We have examined both the Quran and the Islamic traditions and found that both sources contain false predictions. In light of the prophetic criteria given by God in Deuteronomy 18 we discover that Muhammad fails this test. This means that Muhammad is neither a true prophet nor is he the prophet like Moses.
Muhammad’s Miracles According to Tradition A host of agels visited Muhammad’s mother Amina, in a dream and told her she would soon give birth to the Prophet. The angles instructed her to name him Muhammad, meaning highly praised.”
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 22.
When the hour of Muhammad’s birth at last arrived, angels rushed to see the event. They brought a matress, and a coverlet (top) os that his mother, though poor, might rest in comfort.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 22.
As an infant, the Prophet was visited by more angels bearing a pitcher, a basin and a towel to inagurate the ritual ablutions Muslims have performed ever since, before offering prayers to God.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 22.
While meditating on a mountain near Mecca, Muhammad received a revelation from God through the archangel Gabriel. Dazzled, Muhammad turned away, but no matter where he looked, Gabriel’s face appeared.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 23.
After his meeting with Gabriel, Muhammad feared he might be possessed by evil spirits. Although the Prophet continued to pray, God did not speak to him again for a time. Then, one day, Gabriel reappeared and said, “Thy Lord hath not forsaken thee, nor is he displeasede...” and commanded Muhammad to call men to God.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 23.
One night angels appeared to Muhammad and prepared him for a night journey through Paradise. Gabriel, some of the legends say, awakened the prophet, split his body from his neck to his waist, and removed and washed his heart. As the angel returned Muhammad’s heart to his body, he filled his soul with faith and wisdom.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 24.
Purified, Muhammad mounted a fabulous creature named Buraq that had a woman’s face, a mule’s body, a peacock’s tail – and the ability to cover, in a single bound, a distance as far as the eye could see. Riding Buraq (who, tradition holds, had borne up other prophets before him), Muhammad passed through seven heavens and enjoyed the rarest privilege of all – seeing God’s unveiled face.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 24.
During the Night Journey, Muhammad led Patriarchs, Old Testament prophets and angels in prayer in a celestail mosque. While in Paradise, Muhammad met Moses, whom he later described as “a ruddy faced man.” Jesus he depicted as freckled and of medium height; of Abrham he said, “Never have I seen a man more like myself.” Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 25.
Surrounded by hostile Meccans, the Prophet sough help from desert tribes. Most scorned him, but one tribe was converted when he conjured up a well, where the people could fill their water bags.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 26.
When Muhammad brought forth a spring in Mecca, however, the people declared he was an evil sorcerer, not a prophet; some in fact, led by the wicked Abu Jahl, plotted his death.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 26.
In small and large groups the Prophet’s converts departed from Mecca and undertook the journey to Medina. In September 622, A.D. – the first year of the Islamic calender – Muhammad and his friend Abu Bakr mounted camels and headed across the desert. They slept the first night in a cave. Soilders from Mecca – led by Satan, pursued them, but they never searced the cave because Allah had caused a spider’s web to be spun and a dove’s nest to be built at the entrance – proving no one was hiding within.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 27.
One night Muhammad and Abu Bakr found shelter with a poor Bedouin family. The Bedouins ere unable to offer their guests any sustenance, as their ewe was dry – until the Prophet made it give milk.
Desmond Stewart, Early Islam, p. 27.
Muhammad’s Likes and Dislikes Ayisha used to say: “The prophet loved three things: women, scents, and food.” He hated dogs, lizards, people with yellow teeth, painters and sculptors, costly silks and embroideries, the smell of garlic and onions. He loved children, honey, cucumbers, dates, pumpkins, and every kind of perfume. He liked to go about the house mending furniture, cobbling shoes, and patching his own clothes; and he milked his own goats. He had a sweet tooth, and there was some softness in him.
Dr. Abraham Sarker, Understand My Muslim People, p. 42.
