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Posted on 03/05/2019 10:22:39 AM PST by robowombat
Yemen: Girls as young as three being married off to much older men
Why is this even considered an option? Because child marriage is sanctioned in Islam.
Islamic tradition records that Muhammad consummated his marriage with (i.e., raped) Aisha when she was nine, and the resultant fact that child marriage is accepted in wide swaths of the Islamic world. Child marriage has abundant attestation in Islamic tradition and law.
Turkeys directorate of religious affairs (Diyanet) said in January 2018 that under Islamic law, girls as young as nine can marry.
Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Nigeria
There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law. Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ubeidi, Iraqi expert on Islamic law
There is no minimum age for marriage and that girls can be married even if they are in the cradle. Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabias highest religious council
Islam does not forbid marriage of young children. Pakistans Council of Islamic Ideology
Hadiths that Muslims consider authentic record that Muhammads favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death) (Bukhari 7.62.88).
Another tradition has Aisha herself recount the scene:
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became all right, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, Best wishes and Allahs Blessing and a good luck. Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allahs Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age. (Bukhari 5.58.234).
Muhammad was at this time fifty-four years old.
Marrying young girls was not all that unusual for its time, but because in Islam Muhammad is the supreme example of conduct (cf. Quran 33:21), he is considered exemplary in this unto today. And so in April 2011, the Bangladesh Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini declared that those trying to pass a law banning child marriage in that country were putting Muhammad in a bad light: Banning child marriage will cause challenging the marriage of the holy prophet of Islam, [putting] the moral character of the prophet into controversy and challenge. He added a threat: Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women. The Mufti said that 200,000 jihadists were ready to sacrifice their lives for any law restricting child marriage.
Likewise the influential website Islamonline.com in December 2010 justified child marriage by invoking not only Muhammads example, but the Quran as well:
The Noble Quran has also mentioned the waiting period [i.e. for a divorced wife to remarry] for the wife who has not yet menstruated, saying: And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women, if you doubt, then their period is three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated [Quran 65:4]. Since this is not negated later, we can take from this verse that it is permissible to have sexual intercourse with a prepubescent girl. The Quran is not like the books of jurisprudence which mention what the implications of things are, even if they are prohibited. It is true that the prophet entered into a marriage contract with Aisha when she was six years old, however he did not have sex with her until she was nine years old, according to al-Bukhari.
Other countries make Muhammads example the basis of their laws regarding the legal marriageable age for girls. Article 1041 of the Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran states that girls can be engaged before the age of nine, and married at nine: Marriage before puberty (nine full lunar years for girls) is prohibited. Marriage contracted before reaching puberty with the permission of the guardian is valid provided that the interests of the ward are duly observed.
According to Amir Taheri in The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution (pp. 90-91), Irans Ayatollah Khomeini himself married a ten-year-old girl when he was twenty-eight. Khomeini called marriage to a prepubescent girl a divine blessing, and advised the faithful to give their own daughters away accordingly: Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house. When he took power in Iran, he lowered the legal marriageable age of girls to nine, in accord with Muhammads example.
Girls as young as THREE are being married off in Yemen as starving families try to ensure they have one less mouth to feed and use dowry payments to buy themselves food, by Sara Malm, Mailonline, March 4, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Girls as young as three are being married off in war-stricken Yemen because their families are unable to afford to feed them, according to charity Oxfam.
Starving Yemeni families have revealed how they have had no choice but to force their young daughters to marry much older men, in order to use the dowry for food and shelter to save the rest of the family.
The war in Yemen has triggered what the United Nation has called the worlds worst humanitarian crisis, with more than ten million people at risk of starvation.
A recent UN report suggests that more than two-thirds of girls in Yemen are wed before the age of 18, however the five-year conflict is reportedly forcing families to marry them off at a much younger age.
Oxfam said their representatives had met with families in the northern Amran governorate who had been forced to marry off their daughters in one case as young as three years old to buy food with the dowry.
Younger girls are usually spared consummating the marriage until they have reached the age of 11, but before that are made to do household work in their husbands home.
Nine-year-old Hanan, from Amran, used to go to school but since she was married, she has had to stop.
My mother in law keeps beating me, and when I run away back to my fathers house, my father beats me again for running away, she said. I dont want to be married. I just want to go back to school.
Hanans parents, who also married off her three-year-old sister, said they knew marrying off their daughters at such a young age was wrong, but felt they had no choice because the dowry paid in return was the only way of keeping the rest of the family alive
Girls as young as three being married off to much older men
We can’t expect to change them. Just keep them completely out of the USA and the West.
Odd that one of the largest “relegions” on the planet reveres the most vile scum of the Earth. Talking about you, Mohammed the child rapist. Prophet, my ass.
Twice their age...6...7?
I suspect a lot of these families have children so they can sell them off...
To call them savages is to insult every savage tribe that ever roamed the world.
Just cultural heritage thing.
If you like middle Eastern food, Yemenite cooking is outstanding. Great spices. I guess a Yemenite girl can never be too young to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.
Visited Mpls lately ?
How else can they satisfy their n****e d***s?
Sorry but I’ve refrained from pointing that out for for years, while our news is riddled with stories of children being trafficked etc.
The last five words of the title are really unnecessary.
This native born Minnesotan can hardly recognize Minneapolis anymore with all the Somali living there.
I saw less Muslims in Israel when I was there in ‘97
By their fruits ye shall know them.
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