Many Muslims in America don’t speak about Muhammad’s marriage with Alisha. She was 6 when Muhammad married her and 9 when Muhammad first had sex with her. At least this guy is being consistent with Islamic teaching and tradition. Women, daughters, mothers, wives are all viewed as property within a Muslim community so if a father wants to marry off a daughter at age one then that is his prerogative. Again I ask: when are we going to hear anything about the rights of Muslim girls who are forced into a marriage that ends up in abuse from CAIR? Guess what? We’re not.
There is no minimal age for entering marriage. You can have a marriage contract even with a one-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of nine, seven, or eight.
This is merely a contract (indicating) consent. The guardian in such a case must be the father because the father’s opinion is obligatory. Thus, the girl becomes a wife. But is the girl ready for sex yet or not? What is the appropriate age for having sex for the first time?
This varies according to environment and traditions. In Yemen, girls were married off at nice, ten, eleven, eight, or thirteen.
The Prophet Muhammad is the model we follow. He took ‘Aisha to be his wife when she was six, but he had sex with her only when she was nine.
When she was six . . .
He Married her at the age of six and he consummated the marriage, by having sex with her for the first time.
-when she was nine.
We consider the Prophet Muhammad to be our model.