Javad T. Hashmi
Javad T. Hashmi is a board-certified emergency physician, former Fellow of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. candidate in the Study of Religion (Islamic Studies) at Harvard University. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Hashmi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Arabic & Islamic Studies from U.C. Berkeley and Harvard respectively. He was formerly a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace and Alwaleed Fellow at Harvard University. He is currently serving as Research Director at MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council).
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Liberal, modernist and reformist Muslims have long sought to deny the historical authenticity and religious authority of the Aisha marital hadith, whereas ultraconservative, fundamentalist and extremist elements forcefully defend it. Meanwhile, many moderate traditionalists fall somewhere in between, seeking to affirm the authenticity of the hadith (and the Hadith canon overall) even as they discourage child marriage in practice, deeming it to be inappropriate in our modern-day sociohistorical context.