'Aisha was actually somewhat a lucky girl that she was handed over to Muhammad at the age of 9 years.

While the actual Islamic Ruling is:

  •  Even a breastfed small baby girl can be married, and her husband can undress her, and take every kind of sexual pleasure with her naked body (like kissing her naked body and rubbing his penis in her thighs to ejaculate. 
  • And if the Husband thinks she is strong enough at the age of 5 years to bear the pain, then he can also penetrate her vagina. And if the husband makes a mistake and harms the minor girl by penetrating her vagina, still he has committed no sin or crime.

The largest Islamic website gave this fatwa:

فإنه لا حرج في تقبيل الزوجة ‌الصغيرة بشهوة ‌والمفاخذة ونحو ذلك ولو كانت لا تطيق الجماع، وقد بين العلماء رحمهم الله تعالى أن الأصل جواز استمتاع الرجل بزوجته كيف شاء إذا لم يكن ضرر، وذكروا في ذلك استمناءه بيدها ومداعبتها وتقبيلها وغير ذلك

There’s no issue in the sexual kissing, thighing..etc of a minor wife, even if she can't yet endure sexual intercourse. Scholars have stated that the default ruling is that a man can enjoy his wife however he wants as long as no harm is caused. The examples they mentioned for this include masturbating with her hand, fondling, kissing, etc.

فتاوى الشبكة الإسلامية، المكتبة الشاملة، ج3 ص8445

The Fatawa of the Islamic web, archived by Al-Maktabah Al-Shamilah library in 2009, vol.3 p.8445

More Fatwas about "مفاخذہ" (i.e. thighing) are present here

And another one of the largest Websites for Muslims is, which says a similar thing (link):

فإنه لا ضررَ في الإنزالِ بين فخذي الصغيرة التي لا تطيقُ الجماع وتتضررُ به إذا كان ذلك الإنزالُ بدونِ إيلاج، وقد بَيَّنَ العلماءُ أن الأصلَ هو جوازُ استمتاعِ الرجلِ بزوجتِه كيف شاء إذا لم يكن ضرر
There is no problem if husband rubs his penis between the thighs of minor girl in order to ejaculate the sperm, even the minor girl does not possess the ability for penetration... According to the Islamic Scholars husband is allowed to enjoy the minor wife in every possible way till the time she is not harmed.

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Verse 65:4 proves marriage with small prepubescent girls is Halal Allah

At some point, we have to leave the 1400 years old rules and Sharia. There is no other way out. For example, the Quran says that even a minor girl (under the age of 9) could be married and penetrated.

(Quran 65:4) And if you are in doubt about those of your women who have despaired of menstruation, (you should know that) their waiting period is three months, and the same applies to those (minor girls) who have not menstruated as yet.

Modoudi's Tafseer of verse 65:4 (link):

They may not have menstruated as yet either because of young age, or delayed menstrual discharge as it happens in the case of some women, the waiting-period of such a woman is the same as of the woman, who has stopped menstruation, that is three months from the time divorce was pronounced.
Here, one should bear in mind the fact that according to the explanations given in the Qur'an the question of the waiting period arises in respect of the women with whom marriage may have been consummated, for there is no waiting-period in case divorce is pronounced before the consummation of marriage. (Al-Ahzab: 49). Therefore, making mention of the waiting-period for the girls who have not yet menstruated, clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl in marriage at this age but it is also permssible for the husband to consummate marriage with her. Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Qur'an has held as permissible.

More References: (1) Tafsir Ibn Kathir (2) Tafsir Ibn Abbas (3) Tafsir Jalalayn (4) Asbab ul Nazool 

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, under the commentary of this verse 65:4 (link):

Ubay bin Ka`b said, "O Allah's Messenger! Some women were not mentioned in the Qur'an, the young (who yet not menstruate), the old (who don't menstruate due to old age) and the pregnant women.'' Allah the Exalted and Most Honored sent down this Ayah (ie. verse 65:4) وَاللاَّئِى يَئِسْنَ مِنَ الْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَآئِكُمْ إِنِ ارْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَـثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَاللَّـتِي لَمْ يَحِضْنَ {Those in menopause among your women, for them the `Iddah, if you have doubt, is three months; and for those who have no courses (due to young age}
Ibn Abi Hatim recorded a simpler narration than this one from Ubay bin Ka`b who said, "O Allah's Messenger! When the Ayah in Surat Al-Baqarah was revealed prescribing the `Iddah of divorce, some people in Al-Madinah said, `There are still some women whose `Iddah has not been mentioned in the Qur'an. There are the young (who yet not menstruate), the old whose menstruation is discontinued, and the pregnant.' Later on, this Ayah 65:4 was revealed,  وَاللاَّئِى يَئِسْنَ مِنَ الْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَآئِكُمْ إِنِ ارْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَـثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَاللَّـتِي لَمْ يَحِضْنَ   (Those in menopause among your women, for them the `Iddah, if you have doubt, is three months; and for those who have no courses (due to young age).)''

