Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Was the Age of Aisha (ra) Always Problematic?

In recent years, her age at the time of marriage to the Prophet (peace be upon him) has become a favorite talking point of Islamophobes, and cause of doubt for young Muslims. But was her age always problematic?

Read the full publication here, part of the “More than Just a Number: Perspectives on the Age of Aisha (ra)” collection.

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Nuriddeen Knight

Nuriddeen Knight is the author of 40 Hadith of Aisha. She completed an MA in psychology with a focus on child and family from Columbia University. Alongside her academic degree, she studied traditional Islamic knowledge including Islamic law, theology, spirituality, and prophetic biography with local scholars and in the majalis in Amman, Jordan.

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Omar Suleiman

Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.