Originally Posted by Badmaash
This is true, there are cultural norms.. and they are what they are. Aisha was of age (past menstration) and ready for marriage.
The main purpose of her marrying so young and living with the prophet was the amount of knowlege that she gained in that time. She lived for fifty some years after the death of the prophet and spread what she learned of his life. She is the source of many ahadith of the prophet.
My wife and I are the same age, as is the cultural norm of todays more modern societies.
nice post, I know what people must think, they must think it's disgusting but our holy prophet had 4 wives and he treated them equally! and at the time it was a very normal thing, as men married more than one woman so that he could support her financially etc...