Friday, 27 June 2014

Child Brides

According to Muslim tradition, Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine years old. Since Muhammad is considered the role model in all areas of life, Islamic law permits marriage for young children with horrible medical and psychological consequences. The following articles explore various aspects of this contentious issue.

What is so bad about child brides?
Muhammad, Aisha, Islam, and Child Brides
Muhammad's Marriage to a Prepubescent Girl And Its Moral Implications
Child brides face health woes
Yemeni 12-year-old child-bride dies in labor
Special protection orders save nine-year-olds from forced marriages



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