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
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).
Last edited by BulletWounD; 04-13-09 at 08:22 AM.
Think about it, your an African with 10 children, you can barely feed them. Marriage as soon as possible mean thats daughter will get free food from her new husband and their will be more food for her siblings. I'm not saying its right, but those are the struggles these people face.
Its all fair and good and look through idealistic glasses from your own armchair. These people unlike us struggle to survive.
Like I said child marraiges are not confined to the Islamic world, but the poor world.
Yeah nowadays. Except from Christain tribes in Sub-Sahara Africa and South America. Like I said, its poverty, not religion that is the cause of child marriage.
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