Nowadays, you will see Ahmadi’s on social media claiming that Aisha was 19 years old when she was married to Muhammad (saw). In 1894, MGA confessed that Aisha (ra) was 9 years old at time of marriage. However, back in 1920, the sons of MGA told the world something totally different. Mirza Bashir Ahmad wrote many articles in Ahmadiyya newspapers, his book about the life of Muhammad (saw) appeared in 1919, mostly in the Urdu version of the ROR, those essay’s were turned into book form in 2011 by Mirza Masroor Ahmad. In Volume 2 of the book series, Mirza Bashir Ahmad goes on to argue that Ā’ishah was 7 years old when the marriage to Muhammad (saw) was announced (see volume 2, page 238). However, she didn’t enter the house of Muhammad (saw) until 3-5 years later when she was 9-12. However, he forgets that Muhammad’s first wife Khadija (ra) died in year 10 before Hijra. Muhammad’s marriage to Ā’ishah was announced soon thereafter (a few weeks). Thus we have a major contradiction in Mirza Bashir Ahmad’s theory. Nevertheless, he goes on to totally disagree with the idea that Ā’ishah was 14 or 16 at the time of marriage. On page 246, he goes on to argue that girls in hotter climates fully mature by age 10, and girls in colder climates take longer to mature.
This was also covered in the November-December edition of 1929 ROR. This is also related to the famous Sarda Act. The ROR of July-1932 argued that Aisha could not have been over the age of 9 at the time of marriage. The Sarda Act is mentioned by the 2nd Khalifa in the ROR of Dec-1932. The ROR of June-1938 has an essay on the age of Aisha and etc, no writer is given. The article argues that Aisha (ra) was 6-7 at the time of nikkah and explains how this is the unanimous view, it then argues that she was 12 at consummation.
By the 1950’s, Ahmadi-Mullahs found the need to deny the hadith from Bukhari. Continue reading “Mirza Bashir Ahmad (a son of MGA) wrote (in 1920) that Aisha was 7 years old when she married Muhammad (Saw)”