’10-year-old girls can marry,’ says Saudi grand mufti
Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 26, 2012
The man is obviously totally insane, like his religion/idol.
It is permissible for girls to get married at age 10, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has said, criticizing those who want to raise the legal marriageable age, the World Observer reported on its website April 24.
A girl becomes ready for marriage at the age of 10 or 12 according to Islam, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz al-Sheikh said while stressing that Islamic law did not oppress women.
“Those who call for raising the age of marriage to 25 are absolutely mistaken,” al-Sheikh reportedly said in a lecture he gave at the faculty housing the mosque of Imam Mohamed bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
“Our mothers and grandmothers got married when they were barely 12. Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age,” al-Sheikh said in response to a question raised by a female attendee on the practice of marrying minor girls without their consent.