Hadith on Marriage: Marrying couples of similar age

Buraida reported: Abu Bakr and Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, offered a marriage proposal to the Prophet’s daughter Fatimah. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “She is too young.” Then, Ali proposed to Fatimah and the Prophet married her to him.

Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3221

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Al-Qari said, “The meaning is that she was too young to be suitable for the older age of Abu Bakr and Umar, so the Prophet married her to Ali, who was of suitable age.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 6104

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ خَطَبَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا فَاطِمَةَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّهَا صَغِيرَةٌ فَخَطَبَهَا عَلِيٌّ فَزَوَّجَهَا مِنْهُ

3221 سنن النسائي كتاب النكاح تزوج المرأة مثلها في السن

3221 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في صحيح النسائي

قال القاري الْمُرَادُ أَنَّهَا صَغِيرَةٌ بِالنِّسْبَةِ إِلَيْهِمَا لِكِبَرِ سِنِّهِمَا وَزَوَّجَهَا مِنْ عَلِيٍّ لِمُنَاسَبَةِ سِنِّهِ لَهَا

6104 مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح