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Can you tell me what is meant by the term consumed in the following Hadeeth:

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Can you tell me what is meant by the term consumed in the following Hadeeth:

Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236:

Narrated Hisham`s father:

Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married `Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old. 


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Prophets (saws)Marriage to Aisha (R.a.)

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In literal terms consumption or more accurately consummation of a marriage means the time when a husband and wife enjoy conjugal relations with each other.


It is recorded in Islamic History that the Noble Prophet Mohamed (saws) had his marriage or nikaah done with Hadrat Aisha (r.a.), the daughter of his best friend and noble companion Hadrat Abu-Bakr (r.a.) when she was six years of age, but she continued to live in her fathers home until she was nine years old when she moved in to live with the Prophet (saws) and the rukhsati or consummation of her marriage took place.


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