Most people who claim our Prophet (peace be upon him) a pedophile, they don’t know the actual definition of the word, and most people misuse the word. That is why when you fire them back by many questions about that what pedophile really is, they get confuse. For example:
You claim my Prophet is a pedophile. Since when? Since he became a teenager? I don’t think so. People called him the “Al-Amin” meaning “the trustworthy”. People like him because of his pious character. Not even a single report from the history he ever got involved such negative activities.
So when did it started? In the age of 25? He got married with Khadija (may Allah please with her). You read the “Biographies” of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and find out why Khadija love him to be her husband.
From Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum [The Sealed Nectar]
By: Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
When he returned to Makkah, Khadijah noticed, in her money, more profits and blessings than she used to. Her hireling also told her of Muhammad’s good manners, honesty, deep thought, sincerity and faith.
The experience that Muhammad held working with caravans in his uncle Abu Talib’s family business had earned him the honorific titles Al-Sadiq (“the Truthful”) and Al-Amin (“the Trustworthy” or “Honest”)
It is said that she died at the age of 64 or 65, having given almost 25 years to the Prophet (SAW) and to the cause of Islam.
From the story Muhammad – Khadija , you will see:
1. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a person with CLEAN record. People may talk bad mouth about him, but the story Muhammad – Khadija will prove that they lie to you. Khadija was known by the by-names Ameerat-Quraysh (“Princess of Quraysh”), al-Tahira (“The Pure One”) and Khadija Al-Kubra (Khadija “the Great”). Where is the logic for this honorable woman to choose a mental disease man or a man with problematic personalities to marry her?
2. By the way people call by the titles “the Truthful”and “the Trustworthy” or “Honest” proofing his pious and clean.
3. Where is the logic for a pedophile to hide his identity for 25 years without any bad record what so ever?
Love at the first sight with 6 year old girl?
Then they will say “Married and having sex with children is enough to prove he is a pedophile.”
Wait. Are we still talking about “Mental Disease” pedophile or what? First of all, try to find anywhere in the world, a pedophile asking the child’s parents to marry her. Is a pedophile need a marriage contract to have sex with a child? Which level of pedophilia are we talking about? (they’ll get confuse).
They say: “He loves a 6 year old child”
BUT Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had no any attention to Aisha before Khawlah bint Hakeem asking him.
“After Khadijah died, Khawlah bint Hakeem,…said: ‘Wouldn’t you marry, O prophet of Allah?’ He said: ‘Who?’ She said: ‘If you like, a virgin, or a previously married woman.’ He said: ‘Who is the virgin?’ She said: ‘The daughter of the most beloved creature to you, Aisha daughter of Abu Bakr.’ He said: ‘And who is the previously married?’ She said: ‘Sawda bint Zama; she believed in you and followed you, in what you say.’
So Prophet Muhammad had no attention to Aisha except that he knew Aisha is a daughter of his beloved friend Abu Bakr.
Is it sexual desire to Aisha?
I don’t think so, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines pedophile as “recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors that involve children, nonhuman subjects, or other non-consenting adults, or the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one’s partner.”
Is it logic for a Pedophile to HOLD / WAIT his sexual desire for at least 3 years?
People still talk about the age of A’isha when she got married to Prophet. But if you want to presume it was 6 years, let’s go ahead with it. So she was 6 years old (in Makkah). BUT until Prophet and the believers hijrah to Madinah three years later, he had never had sexual relationship with her until A’isha’s father Abu Bakr asked the Prophet.
“Aisha said:…’Until we arrived at Madinah, so I dwelt among the family of Abu Bakr…So Abu Bakr told him: ‘What prevents you from consummating with your wife?’ So he consummated with me’.” / Ibn Hajar (in “Fathul Bari”) and Al Tabaraani.
REALLY? A pedophile can refrain his sexual desire for children for 3 years without hunting any victims in those 3 years at all?
So what make Prophet interested marrying Aisha?
First, it is honoring and securing the tight bound between him and Abu Bakr his beloved closest friend.
Second, Sign from Allah the Almighty through his Prophetic dream
‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), who said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to her: “You were shown to me twice in a dream. I saw you in a piece of silk (i.e., he saw her image on a piece of silk, or he saw her wearing a silken garment). I was told, ‘This is your wife, so unveil her,’ and it was you. I said: if this dream is from Allah then it will come to pass.’” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, 3606).
Better stop claiming our prophet a pedophile. Because:
- You have no knowledge who Prophet Muhammad really is.
- You don’t know exactly what pedophile is.
Please be smart and not just following to what people say.
Allah knows best.