The largest Sunni Fatwa Website Islamweb.Net wrote (link):

والآثار الدالة على اشتهار الزواج المبكر في عهد الصحابة من غير نكير كثيرة  فقد  زوج علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه ابنته أم كلثوم من عمر بن الخطاب  رضي الله عنه  وقد ولدت له قبل موت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم  وتزوجها عمر رضي الله عنه وهي صغيرة لم تبلغ بعد، رواه عبد الرزاق في المصنف، وابن سعد في "الطبقات". وعن عروة بن الزبير: أن الزبير رضي الله عنه زوج ابنة له صغيرة حين ولدت. رواه سعيد بن منصور في سننه، وابن أبي شيبة في المصنف بإسناد صحيح. وقال الشافعي في "كتاب الأم": وزوج غير واحد من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ابنته صغيرة. 

There are many evidences of the popularity of early marriage during the time of the Companions. Ali ibn Abi Talib, married his daughter Umm Kulthum to Omar ibn al-Khattab. She was born to him before the death of the Prophet. Omar, may God be pleased with him, married her when she was young and had not reached puberty yet. It was narrated by Abd al-Razzaq in al-Musannaf, and Ibn Sa`d in al-Tabaqat.

And it is narrated on the authority of Urwa bin Al-Zubayr: Al-Zubayr, may God be pleased with him, married his young daughter when she was born. It was narrated by Saeed bin Mansour in his Sunan, and Ibn Abi Shaybah in al-Musannaf with an authentic chain of narrators.

Al-Shafi’i said in his book “Kitab al-Umm”: And more than one of the companions of the Messenger of God, married their young daughters.

And the largest Muslim Fatwa website Islam Questions Answers says there is a Consensus (i.e. Ijma) upon it among all the Salaf (i.e. early) generations of Muslims:

Marriage to a young girl before she reaches puberty is permissible according to sharee’ah, and it was narrated that there was scholarly consensus on this point (i.e. All jurists along with 4 Imams agree upon it) ... The scholars are (also) unanimously agreed (Ijma) that a father may marry off his young (minor) daughter without consulting her.

At another place, this same Saudi Mufti writes:

If she has not reached the age of puberty, then her father has the sole right to arrange her marriage and does not have to ask her permission
Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: With regard to a virgin who is still a minor, there is no difference of opinion concerning her (i.e., that her father may marry her off even if she objects). Ibn al-Mundhir said: Every scholar from whom we learned was agreed that it is permissible for a man to marry off his virgin daughter who is still a minor, if he marries her to someone who is compatible, and it is permissible for him to marry her off even if she objects and refuses.” Al-Mughni, 9/398

Here is a fatwa from a Hanafi Deoband Mufti (link):

Is it allowed to penetrate into a wife who is still a minor-girl? ....
....Yes, it is allowed to penetrate into a wife who is still a minor-girl, nevertheless guardians of the minor girl should keep it in mind and marry her by keeping this issue in their minds ... 

Fatawa Alamgiri (Authentic Book of Hanafi Fiqh) (link):

And the correct view is this that it is allowed to penetrate too in the vagina of that minor girl, who is strong enough and her vagina and anus does not become one due to penetration ... and if a (non-adult) boy of age 10 penetrates in the vagina of a woman, then there is no bathing for the boy, while woman has to take a bath ... and if an adult man penetrates into a non-adult girl, then adult man has to take the bath, but bath is not obligatory upon the non-adult girl.