Muhammad Cursed His Enemies Abu Lahab stood up and shouted angrily, “Perish you, Muhammad! Did you invite us here for this? The answer to Abu Lahab’s challenge came in 111:1 in which the same Arabic word meaning “perish” appears: “Perish Abu Lahab’s hands, and may he (himself) perish!” Abu Lahab was proud of his wealth and children. God said, “His wealth will not give him security, nor will the gains that he has made. He will roast in a flaming fire.” (verses 2 and 3). Nor would his wife Umm Jumayyel, who had strewn thorns in the Prophet’s path, be left unpunished: “And his wife, the carrier of the firewood sticks, will have a rope of palm fiber on her neck.”
Ali Dashti, Twenty Three Years, p. 29.
One of his followers later recalled a curse Muhammad had pronounced on the leaders of the Quraysh: “The Prophet said, ‘O Allah! Destroy the chiefs of Quraish, O Allah! Destroy Abu Jahl bin Hisham, ‘Utba bin Rabi’a, Shaiba bin Rabi’a, ‘Uqba bin Abi Mu’ait, ‘Umaiya bin Khalaf (or Ubai bin Kalaf).’”
All these men were captured or killed during the battle of Badr. One Quraysh leader named in this curse, ‘Uqba, pleaded for his life, “But who will look after my children, O Muhammad?” “Hell” responded the Prophet of Islam, and ordered ‘Uqba killed.
Robert Spencer, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades), pp. 7-8.
Muhammad’s Example “The personality of Muhammad is indeed, besides the Koran, the center of the Muslim’s life.”
Annemarie Schimmel, And Muhammad is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Peity, p. 8 as quoted in
Dr. Daniel Pipes, Militant Islam Reaches America, p. 188.
Muhammad said that camel’s urine should be drank as medicine for those who are feeling sick (Bukhari 1:234)
Muhammad sometimes spat on his clothes (Bukhari 1:242)
Muhammad let people catch his own spit and then rub it on their faces and skin (Bukhari 3:891)
Muhammad ejected a mouthful of water on someone. (Bukhari 1:188)
Muhammad after washing would give his dirty water to his followers to drink and smear themselves with (Bukhari 1:187-188)
Legislation and Law and the Straight Path Tribalism existed on informal rules and traditions understood by all tribes, administered by patriarchs and sheikhs, and included raids and booty, blood revenge, alliances, sanctioned times and places to exclude warfare, murder and pillage.
Islam’s Answer: Islam’s straight path is founded upon beliefs, rules, laws, practices from the primary authorities in the Qur’an, the Hadith, the Sunna, and the Sharia. Islam is under the rule of Allah and his final prophet Muhammad, who serves as the excellent example for emulation by Muslims. Prescriptions are given in the Qur’anb for beliefs in Allah, angels, prophets, holy scriptures, and final judgement for paradise and hell, as well as for the confession (shahada9, giving (zakat), prayer (salat), fasting (Ramadan), and pilgrimage (hajj). Directions are also given in the Qur’an for matters of life such as family, hygiene, jihad and martyrdom.
Dr. George Braswell, Islam and America, pp. 116-118.
Muhammad Was Un-original In 1280 C.E. there appeared in Baghdad a remarkable book written in Arabic by a Jewish philosopher and physician İbn Kammuna. In his book Examination of the Three Faiths the prophet Muhammad is described as someone unoriginal. “We will not concede that (Muhammad) added to the knowledge of God and to obedience to Him anything more than was found in the earlier religions.”
Fussilet 41:43.....O Prophet, nothing is said to you that has not already been said to the Messengers before you.
İbn Warraq, Why I’m Not a Muslim, p. 3.
Did Muhammad Have a Problem with Sin? 1:6-7.....
Muhammad’s 24 Wives 1. Aliye: daughter of Zubayn a temporary marriage (muta).
