Pedophilia in Islam
Muhammed -The Pedophile -
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64: Sahih Bukhari Aisha: that the Prophet (Muhammed 53 years old) 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).
Yet Aisha also said, “None of you could control his sexual desires as the Prophet could.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 299)
This may seem weird but I think there needs to be a little bit of study.
It is actually not unusual for girls to develop maturity at young ages.
For example the Cambridge World History of Food says:
Albrecht von Haller (1775), for example, claimed that girls in the southerly regions of Asia, where the climate was warm, were marriageable in their eighth year and gave birth in their ninth or tenth year
“Doctors generally consider puberty early if it begins before age 8 in girls and before age 9 in boys.”
The average age for when girls in the U.S. reach their first period is 12.
If you notice, the hadith it says
“he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old,”
Aisha would have been physically prepared by this age. She also would have been emotionally prepared. 1400 years ago, children were much more mature. For example. Professor Postman states in his famous book The disappearance of Childhood that children and adults of Medieval Europe.
lived in the same social and intellectual world
But why was she married so young if there was no sex? This is custom called betrothal. betrothal is ” no more than a declaration to marry a certain woman”
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, the Shia Grand Ayatollah, 1979-89 said in his official statements:
“A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by sharia). If the man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. It is better for a girl to marry when her menstruation starts, and 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.”
Khomeini, “Tahrirolvasyleh” fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990
“It is not illegal for an adult male to ‘thigh’ or enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her.”
You have been misled because There is no fourth volume of the book
The most important rule as to the age of marriage of females as per the majority of Muslim scholars is that the female had reached puberty and that she can mentally carry the responsibility of marriage. She has to be physically and mentally able to fulfill the duties of marriage.
—-Islamic Scholar , Imam Mustafa Zayd