The Muslim Prophet Mohammad. What can be confirmed about this sole messenger of Allah and the founder of Islam? Businessman? Probably. Messenger and prophet of Allah? Yes, according to him and him alone. Husband of a 9-year old girl? Most Definitely.
How can we be so sure about that? The Sahih Bukhari Hadith (and other Sahih Hadith) makes the fact that his bride was 9 quite clear, in fact in her own words:
Mind you, these Sahih Hadith are considered absolutely authentic sources for understanding the things that Mohammad said and did.
Mohammad is considered the most beautiful example of conduct for Muslims - al-insan, al-kamil, the perfect man; and it is important to understand that his example, even though he lived nearly 1,400 years ago, is still followed widely in the Muslim world in the 21st century.
No, this 10-year old girl is not this Muslim man's daughter (photo courtesy of NAMGLA, Northern Afghanistan Man Girl Love Association)
Yes, Mohammad, aged 54, married 9-year old Aisha (Actually, Mohammad "engaged," or "married" her when she was 6, but to demonstrate how decent he was and how much he loved little children, he didn't consumate the marriage until she was 9. In truth, he found her unattractive with no hair, and wouldn't touch her until it grew back...see above)!
So come on Ibrahim, Asad, Faisal and Mahmoudl! It's time to let your "perfect man" hang out in all his glory and show the world how proud you are to emulate him!!
Don't be bashful and hide your prophet's ways, he wanted to be the #1 man on earth, so let him take the spotlight!
In order to help shine the flattering light of peace, grandeur and love upon him, and particularly upon one of the subjects he was so very fond of - being the husband of a 9-year old girl, we've decided to announce the First Annual "Everybody Draw Mohammad as The Husband of a 9-Year old Girl" Day!"
Here are some suggestions for your drawings:
-Draw Mohammad being a husband to a 9-year old girl in the desert.
-Draw Mohammad being a husband to a 9-year old girl in his tent.
-Draw Mohammad being a husband to a 9-year old girl on camel back.
-Draw Mohammad being a husband to a 9-year old girl in a darkened mosque hallway near the Ka'ba.
-Draw Mohammad learning to love himself, with the help of his 9-year old wife.
So many different ways to draw Mohammad being a husband to a 9-year old girl! Let's all celebrate that fact!
Get your pens and your paper and draw away, America!!