Ending the Debate on Aisha (ra)’s Age – Sh. Omar Suleiman | Lecture

Omar Suleiman

PRESIDENT | 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 Southern Methodist University.

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Our mother Aisha (ra) is not just a number. For over 1400 years, her age was never the subject of a controversy or a defining trait. In Islamic history, she shines as a noble scholar and sage. Yet 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.

This lecture by Sh. Omar Suleiman is a conclusion to the recent 4-paper collection titled, “More Than Just a Number: Perspectives on the Age of Aisha (ra)“.

Read the full collection here.