JUNE 27 2008 22:08h
Marriage with a 1-year-old baby girl is completely acceptable, with Muhammad, who married a 6-year-old girl, being a role-model.
While the entire world has been at war with paedophiles for years, men in the Middle East marry very young girls.
- Sex with a nine-year-old is quite normal Â– says Dr. Ahmed Al-MuÂ’bi, who marries couples in Saudi Arabia. He confirmed that marrying a one-year-old baby girl was completely acceptable, adding that the role model was Muhammad, whose wife was only six when he married her.
No minimum age limit for marriage
- Marriage is two issues: first, we talk of marriage as a union, while consummating a marriage, meaning starting sexual relations, is a different issue Â– Ahmed told a Lebanese television.
- There is no minimum age limit for marriage. You can marry a one-year-old girl, let alone girls who are 7, 8 or nine years old. Those girls become women Â– Ahmed said.
Muhammad is the role model for Muslims
But has anybody ever wondered whether the girls are ready to have sexual intercourse?
- Muhammad is the role model we follow. He married Aisha when she was only six years old, but he began having sexual relations with her when she turned nine Â– Ahmed says.
The man becomes a protector to his girl-wife, taking the place of her father.
- People find themselves in various circumstances. Imagine a father who has two or three daughters and has to go away on a trip. Is it not better that he marries off his children to a man who will take care of them and protect them Â– Ahmed explained.
Marriages in Muslim countries are also arranged because of financial difficulties or compensation.