Imam Bukhari on Nikah with minor child girl:

Imam Bukhari gave the following heading to the chapter about the marriage of Aisha:

Sahih Bukhari, Book of Marriage (link):
باب إِنْكَاحِ الرَّجُلِ وَلَدَهُ الصِّغَارَ
A man can give his minor daughter in marriage 
لِقَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى: {وَاللاَّئِي لَمْ يَحِضْنَ} فَجَعَلَ عِدَّتَهَا ثَلاَثَةَ أَشْهُرٍ قَبْلَ الْبُلُوغِ.
Allah said (in Quran 65:4): ... and for those minor girls who didn't start mensturating. This means their waiting period is 3 months
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم تَزَوَّجَهَا وَهْىَ بِنْتُ سِتِّ سِنِينَ، وَأُدْخِلَتْ عَلَيْهِ وَهْىَ بِنْتُ تِسْعٍ، وَمَكَثَتْ عِنْدَهُ تِسْعًا‏.‏
Narrated `Aisha:
that the Prophet (ﷺ) married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqallani writes in his commentary of Sahih Bukhari (link):

" يجوز تزويج الصغيرة بالكبير إجماعا ولو كانت في المهد"
It is unanimous (Ijma) that an adult man can marry any minor girl, even if she is so small that she is in a cradle. 

Verse 4:3 also proves marriage with small girls is fully allowed in Islam

If a minor orphan girl is in the guardianship of any man, then he could marry her even without her consent.

(Quran 4:3) And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry (other) women of your choice ...

Sahih Bukhari, Book of Nikah (link): 

Narrated Aisha":
(regarding) the Verse: 'And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans...' (4.3) It is about the orphan girl who is in the custody of a man (due to her minor age) who is her guardian, and he intends to marry her because of her wealth, but he treats her badly and does not manage her property fairly and honestly. Such a man should marry women of his liking other than her.

Due to penetration in minor girls, their vagina and anus can become one 

There is a risk of permanent damage to the minor girl that due to penetration, her vagina and anus can become one.

We read in Fatawa Alamgiri (Authentic Book of Hanafi Fiqh) (link):

And the correct view is this that it is allowed to penetrate too in the vagina of that minor girl, who is strong enough and her vagina and anus does not become one due to penetration ...

This video from "Nabi Asli" makes it more clear.

Sharia Law book titled "Reliance of the Traveler"( or Umdat al Salik in Arabic), which is one of the most renowned classical manuals of fiqh, on page 592 (link):

The Indemnity for Bodily Injuries
A full indemnity is also paid for injuries which paralyze these members, or for injuring the peritoneal wall between the vagina and rectum (anus) so they become one aperture.

What does this mean?

The forced penetration by an adult man to the underage girl causes her small vagina to rupture and rip apart up to her rectum. It is known as "Fistula" in medical terminology.
You can imagine the pain that the little girl suffers because of this action.

This is another Sharia book titled Heavenly Ornaments or Bahisti Zewar (page 50) that also mentions this type of injury. The paragraph talks about ghusl or ritual washing after having intercourse:

If a woman is underage but not so small that if one has intercourse with her there is a fear of the vaginal tissues tearing to such an extent that the vagina and anus will virtually come together; then by the insertion of the glans of the penis into her vagina ghusl will become Fardh (i.e. obligatory) on the man if he has reached the age of puberty. However, if there is the aforementioned fear in a very minor girl, then mere insertion of the penis does not render ghusl obligatory.

This means that if the man is an adult and he is worried that inserting his genitalia into a prepubescent, or infant or a baby girl can cause the tearing of the vagina to the anus, then just insert the head of his penis. .... Unbelievable!

We can read a similar explanation from another Sharia book titled A Digest of Moohummudan Law, Part II, translated by Neil Baillie. This is about the Marriage Law in Islam, page 26:

When a man has had sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of nine years, and has ruptured the parts (i.e. her vagina, tearing apart because of what the adult man did to her). It is unlawful for him to have further connection with her (i.e. he cannot have a sex with her), but she is not released from her ties, if connected with him by marriage or slavery. This means that if the vagina ruptures, then the man should not continue the coitus. But that doesn't mean that the girl can divorce the man, if the man is her husband, or that the girl is free if the man is her slave master. If no rupture has taken place, the prohibition is not incurred according to the most valid opinion.

This means that if no rupture happens, then the man can go ahead to continue with the coitus. But if the rapture happens, then such a girl cannot have sex her entire life. 

This is DOUBLE cruelty against the poor minor girl:

  • Firstly, she has to suffer the pain and injury of the fistula for her entire life. 
  • Secondly, she cannot free herself from him through a divorce, and she has to look at that evil person her whole life every day, who raped her and made her suffer that horrific pain. This is mental pain for her along with physical pain. 

The fact that the rupture incident is mentioned repeatedly in many Sharia books, means that such horrific accidents happen often during child marriages.

This same thing is also present in Shia Islam too. Shia Imam Khomeini wrote. 

