Over 5,000 Saudi Girls Under the Age of 14 Are Married

Young Girl with Text: Muhammad married Aisha when she was six years oldThere have been 5,622 marriages where the bride is under the age of 14 in Saudi Arabia, said Ali Abdul Rahman Al Roumi, a social services academic at Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University, adding that specifying a legal age would not solve the problem, and may lead to “even bigger problems”.

A number of families from “rural areas” have been marrying their daughters off to older, rich men, according to the Saudi owned Al Hayat newspaper.

We must solve this, by at least looking at the difference in age in cases where the bride is young, in which case it can be deceptive” he said. He did not specify what period of time that figure represents.

Read the rest: More Than 5000 Brides under 14 in Saudi Arabia.  (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)

And why does the imam not want to specify a legal age for marriage?  Because according to Islamic doctrine, Mohammed married his wife Aisha when she was six years old and consummated the marriage when she was nine.  And if Mohammed did it, then it’s sunnah and permitted for all Muslims.

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About Asma Marwan

The Story of the Poetess Asma bint [daughter of] Marwan and her Death * There was a poetess [in Medina] who wrote a poem against Mohammed and his new way of life, Islam. Mohammed said, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” One of his followers heard him and on that very night went to the woman’s home and killed her. The assassin was able to do the work in the dark as the woman slept. Her other children lay in the room, but her babe lay on her breast. The stealthy assassin removed the child and drove the knife into her with such force that he pinned her to the bed. In the morning, he went to Mohammed and told him [what he’d done]. Mohammed said, “You have helped Allah and his Apostle.” When asked about the consequences, Mohammed said, “Two goats won’t butt their heads together over this.” Mohammed turned to the people in the mosque. He said, “If you wish to see a man who has assisted Allah and his Prophet, look ye here.” Omar cried, “What, the blind Omeir?” “No,” said Mohammed, “call him Omeir the Seeing.” * from the Sira (the life of Mohammed) Source Texts Guillaume, A. 1955. The Life of Mohammad: A Translation of Bin Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 996. Muir, Sir William. 1923. The Life of Mohammad: From Original Sources Edinburgh: Reprint, John Grant, page 239.

3 thoughts on “Over 5,000 Saudi Girls Under the Age of 14 Are Married

  1. uraneducatedidiot

    Ok u MF,better u darenot touch ur dirty hand on prophet Muhammed pbuh,ok….. u dono but it is for sure dat mother Ayesha was more than 9 to 11 yrs. And those days that was d age when women used to grow up…..n if u dont believe this then go n ask ur grandma dat when ur grandpa actually scrwed her, I m sure she must b under her 15…V know this site is dedicated to spread misunderstanding 2wrds Islam but b fare…dont forget d lacs of xxx videos on net showing the disgusting under 10 category where gals of 6 to 10 yrs r raped (is there a ny other better word to condemn such disgusting act?) By westerners or 2 b precise….u know as they r all fm ur sect..’ n live happily in.ur society, n.2 balance ur peoples satanic deeds they also show some true n most if prank muslim videos.. still not plenty, alhamdu lillah!…