Marriage Age of Aisha

ImageMost sources indicate that Aisha was only 9 years old when the Prophet married her. How would you explain this situation?

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Zaynab bint Jahsh: Wife of the Prophet and Mother of the Believers

The Companions / The Prophet's Wives / Emine Gümüş Böke, PhD

Zaynab married Prophet Muhammad in the fifth year of Hijra. Zaynab, who was given the title "Umm-ul Hakam," is among the first female companions of the Prophet to have migrated to Medina.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday

Zaynab's marriage to Prophet Muhammad

The Companions / The Prophet's Wives / Emine Gümüş Böke, PhD

Muhammad Asad (d. 1992) and Suleyman Ateş state that our Prophet's aim in this marriage was to put into practice the new ruling on the divorced wives of step children in addition to fulfilling a moral obligation through honoring Zaynab.

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Ahl Al-Badr

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Ahl al-Badr or Ashab al-Badr (The Badr Companions) is the general name given to the companions of Prophet Muhammad who participated in the Battle of Badr, the first great battle in Islamic history.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday

Ansar (The Helpers)

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

The word ansar means 'helper' in Arabic, while the word ansari refers to a person who helps. But as a term, the Ansar were the people Medina who supported Prophet Muhammad and the muhajirun (Emigrants) when they emigrated from Mecca to Medina.

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Al-Muhajirun (The Emigrants)

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Muhajir refers to a person who leaves his / her place of residence or country to live elsewhere. The plural form of Muhajir, namely Muhajirun, as a term, refers to those early Muslims who believed in Prophet Muhammad after he started the call to Islam.

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Mukthirun

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Mukthir is a word derived the word “kathrat” in Arabic which means “to be abundant in number” and its plural is ‘mukthirun.’ As a term in the science of hadith, Mukthirun refers to the seven companions of the Prophet (pbuh) who narrated more than one thousand hadiths.

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Ashab Al-Suffa

The Companions / The Companions / Lastprophet.info

Ashab al-Suffa is a term, composed of the words ashab meaning “masters, friends” and suffa meaning “veranda, shed, porch” in Arabic. The term is a generic name given to the Companions who stayed in the arbour next to the mosque of the Prophet.

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“Ahl-i Bayt” in the Holy Quran

The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Zeki Duman, PhD

Ahl-i Bayt was the name given to the tribe responsible for taking care of the Kaaba, which was called the bayt al-aliha before Islam, as well as the idols therein. Then the scope of the term was expanded, and it was given a meaning which included the defense and administrative activities of Mecca, in addition to its religious connotations.

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Who are the Ahl-i Bayt?

The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Bahauddin Varol, PhD

The concept of Ahl-i Bayt (the family/household of the Prophet), which has continued to be problematic with its controversial and ambiguous traits since the early periods of the Islamic history, has a flexible structure in terms of the meaning of the term within the Arabic language.

read more 05.03.2010, Friday