Child brides continue with prevalence in many muslim countries. Doesn’t this ever pop into your mind and disturb you?
In Afghanistan, more than half of all girls are married before they turn 15.
According to UN statistics, more than half of Yemeni girls got married before reaching puberty.
“It is incorrect to say that it’s not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger. A girl aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she’s too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her.” –Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh
“A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual acts such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man’s four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl’s sister.” –The late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution
“Child marriage in Islam is permissible. In the Koran there is no specific age of marriage… [If the government imposed new laws against child marriage] There will be violent conflict from the Muslims, saying that ‘no, we will not accept this, we’d rather die than accept something which is not a law from Allah.’” –Ahmed Sani Yerima, former governor and current senator of Zamfara State
“Because this happened to the Prophet, we cannot tell people that it is prohibited to marry at an early age.” –Sheikh Hamoud Hashim al-Tharihi, general secretary of the Vice and Virtue Committee and member of the Islah Party in Yemen