مسألة 12 : لا يجوز وطء الزوجة قبل إكمال تسع سنين ، دواما كان النكاح أو منقطعا ، و أما سائر الاستمتاعات كاللمس بشهوة و الضم و التفخيذ فلا بأس بها حتى فى الرضيعة ولو وطئها قبل التسع ولم يفضها لم يترتّب عليه شي‏ء غير الإثم على الأقوى، وإن أفضاها - بأن جعل مسلكي البول والحيض واحدا أو مسلكي الحيض والغائط واحدا - حرم عليه وطؤها أبدا، لكن على الأحوط في الصورة الثانية. وعلى أيّ حال لم تخرج عن زوجيّته على الأقوى، فيجري عليها أحكامها من التوارث وحرمة الخامسة وحرمة اُختها معها وغيرها
Tahreer al-Waseelah, volume 2, page 343
Issue #12: It is not permissible to have sexual intercourse (with one’s wife) before she reaches 9 years in age, be it in Nikaah (permanent marriage) or Mut’a (temporary marriage). As for all other pleasures such as lustful touch, embracing, and thighing, there is no problem in it, even if she is a suckling baby. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged by vagina and anus becoming one. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl's sister.More Shia Fatwas:

Actually, the condition of 9 years is only a precaution, while Shia Imams also allowed penetrating her vagina if she is even underage:

Al Kafi – V 5 – The Book of Marriage Ch 112 H 3:

3 - محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن ابن محبوب، عن ابن بكير عن هشام بن الحرث، عن عبد الله بن عمرو قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله أو لأبي جعفر (ع): الجارية يشتريها الرجل وهي لم تدرك أو قد يئست من المحيض؟ قال: فقال: لا بأس بأن لا يستبرئها.

Muhammad Bin Yahya, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad, from Ibn Mahboub, from Ibn Bukeyr, from Hisham Bin Al Haris, from Abdullah Bin Amro who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah or to Abu Ja’far, ‘The slave girl whom the man buys, and she has yet to be an adult, or has despaired from the menstruation’. So, the Imam said: ‘There is no problem if he does not clear her womb (i.e. observe any waiting period before penetrating in her vagina)’.

Buying minor slave girls for sexual pleasure

If a minor girl is not available for Nikah, then still a path is open for a Muslim man to buy a minor slave girl, and then take sexual pleasure from her.

Imam Abdullah Ibn Abi Zayd (who is also known as the younger Imam Malik), writes in his Fiqh book (link):

واستبراء الامة في انتقال الملك حيضة انتقل الملك ببيع أو هبة أو سبي أو غير ذلك. ومن هي في حيازته قدحاضت عنده ثم إنه اشتراها فلا استبراء عليها إن لم تكن تخرج. واستبراء الصغيرة في البيع إن كانت توطأ ثلاثة أشهر
The istibrā' (waiting) period for a slave concubine who changes ownership is one menstruation. Ownership may change by selling, giving away, capture, or any other way. If the slave is a minor girl and she starts menstruating after being taken in possession by her new owner, then she does not have to go through a period of istibrā' (i.e. waiting period). But if the previous owner had already did sex with her, then there is a waiting period of 3 months for her before new owner can have sex with her. 

And Imam Ibn Qayyam al-Jawziyya recorded (link): 

وفي الفصول روى عن أحمد في رجل خاف ان تنشق مثانته من الشبق أو تنشق انثياه لحبس الماء في زمن رمضان يستخرج الماء ولم يذكر بأي شيء يستخرجه قال وعندي أنه يستخرجه بما لا يفسد صوم غيره كاستمنائه بيده أو ببدن زوجته أو أمته غير الصائمة فإن كان له أمه طفلة أو صغيرة استمنى بيدها
It is narrated from Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal that one person came to him who feared of ejaculating the sperms during fasting. Imam Ahmad told him:"You could ejaculate in a way which does not break your fast. He could masturbate with his hands, or let his wife to masturbate him, or a slave woman who could do it, even if that slave girl is a minor, still she could masturbate him with her hands.

Imam Abdullah Ibn Abi Zayd (also known as the younger Imam Malik) wrote in his Maliki Fiqh Book (link):

ولا يفرق بين الام وولدها في البيع حتى يثغر
A slave-mother and her baby could be separated from each other and sold (in the Bazars of slavery) after baby has his second tooth (i.e. about 6 months)

A mother could only weep the tears of blood if her 6 months old baby is separated from her and sold in the slave market and then used for sexual pleasure by the Muslim owner. 

And it was a regular practice of Muhammad's Companions to rape minor PRISONER girls.