2. ‘Aishah Siddiqabint Abu Bakr: engaged when she was 6 & consummated when she was 9 in 623 AD when he was 55 years old, the gap between them being more than 40 years. He married her in the eleventh year of Prophethood, a year after his marriage to Sawdah, and two years and five months before Al-Hijra. She was Muhammad’s favorite wife. She was six years old when he married her. However, he did not consummate the marriage with her till Shawwal seven months after Al-Hijra, and that was in Madinah. She was nine then. She was the only virgin he married, and the most beloved creature to him. As a woman she was the most learnèd woman in jurisprudence. Her age when he died in 11 AH/632 was sixteen or seventeen. She was also one of the persons who learned the Qur’an by heart. She is considered an important source of information on words and deeds of the Prophet (Hadith) and on the customs of Muslims (Sunna). After the assassination of Uthman, she opposed the accession of ‘Ali b. Abi Taleb to the caliphate and was one of the prime movers of the force which unsuccessfully challenged ‘Ali at the battle of the Camel ın 36 A.H./656.
3. Esma: (Umeyme) daughter of Sayan. Because she did not want to get married she did not want to go to bed with Muhammad.
4. Fatima: (Ümmü Şureyk) daughter of Şurayh. Muhammad initially thought that she would be beautiful, but when he found out that she was older he divorced her right away without consummating the marriage.
5. Gaziyye: daughter of Jabir; because she had been married off without her permission Muhammad returned her to Jabir.
6. Hafsabint U’mar bin Khattab: the 2nd Caliph’s daughter. A widow from the Banu Adi he married her in 623 AD when she was 18. She lived to be 59 years old. She was literate, and Abu Bakr kept the written Qur’an with her. She was Aiyim (i.e. husbandless). Her ex-husband was Khunais bin Hudhafa As-Sahmi who died in the period between Badr and Uhud battles. The Messenger of Allâh married her in the third year of Al-Hijra.
7. Halve: daughter of Hakim and sister of ol-Ash’ath; the war widow of Al Harith.
8. Umm SalamahHind bint Abi Umayya: (also called “the mother of Salamah”) She used to be the wife of Abu Salamah, who died in Jumada Al-Akhir, in the fourth year of Al-Hijra. The Messenger of Allâh married her in Shawwal of the same year. She and her husband, Abdullah bin Abdul-Asad were among the first to embrace slam. A widow of the Uhud war and a Meccan Muslim emigrant to Medina, he married her as a diplomatic marriage in 626 when she was 29.
9. Juwairiyah bint al-Harith: a 20 year old war widow from the Banu Mustalaq was taken captive in 627 AD. Her father was a chieftian of the Bani Al-Mustaliq tribe of Khuza’ah. She was the former wife of Mosafe’ b. Safwan. Juwairiyah was among the booty that fell to the Muslims from Bani Al-Mustaliq. Her lot fell to Sabit, the son of Kays, but because she was young and beautiful Muhammad said only I am worthy of her and by saying “Gabriel has given her to me.” he took her as a slave from Sabit for 9 ounces of gold. She pleaded with Muhammad to accept the offer for her freedom. Muhammad, however, gave her another option. Attracted by her beauty, Muhammad offered to set her and all the captives of her tribe free and send them home if she would marry him. Juwairiyah accepted the offer and married Muhammad when she was 20 and he was 58. He married her in Sha‘ban in the sixth year of Al-Hijra. Muhammad kept his promise and freed more than one hundred prisoners.
10. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid; Muhammad’s first wife whom he married when he was 25 in 595 AD and she was 40. She was a widow from the Bani Assad who proposed to him. She was a distinguished and wealthy woman and Muhammad was her third husband. She bore him four daughters Zainab, Ruqaiya, Umm Kulthum and Fatimah as well as two sons, Kasem and Taher, both of whom died in infancy. In Makkah — prior to Hijra — the Prophet’s household comprised him and his wife Khadijah bint Khuwailid. She was the only wife he had till she died.
