QUESTION# 45 OUR PROPHET( صلى الله عليه و سلم) MARRIED A WOMAN WHO WAS MUCH ELDER TO HIM, also WHY DO N’T WE FOLLOW THIS SUNNAH IN TODAY ’S TIMES?
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Shorter Answer It’s absolutely admissible for a youngish man to marry an aged woman in Islam. still, both traditionally and contemporarily, a typical marriage involves an aged man and a youngish woman. These morals of course, change grounded on both common practice and common law. The focus then’s on the essential coitus differences in coffers that men and women bring to connections. Accordingly, utmost men preferred youngish, physically seductive women, while utmost women, of any age, preferred successful, established men their age or aged.
Long Answer From the fatwa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz in Fataawa Islamiyyah, it’s clear that “ age doesn’t count, and it doesn’t count if the woman is aged or if the hubby is aged. The Prophet( صلى الله عليه و سلم) wedded Khadeejah( رضي الله عنها) when she was forty and he was twenty- five. What does matter is that the man should look for a righteous woman who’s religiously- committed, indeed if she’s aged than him, if she’s still youthful enough to bear children. The point is that age shouldn’t be a problem and such a marriage isn’t wrong if the man is righteous and the woman is righteous. ”
Marrying aged women is Sunnah
still, to answer your question, we need to examine the issue from the social cerebral point of view. Traditionally, marriages involve an aged man and a youngish woman. Although the accepted age of the woman varies both historically and culturally, a typical marriage would involve the woman being youngish than the man. These morals change grounded on both common practice and common law. In fact, there’s no natural reason that a man must be aged than a woman. rather, since historically the man has been the provider for the family, an aged man would have the experience and chops demanded to give, while a youngish man might not.