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.