11. Kuteybe: sister of Esas.
12. Leyla: daughter of Hutaym (Hazrech).
13. Maria al-Kibtiyya: Muhammad received two slave-girls from the governor of Egypt. One of them was Maria a 20 year old Egyptian Coptic Christian slave girl (mistress or concubine) taken from Egypt in 628 who was given to Muhammad by Muqawqis (Moqawqa), the Byzantine governor of Egypt and he had a son by her named İbrahim who died in infancy at 8 months. The second slave-girl was her sister Sirin. Her status as wife or concubine is disputed. After taking Maria, Muhammad received a revelation from Allah that forbade him to marry any more women but which allowed him to have sex with and replace his servants: “It is not lawful for you (O Muhammad, to marry more) women after this, nor to exchange them for other wives, even though their beauty is pleasing to you, except those whom your right hand possesses (maidservants); and Allah is always watching over everything.” (Ahzab 33:52) She bore Muhammad a son, İbrahim, who died in infancy.
14. Melike: daughter of Davut; Because Muhammad had her father, she did not want to have sex with him.
15. Maymuna bint al-Harith: (Hilaliye) was a distant relative of Muhammad from the tribe of Helal. The daughter of Al-Harith, and the sister of Umm Al-Fadl Lubabah bint Al-Harith. The Prophet [pbuh] married her after the Compensatory ‘Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage). That was in Dhul-Qa‘dah in the seventh year of Al-Hijra. She first married a man named Mas’ud, who divorced her, and then Abdu-Ruhman, but he died. She wanted to marry Muhammad and sent someone to speak to him on her behalf. Soon after Muhammad heard of Maymuna’s interest, he received a revelation from Allah: “Any believing woman who dedicates herself to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her, that is only for thee and not for the believers.” (Ahzap 33:50) Upon reveiving the revelation, Muhammad took Maymuna for his wife. She was 36 and he was 60. She lived with him three years till he died. Maymuna was the maternal aunt of Khaled b. ul-Walid (the future conqueror of Syria); reportedly it was after her marriage to the Prophet that Khaled walked into the Muslim camp and professed Islam, and the Prophet made a gift of horses to Khaled.
16. Nesh’a: daughter of Amr Rifae: Muhammad divorced her because she refused to have sex with him and because she had said, “If Muhammad had been a prophet his beloved son would not have died.”
(She is also known as Shenba)
17. Ramlah bint Abu Sufyan: (also known as Umm Habiba “mother of Habiba”) from the Umayyad clan. When her husband ‘Ubaidullah bin Jahsh apostatized and became a Christian, she stoodfast to her religion and refused to convert and divorced him and he later died in Abyssinia (Ethopia). The Messenger of Allâh [pbuh] dispatched ‘Amr bin Omaiyah Ad-Damri with a letter to Negus, the king, asking him for Umm Habibah’s hand — that was in Muharram, in the seventh year of Al-Hijra. Negus agreed and sent her to the Prophet [pbuh] in the company of Sharhabeel bin Hasnah. Muaviye’s sister Habiba married Muhammad in 628 AD when she was 35.
18. Rayhana bint Amr ibn Khunafa: (Raihana) she was from the Jewish tribe of Kurayza, and her husband was killed by Muslims in 627. She was taken captive as a slave and made to be one of Muhammad’s wives. Captives were being beheaded all day long and that night she was taken to his tent. Arab customs and Islamic law required waiting three months after the death of her husband. Status as wife or concubine is disputed. (Cf. 1 Timothy 1:8-10 about slave trade)
19. Safiyya bin Huyayy bin Akhtab: she was Jewish from the Banu Nadir from the children of Levi (Israel); During the battle of Khaybar her husband a chief was captured and she was taken as a 17 year old slave. Muhammad redeemed her in 629 AD and took her for himself. He set her free and married her after that conquest in the seventh year of Al-Hijra. from a Muslim named Dihya for seven head of cattle and had sex with her right away contrary to custom. Muhammad ordered her husband Kinana b. Abi Rabi’, one of the leaders of the Jews at Khaybar, to be tortured and killed over a dispute about hidden treasure. She was unwilling to profess Islam and enter into a contractual marriage with the Prophet, perfering to retain the status of a slave in his house. One of her servants complained to a Muslim leader that Safiyya still kept the Sabbath and followed Jewish law.
