Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Afghan father sold 11-year-old daughter for $4000 into forced marriage with elderly man

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11-year-old Ilham's father and grandmother promised to sell her into marriage. When Ilham's mother Rowaida found out, she took her daughter and ran away despite fear of honor killing.
This brave mother did not let a stranger to hurt her daughter in the name of a long-standing Islamic-tradition.
Child marriage is still practiced all over the Arab-Muslim world in countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.
An estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married each year. Girls who marry before they turn 18 are less likely to remain in school and more likely to experience domestic violence. Everything possible must be done to protect these vulnerable children.
Under Sharia law girls can marry at the age of 6, just like the Prophet Muhammad from the Koran did when he married Aisha. Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine.