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‘Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr (613/614 – 678 CE) was one of Muhammad's wives. She was married to Muhammad at the age of six or seven and the marriage was consummated at age nine or ten.

The majority of traditional hadith sources state that Aisha was married to Muhammad at the age of six or seven, but she stayed in her parents' home until the age of nine, or ten according to Ibn Hisham, when the marriage was consummated with Muhammad, then 53, in Medina.

The Shia have a generally negative view of Aisha. They accuse her of hating Ali and defying him during his caliphate in the Battle of the Camel, when she fought men from Ali's army in Basra.

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