Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Saudi cleric : Ten-year-old girls are ready for marriage

Ten-year-old girls are ready for marriage, according to Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric.
Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country's grand mufti, told Al Hayat newspaper that those saying ten or 12-year-old girls are too young to marry are being 'unfair' to them.
Al Sheikh's comments come at a time when Saudi human rights groups have been pushing the government to put an end to marriages involving the very young and to define a minimum age for marriage.
In the past few months, Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or very young boys.

Entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:26 PM

    Worse still: Several Muslim countries have made the "age of consent" for girls at either age 6 or 9 in honor of Muhammad's SUNNAH (Muhammad's example).

    6 or 9!!!!!!!!!