Iraq: Mother protests marriage of 12-year-old, but Interior Ministry says ‘Sharia allows the marriage of a minor’

Muhammad was at this time fifty-four years old.

Marrying young girls was not all that unusual for its time, but because in Islam Muhammad is the supreme example of conduct (cf. Qur’an 33:21), he is considered exemplary in this unto today. And so in April 2011, the Bangladesh Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini declared that those trying to pass a law banning child marriage in that country were putting Muhammad in a bad light: “Banning child marriage will cause challenging the marriage of the holy prophet of Islam, [putting] the moral character of the prophet into controversy and challenge.” He added a threat: “Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women.” The Mufti said that 200,000 jihadists were ready to sacrifice their lives for any law restricting child marriage

Iraq: Mother protests marriage of 12-year-old, but Interior Ministry says ‘Sharia allows the marriage of a minor’
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/11/iraq-mother-protests-marriage-of-12-year-old-but-interior-ministry-says-sharia-allows-the-marriage-of-a-minor

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