islamaphobes claim that prophet muhammad (peace be upon him) was a pedophile, arguing that he married aisha (peace be upon her) when she was too young. islamic law (shari’ah), say these critics, condones pedophilia by allowing marriage to children. most of these islamaphobes come from jewish and christian backgrounds. yet, the truth is that these jews and christians live in a great big glass house; in this book, we will throw stones at this house and completely shatter it. islamic law (shari’ah) does in fact allow some nine year old girls to be married. but as we shall prove in this book, jewish law (halacha) sets the minimum age of marriage at three years of age, whereas christian law asserts that the absolute minimum age of marriage is seven years old.
first, we will cite the jewish and christian law from a theological standpoint. then, we will establish the historical proof that jews and christians routinely married their daughters off at an extremely young age—younger than aisha (peace be upon her). after this, we will cite numerous examples of christian prophets, saints, popes, kings, royals, and nobles who either themselves married girls of such a young age or who actively condoned it.
after having dealt with the jewish and christian criticism, we will shift our focus to the rest of the world, proving that marriage at such a young age was something considered normal in all ancient civilizations. we will cite so many examples from so many cultures that it will leave the staunchest islamaphobes at a loss for words. finally, we will look at the islamic law, the prophet’s marriage to aisha (peace be upon her), and the medico legal aspects of pedophilia.
the honest reader will become convinced, the stubborn opponent will be routed, and the truth-seeker will be guided to the path of islam. god willing.
ya allah (o god), sharpen my pen and make my task easy.