Saudi marriage officiant Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi told Lebanese television viewers last week that it’s permissible for girls as young as 1 to marry — as long as sex is postponed.
Al-Mu’bi’s remarkable comments also included an explanation that “there is no minimal age for entering marriage.”
“You can have a marriage contract even with a 1-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of 9, 7 or 8,” he said. “But is the girl ready for sex or not?” What is the appropriate age for sex for the first time? This varies according to environment and tradition,” al-Mu’bi said.
Actually, crazy may not be the best word to describe this nonsense… And these are the same clowns who call the West decadent?
Tanya thinks he’s crazy, too: Marriage in Islam is considered a covenant, or “mithaq.” And a covenant “requires the total commitment and awareness of each party.”
“Muslim religions approve of arranged marriages as long as mutual consent exists. By definition, therefore, Muslim marriages are a voluntary and willing union of two people. Without the consent of both parties, the marriage is not valid.”
How can a one-year-old knowingly consent to anything? What a joke!
So maybe you wish you’d made it up, Brigitte, but this guy, this Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi guy, beat you to it. I’m sure he has many Muslims up in arms, too.