But isn't Muhammad a prophet of god? And as such shouldn't he be an example for mankind to which each of us has to follow, not matter what age he lived at? If the others did something wrong, what sense does it make that even the prophet of god, the called perfect man make the same mistakes?<quoted text>
It was foreseeable that you would pull out this tried and tested and exhausted argument
Before this era, During this era and for centuries after, it was common for people to marry very young, this was not something unique to Islam.... And the marriage was consummated as soon as the girl started her menses....this was considered normal then,
times have changed since, it is no longer considered normal, because moral codes have changed over time... It doesn't specify an age for marriage in the Quran
People also didn't live as long then... The life span tended to be much shorter, this happened before and after the time of prophet Mohamed peace be upon him...people's social and financial circumstance was different... Especially a woman's, Islam actually gave women rights which they were denied before..
And it happened 1400 years or so ago
See examples below of examples other than islam throughout history
Edward II's daughter Joan is married to Prince David of Scotland in 1328 when she is seven and he is four. Princess Isabella of France marries Richard II in 1396 when she is seven, although she has the opportunity to change her mind later.
Lady Margaret Beaufort is 13 when she gives birth to the future Henry VII in 1457. But in 1414, a Welsh couple are sent to Henry V as a 'marvel' because they have had a baby: allegedly, she is seven and he is nine.
The Age of consent for girls in America before the 19th century was as low as 10!(I wonder what it would've been if America existed at the time of Prophet Mohammad 1400 hundred years ago?!) and these same Americans criticize the prophet of Islam for marrying a 9 year old girl 1400 hundred years ago while in their own country NOT 1400 years ago but ONLY 100 years ago the age of consent for girls was as low as 10, hilarious indeed.
In the late nineteenth century,"Age of consent" referred to the legal age at which a girl could consent to sexual relations. Men who engaged in sexual relations with girls who had not reached the age of consent could be criminally prosecuted. American reformers were shocked to discover that the laws of most states set the age of consent at the age of ten or twelve, and in one state, Delaware, the age of consent was only seven.
Age of consent in England:
The age of consent for heterosexual acts was set at 12 in 1275 and remained so for six centuries.
The age of consent in Spain is 13, as specified by the Spanish Penal Code, Articles 181(2) and 183.
The National age of consent in Japan is 13 for both males and females, as specified by the Japanese Penal Code Articles 176 and 177.
In the talmud, girls were married off at the age of 3.
In one of the bibles, Joseph was 90 years old when he married 12 to 14-year old Mary
What kind of example for mankind is a man of over 50 years old to marry a six years old baby and have sex with her when she turned to 9. Muhammad was obviously a pedophile, and Allah, the god was pleased of that.
When I think of it, I really laugh and at the same time I am disgusted about your prophet and his god and to all Muslims who run to defend a pedophile, especially if the lawyer is a girl/woman, like your case.