Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Saudi cleric says It's an injustice to NOT marry girls aged 10

Mail Online reported Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric has told followers it is permissible for ten-year-old girls to marry and anyone who think they are too young are doing the youngsters 'an injustice'.
Since the father is going to make the decision who to marry his daughter off to I can see why he might think it was an injustice to the father, but why to the child?
Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh, the country's grand mufti, said: 'It is wrong to say it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger.
After all, Prophet Muhammad married Aisha (Aysha) when she was six, and took her to bed when she was nine
'A female who is ten or 12 is marriageable and those who think she's too young are wrong and are being unfair to her,' he said during a Monday lecture.
Does this apply to wife 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Al Sheikh's comments come at a time when Saudi human rights groups have been pushing the government to put an end to marriages involving the very young and to define a minimum age for marriage.

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