There was a long tradition in the middle east long before Islam.. that girl's did not marry before the onset of the menses which came late because of nutrition.
Originally Posted by roadmaster
They were after all husbandmen with a long tradition of breeding animals so they were well aware of the dangers of a premature pregnancy in a young female.
Aisha was between the ages of 17 and 19 if you bother to do the least amount of research..
I sometimes wonder about the prevalence of old wives tales in our culture.
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