Abu Ishaq al-Muqri’ informed us> Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Hamdun> Makki ibn ‘Abdan> Abu’l-Azhar> Asbat ibn Muhammad> Mutarrif> Abu ‘Uthman ‘Amr ibn Salim who said: “When the waiting period for divorced and widowed women was mentioned in Surah al-Baqarah, Ubayy ibn Ka‘b said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, some women of Medina are saying: there are other women who have not been mentioned!’ He asked him: ‘And who are they?’ He said: ‘Those who are too young [such that they have not started menstruating yet], those who are too old [whose menstruation has stopped] and those who are pregnant’. And so this verse (And for such of your women as despair of menstruation…) was revealed”.

I read that Al-Hakim authenticated it, but also that Ibn-Al-Arabi weakened it heavily (he didn’t deem it as authentic) according to Ibn Ashur but I can’t find this anywhere else. Al-Wahidi also provided a chain from Kallad ibn al-Nu‘man ibn Qays al-Ansari through Muqatil but I also can’t find the full chain anywhere. Is any of the chains of this hadith sahih? Al-Suyuti has many others as well like through Abd-al-Razzaq and Ibn-al-Mundhir but nobody ever seems to care about the authenticity of all these chains. Anybody who knows Arabic and has access to these sources, can you help me out?

  • I’d like to tag @Medi1Saif in the meanwhile because after reading some of your replies I think you’re one of the few who can help me here
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    Commented May 1 at 18:59

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Quran 65:4 seems to not be talking about child marriage at all since it uses the word woman.

It seems to be talking about a woman who is in the right ages might be pregnant or not.

Collaborating with other Quran verses like Quran 4:24 4:4 and 4:6

Which say the woman decies the dowry and it should be given to her not her guardian but directly to her and this is a principle of marriage.

And the authentic narration from the Prophet saying a virgin should be asked for consent for marriage.

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