20. Sawdah bint Zam’ah: From the Banu Abd-Shams a widow whom he married in 620 when he was 50 and she was about 65. She was a widow of a Meccan Muslim emigrant who had died in Abyssinia.
He married her in Shawwal, in the tenth year of Prophethood in 619, a few days after the death of Khadijah. Prior to that, she was married to a paternal cousin of hers called As-Sakran bin ‘Amr.
21. Umre Sharik: daughter of Yedid of the Daws tribe, was one of four women who gave themselves to the Prophet. In addition to contractual wives and concubines there were some women in the Prophet’s harem who fell into this third category. Marriage to contractual wives, up to the limit of four, requires formalities such as the provision of a dowery, the presence of witnesses, and the approval of the woman’s father or other guardian. Concubinage with slave-women is permissible to Muslims if the woman’s husband was a poly-theist or other unbeliever. For the Prophet only, marriage to a woman who gave herself was permitted by the last part of verse Ahzab sura 33:49. The other three women who gave themselves to the Prophet were Maymuna, Zaynab, and Khadijah bint Khuwaylid. Umre Sharik’s gift of herself disturbed Aishah, because Umre Sharik was so beautiful that the Prophet immediately accepted the gift. In extreme jealousy and indignation, ‘Aishah reportedly said, “I wonder what a woman who gives herself to a man is worth.” The incident is cited as the occasion of the revelation of the last part of 33:49, which sanctioned Umre Sharik’s gift and the Prophet’s acceptance. On hearing this, ‘Aishah was reportedly so impertinent as to say, “I see that your Lord is quick to grant your wishes.”
22. Zaynab (Barra)bint Jahsh bin Riyab; Her real name was Barra, but Muhammad, her paternal cousin changed her name to Zainab after she embraced Islam. She was from Bani Asad bin Khuzaimah and was the Messenger’s paternal cousin. She was married to Zaid bin Haritha — who was then considered son of the Prophet [pbuh]. In 627 while she was still Zayd’s 20 year old wife, Muhammad (via revelation) told Zayd to get a divorce so that he could marry her himself. Allâh sent down some Qur’ânic verses with this respect:
"So when Zayd had accomplished his desire from her (i.e., divorced her), We gave her to you in marriage." [Al-Qur'an 33:37]
Zayd had been Muhammad’s slave before being adopted. She was also Muhammad’s fathers sister = his aunt Omameh bint Abud Almutaleb. When Zayd divorced his wife and Muhammad married Zainab, she was 35 and Muhammad was 58. The Messenger of Allâh [pbuh] married her in Dhul-Qa‘dah, the fifth year of Al-Hijra. This was an unhappy marriage. (see Ahzab 33:37) The Prophet’s affection and care for Zaynab were such as to make her a rival of Aishah.
23. Zainab bintKhuziamah: She was from Bani Hilal bin ‘Amir bin Sa‘sa‘a and a widow of Muhammad’s cousin, Obaideh, from the Banu Hilal who was killed during the battle of Uhud in 625. Her nickname was Umm-ul-Masakeen “mother of the poor and needy” because of her kindness and care towards them. She died at age 33. She was married to the Prophet [pbuh] in the fourth year of Al-Hijra, but she died two or three months after her marriage to the Messenger of Allâh [pbuh].
24. Zubba: daughter of Amir bin Şa-Şaa; Muhammad divorced her because she grew old.
Dr. Ergun & Emir Caner, Unveiling Islam, p. 56.
İlhan Arsel, Şeriat ve Kadın. P. 280.
Ali Dashti, Twenty Three Years, pp. 123-125.
Muhammad’s Wives are Divided into Two Categories intimate = muqarribat = ‘Aishah, Hafsa, Umm Salama, &
Reports About Muhammd’s Wives Bukhari 1:268: Anas writes, “The prophet used to visit all his wives in an hour round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number... the prophet was given the strength of thirty men.”
