Q: Did Aisha marry before marriage with prophet?


Q: Some dajals are spreading the doubt in the internet, as if before marriage with prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam), Aisha (r.a) was married to another man.

A. They are basing this accusation on two reports from “Tabaqat” of ibn Sad.

First one from ibn Abbas, where stated that when prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam) proposed her, Abu Bakr said that he promised her to Jubair ibn Mutim.

And second from Abdullah ibn Abi Muleika, where stated that Abu Bakr said that he already gave her for Jubair.

Both reports hold no water.

As for the report from ibn Abbas, it was transmitted from the way of Muhammad ibn Saaib al-Kalbi, dajal from the sect of sabaiyah. He was ardent liar.

As for the report of ibn Abu Muleika. First of all ibn Abu Muleika was tabein, and he couldn’t be an eye witness of this incident. Second, chain till ibn Abu Muleika in itself is fishy, it runs via Ajlah al-Kindi. Shia, which was criticized by some great scholars.

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