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Gradually the Muslims who remained in Mecca left the city and traveled to Medina to join their beloved Prophet, and amongst them was a little girl called `A`isha, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Soon after arriving in Medina, `A`isha, who was now nine years old, as married to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), who was now fifty-four years old. It was at this point that she left her family`s household and joined that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). `A`isha later reported that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had told her that Jibril came to him and showed him a picture of her on a piece of green silk and said, `She is your wife in this world and in the next world`About her wedding, she related that shortly before she was to leave her parents`house, she slipped out into the courtyard to play with a friend. `I was playing on a seesaw and my long streaming hair became disheveled,`she said. `They came and took me from my play and made me ready. `They dressed her in a wedding dress made from fine red striped cloth from Bahrain and then her mother took her to the newly built house where some women of the Ansar were waiting outside the door. They greeted her with the words, `For good and for happiness, may all be well. `Then, in the presence of the smiling Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) a bowl of milk was brought. The Prophet drank from it himself and then offered it to `A`isha. She shyly declined it, but when he insisted she drink as well and then offered the bowl to her sister Asma` who was sitting beside her. The others who were present also drank from it, and that was all there was to the simple and solemn occasion of their wedding.
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Wives of the Prophet by ibn Katheer
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