Hazrat Ayesha’s Marriage

What was Hazrat Ayesha’s age at the time of her marriage to the Holy Prophet?

Critics of Islam have often point at the reported age of Hazrat Ayesha at the time she was married to the Holy Prophet (pbuh). The Lahore Ahmadiyya were one of the very first to do some proper research into what her age must have been, and the evidence showed she must have been much older than the suggested age of six.

In the video above we look at this topic again, and give new evidence to show that Hazrat Ayesha became engaged to the Holy Prophet at 16 and not 6 and that she married him when she was 21.

Forced Marriages & Islam


Does Islam allow forced marriages?


Forced Marriages in the light of the Quran (Ch 30 verse 21), hadith and fiqh

Forced marriages are in the news again because the British government has passed a law making it a criminal offence to force a person to marry another. We applaud and fully support these efforts.

In this khutba we look at what Islam has to say about such marriages. We show that the Holy Quran gives the purpose of having a mate as to provide peace of mind and love. A forced marriage would hardly result in peace of mind or love between the parties. Hadith also clearly shows that the Holy Prophet (s) regarded ‘forced marriages’ void. The leading jurists also give the same opinion in their books.

Therefore this new law which was passed by the British Government is simply following what Islam already tells us, as Muslims, to do.

Don’t like video? Then you can listen to the Podcast below.

Saudi Scholars: Forced marriages against Islam

Forced marriages are entirely against Islamic teachings, scholars told Makkah daily on Tuesday.

The scholars said the United Nations has classified these types of unions to be a serious violation of human rights.

Mohammed Al-Suhali, director of the Islamic studies center at Umm Al-Qura university and member of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), said such marriages are rejected both religiously and socially.

“This type of marriage has nothing to do with the religion and is nothing more than a social norm,” he said.

Al-Suhali said forced marriages have become a phenomenon in some conservative societies that do not give any value to the opinions of the would-be husband or wife.

He said: “There is no religious text that permits forced marriages. It is only considered permitted by people with personal interests or hidden agenda.”

Under the Saudi system, any woman who is forced by her male guardian to marry against her wishes can go to the court to revoke the marriage contract.

In the Western media forced marriages are always associated with Muslims and Islam. It is true that some Muslims indulge in such practices under the guise of arranged marriage but then so do many other communities. Forced marriages are unlawful in Islam. This has been declared to be so even by Saudi scholars who are upholders of the very conservative tradition and interpretation of Islam.

Original Source: SaudiGazette

[Podcast] Marriage

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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad recommended that members should arrange marriages of their children with others in the jamaat to avoid long term complications in relationships. One obvious one is who are the children going to follow, the mother or the father?

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[Video] Marriage

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad recommended that members should arrange marriages of their children with others in the jamaat to avoid long term complications in relationships. One obvious one is who are the children going to follow, the mother or the father?