Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Can Muslims marry 9 year old girls? Fatwa Fights

Morocco’s top body of Islamic scholars has condemned a Muslim theologian for issuing a religious decree that girls as young as nine years old can marry. The high council of Ulemas “denounces the utilisation of religion to legitimise the marriage of nine-year-old girls”, it said in a statement on Sunday. Sheikh Mohamed Ben Abderrahman Al-Maghraoui earlier this month said the marriage of nine-year-old girls was allowed by Islam as the Prophet Mohammed consummated the marriage to one of his wives when she was that age.

Eh brothers, why is this 'utilization of religion'? If the prophet's example and words are not acceptable, how should Muslims then decide about rights and wrong?

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