Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Muslim leader on TV says elderly men can marry a one-year-old girl "No age restriction"

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During Q&A Session on Arab TV senior Muslim cleric said there is no age restriction for marriage.
He claims there is a restriction on divorce so a man can marry 4-year-old girl but not divorce her until she reaches the age of menstruation.
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.