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Re: SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION OF THE AFTERLIFE & QURA
By:Mubashir, Toronto
Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019, 6:52 pm

A few excerpt from a recent [2018] article "The case for an older age of ʿĀisha in traditionalist Sunni scholarship" Arnold Yasin Mol says:

'...A response to a discussion that has circulated regarding this issue
The Holy Qurʾān has explicitly mentioned the waiting period (ʿiddah) of
[divorced] women who have never menstruated. Allah says, {And those who no
longer expect menstruation among your women—if you doubt, then their period is
three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated}. The Qurʾānic text
means that their marriage contract was completed before they became adults (qabl
al-bulūgh) through menstruation. This meaning is clear and there is no doubt in it.
There is also no doubt that it is allowed. However, it is not considered to be for
everyone..."

".....The books of ḥadīth are more authentic than the books of history. They are also
more reliant on authentic chains of narrators and stronger in terms of knowing
which narrations are confined to one narrator and which have multiple chains. This
is something that is agreed upon. The issue here is not to compare the books of
ḥadīth to the books of history. Rather it is to compare one specific ḥadīth
established in the books of ḥadīth through one companion to ten evidences from
the books of ḥadīth and the books of history. I have come to the conclusion that we
must prefer the numerous evidences over the narration established from one
companion in the books of ḥadīth...."

".....There is no doubt that together these proofs for the opinion that the Prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم
contracted marriage with ʿĀisha when she was fourteen years old and
consummated the marriage when she was almost eighteen years old give a strong
indication that this is the correct opinion...."

Those interested may download the PDf file from the following link.

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/user%201/My%20Documents/Downloads/The_case_for_an_older_age_of_Aisha_in.pdf

The article was referenced here:

https://www.academia.edu/37539259/_The_case_for_an_older_age_of_%CA%BF%C4%80isha_in_traditionalist_Sunni_scholarship_Yaqeen_Institute_2018?auto=download

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Kian, Iran -- Friday, 9 August 2019, 7:18 pm
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Mubashir, Toronto -- Saturday, 10 August 2019, 6:52 pm