Muhammad's Nuptial Example To Be Law In Egypt?

One of Ayatollah Khomeini's early actions after toppling Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, and seizing power, was lowering the marriage age in Iran as per these canonical hadith: Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88: Narrated 'Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death). Sahih Muslim Book 008 Number 3311 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Apostle (May peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and she was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old. Time Magazine reported in November, 2001: In Iran the legal age for marriage is nine for girls, 14 for boys. The law has occasionally been exploited by pedophiles, who marry poor young girls from the provinces, use and then...(Read Full Post)

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