Ali raped a minor captive girl on the same night when she was made captive after the war.

Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 22967:

Narrated Buraydah: 
I hated Ali as I had never hated anyone. ... The Prophet sent to us Ali, and among the female captives was a slave girl who was the finest of the female captives, and he apportioned the Khums (one-fifth of war booty given to the Prophet and his family). Ali divided the shares, and his head was dripping (after taking a ritual bath following sexual intercourse with the slave-girl). We said: "O Abu al-Hasan (i.e. Ali), what is this?!" Ali replied: "Did you not see the slave-girl who was among the female captives? I divided the shares and apportioned Khumus. Then she became part of the Khumus. Then she became part of the household of the Prophet, and then she became part of the house of Ali, and (thus) I had sexual intercourse with her." ...
Grading: Classed Sahih by al-Arna'ut

Istibra is a period of sexual abstinence required till the first period of the captive girl is over. This is to ensure no confusion on paternity. Since Ali raped that captive girl the same night without any Istibra, thus some people criticized this action of Ali.

Ibn Hajar al-Asqallani answered this criticism and wrote:

وقد استشكل وقوع على على الجارية بغير استبراء وكذلك قسمته لنفسه فأما الأول فمحمول على أنها كانت بكرا غير بالغ ورأى أن مثلها لا يستبرأ كما صار إليه غيره من الصحابة
"It was problematic that Ali Had sexual intercourse with the slave-girl without observing Istibra, and also that he apportioned a share for himself.
As for the first issue, it is understood that she was a virgin and not pubescent. He recognized that someone like her need not observe Istibra, and it is in accordance with the practice of other Companions."
Ibn Hajar, Fath al-Bari 8/67.

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah 16906:

Chapter: Regarding the man who buys a slave-girl, may he (immediately) take pleasure in anything of her, and does it exclude the vulva or not? 

Waki narrated to us from Ali bin al-Mubarak, from Yahya bin Abi Kathir, from Ikrimah, regarding the man who buys a prepubescent slave-girl, even one younger than that. He said, "There is nothing wrong with touching her before observing Istibra.

Not studied: All narrators and isnad (chain of transmission) links are of Sahih al-Bukhari. The link of Ikrimah and Yahya occurs in Bukhari 3601107153417061809. The chain of Yahya, Ali bin al-Mubarak, and Waki occurs in Bukhari 9454922.

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah 16907َ:

Zaid bin Hubab narrated to us from Hammad bin Salamah, from Iyas bin Mu'awiyah, regarding a man who bought a prepubescent slave-girl, do not those like her have sexual intercourse? He said, "There is nothing wrong with performing the sexual act upon her without observing Istibra.

Not studied:

All narrators are of Sahih Muslim: Hammad bin Salamah (86 times) and Zaid bin Hubab (16 times). The link of Iyas bin Mu‘awiyah and Hammad is documented by al-Dhahabi. The link of Hammad and Zayd bin Hubab is documented within Musnad Ahmad 21923, in which al-Arna’ut writes:

“Its isnad is hasan. Its men are thiqat (trustworthy) except for Sa‘id bin Jumhan, who is saduq (sincere) among the men narrated by the authors of the Sunans.”

Please imagine the trauma of those small girls. Their fathers and brothers had been killed the same day by Muslims, and then they were driven out of their houses and looted by Muslims, and then they were even separated from their mothers the same night, and then Jihadists started raping those small girls.

Muhammad didn't even grant the poor small girls the period of one month to come out of the shock of the killing of their fathers and brothers (like the Jews/Christians did), before raping them (link).

If any God really exists, then can He ever bring such shame to humanity?

Unfortunately, many people have lost all their Humanity and all their Shame due to religious brainwashing. They still come out and start defending Islam against this ugliest crime which it committed against humanity. 

This was the practice of Companions and all Muslims of the last 1400 years, till the secular non-religious West saved humanity against these evil religious practices of slavery and raping.

Naked minor slave girl serving his Muslim Owner in year 1910 before Islamic Slavery was abolished

8-Year-Old Yemeni Child Dies at Hands Of 40-Year-Old Husband on Wedding Night

Please read this news (link):

An eight-year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her huchild marriages in mioddle eastsband, who was five times her age.
Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle East."According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15."It is reported that over a quarter of Yemen's young girls are married before the age of 15Not only do they lose access to health and education, these child brides are commonly subjected to physical, emotional and sexual violence in their forced marriages.

