There are Muslim revisionist scholars trying to claim Aisha was not 9 when Muhammed consummated the marriage but rather 14 or 15 or 19. Tellingly this revisionism started in the early 20th century. Ancient texts do not say this. Sahih Bukhari Hadith says she was 6 at time of marriage and 9 when the marriage was consummated. All these revisionist scholars are embarrassed their prophet was a pedophile so they are trying to claim she was much older. The fact that ancient nor medieval scholars did not claim this, and it is 20th century scholars exposes their agenda. Revisionism http://www.muslim.org/islam/aisha-age.htm ---- And in related news a respected Afghan Muslim cleric has been arrested for marrying a 6 year old girl. He claims she was gifted to him by the parents. The parents claim she was abducted. The article says child marriages have increased due to poverty and parents wanting to get rid of girls. Well he was only following the example set by the most perfect human being ever, an example for all mankind, the 1 and only Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/afghan-cle...ear-old-girl-given-religious-offering-1573399 ---- I've read some news articles about some South Asian sub-cultures where the parents betroth their children when they are kids, but both genders are about the same age and the marriage isn't consummated until past puberty.