Much earlier on in this thread so I repeated them right beneath the part you quoted. No But not with respect to Aisha's age when married and when the marriage was consummated. My argument doesn't rely on the validity of the entirety of Bukhari or Muslim. It relies on the reliability of the particular ahadith within Bukhari, Muslim, Abi Dawud and an-Nasa'i. You haven't shown how these ahadith are unreliable and they certainly are not contradicted by other ahadith found within them. Shias don't trust Aisha. This is not shocking news. Yep. 16 contradictions in all and none of them to do with Aisha's age. So long as you ignore two things: 1. One of the main problems some people had with him was that he did not give the full isnad 2. Far more people consider him very reliable than those who don't Nope. Hisham is not questionable and even if we leave him out the others aren't I reject the 10 year gap because there are contradictions in early Islamic sources on the age gap. Some say 10, some say 10 or so and some say 19. The only differences concerning Aisha's age when married is some say 6 and some say 7 but all say 9 when the marriage was consummated including Tabari. And no, Remembering someone visiting everyday is not detailed. Furthermore, such a regular occurrence lends itself to be memorised. Muhammad practically became part of daily life if he was there everyday. As for persecution I can tell you that when I was 3 my Dad was treated unfairly at work by someone who thought they deserved a promotion over him. I can name names. How do I know? I was only three. Mum told me later on. This assumption is not required but it is a reasonable assumption. Have your parents never told you about their life or about things you did as a family when you were young. Mine did. Again, if Muhammad visited every day then it would be likely that a 4 year old would remember this. Hold on. Tabari is relying on other sources in all of his books. You're just deciding that four times he was wrong in one set of volumes and one other time he is right and has been correctly translated. I thought you were looking at this like a historian. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibril_Haddad the guy who wrote a small essay responding to Moiz Amjad, one of the guys you are relying on. As far as I can tell Moiz Amjad has not responded. BTW SUNY Press has not translated the particular work of al-Tabari that contains the contested sentence. The ahadith I use are from multiple sources. Historians love it when multiple sources say the same thing. Every historian you have used also repeats that Aisha was 6 and 9 when married and plundered. And every age difference and time that you use is in doubt because there are contradictory times from other sources and sometimes even within the same source. For example. Aisha, according to various Islamic historians, is somewhere from 10-19 years younger than her sister. Which should be pick? Well Islamic historians also tell us that Aisha was 9 in 1A.H which would make her 19 years younger. So let's go with that. Shias reject Aisha. It's not because she is inherently unreliable. They don't like her! We don't know when the verse was revealed. There is conflicting data on that. A rather reasonable assumption since it involves family and religion, two very common talking points for someone born of Abu Bakr and married to Muhammad to talk about. Like I said I know plenty of things that happened when I was three because I've been told.