Dangers for minor girls if they are used for sexual pleasures


Firstly: The rate of death among “Teen Mothers” and their babies is the highest

The whole internet is full of this information (link):

  1. The rate of death of Teen Mothers is the highest.
  2. And the rate of death among their children is also the highest.
  3. And not only the death rate, but these children also suffer highly from other mental and physical handicaps. 
  4. And birth becomes very often complicated and OPERATION has to be performed instead of natural birth. 

Secondly: Psychiatrists are WISER than Allah

Islam sends a minor girl to an old man of the age of her father and grandfather so that that old man can take sexual pleasure from her.

But Psychiatrists claim that separating a minor girl from her parents, and then sending her alone to an old man for being used as a sexual object, causes a huge psychological depression to her. 

While Allah claims that he is the All-Wisest, and he does not do any injustice to such a minor girl, and she is not depressed. 

So, who is truthful? 

Allah or these Psychologists?

Few modern Muslim Preachers (and the Quranists) try to use verse 4:6 to deny marriage to minor girls

There was an Ijma (إجماع i.e. CONSENSUS) of Muslim Ummah that marriage with a minor girl is allowed. But in the present century, few modern Muslim Preachers (and the Quranists, i.e. those who reject Hadith) have started denying it. They are trying to use/misuse verse 4:6 as an argument to deny marriage to minor girls in Islam. 

Verse 4:6:

وَٱبْتَلُوا۟ ٱلْيَتَٰمَىٰ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا بَلَغُوا۟ ٱلنِّكَاحَ فَإِنْ ءَانَسْتُم مِّنْهُمْ رُشْدًا فَٱدْفَعُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهِمْ أَمْوَٰلَهُمْ

And test the orphans until when they reached the age of marriage (Nikah), then if you perceive in them sound judgement then deliver to them their wealth.

 Modern Muslim preachers claim that one gets sound judgement about his wealth when one is already an adult person. Thus, this means that Islam prescribed that one can marry only after becoming an adult. 


Please note that the word Nikah has a double meaning in the Arabic language:

  1. According to the Islamic Sharia, "Nikah" is a terminology, whose meaning in Islamic Sharia is “marriage”. 
  2. While the literal meaning of “Nikah” in the Arabic language is "To do Sexual Intercourse"

It becomes even more evident from another verse of Quran 17:34:

Quran 17:34

وَلَا تَقْرَبُوا۟ مَالَ ٱلْيَتِيمِ إِلَّا بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ أَشُدَّهُۥ ۚ
Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength

The word أَشُدَّهُ (full strength) in this verse means the age when young boys and girls start feeling the desire/strength to do sexual intercourse.

Please note that:

  • As far as Shar'i Nikah (marriage) is concerned, then there is no condition present in it of reaching the أَشُدَّهُ (i.e. Full Strength to do the act of intercourse).
  • And the proof is that Muhammad himself did the Shar'i Nikah with 'Aisha, when she was only 6 years old.
  • And no one tests a 6 years old child for handing over his/her property to him/her, as a 6-year-old child has neither أَشُدَّهُ (Strength/Desire) nor he/she has any kind of “sound judgement” to look after his/her property.

Thus, the Shar'i Nikah has nothing to do with the أَشُدَّهُ (strength), as Muhammad did this Shar'i Nikah with 6 years 'Aisha.

Actually, even at the age of 9, when 'Aisha finally came to the house of Muhammad for the consummation of marriage, still she was not mentally sound enough to look after any property or business. It is evident from the following hadith:

Sahih Bukhari 6130:

Narrated `Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me.

Fourthly, according to Islamic Sharia:

  • When a girl reaches puberty, then she herself gets the right to give her consent for the marriage or to deny the marriage.
  • But if she is a minor or prepubescent girl, then her father/guardian could wed her to anyone, even without her consent (link).
  • And if she is prepubescent and also an orphan, then her guardian has the right to wed her with himself (even without her consent), in order to get her property and wealth.

It is evident from the following Hadith:

Sahih Bukhari 5064:

Narrated 'Urwa: that he asked `Aisha about the Statement of Allah: 'If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (the captives) that your right hands possess. That will be nearer to prevent you from doing injustice.' (4.3) `Aisha said, "O my nephew! (This Verse has been revealed in connection with) an orphan girl under the guardianship of her guardian who is attracted by her wealth and beauty and intends to marry her with a Mahr (bride-dowry) less than what other women of her standard deserve. So they (such guardians) have been forbidden to marry them unless they do justice to them and give them their full Mahr, and they are ordered to marry other women instead of them."

