The fact that her age is under dispute...(yeah yeah... his own scriptures damn him, but does that equal evidence per se?) - that coupled with the fact that a person accused of being sex-mad or mad for sex would pass up the chance to indulge his foilbles?
devil you have a point there I too doubt that and In fact coming from Shia Islamic background I hardly knew this Aisha/Muhammad story. Most of the stories I heard was Fatima../Khadija/Ali/Hussain/Karbala .. that is all what has been taught in the homes.. Once I read Islam inside out, I reject all hadith.. but then reading Quran and thinking about verses like these
033.050 : O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her-- specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
033.051 : You may put off whom you please of them, and you may take to you whom you please, and whom you desire of those whom you had separated provisionally; no blame attaches to you; this is most proper, so that their eyes may be cool and they may not grieve, and that they should be pleased, all of them with what you give them, and Allah knows what is in your hearts; and Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.
033.052 : It is not allowed to you to take women afterwards, nor that you should change them for other wives, though their beauty be pleasing to you, except what your right hand possesses and Allah is Watchful over all things.
033.057 : Surely (as for) those who speak evil things of Allah and His Messenger, Allah has cursed them in this world and the here after,, and He has prepared for them a chastisement bringing disgrace.
033.059 : O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
066.001: O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you; you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
66.003: And when the prophet secretly communicated a piece of information to one of his wives-- but when she informed (others) of it, and Allah made him to know it, he made known part of it and avoided part; so when he informed her of it, she said: Who informed you of this? He said: The Knowing, the one Aware, informed me.
066.004: If you both turn to Allah, then indeed your hearts are already inclined (to this); and if you back up each other against him, then surely Allah it is Who is his Guardian, and Jibreel and -the believers that do good, and the angels after that are the aiders.
066.005: Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your place wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, penitent, adorers, fasters, widows and virgins.
THAT IS FILTH Devil., They are the words jinns and That is one hell of a SICK allah and his messenger., couple that to actions some close family members.. That put me off the boat of islam all together., Lucky me being Zebra., it was easy to shut it off completely..
All his other wives were older or much older. With a good lawyer, I think he couldn't be convicted beyond reasonable ground. I am presuming it was 'legal' at the time. I would need to find a response to the question - he was over forty lol and she was his favourite.
No they are not older are MUCH OLDER
, that Jewish girl was 18 or so., . It is true if we remove Aisha story, Muhammad can not be considered as Pedophile but still even if I am a believer, I would consider him as sex obsessed DIRTY OLD MAN not a prophet of allah/god..
Any ways here is the list of Muhammad's Harem.. wives, concubines, right hand possess and what not..
1. Khadija/Khadijah bint Khuwailid/Khywaylid
2. Sauda/Sawda bint Zam’a
3. 'Aisha/Aesha/’A’ishah - married at 6, consummated at 9
4. Omm/’Umm Salama/Salamah
6. Zaynab/Zainab of Jahsh- daughter in law
7. Juwairiya/Jowayriya bint Harith- captured from the raid on Bani Mustaliq
8. Safiya/Safiyya bint Huyai/Huyayy bint Akhtab- captured from the raid on Bani Nadir
9. Maymuna/Maimuna of Hareth
10. Fatima/Fatema/Fatimah-Ibn-i-Majah vol.1 no.465 p.255 and Sunan Nasa’i vol.1 no.228 p.224; vol.1 no.417 p.307
11. Hend/Hind (widow)
12. Asma of Saba (Sana bint Asma')
13. Zaynab of Khozayma
15. Divorced Asma of Noman / bint al-Nu’man
16. Mary the Copt/Christian- female slaves gifted by the ruler of Alexandria, not married but bear him a child name Ibrahim
17. Rayhana/Raihana/Rayhanah bint Zayd/Zaid
18. Divorced Omm Sharik
19. Maymuna/Maimuna- another slave girl
20. Zaynab/Zainab the third?
21. Khawla / Khawlah- al-Tabari vol.9 p.139
22. Divorced Mulaykah bint Dawud
23. Divorced al-Shanba’ bint ‘Amr
24. Divorced al-‘Aliyyah
25. Divorced ‘Amrah bint Yazid
26. Divorced an Unnamed Woman
27. Qutaylah bint Qays (died right away)
28. Sana bint Sufyan
29. Sharaf bint Khalifah
Most of those names are from that Ali Dashti's book "Twenty Three Years: A Study Of The Prophetic Career Of Mohammad""
But I doubt that there was a character in the history of Islam with name "Muhammad" as told in Islamic history. I say there was NO MUHAMMAD"
All the stories of Muhammad were cock/bull stories gathered told by early Muslims from multiple leaders/rulers of Islam.