A Saudi Arabian judge recently ruled for the second time that an arranged marriage between a 47-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl was legal and binding.
Shiekh Addul Aziz Al-Shiekh, the kingdom’s grand mufti, recently reaffirmed the practice in remarks to the public: “It is incorrect to say that it’s not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger. A girl aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she’s too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her.”
“We hear a lot in the media about the marriage of underage girls,” continued Al-Shiekh. “We should know that Sharia law has not brought injustice to women.”
Addul Aziz Al-Shiekh, Sankaku Complex 64 Comments
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