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Aishas Age of Consummation

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Mistranslated hadith addressed
{{Quote|1=[http://www.webcitation.org/67gTj2QC2 Gibril Haddad]|2=Those that itch to follow misguidance always resort to solipsisms because they are invariably thin on sources. In this particular case "the Learner" proves to be ignorant and dishonest. It is no surprise he moves on every single point, without exception, from incorrect premises to false conclusions.}}
 
==Other Arguments==
===Hadith Saying 'Aisha Had Reached Puberty===
 
'Aisha lived with her parents before her marriage to Muhammad was consumated at the age of 9 ({{Muslim|8|3310}}). The following mistranslation is used to claim she reached puberty while she still lived there.
 
{{Quote|{{Bukhari|1|8|465}}| Narrated `Aisha:
 
(the wife of the Prophet) I had seen my parents following Islam since I attained the age of puberty. Not a day passed but the Prophet (ﷺ) visited us, both in the mornings and evenings...}}
 
The word أَعْقِلْ means thoughts or reasoning, but the translator Muhsin Khan has used the word 'puberty'. The meaning rather is simply that 'Aisha was aware that her parents were following Islam. A literal translation would be "I was not aware of my parents other than that the two of them both acknowledged the religion".
 
The exact same Arabic phrase is translated as follows in another hadith by the same translator:
 
{{Quote|{{Bukhari|3|37|494}}| Narrated Aisha:
 
(wife of the Prophet) Since I reached the age when I could remember things, I have seen my parents worshipping according to the right faith of Islam. Not a single day passed but Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) visited us both in the morning and in the evening...}}
 
==Conclusion==
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