And it is also evident from the following Quranic Verse:

Quran 4:127:

You also read them (the guardians) in the Book concerning orphaned women (in your charge) to whom you deny their ordained rights and yet wish to take them in marriage, as well as in respect of helpless children, that you should be just in the matter of orphans." The good you do is known to God.

And the orphan girl, in the above tradition, is a small orphan girl who has not yet reached puberty. It is due to the reason that:

  • Firstly, after becoming an adult, the guardian cannot compel her to marry him without her consent. 
  • Secondly, after becoming an adult, the guardian cannot marry her by giving her less than a standard dowry (i.e. Haq Mehr). 
  • Thirdly, after becoming an adult, she will get full control of her money and property too, and thus the guardian cannot take control of her property any more. 
  • Fourthly, after becoming an adult, she is no more considered an orphan. 

Moreover,, one of the largest Fatwa sites on the internet, also refutes these modern Muslim preachers regarding verse 6:4 (link):

This verse 4:6 explains that an orphan’s money is given to him/her after they reach puberty and attain sound judgement. What’s meant by sound judgment is sound management of money. This can only happen after puberty.
“Reaching Nikah” mentioned in the verse means reaching puberty which can be known through sings such as menstruation for females and the growth of pubic hair. The verse used the expression “reaching Nikah” to actually mean “reaching puberty” because in most cases, it’s adults who perform Nikah. But this doesn’t mean that it’s not possible for non-adults to perform Nikah, which is permissible as proven by the Quran, Sunnah and the consensus of scholars. Plus, the same Surah and the same context of verses proves it (the permissibility of child marriage). (The verse that speaks about giving an orphan his money when he/she reaches Nikah is verse no.6) Verse no.3 says: “And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphangirls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. ”.
This verse proves it’s allowed to marry an orphan. And an orphan cannot be an adult. It’s reported in Sahih Bukhari Hadith no. 2494: “Narrated Urwah that he asked `Aisha regarding the Verse: 'If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls, marry (other) women of your choice.' (4.3) `Aisha said, "It is about an orphan girl under the custody of her guardian who being attracted by her wealth and beauty wants to marry her with Mahr less than other women of her status. So such guardians were forbidden to marry them unless they treat them justly by giving them their full Mahr. Then the people sought the verdict of Allah's Apostle for such cases, whereupon Allah revealed: 'They ask your instruction concerning women..' (4.127) “
Ibn Hajar (d.1449 AD) commented on this Hadith saying: “This shows it’s allowed to marry orphans who haven’t reached puberty. Because after puberty they can’t be called orphans.”

Muslim Preachers also claim that the Arabic word “Nisaa'” cannot refer to minor girls

Muslim preachers also come up with this excuse that the word Nisaa'  refers only to mature, adult women, therefore 65:4 cannot be talking about pre-pubescent females.[13] This linguistic argument does not hold water, even just on the basis of the Qur'an itself as a text. The word merely means “women/females” and can refer to mixed groups of women of various ages, as the English "female" or "women." Here are some verses that use the word "nisaa'":

Quran 2:49:

وَإِذْ نَجَّيْنَٰكُم مِّنْ ءَالِ فِرْعَوْنَ يَسُومُونَكُمْ سُوٓءَ ٱلْعَذَابِ يُذَبِّحُونَ أَبْنَآءَكُمْ وَيَسْتَحْيُونَ نِسَآءَكُمْ ۚ وَفِى ذَٰلِكُم بَلَآءٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ عَظِيمٌAnd remember, We delivered you from the people of Pharaoh: They set you hard tasks and punishments, slaughtered your (newborn) sons and let your women-folk (i.e. newborn girls) live; therein was a tremendous trial from your Lord.

Quran 7:127:

وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلَأُ مِن قَوْمِ فِرْعَوْنَ أَتَذَرُ مُوسَىٰ وَقَوْمَهُۥ لِيُفْسِدُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَيَذَرَكَ وَءَالِهَتَكَ ۚ قَالَ سَنُقَتِّلُ أَبْنَآءَهُمْ وَنَسْتَحْىِۦ نِسَآءَهُمْ وَإِنَّا فَوْقَهُمْ قَٰهِرُونَSaid the chiefs of Pharaoh’s people: “Wilt thou leave Moses and his people, to spread mischief in the land, and to abandon thee and thy gods?” He said: “Their (newborn) male children will we slay; (only) their (newborn) females will we save alive; and we have over them (power) irresistible."

In the above verses, the word "Nisaa'" is referring to female infants.

