Saudi Cleric: Marriage OK for One Year Old, Sex OK when Nine

Islam believes that a girl can get married when she is as young as one year old. The husband can have sex with her when she is nine. This according to Muslim cleric from Saudi.
He goes on to say “Muhammad is model we follow. He took ‘Aisha to be his wife when she was 6”.
Muhammad had sex with her when she was nine.

Age, or lack thereof, is no hindrance to marriage under Islam, according to Ahmad Al-Mu’bi, an officiant for marriages from Saudi Arabia who says sex at 9 is fine.

According to a video of the Saudi official recorded and translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, Al-Mu’bi has confirmed that marriage contracts are appropriate for girls as young as age 1.

And he said the model for marriage continues to be Muhammad, who married one of his wives when she was but 6.

The video comes from a broadcast on LBC Television on June 19, according to the MEMRI report.

Al-Mu’bi said, “Marriage is actually two things: First we are talking about the marriage contract itself. This is one thing, while consummating the marriage – having sex with the wife for the first time – is another thing.

“There is no minimal age for entering marriage. You can have a marriage contract even with a 1-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of 9, 7, or 8. This is merely a contract [indicating] consent. The guardian in such a case must be the father, because the father’s opinion is obligatory. Thus, the girl becomes a wife,” he said.

“But is the girl ready for sex or not? What is the appropriate age for having sex for the first time? This varies according to environment and traditions. In Yemen, girls are married off at 9, 10, 11, 8, or 13, while in other countries, they are married off at 16. Some countries have legislated laws forbidding having sex before the girl is 18,” he said.

He confirmed, “The Prophet Muhammad is the model we follow. He took ‘Aisha to be his wife when she was 6, but he had sex with her only when she was 9.”

An interviewer asked: “My question to you is whether the marriage of a 12-year-old boy to an 11-year-old girl is a logical marriage permitted by Islamic law.”

“If the guardian is the father… There are two different types of guardianship. If the guardian is the father, and he marries his daughter off to a man of appropriate standing, the marriage is obviously valid,” said Al-Mu’bi.

“People find themselves in all kinds of circumstances. Take, for example, a man who has two, three, or four daughters. He does not have any wives, but he needs to go on a trip. Isn’t it better to marry his daughter to a man who will protect and sustain her, and when she reaches the proper age, he will have sex with her? Who says all men are ferocious wolves?” Al-Mu’bi said.

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5 Responses to “Saudi Cleric: Marriage OK for One Year Old, Sex OK when Nine”

  1. Beth says:

    Hmmmm, marriage at one and sex at nine? We Christians dont call that marriage we call it a felony. Even though Muslims believe in killing those who dont believe in Islam and even though they encourage the rape of children, they are still a religion of peace, right?

  2. Dave says:

    Death to Followers of Other Religions

    Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)

    Kill Nonbelievers

    They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

    Have a nice day.

  3. Starbix says:

    While I don’t think the first one necessarily means “Death to Followers of Other Religions” as “doomed” can be taken to mean the doom of Hell which doesn’t explicitly call for any action on the part of believers, I do think the second one is pretty straight-forward.

    Starbix
    “Don’t Panic.” -Douglas Adams

  4. Polaris says:

    ‘Death to Followers of Other Religions’
    ‘Kill Nonbelievers’

    Go back to the hell from whence you came, christian.

  5. Steve says:

    Dave and Starbix,
    Let’s continue with that passage and see what really happened:

    10 They assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign. 11 At that time they sacrificed to the LORD seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder they had brought back. (Your part)12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul. 13 All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman. (What really happened) 14 They took an oath to the LORD with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns. 15 All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.,/em>

    No one was put to death because “All Judah” took the oath. They rejoiced about the oath and were happy.

    Polaris,
    Have you looked into anger management classes recently?

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