Abu Umama: relates in a hadith, “After his virtual flight into the seventh heavens” (Al Isra’a wal Mi’raj), he told his first wife, Khadija, as she lay dying, “Oh Khadija, know that God has wedded me to Mary, Christ’s mother in paradise.” He repeated this to Aishah after the hijra saying “O Aiysha (sic), didn’t you know that God Almighty in heaven wedded me to Mary the daughter of Imran, to Kuthum, Moses’ sister and to Assiya, wife of Pharaoh.”
Zamakhshari in his detailed study interprets verse 33:51 as giving the Prophet freedom to approach, shun, retain, or divorce each or all of his wives and to marry other women of his community whenever he pleased. Furthermore, according to a statement by Hasan b.’ali which Zamakhshari quotes, if the Prophet wanted a woman’s hand, no other man would have the right to pay court to that woman unless the Prophet had changed his mind. Zamakhshari adds that at that time the Prophet had nine wives and was not taking turns regularly or at all with five of them, namely Sawdah, Juwairiyah, Safiyya, Maymuna, and Umm Habiba, but was granting favor and regular turns to the other four, namely ‘Aishah, Hafsa, Umm Salama and Zaynab.
Ali Dashti, Twenty Three Years, p. 127.
Was Muhammad a Pedophile? Mohammad The Pedophile PEDOPHILIA : [NL] (1906): sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object.
[Scriptural Evidence] Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64: Sahih Bukhari [the most venerated and authentic Islamic source]
Narrated 'Aisha: 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).
Montgomerry Watts states: "Muhammed seemed to have felt a SPECIAL TENDERNESS towards children."
The Moral Standard Muslims look upto, Prophet Mohammad : " ... Sounds like child molestation to me. It does not appear to me that the founder of Islam was a man of peace or good moral character. " - Anonymous.
Muslims Practicing Islam :
Compilation of Ishaq b. Mansur al-Kasaj, ... found in Chapters on Marriage and Divorce, translated by Spectorsky, in the ruling that a woman "IS OF AGE WHEN SHE HAS REACHED HER NINTH YEAR !"
" Two iraqi men, aged 28 amd 34, who live in lincoln, nebraska, married two iraqi girls, aged 13 and 14, in a private Islamic ceremony attended by family and friends. The two men have been arrested, charged with the sexual assault of a child and could be sentenced to 50 years of prison because the marriage age in nebraska is at least 17 years of age. Their attorney argued that the men didn't know about the law and that they were merely following their religious custom of courtship and marriage. Do they really do such things in today's Iraq? " - Abdul Abdi
" The point I would like to make is that The Muslim world has been exploiting young girls for quite sometime now in the name of Islam. These are child abuse and it does occur on a daily basis throughout Islamic world, including your birth place, Somalia. Rich Arab Muslims have been caught on the exit ports of India and Malaysia leaving with clueless, helpless girls clutching onto their dolls and other meager belongings. " -Faisal Hassan.
Inspired By Islam (What the most famous cleric has to say):
A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However he should not penetrate, sodomising the child is OK. If the man penetrates and damages the child then he should be responsible for her subsistence throughout her life. This girl, however does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girls sister.
It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband's house rather than her father's home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.
How it all began ( a long time ago in the isolated deserts of Arabia) :
Already, when Aisha (the daughter of Abu Bakr, Mohammad's closest friend and unquestioning ally) was about 4-5 years old Muhammad started dreaming of a union with her [Ref: SAHIKH BUKHARI, 5:235] and he wasted no time in realizing his dreams, inspite of the fact that object of his dreams was a mere child. Perhaps you want to assume that it is "normal" for a 50+ year old man to dream of marrying a 4-5 old child, and then ACTUALLY ask for her hand at 6?
Is it normal for an oversexed old man (Muhammad had over 9 wives and concubines) to dream of a union with a 4-5 year old girl?
