Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Marriage Contracts In Saudi Arabia

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. - Fox News


DeadMule said...

Arranged marriages have been around for a long time. Marrying for romantic love is a western idea.

All In said...

Interesting that you keyed in on the idea of arranged marriages rather than the fact that you can do so at age 1. Or that sex is of course left apparently up to the man as for an appropriate age.