Why Did the Prophet Marry Aishah at Such a Young Age?

06 September, 2020
Q Dear scholar, I read in some sources that the Prophet (peace be upon him) married lady Aishah at a very young age. So, my question is: why did the Prophet marry Aishah at such a young age?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

The Prophet’s marriage to Aishah at this age was completely normal in the society. No one discussed this issue and no one attacked the Prophet’ character until the past 100 years of human history not even the people in his time. This is because it was a norm in human history that people marry and find themselves of age as adults and consent to marry at that time.


Sheikh Hasib Noor refutes this misconception in this short video:

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: FaithIQ

About Sheikh Hasib Noor
Sheikh Hasib Noor hails from Afghan heritage, grew up in the US, and studied at the College of Islamic Law in the University of Madinah, following undergraduate study in the U.S, with a major in Pre-Med and a minor in Psychology.His journey in seeking traditional knowledge started in the U.S. while in high school and college. He continued to pursue his studies in the City of The Prophet (peace be upon him) under the tutelage of over 50 of the scholars of Madinah.With over 10 years of experience in working with different organizations at the local and national level, he has held positions as a board member of many organizations, masajid and as a khatib. Currently, he is the Founder and Director of the legacy Institute.