Muhammad ( SAW ) was basically oversexed, his sexual relationship with Aisha is a special case, which fits his strong need for a larger latitude to satisfy his sexual urge, as is witnessed by:
"The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number." I asked Anas, "Had the Prophet the strength for it?" Anas replied, "We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men)." And Sa'id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine wives only (not eleven)." [Bukhari.1:268]
When she was 6, Muhammad asked Abu Bakr, Aisha's father, for her hand. Abu Bakr thought it was improper, because, as he said "I am your brother"; Muhammad brushed aside Abu Bakr's reservation by saying that it was perfectly lawful for him to marry Aisha [ Ref: SAHIKH BUKHAR I7:18].
What happened to " there is no compulsion in matters of religion ?" Anyway what compulsion did Muhhammad need being a prophet his word was law, he restricted men to only four wives when he himself had more than four, that was a convenient exemption for Muhhammad.
So, Aisha was betrothed to Muhammad, and 3 years later, i.e. when Aisha was 9, the marriage was consumed. And Muhammad was 53 then [SAHIH BUKHARI 5:236,7:64,7:65,7:88] .
The 3 year waiting period probably had to do with the fact that at that time Aisha had contracted some disease, whereby she, temporarily lost her hair. Aisha was then socially and psychologically still a child as is evidenced by the fact that she was still given to her toys, she was unaware of what was happening around her, and her playmates behave as would the children at present times [Sahih Bukhari 8:151,5:234].
Aisha became Muhammad's favourite wife. And the sexuality in the relationship was predominant [ SAHIH BUKHARI .1.270, 3:36, 7:6, 3:148, 3:149, 3:150, 7:142, IbnSa'd 1pg165 ]. Later, Aisha was to be called the "mother of believers".
If you are wandering, yes, the relationship was pedophilic.
When did the sexual relations between Prophet Mohammad and his child bride begin?
Unfortunately we do not have any video recordings of such events. Neither can we expect that there would be any explicit statements regarding this. In any case it is certain that she had NOT reached puberty when she moved into Muhammad's house, which in itself, contrary to the prevailing social norms, is a tacit implication that he may indulge in whatever fantasies he may have had when he asked for Aisha's hand. And Muhammad did have fantasies.
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151:
Narrated 'Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, BUT the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for 'Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13)
It is, however, very unlikely that Muhammad would have waited for the onset of the menses; or at most it could have been just after the 1st drops. The evidence is necessarily indirect.
# His strong desire to "graze of the (tree) of which nothing has been eaten before", as his other wives had not been virgins.
# Menses or fasting do not reduce Muhammad's desire and potency for sex. His nightly rounds to his wives(lastly 12-13) did require more than average potency.
# New additions to his harem lead to intensive sexual activity, e.g. arrival of Maria lead to increased, initial spurt of sexual activity to the neglect of others .
# The intervals between prayers are used for quick stands "I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it."
# Other wives try to please Muhammad by sacrificing their turns in favor of Aisha.
# During his last fatal illness he cries: "Where will I be tomorrow? Where will I be tomorrow?", seeking Aisha's turn.
Prophet Say: Marry Young Virgins
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 17:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
When I got married, Allah's Apostle said to me, "What type of lady have you married?" I replied, "I have married a matron' He said, "Why, don't you have a liking for the young virgins and for fondling them?" Jabir also said: Allah's Apostle said, "Why didn't you marry a young girl so that you might play with her and she with you?'
Silent Children :
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 67:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A matron should not be given in marriage except after consulting her; and a virgin should not be given in marriage except after her permission." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! How can we know her permission?" He said, "Her silence (indicates her permission)."
Where sex is akin to a crime, silence is admission of your guilt. What a corruption of "fitrah" ( human nature).
What religion condones the destruction of childhood? What are we who daily avow our undying love for Allah to do against a system that ruthlessly oppresses its youngest and brightest ?
What was Aisha's age? I have heard other figures ... (A question also known as: How many of your own sources will you deny ? )
All the relevant sources (Bukhari, Ibn Hisham, Tabari, Ibn al-Athir, Ibn Sa'd, Ibn Hanbal, etc.) maintain that Aisha was bethroted to Mohammed when she was 6, and the marraige was consummated 3 years later.
