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Age Means Nothing In Islamic Marriage – Muslims Group.

Age Means Nothing In Islamic Marriage – Muslims Group.

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- National assembly must comment constructively, else it will mean that the lawmakers are disrespecting the Islamic faith.
- Islam prescribes that a girl who is of tender age is left untouched by her husband until she attains puberty.

The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared that there was no age factor in Islamic marriage and that non-Muslims should not interfere in issues related to Islam.

The group's Director of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said in a press statement that: “The raging controversy on child marriage as it affects the review of the Nigerian constitution has been on the floor of the National Assembly for days. It has also occupied a prime of place in cyberspace as the Nigerian social media has fully gone to town over it. Feminists and other activists acting under the guise of protecting the Muslim female child have also exploited the scenario to lampoon Muslims and their institution of marriage.”

“The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) will like to put the records straight before too much damage is done to the polity. Islam is a complete way of life and its institutions (including that of marriage) are based on divinely ordained and well documented rules. Whoever wishes to legislate constructively or comment objectively on any aspect of Islam must therefore arm himself with the divine and documentary evidence. Anything short of this will earn lawmakers and commentators disrespect and contempt of Islamdom.”

MURIC further stated that conditions of marriage in Islam are four, namely: proposal and acceptance (al-Ijaab wa alqubuul), approval by both parents (ridaa alwaalidayn), payment of a dowry by the groom (al-mihr) and the presence of at least two male witnesses at the ceremony (shaahidayn ‘aadilayn).
And to which it argued: “Age is, therefore, not part of the conditions which must be met before marriage can be solemnised in Islam. Where the bride is a ‘minor,’ Islam prescribes protective solemnisation of marriage without consummation (sex).

This means that the girl who is deemed to be of tender age is left untouched by the man until she attains puberty.
Another major condition for child marriage is that the girl herself has the right to repudiate the marriage when she attains maturity if she does not like her ‘spouse.”

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