MARRIAGEABLE AGE ACCORDING TO THE QURAN

The beginning of the physiological cycles in a girl and nocturnal emissions in a boy are commonly believed to be their age of marriage. To the unfortunate Imam & Mullah, everything revolves around sex.

A Hadith of Bukhari atrociously tells us that a girl can have Nikah (the marital contract) at 6 and the marriage can be consummated at age 9 since the exalted Prophet did that with Ayesha!

Is there any wonder that the West call Prophet Muhammad a Child-Molester/Pedophile?

Why don’t then the Sunnah-peddlers “Marry Off” their daughters at 6 and 9?

Many countries set an arbitrary 16 years for the girl and 18 years for the boy.

The Divine Wisdom enshrined in the Qur’an makes things so sensible. It sets up three rational criteria that take into account physical as well as mental maturity for the bride and groom. The exalted Prophet did not violate the Glorious Book The Quran once in his life.

CRITERIA FOR MARRIAGEABLE AGE:

1 – Sufficient physical and mental maturity to grant consent.
2 – Ability to sign a solemn, legal contract.
3 – Competence to take care of one’s own finances.

1- SUFFICIENT PHYSICAL AND MENTAL MATURITY TO GRANT CONSENT

In verse 4:19 men are forbidden to take women against their will. This makes clear that consent between a man and a woman is essential before marriage.

4:19 O you who believe, it is not lawful for you to inherit the women by Compulsion. And do not make difficulty for them so that you may take away some of what you have given them, unless they commit a clear lewdness. And live with them in kindness. If you dislike them, then perhaps you dislike something while Allah makes in it much good.

2- ABILITY TO SIGN A SOLEMN, LEGAL CONTRACT

4:21 And how can you take it when you have become intimate with each other, and they have taken from you a Solemn Pledge (Meethaqan Ghaleetha).

3- COMPETENCE TO TAKE CARE OF ONE’S OWN FINANCES

4:6 And test the orphans when they reached marriageable maturity (BALAGHOO ANNIKAHA), then, if you have determined from them comprehension, then give them their money, and do not deliberately consume it wastefully or quickly before they grow up. And whoever is rich, then let him not claim anything, and if he is poor then let him consume in kindness. If you give to them their money, then make a witness for them, and Allah is enough for Reckoning.

6:152   “And do not come near the money of the orphan, except for what is best, until he reaches his physical maturity (BLUGHA ASHUDDAHU); and give honestly full measure and weight equitably. We do not burden a soul except with what it can bear, and if you speak then be just even if against a relative; and regarding the pledges made to Allah, you shall observe them. This He has enjoined you that you may remember.”

17:34 And do not come near the money of the orphan, except for that which is best, until he reaches his maturity (BLUGHA ASHUDDAHU). And fulfill the pledge, for the pledge brings great responsibility.

CONCLUSION

The Right Age of Marriage is after reaching Puberty (Adulthood) when one has vitality, vigor, sensibility and sense of responsibility.

In 4:6, the word NIKAAH (i.e. marriage) has been tied with the word BALAGHOO (i.e. the age of puberty, adulthood, adolescence).

In 6:152 and 17:34, the BLOOGHAT is tied with ASHADDA, which means an age of full manly vigor and maturity.

The context of 4:6, 6:152 and 17:34 indicates that this not only means physical maturity but also the mental maturity when one has sensibility and sense of responsibility.

The age of BLOOGHAT-E-ASHADDA has also been clarified in 22:5, 28:14 and 40:67.

All this suggests that the right age of marriage is when one is mentally and physically mature and has vitality, vigor, sensibility and sense of responsibility.

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