'Mahommad - The Word of Allah' written by Anne-Marie Delcambre. (Anne-Marie Delcambre has a doctorate in 'Islamology', and taught Islamic Civilisation at the Saint Joseph University of Beyrouth in Lebanon). On page 69, it says that he was married to her when she was 9 years old.
Dates commonly accepted by scholars: Birth Muhammad(570), birth Aisha(614 or 615). Bethrothal(620 or 621), Consummation of marriage(623 or 624). In particular the "consummation" of marriage is said to have taken place after the hidjra in Shawwal 1 or 2. Between 621 and 623 Asiha is said to have contracted a disease whereby she temporarily lost her hair. (Ref 1)
She could not have been more than 10 years when she went to live in Muhammad's house. The fact that she took her toys with her to her new home indicates that she was psychologically and socially still a child. And the fact that she was allowed to play with DOLLS indicates that she had NOT reached puberty by this time. ("The playing with the dolls and similar images was(is) forbidden, but it was allowed for Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty."Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13). Besides, there is also Aisha's own statement which implies that she had NOT reached puberty when she moved into Muhammad's house[Sahih Bukhari 7.163]. I am sure she would have been able to recount accurately as to when and where she got her first menses. Most girls do remember such events rather accurately. (Refs 2)
What is "sick" is that Muhammad had started to dream of a union with Aisha already when she was 4-5 years old: "You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you...(and) I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen." He was to use a similar tactic when he wanted to marry his step son's wife. A tactic which Aisha later came to understand as fraud, as in: "Aisha said: O Allah's Apostle! I do not see, but, that your Lord hurries in pleasing you." (Refs 2)
Muhammad wasted no time in realizing what he had been dreaming. Already when Aisha was 6 "The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'Aisha'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 (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry." Here it does not seem that Abu Bakr consented to the marriage wholeheartedly.
REFERENCES (1) Les femmes du Prophete Prof.Magali Morsi, Professor of History, University of Muhammed V, Rabat, Morocco.
* "And if a woman is sexually mature I see nothing wrong with her marriage in general, with a man of any age... "- A muslim.
For those Muslims who approve of the above statement ( and hold similar views ): Would you let your daughters go through this ?
What are the essential features of pedophilia.?
Professors of psychiatry, Harold I.Kaplan MD and Benjamin J.Sadock MD. of New York University Medical School states the essential features to diagnose pedophilia are:
1.Identification with and narcissistic investment in immature sexual objects.
Muhammad's infatuation and relationship with Aisha fits this criterion. And Mohammad was vain too - he liked to use perfume and dye his hair (even as an old man).
2. Control, domination and seduction of children.
A slight recalcitrance on the part of his wives was met by intolerant threats like: "if he (Muhammad) divorce you, (Allah) will give him in your place wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, penitent, adorers, fasters, widows and virgins." [K 66.5]
3. Sexual activity with children is preferential and occur repeatedly.
Aisha was ever present, right up to his last fatal breath and he preferred spending his nights with her. Aisha became Muhammad's favorites wife. And the sexuality in the relationship was predominant. [Sahih Bukhari 1.270,3:36,7:6,3:148,3:149,3:150,7:142,IbnSa'd 1pg165]
Is menses necessary indicator of sexual maturity ?
Sexual maturity is NOT PURELY RELATED TO MENSES as for some peculiar reasons many Muslims have tried to say.
In the first place having or not having menses is not the criterion for sexual maturity, and thus of pedophilic behaviour. We have cases here, of abducted girls, 12, 13, 14, well past their mens, and yet preferred by pedophiles as sexual objects.
Besides when Aisha was about 4-5 years old Muhammad started dreaming of a union with her [Sahih Bukhari 5:235]- I am sure Ayesha was not menstruating then . Or do Arab girls menstruate at the age of 4-5 ?