Moreover, the Quran used the expression “Nisaa’ orphans” to mean “female orphans”. Orphans cannot be adults which means non-adults can be included in the word Nisaa’.

Quran 4:127:

‏ويستفتونك في النساء قل الله يفتيكم فيهن ومايتلى عليكم في الكتاب في يتامى النساء اللاتي لاتؤتونهن ماكتب لهن وترغبون ان تنكحوهن والمستضعفين من الولدان وان تقوموا لليتامى بالقسط وماتفعلوا من خير فان الله كان به عليماThey consult thee concerning women. Say: Allah giveth you decree concerning them, and the Scripture which hath been recited unto you (giveth decree), concerning female orphans and those unto whom ye give not that which is ordained for them though ye desire to marry them, and (concerning) the weak among children, and that ye should deal justly with orphans. Whatever good ye do, lo! Allah is ever Aware of it.

A Counter Question for the modern Islam Apologists and the Quranists

Just think about it:

  • How can billions of Muslims of the last 1400 years make a mistake about this verse?
  • Billions of Muslims believe in this Quran from their hearts. And they were reading this Quran and pondered upon it day and night, but still the modern Islam apologists blame that they got misguided despite reading this Quran.
  • Didn't the Quran claim that its verses are CLEAR and EASY to understand?
  • But if the modern Quranists/Islamic Apologists claim that the billions of Muslims of the last 1400 years got misguided despite pondering upon it day and night, then it means that Quran is telling a lie that its verses are clear and EASY to understand.
  • How can then we believe in such a book which tells lies and make false claims?

Just look at the Quran, which it claims that its verses are Clear and Easy to understand.

Quran 54:17:

ولقد يسرنا القرآن للذكر فهل من مدكر
We have made the Quran easy to understand, but is there anyone who would pay attention?

And then this same verse has been repeated multiple times in the Quran (Verses 53:2253:3253:40)

And then the Quran claims that it is a GUIDE for the believers. 

Quran 27:77:

 وَإِنَّهُ لَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 
And it (Quran) certainly is a Guide and a mercy to those who believe.

But according to modern Muslim apologists and the Quranists, then this Quran was neither a guide nor mercy for billions of Muslims of the last 1400 years, as minor girls were being wed and being used for sexual pleasures. And millions of minor slave girls were also bought from the slave markets, and used for sexual pleasure. 

Who is then responsible for the plight of these minor girls? 

And then the Quran claims that its verses are CLEAR.

Quran 27:1:

 تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْقُرْآنِ وَكِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ 
These are the verse of the Koran and a Clear/Manifest Book. 

So, what kind of CLEAR book is this which is even unable to save the rights or helpless minor girls? 

And then the Quran claims that it is a guidance and good tidings for the believers. 

And then the Quran claims that it was revealed in Arabic language, so then people can understand it. 

Quran 12:2:

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
We have revealed it in the Arabic language so that you  would understand it.

But according to modern Muslim apologists and the Quranists, those billions of Muslims of the last 1400 years were unable to understand the Quran, despite it being in the Arabic language. And it resulted in the rape of minor girls throughout the 1400 years of the history of Islam. 

Who is then responsible for the plight of these minor girls? 

Were really Muslims of the last 1400 years responsible, who were reading this Quran and pondering upon it, and despite that came to absolutely wrong and horrible conclusions? 

Or it was the so-called Allah, who was UNABLE to reveal a single clear verse about the rights of minor girls? 

Fatwas of 4 Sunni Fiqhs

From al-‘Umda fi ‘l-fiqh, page 201 (Hanbali law manual):

  • “The father is entitled to give his minor children, male and female, and his virgin daughters, in marriage without their consent. In the case of the adult virgin, seeking her consent is recommended.”

From al-Risala, 32.2a. (Maliki law manual):

  • “A father can arrange the marriage of his virgin daughter without her permission even if she is beyond the age of puberty. It is up to him whether he consults her or not.”

From Reliance of the Traveler, page 522 (Shafi’i law manual):

  • “Guardians are of two types, those who may compel their female charges to marry someone, and those who may not. (1) The only guardians who may compel their charge to marry are a virgin bride's father or father's father, compel meaning to marry her to a suitable match (def: m4) without her consent.”

From the Mukhtasar al-Quduri (Hanafi law manual):

  • “If the father, or grandfather, marries them off, then there is no option for them after attaining the age of majority, but if someone other than the father or the grandfather marries them off, then each one of the two has an option: 1. If he/she wants, he/she may remain in the marriage, or 2. If he/she wants, he/she may repudiate [it].”