeing 'A'isha naked in a dream (at age six) meant to Muhammad that this desire "is from Allah, then it must happen."
There is not much prophetic or divine in the image of a 55-year old man marrying a six-year-old and copulating with her when she turned nine regardless of how many bismillahs are said during intercourse. Nor is there anything prophetic in the suggestion that God would positively will this moral enormity. Regardless of how common (or not) this practice was in the sexually-corrupt or sexually permissive Bedouin society in which Muhammad lived, and moved, and had his being, marriage with a six-year-old and sex with a nine-year-old was not required. It certainly is not something that a man ostensibly holding himself out as the pattern for all men then and for all the future should engage in.
It seems that 'A'isha's father, Abu Bakr, was not initially excited about the prospect of Muhammad's marriage to his daughter, but, being under the thrall of Muhammad appears to have conceded to the pseudo-prophet's proposal after weakly trying to deflect it on the grounds that he was Muhammad's brother: Sahih al-Bukhari 7.18: "Narrated 'Ursa: The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'A'isha'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 ('A'isha) is lawful for me to marry.'" In other words, Islam--not Bedouin practices--made it legitimate for Muhammad (and by implication any Muslim) to marry and bed premenarcheal girls. This precept in itself is so repugnant to the natural law and to reason that, by itself, it destroys any possible divine warrant underlying Islam.
Even supposing that child marriage and consummation had been the standard convention for the Bedouin, this is something a far-seeing prophet and his Allah, it seems, would not have encouraged, but would have banned. This is not something one should expect from the man hailed as al-insan al-kamil, the person who has reached perfection. Most men not inculcated by Islamic values would find it morally repugnant. This is not a moral zenith, but a moral nadir, at least if we are to judge by objective standards of natural moral law.
It is no use whitewashing this historically certain situation. All the standard, approved and orthodox ahadith relating to this issue are consistent. For Muslims or their Western cronies to deny this fact is intellectually dishonest: nay, it is a plain lie. Sahih Muslim 8.3310 relates:
"'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."
The same anthology of ahadith continues with another hadith, 8.3311, which has a slight, but ultimately meaningless, discrepancy in her age:
"'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.
Various ahadith in Sahih al-Bukhari corroborate 'A'isha's age at marriage to be six and at consummation to be nine, 7.62.64, 7.62.65, and 7.62.88:
"Narrated 'A'isha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, ...
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